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Art Wittmann
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Citrix's End Game

Citrix buying XenSource is a bit of a surprise, but the real shocker is the price tag. A half billion dollars for a three year old company with a few hundred customers, almost no profits and a part of its...

The smart money is on Citrix to play Switzerland in this war, allowing customers to choose their hypervisor and operating system and eventually to permit no operating system at all. It's the sort of flexibility that resonates with IT architects. If Citrix can pull it off, that $500M price tag will seem like a bargain.

Art Wittmann is a former editor for InformationWeek. View Full Bio
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