A few months ago Citrix told us it would use XenSource as a weapon, pushing prices of virtualization software down far below what VMware currently offers. Now we're wondering what happened to Citrix's guts. Citrix this week issued a fresh release of XenSource's old flagship code. It's now shopping a beta for Version 4.1 of …
Its hard to compete with a partner when your product doesn't measure up
Don't forget with all the sword rattling that Citrix still partners with VMware, and sells cooperatively to many customers. Reference this article from last September. Virtually nothing has changed since then (pun intended) except Microsoft delayed the Viridian ship date (again)...
Citrix was always too close to MS (and too reliant on them) to risk antagonizing Ballmer in any major way. with MS now pushing Viridian (or Hyper-V, or whatever their marketing ppl call it today), i expect Xen development to slow to a crawl.
oh well, maybe Canonical will do good things with KVM, and then there's always OpenVZ, aka Parallels.
we don't need no steenkeeng ceeetricks...
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