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Citrix-XenSource Deal Done; HP & Dell Climb On

Citrix closed on its $500 million acquisition of VMware's open source virtualization rival XenSource

Practically on the eve of VMware's first quarterly report as a publicly traded company - and it's been on a hysterical tear since it IPO'd - Citrix closed on its $500 million acquisition of VMware's open source virtualization rival XenSource and Xen's installed base of 200,000 users.

Quite the poetic balance, that.

Also by way of balance HP and Dell, both of which traffic in VMware, are going to be selling the restyled Citrix XenServer, the old XenEnterprise.

HP will put the Xen Enterprise Edition on its servers and blades and Dell will put the embedded OEM Edition on its servers and offer the Enterprise Edition as both an OEM upgrade and standalone.

XenServer Enterprise Edition will run $1,599 for an annual subscription for a dual-socket server and $2,499 for a perpetual license for the same machine.

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XenSource News Desk 10/30/07 03:27:03 PM EDT

Practically on the eve of VMware's first quarterly report as a publicly traded company - and it's been on a hysterical tear since it IPO'd - Citrix closed on its $500 million acquisition of VMware's open source virtualization rival XenSource and Xen's installed base of 200,000 users. Quite the poetic balance, that.