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[News] Microsoft Only Controls (Not Purchses) Xen$o[urce|oft] by Proxy

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft Only Controls (Not Purchses) Xen$o[urce|oft] by Proxy
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 13:49:20 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Welcoming the New Kid on the Software Block

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| VMware's biggest rival, in other words, is being acquired by a company with 
| deeper pockets, a large customer set and ties to the only other outfit that 
| VMware has to worry about: the big boys up in Redmond. (Analysts at the 451 
| Group, a research firm, last week speculated that Microsoft might buy Citrix, 
| but Citrix officials downplay the idea.)    


Virtual Iron Gussies Up Virtualization Offering  

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| To help get the virtualization-shy, first-timer in the door, it offers its 
| Version 4 Single Server Edition gratis. This package provides one virtual 
| CPU, up to 12 virtual servers, local disk storage and access to the Novell 
| SLES 10 kernel and drivers, giving users all the benefits of complete Novell 
| certification and support for all hardware supported by Novell in SUSE Linux 
| Enterprise Server.     



Will Microsoft Buy the New Citrix?  

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| VMware, holding some 85 percent of the market, with its VI3 technologies 
| offers a fully integrated stack and represents a third generation of 
| virtualization technology, while Viridian and Xen-based products, including 
| SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, XenEnterprise 
| and Virtual Iron, remain second-generation products, the report stated.    


What the XenSource deal says about open source

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| This is what Citrix is paying for. That and a close relationship with 
| Microsoft that looks likely to get closer. “We will be building dynamic 
| virtualization services and management tools on top of Viridian,” Levine 
| added. “We will build the same set of products we’ve built on top of Xen for 
| Viridian. We’ve already hired a team to go do that up in Redmond.”    
| While Citrix maintained it will continue support for the Xen project, this 
| deal is not about a proprietary vendor getting open source religion. It's 
| about grabbing an emerging player in a rapidly expanding sector of the 
| market.   


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