Tag: CloudStack

  1. Citrix, OpenStack and CloudStack


    Citrix recently announced that it's now a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation.  Given the central role that Citrix has played in the Apache CloudStack project, some who are involved with CloudStack may find this odd, or even worrisome.  I thought it was worth addressing this directly. Citrix has been a leader in Cloud Computing technology for many years, and the pioneering role Citrix has played in ...

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  2. Let’s Build a Windows Server Template for Citrix CloudPlatform


    So you want to take a look at CloudPlatform but want more than the CentOS template that is included.   If your like me you need a Windows Server template for this to even be a part of the discussion.  I find that the easiest way to build a template in Citrix CloudPlatform is to first build a VM from scratch and then turn that instance ...

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  3. Citrix CloudPlatform 4.5 Supports XenServer Hosts with GPU/vGPU

    Towards the end of last year, the XenServer team announced the availability of 3D graphics pack in version 6.2 SP1. This supported hardware accelerated vGPUs based on NVIDIA GRID technology.   In combination with XenDesktop HDX 3D Pro, this enabled the use of rich 3D applications by concurrent virtual machines on a server. With Citrix CloudPlatform version 4.5, you can now leverage vGPU as well as GPU-passthrough capabilities ...

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  4. NVIDIA vGPU available with CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform – vGPU Goes Cloud!


    There have been so many announcements, of new features, recently of around both Citrix XenDesktop, XenServer and NVIDIA vGPU that after seeing enquiries on CloudStack and OpenStack GPU support over on the excellent NVIDIA GRID and vGPU forums (you can find the forums, here), I thought it was worth highlighting that CloudPlatform recently announced support for NVIDIA vGPU in their latest version.   READ THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT ...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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