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    In a Citrix XenServer, a physical block device (PBD) is a connector object that represents the interface between a physical host and an attached storage repository. 

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    First, Citrix Systems decided to give away its XenServer hypervisor for free. Now the company is making the XenServer code completely open source. 

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About Citrix XenServer

Citrix XenServer offers a low-cost alternate to the market-leading VMware and can offer the performance, features and reliability that many IT shops need in a virtualization technology. This section provides news, case studies and tutorials on using Citrix XenServer, compares the pros and cons of XenServer with those of Microsoft's Hyper-V and VMware in terms of price, functionality, performance, ease of use, support and reliability and provides step-by-step tutorials on installing and using XenServer and management tools in a virtualized environment.