Citrix Makes XenSource a Contender
Opinion: Any company that has managed for more than a decade not only to survive within Microsoft's shadow but also to profit from it clearly knows how to run a business.For what I think will prove to be a cheap $500 million, XenSource has been picked up by Citrix Systems. Citrix, for those of you who dont know, has made a living for ages by providing Windows desktops and applications to remote usersfirst with MetaFrame and now with Presentation Server. So what, you ask? One of the truisms of the business is that nobodyand I mean nobodypartners with Microsoft and wins in the long run. There is, however, an exception to that rule: Citrix.
Any company that has managed for more than a decade not only to survive within Microsofts shadow but also to profit from it clearly knows how to run a business. Citrix also knows virtualization. Its new Application Virtualization Suite 3.0 is all about running virtualized applications in a way that makes it easy for both users and administrators.