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FOSS SIG - Red Hat - Linux KVM Virtualisation

by Alan Milligan last modified Sep 15, 2010 04:52 AM
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers is an end-to-end virtualization solution that is designed to enable pervasive datacenter virtualization, and significantly enhance capital and operational efficiency.
When Nov 10, 2010
from 06:15 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Sydney Mechanical School of the Arts
Contact Name
Contact Phone 0415154330
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RHEV Kernel Virtualisation


Jeff Watts, Solutions Architect at Red Hat is going to showcase the RHEV hypervisor and systems management suite.  The presentation will cover the following:


  • Market momentum around Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation (RHEV)
  • Overview of RHEV
  • Virtualising servers with RHEV
  • RHEV and the KVM hypervisor
  • Enterprise virtualisation features in an open source model
  • Virtualisation security
  • Virtualising desktops with RHEV
  • RHEV ecosystem and support
  • RHEV performance



Jeff Watts

Prior to joining Red Hat, Jeff was a Senior Technology Architect at BearingPoint

where he focused on the Data Centre Consulting and Infrastructure Consulting domains.  During his time at BearingPoint, he consulted to clients in data centre strategies, emerging technologies and infrastructure solutions.  Jeff worked with major enterprises and government organisations to improve IT sustainability and transform IT infrastructure by the introduction and adaption of emerging technologies and processes to align with the customers business objectives and the corporate social responsibilities.


Prior to BearingPoint, Jeff was a Senior Technical Consultant with Intel

.  Jeff was the practice lead in the Data Centre of the Future and Technology Migration domains.  Jeff consulted on Data Centre and IT strategies as well as the integrating new and emerging IT capabilities/technologies into a customers environment.  Jeff delivered solutions designed to promote and drive technology transitions and overall adoption of Intel architecture through engagements that often involved “unproven” technologies and included verification and optimisation strategies to support the solution.


Prior to Intel, Jeff was a Senior Technical Consultant with Qantas.  Jeff's role was to provide a technical architect function for the Open Systems Software department.  This department was comprised of UNIX, Linux and Windows systems administrators.  Though the primary function of Jeff's role was to size and specify all new enterprise (non-Internet related) UNIX servers for the company; ranging from the high-end enterprise models to the desktop, Jeff also provided expert assistance for the UNIX systems administrators for Solaris and Linux.  He provided analysis for performance and capacity problems and recommended solutions.  Most importantly, Jeff advised Qantas IT and Qantas business management on UNIX and Linux infrastructure to keep them current with technology and trends.
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