XenSource (A)

By Mark Leslie, Katherine Bose
2007 | Case No. E267A

After significant changes in management, strategic direction and product focus, XenSource, a virtualization software start-up that relies on open source code, faces key decisions regarding the pricing and packaging of its products, a challenge which is compounded by two additional factors: the tension with all of the trappings of open source and the objective to catch / overtake the established incumbent, VMware.

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