Citrix Offers XenServer for Free – Can You Imagine!

The company goal is to give promotion to their potential clients the perfect reason to try XenServer vs ESX. They bet on premium management capabilities and enterprise support to cover the expenses and generate good revenue.

Citrix developed a new package called “Essentials”, which have several features like the high availability, a virtual lab automation engine, the Ardence VMs provisioning engine, the orchestration APIs, and a new set of technologies that integrate XenCenter with the existing SAN management products (called StorageLink).

This new tec. is introducing the following capabilities:

  • StorageLink Gateway enables automated discovery and one-click access to native storage services.
  • StorageLink Resource Manager makes common actions in native storage arrays visible within the virtualization, including provisioning, snapshots, and cloning.
  • StorageLink Image Manager provides a centralized library of virtual images can rapidly deployed to any number of target XenServer hosts.
  • StorageLink Connect offers a set of clearly-defined open APIs that make it easy to link XenServer environments to 3rd-party and enterprise frameworks.

As Citrix clients who bought the standard edition, they do not need to pay for subscription advantage. If you have more servers, you should virtualize the standard edition; by using free XenServer.  Those who bought enterprise edition, can continue their subscription and get features like HA and new capabilities that will be added to the essentials for XenServer, Enterprise Edition product.

What is Citrix revenue, from all the mentioned issues, we say the following:

The income revenue can come from support, premium add-on’s to XenServer for clients that want and need them, as well as related products like XenDesktop. Citrix has a very low cost of R&D for XenServer as it derives from open source Xen. Oracle, Sun, Novell, and even Amazon EC2 help sub-sidize the costs of XenServer developing work as a result (even as some of Citrix’s work subsidizes these other vendors’ products). XenServer is as good as what VMware offers, but requires less than 10% of the working cost for Citrix. It’s the magic of the open source development model. Given how well XenDesktop seems to be doing, probably make enough money just on that to continue cranking out a good XenServer product. Also, they can easily subsidize one product with the revenues from another very easily, to achieve broader strategic goals. They do not do a P&L on each product line. While Vmware is a larger company than Citrix, they are not diversified and cannot make this kind of move quite as easily (though the thought of them giving away VDI, however unlikely, as a counter-punch is interesting to ponder). One of the strategic goals for Citrix with this decision is to make VMware’s efforts in virtual desktop harder, so that Citrix can protect its XenApp install base and XenDesktop ambitions.

To conclude, XenServer is like Christmas gift, hope you enjoy reading my essay…

Written by: jim Fonda

Fantastico – 8 Facts

Fantastico solution is an auto-installer for control panel servers working perfectly for PHP script, it is easy to use and help to simplify many open source software applications on web hosting accounts which contain free blog installation, domain name, web space, traffic, email accounts, CMS installation, MySQL, PHP databases and FTP accounts. It executed from the administration area of a website control panel such as cPanel and can be installed on ten thousand servers, with a million users worldwide.

The benefits of Fantastico:

1- Very popular today due to its competitive cost which costs nothing because it is free.

2- Advanced application script installer due to hi flexibility and perfect integration with a wide range of scripts ranging across different applications and systems.

3- It helps to eliminate the difficult learning which a new user has to go through with.

4- Not all web hosting provides Fantastico as standard so you need to find out before choosing a hosting provider.

5- Fantastico has got CMS utility that is complete with Mambo, Drupal, Tiki Wiki Joonla and more.

6- It can build blogs. Among the favourite include are Nucleus, b3Evolution, Blogspehere and WordPress. WordPress is the most popular with blogging capability. It is has a great choice of templates and various themes. WordPress (most popular and widely used CMS)web hosting review will not over the CMS itself in detail but cover Fantastico as a tool that can makes our lives easier. Blog builders would have to install the CMS manually on their webhosting server, setup the database, and finally configure the php file to run the bloq. It was really a hassle and waste of time to finish the work. With Fantastico auto installer things are so easy as they can install WordPress with just 3 clicks.

7- It is vital to build a strong relationship with your clients; you must have a powerful relation application solution; with Fantastico, you have the application like PHP Support Tickets, customer care services, Live Center Help, with these applications, your customers get fantastic service support with FAQs or tutorials that can be downloading. You cannot be able to standby 24 hours a day but your customers still can get support when they need.

8- For e-commerce business websites, because you set up your online shopping cart in a very short time. So, there is no need to have additional shopping cart that will cost you money. It is perfect for your page and great for the beginners start working at no time at all.

Hoping after you finished reading my article has an idea about this application and why you should choose a web host provider that offers Fantastico with their reseller account.

writtern By: Jim Fonda