Seeking Alpha: Open Source as a Weapon

"Just because something is open source doesn't mean you can't charge for support, doesn't mean enterprises won't buy support, and certainly doesn't mean enterprises won't need hardware. Clouds are complicated, and that's what vendors like Red Hat (RHT), Citrix (CTXS), Rackspace (RAX) and VMWare (VMW) are betting on as they continue their game of “more open source than thou.”


Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.