Just when you thought virtualization vendor relationships couldn’t get any more complicated, Citrix has signed up as a VMware technology alliance partner.
Is this the dawn of a new era between these two longstanding rivals? Um, no. It’s just a way for Citrix to be more involved at VMworld 2010.
Apparently that wasn’t enough for Citrix, which became a VMware partner “in order to participate more fully and openly at VMworld,” according to company blogger Kim Woodward. Citrix will be a silver sponsor of VMworld and have a booth twice as large as last year’s. Microsoft hasn’t made a similar move, though.