Virtualization @ Google

Speaker(s) : Alexander Schreiber

  • Language : English
  • Level : Confirmed
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 14h40
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S150
Red threads : Cloud
Target audience : Professionals


Google uses virtualization for various purposes: server consolidation, virtual workstations, machine management. The talk will give an overview over the technologies used, the organisation of systems at the machine/cluster/fleet level and internal tools. The talk closes with a look at the future plans for Ganeti.


Alexander Schreiber got his diploma at the Chemnitz University of Technology, worked for a startup, the state office of criminal investigation in thuringia and the largest consumer electronics retailer in europe. He is currently employed at Google Switzerland GmbH where he takes care of internal IT infrastructure as a System Engineer.

Attached documents

Ganeti at google slides
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