I am on my way home from LA to Florida and wanted to send an update to the community on the Xen.org promotion at SCALE this weekend:
- Booth – There was plenty of traffic over the 2 day event at the booth and I had the opportunity to learn about open source Xen installations at MySpace, Ticketmaster, and Edmunds.com. Heechul Kim from South Korea attended the event and showed his open source Xen management solution as well as assisted in the many Xen questions. I have added a picture from my iPhone of myself and Heechul at the booth.
- Xen Presentation – Over 60 people attended the Xen.org presentation on Sunday at 3pm to learn more about the community, our solutions, and how to participate. I was pleased with the turnout as the presentation slot was near the end of the event and people tend to leave early. There were plenty of questions asked and the audience was engaged – I have already received 3 responses from attendees on new features for Xen as well as feedback on content for future presentations on Xen. A local Citrix SE assisted at the booth today and presented the new Citrix Xen Client solution. The audience was very interested in this solution and we need to start working on a management solution for XCI so I can demo open source XCI at a future event.
Overall, I was pleased with the positive response that Xen received from the attendees who were interested to learn about our hypervisor solution and enjoyed the opportunity to meet with significant customers of open source Xen. I have invited MySpace and Edmunds.com to attend Xen Summit North America as presenters to give the community a chance to learn about their highly scalable and complex Xen installations. I will have more images and some video from SCALE posted later this week.
PS – Check out the Xen Candy give away – way better than shirts.