Video: Citrix Essentials Provisioning, Lab Management and StorageLink features

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At the end of February Citrix unveiled its new strategy to compete against VMware: giving away the full version of XenServer and offer a premium management pack, called Essentials, for its hypervisor and Microsoft Hyper-V.

The free XenServer comes with a lot of features (including VMs live migration, resource pooling and storage management), but Essentials has a number of additions that may seriously appeal the high-end enterprise customers.

Citrix recently published the videos of three features included in Essentials: the Dynamic Provisioning Services, the Automated Lab Management (coming from an OEM agreement with VMLogix) adn the Advanced StorageLink Technology:

These videos are now broadcasted on, the new webTV channel of