- June 03, 2016
In an attempt to close the gap in the race for hypervisor supremacy, Citrix rolled out XenServer 7 in May 2016.
- May 16, 2014
In this podcast, we shed light on Citrix and VMware end-user product roadmaps with a recent news recap and an interview with VMware CTO Kit Colbert.
- June 25, 2013
Citrix is giving away the whole XenServer kit and caboodle in an attempt to win over cloud providers and the businesses they serve.
- July 13, 2012
Citrix will add shared-nothing storage live migration to XenServer, to compete with Microsoft's Hyper-V.
- April 04, 2012
Open source Xen initially caused a stir in the industry, but a series of moves from Linux vendors has stunted the hypervisor’s adoption rate.
- December 09, 2011
Actifio scores funding, expands in North America; DataCore melds software with Microsoft SCOM; EMC Iomega, StorMagic certified for vSphere 5.
- October 11, 2011
Respondents in our 2011 Virtualization Decisions survey gave Citrix XenServer and Red Hat KVM a new look.
- August 04, 2011
Now in beta, XenServer 6.0 sports improvements including a more integrated distributed virtual switch, but Citrix is handing enterprise virtualization management reins over to Microsoft.
- July 08, 2011
XenServer 6.0 adds support for cross-platform management with Microsoft and VMware; VMTurbo unveils free virtualization management tool; VMware Labs simplifies client application.
- June 23, 2011
Citing Citrix Essentials' overlap with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, Citrix says it will focus its development efforts elsewhere.
- May 26, 2011
In a sign of more mixed virtual environments, Microsoft System Center will manage XenServer 6.0, and two new Citrix cloud initiatives will support both Hyper-V and VMware.
- May 13, 2011
Citrix will release the XenServer 6.0 beta in the run-up to its annual user conference, but some say it’s too late in the game to catch up to VMware.
- March 03, 2011
XenServer, Hyper-V and KVM users still await feature parity with VMware’s vSphere while others work through integration issues.
- February 11, 2011
Self-service provisioning is beginning to take hold in academic environments, and Citrix thinks enterprises will soon follow suit with the self-service portal in XenServer 5.6.
- January 31, 2011
VMware was behind a series of news nuggets, from earnings and market share results to a new SMB offering and partnerships. Elsewhere, virtualization management ISVs say they’re making hay.
- October 05, 2010
SAP certifies XenServer; Orange has joined forces with the VCE Coalition to help businesses tap cloud computing; and other news in brief.
- September 14, 2010
Research indicates that the XenServer adoption rate outpaces its competition, and users say that XenDesktop drew them to XenServer, but other factors have kept them with Citrix's hypervisor.
- May 13, 2010
Citrix has added a raft of new features to XenServer 5.6 but made no mention of improvements to its XenCenter management console.
- March 08, 2010
The new VMware Labs shows off internal engineering projects; Xsigo certifies I/O Director for Citrix XenServer, and Zenoss monitors the Xen hypervisor.
- December 16, 2009
The DR automation that VMware users enjoy with SRM is now available to Microsoft Hyper-V shops, thanks to Citrix Essentials' Site Recovery feature.
- September 02, 2009
Burton Group compared VMware's vSphere, Citrix's XenServer 5.5 and Microsoft's Hyper-V R2 for production environment readiness, and it dismissed Hyper-V once again.
- July 13, 2009
The server virtualization market has seen highly anticipated releases and major acquisitions in 2009. Catch up on the biggest virtualization news so far.
- June 16, 2009
Citrix Systems hopes to gain server virtualization market share with XenServer 5.5, free virtualization software that offers Active Directory integration and support for several operating systems.
- May 26, 2009
After cracking open the door on virtualization support, Oracle slams it shut on official support for VMware and Xen hypervisors.
- May 05, 2009
Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESX may have tougher-than-expected competition in the virtualization market. With its fat bundle of features, XenServer 5.0 has gotten second looks by IT shops low on funds.
- May 05, 2009
With role-based access control, Citrix XenServer 5.5 is an alternative to VMware in production.
- March 16, 2009
U.K. supermarket giant Tesco chose Citrix XenServer to virtualize 1,500 servers because it was half the cost of VMware but still offered the needed mobility and high availability.
- March 11, 2009
In today's news in brief, SAP uses Citrix XenServer instead of VMware, ScaleMP's new vSMP Foundation supports Intel Nehalem processors, and EMC Smarts is now VMware-aware.
