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Is everyone thrilled about Citrix's acquisition?

Not all channel partners are happy. They will lose flexibility and versatility with a combination of proprietary software with locked in Xensource bundling. This is not really nice when folks, and I do know a lot of them were looking to push XenSource in their own ways. Bottom line: There is not much left to be creative with XenSource's solutions.

While observers say Citrix's acquisition of XenSource makes sense for the vendor and Citrix resellers, there are questions about whether XenSource channel partners will benefit. "We selected XenSource because we were looking for faster and better technology," said Sergius Heifa, president of Teklan, a Toronto-based integration and security solution provider and XenSource partner. "We mix a lot of services with XenSource. Citrix is a commodity product. Its resellers beat each other up on price. If Citrix acquires XenSource, it would take an up-and-coming technology and make it just a part of its bag of technologies."
Unless of course Citrix handles, nurtures and funds XenSource to stay as independent as VMware under EMC's umbrella. Time will tell, right now the developers are ready to start coding like mad at Citrix!

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