Citrix to Announce XenSource Purchase

The Register is reporting that Citrix will be letting everyone know tomorrow that it plans to acquire XenSource tomorrow.

This doesn’t come as much of a surprise as we know Citrix has been looking long and hard at a virtualization platform.

While this seems to be a very good move on behalf of Citrix, it remains to be seen what the fate of the open source Xen project will be.

As predicted, 2007 is shaping up to be the year of the virtual machine with Microsoft, SWSoft, EMC/VMware and now Citrix ready and set to keep spending and marketing this paradigm.

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  1. What do users of the commercial Xen Enterprise think of the deal, do they see it as a good thing? Where next for the product?


  2. It’s hard to say AG – we’ll have to wait until it gets slashdotted or at least announced publicly as I have a feeling many people are as of yet unaware of this situation.

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