- February 19, 2009
The free version of Citrix XenServer now includes live migration and centralized management, but users still have to pay for high availability, workload balancing and other Enterprise Edition features.
- January 26, 2009
SearchServerVirtualization.com has announced the winners of its 2008 Products of the Year awards, recognizing innovative and valuable virtualization offerings in five categories.
- November 24, 2008
VDIworks' VDIworks2Go enables end users to check out a virtual desktop and run it locally on a laptop.
- November 05, 2008
With customers clamoring for Windows applications on the iPhone, Citrix Systems' will soon deliver, enabling users to display Windows apps and full desktops on the Apple device.
- October 15, 2008
Using the Open Virtualization Format standard, Citrix Systems' Project Kensho toolkit packages virtual appliances so they can be used on different hypervisors and clouds.
- September 13, 2008
With data centers adding more virtual machines per host, VMware and Citrix have promised to protect against hardware failures.
- August 25, 2008
Citrix Systems' CTO gave a preview of some of the 100 new features packed into the upcoming version of XenServer, which hits the market sometime in September.
- August 07, 2008
Despite the chatter that the Xen hypervisor is under threat from Hyper-V and VMware, it's here to stay, affirmed Citrix CTO Simon Crosby at LinuxWorld/Next Generation Data Center.
- July 21, 2008
Designed for Citrix XensServer, SteelEye offers real-time replication software to make a Xen environment highly available and to enable virtual machine migration.
- July 08, 2008
VMware's board of directors announced abruptly that it has replaced VMware co-founder, CEO and President Diane Greene with EMC Cloud Computing Division President Paul Maritz.
- June 25, 2008
Red Hat's new KVM-based hypervisor may be easier to install alongside Linux, but paravirtualized offerings like Citrix's Xen still trump the new hypervisor, say KVM detractors.
- April 29, 2008
Microsoft's Hyper-V is priced aggressively, but VMware users that have invested money and time in the software won't switch without proven performance results.
- March 31, 2008
Citrix has simplified its XenServer pricing model so that users can deploy an unlimited number of virtual machines per server at a single price. Will the move place pressure on VMware to lower its pricing?
- March 17, 2008
Among Surgient Lab Management 5.4 new features are support for VMware ESX Server 3.5, Firefox and HP Quality Center, but VMware won't concede a disadvantage.
- January 22, 2008
While expounding on its new Dynamic IT vision for virtualization, Microsoft also slipped in several nuggets of news related to Vista and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
- August 16, 2007
With the virtual desktop infrastructure market heating up, Citrix shelled out $500 million for XenSource so Citrix can get its own hypervisor and virtualization tools.
- June 25, 2007
Today VMware dominates in virtualization and server consolidation, but Xen virtualization technologies and products will change that by 2008, predicts Burton Group analyst Chris Wolf. Wolf sees big changes coming in Xen-based virtualization products...
- May 22, 2007
With native 64-bit support, the Xen 3.1 open source hypervisor will let IT shops virtualize 64-bit applications like Oracle or Microsoft Exchange 2007.
- March 22, 2007
Virtualization is no longer a cutting-edge technology. In moving from hype to mainstream, every customer on the planet is supposed to adopt virtualization within the next few years. Such an expectation affects more than marketing strategies. When ...
- February 06, 2007
IBM Research latest endeavor, sHype -- short for secure hypervisor – extends the concept of a trusted computing platform to Xen virtualization.
- December 11, 2006
LiveCDs provide a quick and easy way to get started with Linux. If you're not already familiar with them, LiveCD distributions (such as Knoppix) are nifty CDs that can run Linux from the CD-ROM drive without installing anything. It's as simple as ...
- November 29, 2006
Managing virtual environments is the cornerstone of Novell's new ZENworks data center automation suite.
- November 06, 2006
On the eve of VMworld and in the wake of its Novell partnership, Microsoft announced a software packaging program that could dramatically increase the reach of Virtual Server.
- October 05, 2006
You can now buy a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 license that will allow you to run an unlimited number of virtualized guests for free.
- August 14, 2006
Will Microsoft's agreement with XenSource lead to gains in virtualization interoperability, or will that deal benefit Microsoft only? Alessandro Perilli examines the issue in this column.
- June 01, 2006
The next wave of virtualization is hypervisor technology, and for many vendors, the future is now.