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Will there be war in the data centre?

CDN CURATED: If a rumoured Citrix acquisition goes through, there could be fireworks

Over at The VAR Guy, the latest rumblings around several possible acqusitions by major players in the data centre are aggregated and analyzed:

”Will Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS) buy Nutanix — setting up a data center storage war with EMC and VMware? That’s the latest virtualization acquisition rumor. The Citrix-Nutanix chatter follows VMware’s Nicira buyout, Oracle’s Xsigo purchase, and Cisco Systems’ investment in Insieme.”

(Click here to read Citrix-Nutanix vs VMware-EMC, Oracle-Xsigo?)

Such an acquisition could lead to a data centre storage war with EMC and VMware, but The VAR Guy is doubtful the deal will happen. Citrix is primarily a software company while Nutanix takes a hardware approach. Time will tell.