Tag: Citrix Cloud

  1. Why CloudPlatform and Apache Software Foundation Alignment Matters

    You may have noticed in our announcement blog on Tuesday that Citrix CloudPlatform has a really long name (Citrix CloudPlatform 4.2 powered by Apache CloudStack). Why is that and what exactly does that mean? Citrix CloudPlatform is a downstream (meaning created from and not a new fork) distribution of Apache CloudStack.  What is Apache CloudStack? This description of Apache CloudStack from their webpage is a perfect description ...

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  2. CloudPlatform Enables Every Workload

    As mentioned yesterday here and here, we are very proud of Citrix CloudPlatform and the ability to manage both cloud native scale-out application workloads as well as traditional scale-up application workloads. Let’s break that statement down into more detail.  We’ll start with cloud native scale-out application workloads. Cloud Native Scale-Out Applications Let’s take a look at the underlying infrastructure commonly used to support a cloud native scale-out ...

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  3. Top 5 Questions from the CloudPlatform Master Class

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    We’re back after another incredible Cloud Master Class looking at how to install and configure CloudPlatform in less than one and a half hours. The one complaint on the webinar was that people didn't know it was happening or couldn't stay on for the entire time so they missed something they were hoping to see. As always, we recorded the class so you can watch it on your own time.  ...

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  4. CloudPlatform Master Class FAQs

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      Last week we demonstrated the capabilities of our CloudPlatform product to over 1300 people live on our Cloud 101 Master Class. On these webinars not only do we do live demos of a complete installation and configuration of a basic CloudPlatform zone, we also answer hundreds of questions on the fly to help people get up and running with the technology. We had a number ...

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  5. Beyond Username & Password: Building an Intelligent Cloud Registration (Guest post from Telesign)

    This guest post comes from our friends at TeleSign. Websites need to go beyond traditional verifications for new account registration. Without any checks or balances, fraudsters will exploit sites by creating bogus accounts. They'll also take over existing accounts by simply guessing their passwords, using over-the-counter hacking tools or leveraging social engineering. Fraudulent signups increase the cost of running a cloud by boosting infrastructure usage, inflicting excessive chargebacks and ...

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  6. Cloud software needs self-service and automation too (Guest post from UShareSoft)

    This guest post comes from our friends at UShareSoft. So you've bought into cloud and the benefits it brings for IT and business agility. You know from Citrix that one advantage of Apache CloudStack is accelerated IT service delivery, thanks to the combination of self-service provisioning and a catalog of custom-built machine images. You're running—or perhaps evaluating—CloudStack—and reveling in the luxury of being able to spin ...

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  7. The Big Switch to SDN and CloudStack (Guest post from BigSwitch)

    This guest post comes from our friends at Big Switch Networks. As a member of the Big Switch team for the last year, I’m incredibly excited that we are today announcing the general availability of Open Software-Defined Networking architecture, including Big Network Controller, Big Virtual Switch, Big Tap.  Over the past year, we’ve watched SDN mature from a new, “maybe-some-day” technology to a true imperative for ...

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  8. Software is eating the world, and DevOps gets us to that meal faster (Guest post from Electric Cloud)

    This guest post comes from our friends at Electric Cloud. Software is eating the world, and DevOps gets us to that meal faster When Marc Andreessen famously made that reference back in 2011, he was not just talking about hi-tech and internet businesses, but rather much broader verticals that include agriculture, manufacturing, education and healthcare. A billion app downloads later, we are clearly in the ‘get-to-market-quickly or ...

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  9. How to manage your cloud infrastructure with Scalr (Guest post from Scalr)

    This guest post comes from our friends at Scalr. Scalr is on premise, multi-cloud management software. It gives you a single pane of glass to view all your infrastructure–EC2, CloudStack, you name it–in one place, and provides convenient templates (known as Roles), for devops and software architect agility. What makes Scalr awesome? Every cloud is different, and as such, optimal failover strategies and scaling algorithms differ from one ...

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  10. Building a Cloud: It All Starts with Storage (Guest post from Cloudian)

    This guest post comes from our friends at Cloudian.  Whether you are a service provider or an enterprise considering providing cloud services, using cloud services, building an internal private cloud, or even enabling a hybrid cloud, it can seem that there are an overwhelming number of things to consider: Network, Compute, Storage, Virtualization, Cloud Orchestration, APIs, Deployment Costs, Hardware costs. And the list goes on. At Cloudian, ...

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