Over the past couple of years, Citrix has witnessed explosive growth in our cloud solutions. Not only have we seen organizations of all types building new and innovative clouds, but also industry recognition like the Info-Tech Research Group’s Cloud Management Vendor Landscape. One especially exciting area has been our service provider and Telco customers that are building cloud solutions using Citrix CloudPlatform powered by Apache CloudStack. They’ve built differentiated clouds with enterprise customers in mind, solving their unique technical requirements and business objectives.

As enterprise customers plan and execute their cloud strategy, they need options that will help them gain IT agility and time to market. Some organizations start by moving suitable workloads like development, testing and training to public clouds to get immediate benefits like self-service and elastic capacity. Other companies further down the path tend to find that hybrid clouds, the convergence of private and public clouds, is the best possible solution, enabling them to keep the most sensitive data on-premise while leveraging the infinite capacity and cost-efficiency of off-premise public clouds.

In either case, as cloud adoption grows and becomes increasingly more strategic, organizations can look to cloud providers to help them continue their journey. To be successful, they need to find the right cloud provider that can deliver a flexible and customized solution that aligns with their needs and long term cloud strategy. To help enterprise organizations implement their cloud strategies, we are pleased to announce the new Citrix Cloud Provider Marketplace. In the marketplace you will find proven cloud providers that have built solutions using CloudPlatform. While the cloud providers in the marketplace have built a range of cloud solutions, they all have some common threads including:

  • Established, production clouds built on Citrix CloudPlatform
  • Differentiated cloud solutions that solve unique business and technical challenges
  • Focus on enterprise customers and their unique requirements

Whether your goal is to use public cloud services, implement a hosted private cloud or build a custom hybrid cloud, the Cloud Provider Marketplace can help you get there. We are excited to launch the new marketplace with a strong show of support and participation from our cloud providers including Contegix, Datapipe, EVRY, Logicworks, Schuberg PhilisSoftLayer and Verio. I’d especially like to thank these debut cloud providers who worked hard to help get us here. Over the next couple of months we’ll be adding additional clouds from around the globe to the marketplace, so keep checking back.

So without further ado, go visit the Cloud Provider Marketplace and find a cloud that is right for you.