MICROSOFT'S virtual chum Citrix has decided to release its enterprise virtual infrastructure platform XenServer for nothing.
The firm released Citrix Essentials for XenServer, and Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V which automate compatible virtualisation layers beneath the free Hyper-Volish hypervisor and the equally free Citrix XenServer Enterprise virtual infrastructure platform.
In a blog post Citrix Coolaid drinker Simon Crosby says the "Response to our announcements has been extremely positive, from our partner Microsoft to our channel partners and resellers, and many many customers and users.
"There are the expected nay-sayers too," he adds" but someone had to drink the only thing that you get free from our competitor - VMware koolaid. µ