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The XenServer hypervisor is going back to its open source roots, now that Citrix Systems has decided to let go of the code behind its commercial-grade variant of the Xen server virtualization tool. Xen came out of Cambridge University by storm a decade ago, spawning XenSource to offer tech support for the product. For a while in …

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All that is needed now then is some way of adding ZFS support to it. (Xen and ZFS together is great - by fair means or foul).

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Free?

"And while it may not be as cheap as Hyper-V (which is free), that makes it considerably cheaper than VMware's ESXi hypervisor and competitive with Red Hat's KVM server slicer."

In what world is free to use cheaper than... free to use? Unless you're trying to claim that MS provides free support for Hyper-V, which I seriously doubt.

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They are all free to use, it's just how much you have to pay for support that differs.

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Ballmer FAIL! Didn't opensource Hyper-V

Even if they get Windows Azure working, what's the point, noone wants vendor lockin especially with El Twit as CEO.

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Re: Ballmer FAIL! Didn't opensource Hyper-V

Eadon? Is that you?

VMWare isn't open source either, and last thing I heard, they were doing ok...

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Xen Cloud Platform?

What will happen to Xen Cloud Platform now that XenServer is completely opensource?

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