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Citrix, Microsoft, and Red Hat or Novell gang up on VMware

Feb 19, 2009, 14:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"I like that bet. I especially like it since Microsoft, and at least one of the major Linux distributors, Red Hat or Novell, will be backing Citrix's play. Citrix will be able to say to virtualization customers, on both Windows and Linux, that they can supply them with a single virtualization management program.

"That's an attractive idea. Since Microsoft and Red Hat are making virtualization peace and Microsoft and Novell have long been working together on virtualization, I can see Microsoft-only, Linux-only, and mixed shops all buying into Citrix's virtualization management solutions. After all, as anyone who has tried to deploy data-center virtualization knows, virtualization is the easy part. Managing all those VMs (virtual machines) is the problem."

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