* Posts by Colin Locke

1 post • joined 13 Jan 2009

Citrix rides virtualization into 2009

Colin Locke

Free, really?

"Xen is free, and virtualizing servers will free up existing capacity to support new workloads," says Roussain.

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Erm, no, it is not free. At least not the version that will be of much use in a corporation.

XenServer 5 Express is free. It is akin to VMware Server, or at very best VMware ESX Foundation.

XenServer 5 Enterprise retails for $2500 USD for up to 4 sockets. That's a tidy sum cheaper than ESX 3 Enterprise-- less than half-- but it currently cannot do DRS or Storage VMotion so it's not an even comparison today.

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