Tag: CloudStack

  1. The Report of CloudStack’s Death was a Great Exaggeration

    The title of this post is a riff on the now famous quote by Mark Twain a.k.a. Samuel Clemens about the New York Journal’s confusion between him and at time his ailing cousin James Ross Clemens who was a continent away. The same thing happened recently with regards to two unrelated events. An organizational change here at Citrix and the perceived vitality of one of ...

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  2. Testing Citrix CloudPlatform

      Introduction In 2011 Citrix acquired cloud software startup cloud.com. Their CloudStack software product was subsequently donated to Apache where it became the Apache CloudStack open source project, with a Citrix commercial product derived from it (Citrix CloudPlatform, hereafter CCP). As with many software startups the emphasis was on innovating and establishing market position. Cloud.com and then Citrix concentrated on rapidly bringing a product to market and then ...

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  3. Citrix CloudPlatform and Apache CloudStack

    A very common question I receive is “What are the differences between Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform (powered by Apache CloudStack)?” With the recent release of the 4.3 versions of both CloudStack and CloudPlatform, I thought I would take a moment to talk abut this.      The first area to discuss is development. CloudStack and CloudPlatform are actually developed together using the same code base. Citrix ...

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  4. See Citrix Cloud Live at Two Great Events in April!

    The Citrix Cloud team is heading to Las Vegas for InterOp next week and then to the CloudStack Collaboration Conference in Denver the second week of April. They’re excited to showcase the latest releases of Citrix CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager products. If you’re going to InterOp next week in Las Vegas, be sure to visit the Cloud Platforms Group at the Citrix booth #1539! Checkout ...

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  5. Citrix, Cisco and NetApp Create Validated CloudPlatform FlexPod

    Cisco and Citrix, strategic partners since 2011, recognize the transformation taking place in enterprise networks as companies support more mobile, anytime, anywhere access to enterprise applications. As a result, we’re capitalizing on the opportunity to align and deliver unique solutions for mobile workstyles, cloud services and cloud networking. Today, as we continue to deliver on this pillar of our relationship, we’ll be discussing our specific collaboration ...

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  6. Citrix CloudPlatform 4.3 is Now Generally Available

    Today, we are announcing the general availability of the latest release of Citrix’s industry-leading Apache CloudStack-based cloud infrastructure orchestration and provisioning platform, Citrix CloudPlatform 4.3. We are always striving to provide our customers with the industry’s most agile, flexible, proven and open cloud orchestration, provisioning and management platform to support all types of business-critical workloads, including desktops, applications, cloud-native and server workloads. With the release of Citrix ...

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  7. Accelerate and Extend Cloud Adoption with Citrix CloudPlatform 4.3 and Cloud Ecosystem Partner Solutions

    Today, Citrix announced the General Availability of CloudPlatform 4.3—a cloud orchestration and provisioning platform for desktop, web and datacenter infrastructure workloads.  As CloudPlatform steams ahead with new features and over 300 production deployments, enterprise and service provider customers alike are looking to Citrix partners for solutions to augment their cloud environments and accelerate adoption. Diversity at the Infrastructure Layer The ability to interoperate with a variety of ...

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  8. Why bandwidth matters with the cloud

    Hybrid clouds are a hot topic these days - businesses are growing their adoption of private and public clouds, and Gartner predicts that by 2017, half of the main-stream enterprises will have a hybrid cloud strategy. For many businesses, public clouds are an interesting option for the ability to shift CapEx to OpEx and grow capacity on demand.   However, one of the challenges with ...

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  9. Hybrid Clouds for Desktop and Apps with Citrix and Cisco

    The cloud, as we all know, continues to be a hot topic, as businesses of all sizes are figuring out how best to leverage cloud architectures to improve agility, efficiency, and end-user access.  Increasingly, the answer is a hybrid cloud model - giving businesses the ability to pick and choose both on-premise and off-premise/service-provider based resources to run their workloads based on what best fits their needs. Almost ...

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  10. Extreme Scalability in the Cloud

    Around 2001, my good friend Tim Cramer and I were working together on the Java Performance team at Sun Microsystem. At the time, Sun was launching a new computer server codenamed Starcat. The Starcat, later officially dubbed the SunFire E15000, was a massive beast. With a price tag over $1,000,000, it was the size of a refrigerator and it included an unthinkable 72 CPUs on a single, ...

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