Xen’s move to the Linux Foundation overall is seen as a very positive one from Rackspace’s standpoint. Rackspace’s Troy Toman commented that since Xen had been run by Citrix, there was a notion that perhaps it was a bit more proprietary than KVM.
“I think this is a good move by Citrix — that Xen is going to the Linux Foundation — it’s absolutely open source and they don’t have some secret plan to make it a fully proprietary offering at some point,” Toman said.
He stressed that Rackspace did not have this concern because of its relationship with Citrix.
“We’re ecstatic about the move and the future of Xen and what it represents,” Toman said.
Watch the video interview with Troy Toman below: