Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V is now offered 4 free

Citrix Systems, Inc. has just made available to the general public, Citrix Essentials for HyperV – Express Edition version, for free.

The new version of Express Edition is available for immediate download and includes Citrix StorageLink technology. With StorageLink, Windows administrators can dramatically simplify storage management.

The Express Edition version of Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V is designed specifically for IT professionals in Windows environments that are in the early stages of adoption of Hyper-V.

Express Edition Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V supports up to two servers and a Hyper-V cabin storage.

This version can be upgraded easily to the Enterprise version ($ 1500) or Platinum ($ 3000) which include dynamic server provisioning and management through automated workflow orchestration.

Definitely, Citrix does not want to neglect the SMB market.… Read More

Citrix XenServer Enterprise for free

After the News that the bomb had been launched by Virtualization.info:

http://www.virtualization.info/2009/02/citrix-xenserver-is-now-free-xencenter.html

Citrix has officially released their enterprise version for free check out the announcement at Citrix XenServer Enterprise for free:

“First of all Citrix is releasing for free the Enterprise Edition of XenServer.

This is not a scaled down, limited version of the Hypervisor. From the end of March on, there will be only one edition of XenServer which will be free.

Secondarily, Citrix is giving away for free with a remarkable number of XenServer enterprise features, including the Enterprise Console to manage multiple hosts (XenCenter), the live VM migration (XenMotion) technology, the resource sharing (Resource Pools) technology and the enterprise storage management technology.

They make a very interesting comparative table to discuss these new free technologies VMware ESXi & Citrix XenServer, as you know, it is also free:

citrix xenserver vs vmware esxi

To continue the game! Let’s see if we are free to sail! :-)

The Metaframe is not going to be free, is it? :-) It will not even be asked to …

How come Citrix has not drawn a competition table between its product & Hyper-V which is free as well, is the join venture with Microsoft the reason!!! More details will be on here as well in near future.… Read More

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