Citrix Moving CloudStack to Apache

Apr 12, 2012

Citrix unveils its cloud computing strategy and moves CloudStack to the Apache Software Foundation.

Citrix has unveiled the next phase of its cloud computing strategy. As a key part of this strategy, the company is moving its CloudStack solution from OpenStack to the Apache Software Foundation. 

According to the company, turning CloudStack into a full open source Apache project will “accelerate its mission of delivering a powerful, proven, hypervisor-agnostic platform that helps customers of all sizes build true Amazon-style clouds.” The announcement states that CloudStack brings to Apache more than 30,000 community members, thousands of certified apps, and hundreds of production clouds, collectively generating more than US$ 1 billion in cloud revenue. Citrix will also deliver a commercially supported release of the proposed Apache CloudStack distribution as the centerpiece of its cloud infrastructure product portfolio.

Citrix CloudStack 3 will be released under Apache License 2.0, and the CloudStack.org community will become part of the Apache Incubator program. Citrix will further support the project with increased investment in engineering, community support, and marketing – as a Platinum sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation. 

According to the announcement, Citrix CEO Mark Templeton and GM of Cloud Platforms, Sameer Dholakia, will discuss this announcement and provide further details about the company’s cloud strategy at the Citrix Synergy 2012 conference May 9-11 in San Francisco. You can read more at: http://www.citrix.com.

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