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XenServer Take 5

Everyone, it seems, is trying to crash VMware's big VMworld party. Microsoft's shenanigans this week are well-documented, but Citrix (also a pioneer in thin client computing) made some noise, too -- right in VMware's back yard: Citrix unveiled server virtualization tool XenServer 5.

Some have questioned Citrix's commitment to XenServer given that the company is so close to Microsoft and such a fan of Hyper-V. Perhaps XenServer 5 will help answer that question. New features focus on monitoring, disaster recovery and more options for third-party programs.

Where do you see Xen going, and is Citrix truly committed? Send conjectures to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on September 18, 2008 at 11:52 AM