Citrix promotes an affordable cloud

Citrix promotes an affordable cloud

March 3, 2009: A new version of Citrix XenServer has been unveiled that will be offered free of charge.

XenServer promises centralised multi-node management, multi-server resource sharing and full live motion.

It powered by the same Xen virtualisation engine widely used today, although Citrix believes that more than 75 percent of corporate servers worldwide still not virtualised.

“This move is all about accelerating the adoption of virtualisation by tearing down the barriers of cost and complexity that have been in place for far too long,” said Simon Crosby, CTO, Virtualisation Management Division, Citrix.

“The faster we can help customers virtualise the millions of servers that remain unvirtualised today, the sooner they can start adding significant value on top, transforming static data centres into dynamic delivery centers where every application, desktop and server workload is delivered as an on-demand service.”

As a result of this move, XenServer will also now be included as a core feature of Citrix XenApp, the company’s flagship application virtualisation product line.

The new free Citrix XenServer release will be available for download from the Citrix website and other download portals by the end of March 2009.

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