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Thiago Martins
Thiago Martins,

Current Position- IT Manager at WorldWeb Internet Hosting

Xen Involvement - I am a Linux user since 1996 when I got involved directly with Internet Service Providers. Since then I have been studying, watching and even contributing to the evolution of Linux and its universe. I always had an interest in virtualization and in the emulation of different architectures on the PC, for example, snes9x, qemu, vmware server, openvz, UML, etc... In 2006, I discovered the Xen virtualization technology and was very impressed with the paravirtualization technique. Since then, I have not directly installed Linux on my physical servers; instead, Xen is always present, even on the simplest hardware because of paravirtualization that brings to us a VM that is as fast as bare-metal Linux. I believe there is no reason to not install Xen at all.

Today, I am the maintainer of the Xen Live CD and I hope that my work contributes to users success with their Xen implementation.

Thoughts on Xen - The Xen architecture is the most well thought-out virtualization technique on the market. There is simply no rival to the Xen currently. KVM is very good, no doubt, but is totally dependent on the CPU with virtualization support built-in. Xen can operate on a wide variety of architectures as well as older CPUS, without supporting full virtualization. What attracted me the most to Xen, is the ability it gives to administrators for better hardware sizing, dramatically reducing the emission of greenhouse gases by reducing energy consumption and as a direct consequence, reducing the effects of global warming. In Brazil, for example, we see many companies, including the government and military, installing expensive servers to host only one Bind9 with a few domains! It is a BIG waste! And Xen has come to end this waste of computer resources. In my company, we reduced one hundred servers with Linux by a factor of ten with Xen! Imagine the amount of electricity that's not being consumed anymore. Our business continues to function normally and now with full high-availability among other new features provided by mechanisms of Xen itself.

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Boris Quiroz
Wang Chao
Chris Smowton
Chris Wright
Chuck Yoo
Constantino Vazquez
Dan Magenheimer
Dave Scott
Don Banks
Derek Murray
Todd Deshane
Disheng Su
Diwaker Gupta
Don Dugger
Yaozu Dong
Dulloor Rao
George Dunlap
Elsie Wahlig
Etay Bogner
Edwin Verplanke
Fajar Nugraha
Frank van der Linden
Thomas Friebel
Gareth Bestor
Thomas Goirand
Kartik Gopalan
Gosuke Miyashita
Haibo Chen
Weigong Han
Qing He
Hirokazu Takahasi
Hitoshi Matsumoto
Huang Zhiteng
Ian Pratt
Isaku Yamahata
Iustin Pop
Jacob Gorm Hansen
Jean Guyader
Jeremy Fitzhardinge
Yunhong Jiang
Hai Jin
Jonathan Ludlum
Jun Nakajima
Joel Becker
John Byrne
John Krautheim
Jose Renato Santos
Jürgen Groß
Josh West
Jun Kamada
Keir Fraser
Kenji Kono
Kevin Tian
Kiran Srinivasan
Konrad Wilk
Leendert van Doorn
Leonid Grossman
Hiacheng Li
Lei Ye
Tao Ma
Stephen Madden
Marco Sinhoreli
Mark McLoughlin
Mark Williamson
Mike Day
Mitch Williams
Naoki Nishiguchi
Nitin Kamble
Noboru Iwamatsu
Koichi Onoue
Pasi Karkkainen
Patrick Colp
Paul Lappas
Pradeep Padala
Qing Zhang
Rainer Sailer
Samuel Thibault
Sang-bum Suh
Satoshi Watanabe
Shinetsu Isawa
Simon Horman
Sheng Liang
Sho Niboshi
Stephen Spector
Stefano Stabellini
Stephen Brueckner
Steven Maresca
Shalini Yajnik
Takahiro Shinagawa
Takayuki Sasaki
Yoshiaki Tamura
Thiago Martins
Todd Deshane
Tom Woller
Timothy Wood
Zhigang Wang
Yuvraj Agarwal
Xiaowei Yang
Yasushi Hiratani
Ying Son
Yoshio Turner
Yosuke Iwamatsu
Yuji Shimada
Yu Ke
Ze'ev Maor