A while back I thought virtualisation technology was going to be the hot topic of 2006. Well, it was, in certain niche areas, but the momentum is still growing.
Shortly after VMware’s amazing IPO, XenSource, a spin-out from the Cambridge Computer Lab, have been bought by Citrix in a deal worth $500M. And not all of the money is virtual – there’s a good chunk of cash there too.
Many congratulations to my pals there, who will now definitely be buying the drinks next time we meet at the pub.
But this is also a nice challenge to those who don’t believe you can make money from Open Source…
The Pano product announcement is targeting this area but with a different emphasis from Ndiyo (ultrathin client aimed at VMWare servers for windows VDI). Some of the Pano people are ex XenSource.
It looks like they could use Displaylink’s technology.