Citrix Hypervisor is #5 in Top 13 Virtualization platforms

Last updated: December 04, 2019
Citrix Hypervisor (formerly Citrix XenServer) is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. Consolidation and containment of workloads on Citrix Hypervisor enables organizations of any vertical or size to transform their business IT compute infrastructures.

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#5 in Top 13 Virtualization platforms

Alternatives


The best alternatives to Citrix Hypervisor are: Proxmox, KVM, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere



Latest news about Citrix Hypervisor


2015. Citrix acquired data storage virtualization startup Sanbolic



Virtualization giant Citrix purchased Sanbolic, a company that provides virtual storage optimization services, filling in a missing piece in its virtualization product portfolio with the acquisition. Sanbolic plays nicely with Citrix desktop virtualization technology and considered Citrix a strong partner before the agreement, so the deal makes sense in that context. Sanbolic brings a unique set of capabilities to Citrix including the ability to create software-defined pools of storage and distribute the storage in the most efficient manner across a network, even in cases where the nodes are widely geographically disbursed.




2014. Citrix Receiver for Chrome becomes more business-ready



Google and Citrix released a new version the Citrix Receiver for Chrome that both hope will bring more businesses to Google’s Chrome OS platform. Receiver gives users access to their virtual apps and desktops through XenDesktop and XenApp from their smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs. Because Receiver for Chrome can now access more of Chrome OS’s native features directly, users are able to easily use Google Cloud Print, for example. Features like audio and video playback should now also work better. Other features include integration with Chrome OS’s clipboard across remote and local applications, as well as monitoring with HDX Insight and support for direct SSL connections.


2007. Citrix to buy virtualization company XenSource



Citrix has acquired open-source virtualization company XenSource for about $500 million. Citrix makes so-called thin client software that delivers business applications from servers to desktop computers. By acquiring XenSource, the company intends to move into the adjacent server and desktop virtualization market. The company's open-source "hypervisor" software, called Xen, lets a single computer run multiple operating systems simultaneously, which is a useful way to replace servers with one, more efficiently used computer. XenSource's commercial offering, XenEnterprise, is based on the Xen software. Virtualization has become a hot technology in IT because it allows corporate customers to lower their computing costs by packing more computing jobs onto fewer computers. The virtualization market leader VMware went public yesterday, with its stock price shooting to $51 from its offering price of $29.