Digital Edition

SYS-CON.TV
Citrix' Project Kensho To Create Hypervisor-Independent Application Workloads
Delivering Open Virtual Machine Formation Tools that Will Let ISVs Create Hypervisor-independent Application Workloads

Citrix on Tuesday announced Project Kensho, which is supposed to deliver Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) tools that will let ISVs and enterprise IT folk create portable hypervisor-independent enterprise application workloads that should run across XenServer, Hyper-V and VMware ESX virtual environments.

Citrix is expecting to have a free technical preview for download in September.

OVF is a Distributed Management Task Force standard, originally co-authored by Citrix and VMware, with contributions from Dell, HP, IBM and Microsoft, and Kensho should package up a complete application workload as a secure, portable, pre-configured open standard virtual appliance.

Citrix claims it will solve a “multitude” of interoperability issues between virtualization platforms and automate the provisioning and management of applications rather than just virtual machines.

Users will be able to move workloads around.

XenServer includes APIs that allow any DMTF-compliant management tools – like Microsoft’s System Center Virtual Machine Manager – to manage it.

About Maureen O'Gara
Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at)sys-con.com or paperboy(at)g2news.com, and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

In order to post a comment you need to be registered and logged in.

Register | Sign-in

Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1



ADS BY GOOGLE
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters

ADS BY GOOGLE

CI/CD is conceptually straightforward, yet often technically intricate to implement since it require...
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have ...
"We do one of the best file systems in the world. We learned how to deal with Big Data many years ag...
Traditional IT, great for stable systems of record, is struggling to cope with newer, agile systems ...
Containers, microservices and DevOps are all the rage lately. You can read about how great they are ...
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can ...
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it’s important to mainta...
While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most,...
"Peak 10 is a hybrid infrastructure provider across the nation. We are in the thick of things when i...
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use ...
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and ap...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO an...
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple ...
In this presentation, you will learn first hand what works and what doesn't while architecting and d...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: D...
The now mainstream platform changes stemming from the first Internet boom brought many changes but d...
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018,...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate...
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news an...
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart ...