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Citrix Extends Microsoft Virt Deal

Citrix is a rather amazing company. I can't think of any other company that's made more money partnering with Microsoft. Most companies would be happy to simply survive such an alliance.

Citrix is prospering by adding value on top of Windows Server and Hyper-V. In fact, Citrix grew 8 percent last year, outpacing VMware's 6 percent, which ain't too shabby either.

Now Citrix and Microsoft have renewed their vows and made it clear that despite Microsoft buying technology that overlaps with Citrix, the idea is still for Citrix to add value to whatever Redmond has.

And just to give VMware a little poke, Citrix and Microsoft are offering free licenses to folks who trade in their VMware licenses. I doubt that many will turn off a working virtual system. The real opportunity is going after new business.

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Posted by Doug Barney on March 22, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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