It is time again for the XenSummit North America, which this year is sponsored by Amazon Web Services and Citrix. The event is hosted by Citrix at its Silicon Valley headquarters and takes place Aug 2-3. If you are a Xen user and want to see where the Xen open source project is heading, you should consider attending the 2011 Summit.

This 2 day in-depth technical event provides attendees with a chance to interact with and learn from contributors and users of the open source Xen Hypervisor, Xen Cloud Platform and Xen ARM projects.

Mark Templeton, president and CEO of Citrix will kick off the event, followed by the opening keynotes by Amazon Web Services and Ian Pratt, founder of Xen.org.  This year’s event will cover topics from Cloud Computing, Xen in embedded and mobile devices, Security, Xen in Linux 3 and others. The event features speakers from Amazon Web Services, Bromium, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Citrix, Globo.com, Gluster, HP, Huawei, Intel, Korea University, the National Security Agency (NSA), Nexenta, Oracle, Samsung, the University of British Columbia and others.

We will also have Lightning talks and lunch-time BoFs covering technical topics such as transcendent memory, lookahead algorithms and resource management, MSI-X interrupts , Puppet’s Cloudpack, the Clavani cloud computing dashboard and others.

More information on schedule, talks, location and registration is available at www.xen.org/xensummit