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Microsoft Hyper-V update for OpenStack Grizzly and Demo!

HOT TOPIC: Want to find out more about Hyper-V and the major improvements in OpenStack Grizzly? Join us to learn more about how your Windows workloads can benefit from these capabilities on OpenStack including a demo!

VENUE: Thursday, March 14, 2013, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, 1st Floor, Microsoft Nerd Center, Cambridge, MA. Make sure you sign in at the NERD lobby to confirm floor location.



With the Grizzly release of OpenStack comes many new features for Hyper-V and Windows platforms.

Hear about all the work that was done for the Grizzly the release, and get an early preview before the Havana Summit in Portland.

Come and see Grizzly running on Hyper-V and supporting new features such as:

  • Quantum
    • Quantum Agent for Hyper-V
    • VLAN and Routing Support
  • Cinder
    • Windows as a Storage Server
  • Nova
    • Resize/Cold Migration
    • HTML5 Canvas/RDP Gateway
  • Cloudinit functionality for Windows guests.


Peter has been evangelizing for OpenStack Hyper-V integration since March 2011 while working for SuSE, now as a Microsoft employee within Microsoft’s Open Source Technology Center, he is currently the only full time resource working on OpenStack.  He is the official subject matter expert on OpenStack for Microsoft as well as the Hyper-V/OpenStack community manager and is currently working to build the continuous integration infrastructure to support the ongoing community development and integration of OpenStack and Microsoft technologies.


Previously he spent the last five of the last nine years working for Novell/SuSE within the Novell/Microsoft Joint Interoperability Lab where he deployed the first OpenStack cloud built on Hyper-V to support the development and testing of the Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V.  Within the lab he also worked on virtualization interoperability, driver validation, Linux high availability and emerging datacenter technology.

He has been working on Linux/Windows interoperability since 2003 where he joined Ximian as their first “Windows” resource to support Ximian’s Exchange Connector for Evolution, the first email client to provide Microsoft Exchange functionality to Linux and Unix Users.


A life long New Englander , he received his undergraduate education from Rhode Island College in Philosophy.  Studied his technical trade at Boston University (MCSE+I, MCT) and Oracle University (OCP) and received a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Security, and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics from Boston University.  In 2010 he achieved his CISSP and is an active in the local security community as an  InfraGard and ISSA member.

About Microsoft’s Open Source Technology Center (OSTC)

The OSTC works to provide critical integration between Microsoft and Open Source Technologies such as Linux and BSD Integration Services which provide para-virtual device drivers for running Linux and BSD platforms partially paravirtualized or “enlightened” on Microsoft’s virtualization and cloud platforms Hyper-V and Azure.


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