GreatResponder.com — 2011-07-12 – Citrix Systems announced today its acquisition of Cloud.com. Cloud.com is a market leading provider of software infrastructure platforms for cloud providers. It’s groundbreaking state-of-the-art CloudStack™ product line will be used by Citrix, as the company made it clear that it wants to build on this existing technology to offer large-scale clouds for big companies. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Cloud.com product line does not own any traditional enterprise server virtualization platform with cloud management layered over it. It is an extremely powerful cloud web hosting solution built and designed from ground to support providers in building clouds the same ways the most efficient cloud hosting’s are build: Simple and automated.
Furthermore, Citrix re-emphasized its pledge to open source computing, demonstrated by its support to OpenStack cloud infrastructure developed by Rackspace.
Both developed in parallel, CloudStack and OpenStack, Citrix claims to identify areas in which both can be collaborative as well as increasingly compatible. Citix also said that it would continue its support toward the project Olympus, the project that was created to be a tested and certified version of OpenStack.
Could.com has organized about 60 large-scaled cloud web hosting a lot of which are built on XenServer around the U.S.A., Asia and Indonesia, Cirtix also offers now “Cloudmaster Webinars”. The main purpose of those seminars is to educate costumers on the principals and concepts of this next-generation clouds, all this in hopes of increasing the number of cloud web hosting around the world. Those “Cloudmaster Webinars” will also include a two-day “Build-a-Cloud Workshops.”
Citris also announced that the former CEO of VMI ogix, Sameer Dholaki, who is currently the group vice president and general manager of the new group, will be heading the group to create new Cloud Platforms products. Continuing to lead the design, architecture and technology of the CloudStack product line, Sheng Liang, CEO of Cloud.com, will be reporting to him.