Barney's Blog

Blog archive

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


Featured

  • The 2019 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generation of HoloLens, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.

  • Microsoft Delivers 'Light' September Security Patch Bundle

    Microsoft on Tuesday released September security patches for Windows and applications, addressing 85 vulnerabilities.

  • Satellite Partners Now Connect to Azure ExpressRoute Service

    Satellite partners are working with Microsoft to extend Azure ExpressRoute's private Internet connections to organizations in isolated regions.

  • Microsoft Ending Windows Analytics in January

    The Windows Analytics suite of Windows 10 upgrade utilities will "retire" on Jan. 31, 2020, with Desktop Analytics taking its place, Microsoft announced on Friday.

RCP Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.