Citrix is offering XenServer for free

Citrix announced today that they will offer free licenses for their full XenServer virtualization solution. While Xen, the hypervisor itself was always open source, XenServer will not be released as open source, as it contains proprietary code, but will be free for anyone to download and use. I am sure that current XenServer5 clients that have paid more than $900 per server will be very ‘happy’ to hear this news ;) . They will probably receive some special deals for Citrix Essentials, but still…

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