Citrix and NetApp Collaborate to Simplify Cloud Storage
Joint Integration Drives Storage Optimization for Citrix
CloudPlatform and Apache CloudStack
BARCELONA, SPAIN -- (Marketwire) -- 10/17/12 -- Today at Citrix
Synergy, Citrix and NetApp announced an extension of their current
collaboration aimed at accelerating the adoption of enterprise cloud
deployments. Together, Citrix and NetApp will provide a fully
integrated cloud orchestration and storage solution that will address
storage automation, resource allocation, and virtual machine backup
and recovery. The move greatly simplifies cloud storage deployment
for the companies' mutual customers and will result in faster
transitions to private and hybrid clouds.
Over the past few years, cloud computing has evolved from a simple
public compute utility model that addressed the needs of individual
developers to one that has fundamentally shifted how enterprises
deliver, manage, and consume IT services throughout their
Today, product integrations with NetApp(R) storage enable Citrix
CloudPlatform to discover and seamlessly incorporate NetApp storage
as primary and secondary storage. Moving forward, collaboration
between the two companies will build on this existing success with a
focus on combining NetApp unified storage solutions and Data
ONTAP(R), the world's number one storage operating system, with both
Citrix CloudPlatform and the Apache CloudStack project, providing
users with a cloud-ready storage environment that will optimize
storage utilization, simplify maintenance, and accelerate the
transition to an agile data infrastructure.
These integrations between Citrix and NetApp
technology will focus on the following capabilities:
-- NetApp OnCommand(R) