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Citrix Aims for the Competition With XenServer 6

Oct 09, 2011, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)

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"One key point Citrix would like you to know is that XenServer 6 is optimized for cloud computing and the 'Cloud Era.' In fact, the cloud computing message is threaded throughout Citrix's announcement, along with reminders that you can use XenServer 6 with Citrix's CloudStack cloud platform. Citrix acquired CloudStack when it bought Cloud.com in July. Because of that, the company decided to pull the Self-Service Manager feature, which was present in the beta version of XenServer from XenServer 6. Right now, CloudStack is great for public cloud service providers or Web 2.0 application companies, but it is not suitable for enterprises that want to run a private cloud in-house in their data center, according to Derek Slayton, Citrix's senior director of product marketing for XenServer. Apparently, the Cloud Era doesn't include private clouds, then. That's, ahem, surprising."

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