As the virtualization world turns, hot on the heels of VMware’s successful IPO (it’s riding over $50 today), many might wonder about that company’s only major competitor. Well, the answer is here: XenSource is being acquired by client-side virtualizer, Citrix! Word is it’s a $500 million deal. Not bad for little XenSource!
This looks like a replay for Citrix, which has long fought Microsoft’s Terminal Services in the client application access world and now will set itself up against both Microsoft and VMware in the server virtualization market.