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Open source virtualization systems use the usual suite of tools and languages — can anyone out there say Python and XML? In this session, you’ll see some ways to build a management system, using the tools you already know, to do some wicked things with virtual machines. Along the way you’ll learn about the Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) and some of the other emerging standards that are helping modern data centers run.
Niel Bornstein specializes in data center automation and open source strategy. A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with degrees in Applied Psychology and Management, he spent 15 years working on corporate and commercial client-server, N-tier, and web-hosted applications, in an impressively random assortment of industries, before moving on to consulting. He is an occasional conference speaker and the author of . NET and XML and Mono: A Developer’s Notebook (with Edd Dumbill), as well as having written a number of articles for the O’Reilly Network.
Niel lives in Marietta, Georgia, with his wife, the former Dawn Kelly McLaughlin; two children, Nicholas Tae-Hyun and Olivia Hee-Eun; an array of animals, including Chester (Golden Retriever), Winston Butler (black-and-white domestic shorthair), Sesame Kung-Pao (seal point Ragdoll), and a rotating stock of small fishes; and a few glowing boxes.