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Citrix Gets XenSource, But What About The Xen Source?

Aug 16, 2007, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"How much does $500 million actually buy? Though it may be enough for Citrix to buy XenSource, the lead commercial entity behind the Xen open source hypervisor, it doesn't actually buy the community behind it. Or does it?

"After a $500 million dollar announcement, you'd expect some chatter. But in the open source world of the Xen virtualization hypervisor today is just another day. Vendors in the open source Xen ecosystem such as AMD, Intel and Novell don't expect anything to change much.

"The half a billion dollar move by Citrix may well serve to make Xen even more open than it was before..."

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