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Cisco Buying Citrix?

A blog entry in The Motley Fool speculates that Cisco could be eyeing Citrix as a possible acquisition.

Although they provide no data or sources to back up their statements, it could be a good arrangement for Cisco. Citrix is developing some serious virtualization wares, but is having some trouble making significant inroads in that market. Having the brand recognition and marketing muscle of Cisco would certainly help Citrix' profile.

And, of course, Cisco now has a hardware platform for which it needs virtualization. Of course, the Unified Computing System (UCS) is going to go out with vSphere early on in most cases, but that could be easily changed in time.

We're definitely entering the buyout era in virtualization.

Posted by Keith Ward on 05/22/2009 at 12:48 PM


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