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Xen summit gogrid and xen - april 2010 v4

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Xen summit gogrid and xen - april 2010 v4

  1. 1. Xen Summit at AMD April 28-29, 2010 GoGrid & Xen Paul Lappas VP Engineering & Co-Founder
  2. 2. About GoGrid <ul><li>Info </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Headquartered in San Francisco, CA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100+ Domestic employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50+ International employees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Datacenters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US-WEST San Francisco (current) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US-EAST Ashburn, VA (June-2010) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. GoGrid = IaaS SaaS – Software as a Service PaaS– Platform as a Service IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service Google App Engine
  4. 4. Features <ul><li>Windows & Linux VMs </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid (dedicated) </li></ul><ul><li>GUI & REST API </li></ul><ul><li>F5 Load Balancing (free) </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable NAS storage </li></ul><ul><li>Billing </li></ul><ul><li>RAM-hour </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer </li></ul>Xen Summit at AMD April 28-29, 2010
  5. 5. Web Portal – Grid View
  6. 6. Web Portal – List View
  7. 7. How we use Xen <ul><li>HVM mode </li></ul><ul><li>EPT </li></ul><ul><li>Hyper-threading (Nehalem) </li></ul><ul><li>Credit CPU scheduler </li></ul>Xen Summit at AMD April 28-29, 2010
  8. 8. Hypervisor adoption <ul><li>EC2 (Xen) </li></ul><ul><li>GoGrid (Xen) </li></ul><ul><li>Rackspace (Xen) </li></ul><ul><li>OpSource (VMware) </li></ul><ul><li>Azure (Hyper-V) </li></ul><ul><li>Terremark (VMware) </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting.com (VMware) </li></ul><ul><li>AT&T Synaptec (VMware + Sun) </li></ul><ul><li>VMforce (VMware) </li></ul>Xen Summit at AMD April 28-29, 2010
  9. 9. Cloud customers want <ul><li>No vendor lock-in (ability to move between clouds) </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability – SLA guarantees </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ two types of data in the cloud” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private cloud connections </li></ul></ul>Xen Summit at AMD April 28-29, 2010
  10. 10. B.C. (Before Cloud) <ul><li>Evolution of Software Sales </li></ul><ul><li>A long time ago… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>direct sales channels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>demos done by sales engineers or PowerPoint's </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit a budget request just to trial it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perpetual licensing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With the rise of internet and fast downloads… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DEMO versions and downloadable over the internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensing still perpetual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And it was still a relative pain to install and trial </li></ul></ul>Xen Summit at AMD April 28-29, 2010
  11. 11. Remember the Rio player? Xen Summit at AMD April 28-29, 2010
  12. 12. Xen Summit at AMD April 28-29, 2010
  13. 13. The Virtual App Marketplace Xen Summit at AMD April 28-29, 2010 Migration tools Syncing tools Commercial SW Etc etc
  14. 14. The power of the eco-system <ul><li>The more IaaS clouds in the eco-system = more customer choice! </li></ul><ul><li>ISVs need a way to sell their software </li></ul><ul><li>Consumers want easy trial/test/eval. software </li></ul><ul><li>Trial for free / Production hosting </li></ul><ul><li>No perpetual licenses and no commits </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time reviews & feedback </li></ul>Xen Summit at AMD April 28-29, 2010
  15. 15. Opportunities – Eco-system <ul><li>Seed a marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>ISVs will create appliances for multiple hypervisors </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easy to consume VMware & AMI appliances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>V2V is a great start </li></ul></ul>Xen Summit at AMD April 28-29, 2010
  16. 16. But there are serious cons to commercial hypervisors for IaaS <ul><li>Not free </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor lock-in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>no control over your future costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>difficult to switch if doesn’t meet your needs (see Apple) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Very difficult to differentiate on features </li></ul>Xen Summit at AMD April 28-29, 2010
  17. 17. Opportunities – SLA guarantees <ul><li>IO Scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Prevent starvation is a necessity </li></ul><ul><li>Better : Fixed BW allocation (throttling) </li></ul><ul><li>Best :    QoS per domU </li></ul>Xen Summit at AMD April 28-29, 2010
  18. 18. Opportunities <ul><li>Oversubscription </li></ul><ul><li>RAM </li></ul><ul><li>Storage </li></ul>Xen Summit at AMD April 28-29, 2010
  19. 19. <ul><li>$100 Coupon code  GGPL </li></ul>Trial GoGrid Free
  20. 20. Contact Information <ul><li>Paul Lappas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VP Engineering & Co-Founder of GoGrid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>415.869.7006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wiki – wiki.gogrid.com </li></ul><ul><li>Blog – blog.GoGrid.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter - @GoGrid </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook – www.facebook.com/gogrid </li></ul>

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