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Citrix to offer free XenServer virtualization

Feb 19, 2009, 10:32 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Citrix will not, however be open-sourcing XenServer. While Xen, the hypervisor itself, is open source, XenServer, according to Citrix, contains proprietary code that makes it much easier to setup and maintain and is a much more polished and reliable virtualization platform. In the past, XenServer 5 pricing started at a suggested retail price of $900 per server, regardless of how many CPUs or sockets were on the system. Starting soon, XenServer 5 won’t cost users a penny.

"So how does Citrix plan to make money? By offering a new Citrix virtualization management product line that adds advanced virtualization management capabilities to both XenServer and Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization technology."

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