Citrix has launched XenServer 6.2 offering, as part of its Path to the Cloud strategy.
A new XenServer.org community portal is also a part of Citrix strategies.
The new portal is aimed at enhancing innovation, collaboration and third-party integration from a diverse developer and partner ecosystem.
Sameer Dholakia, group vice president and general manager, Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix, said: “By empowering our users and partners with a committed open source strategy and community for XenServer – which already powers some of the largest clouds in the world – we are moving the needle in innovation to help customers of all sizes, and at all stages of their cloud strategies, to maximize the benefits they gain from vitualization and the cloud.”
Citrix says Path to the Cloud strategy covers servers, networking and desktops.
XenServer 6.2 enables Citrix to offer the best open source virtualization platform.
Powering clouds across cloud orchestration platforms including Apache CloudStack, Citrix CloudPlatform and OpenStack, XenServer 6.2 provides performance, scalability and density improvements for private and public clouds.
Enterprises can also expect enhanced features to support existing and new desktop and server virtualization deployments.
Citrix says XenServer 6.2 delivers best of breed capabilities while running 500 virtual machines and 4,000 vCPUs per host, and significantly improving boot storm performance.
A free, open source XenServer 6.2 option is available to any user from the new XenServer.org community portal.
Citrix also offers a fully supported commercial option of XenServer 6.2, downloadable on its website, which includes packaged updates and maintenance, 24×7 worldwide support and commercial license protections.
Citrix XenServer 6.2 introduces new per-socket license pricing, and will enable existing server licenses to be easily converted to socket licenses for free.