It's difficult to tell at this early stage how much impact XenServer will have on the market. Since it is a commercial effort by XenSource, there is the question of XenSource's ability to gain commercial acceptance for it in addition to the obvious question of its technical capabilities. The XenServer product family does have some technical capabilities above and beyond the standard Xen included in Linux distros; only time will tell if those technical capabilities are significant enough to enable XenSource to generate market acceptance.
Dig Deeper on Citrix XenServer
Related Q&A from Joseph Foran
Site expert Bernard Golden answers a user question about working with Xen in Slackware 12. Continue Reading
Virtualization is having a positive impact on Windows based applications, but will it leave Linux behind? Bernard Golden weighs in with his thoughts ... Continue Reading
KVM and the Linux kernel will affect Linux users. Learn how from Bernard Golden in this expert response. Continue Reading