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Microsoft to bid 1$ Billion for XenSource?

This is not what I am predicting and this is NOT going to threaten VMware. By no chance! But anyways, people are suggesting to me that Microsoft is considering to buy XenSource for around $1-1.2 Bn dollars.

I personally don't think that this may happen and without Citrix, and it somehow JUST does not fit in well with it's penguin cousin. But you just don't know!

Updated:

This news article seems to suggest that too:

As the dust settles on an active week in virtualization software, some observers speculated that Microsoft Corp. could attempt to top Citrix Systems Inc.'s $500 million bid for virtualization specialist XenSource Inc.

Citrix announced Wednesday, Aug. 15, it would buy XenSource, a Bellevue, Wash. provider of open source server and desktop virtualization software, for $500 million in cash and stock. That deal, scheduled to close in the fourth quarter this year, followed the public debut Aug. 14 for VMware Inc., the clear leader and a XenSource and Microsoft rival in the virtualization software sector. VMware roared out of the gate with a $1.1 billion initial public offering and was valued at $19 billion.

'It is quite likely that Microsoft may put in a competing bid on XenSource to the level of $1 billion,' said Trip Chowdhry, senior software analyst at Global Equities Research. 'And I would say if Microsoft puts in a bid, IBM won't stand still.'

Chowdhry said a Microsoft offer would make sense for several reasons. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant has 'been a total failure when it comes to virtualization,' he said. Microsoft is in the process of building its own virtualization technology, called Viridian, which will be integrated with its Windows Server product slated to be released in the third quarter of 2008.


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  1. I've heard rumors that Microsoft is the ones who pushed Citrix in to buying XenSource over Virtual Iron as Microsoft wants Citrix to add the value to their up and coming Hypervisor the way Citrix has for Terminal Services. This way Microsoft will have a BIG partner in their war with VMware. Microsoft fears VMware much more than they do Citrix.

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