Citrix Takes XenServer Open Source

The world of fully open-sourced virtualized infrastructure is getting a new entrant. Citrix is making the latest XenServer 6.2 release available under the GNU GPL v2 open source license.

The new XenServer 6.2 release is being announced today under an open source license, which is part of Citrix’s recent ongoing momentum towards being more open. Citrix moved its cloud.com technology to the Apache Software Foundation in April of 2012. The resulting Apache CloudStack project recently released its first major milestone as a top-level Apache project with the CloudStack 4.1 release earlier this month.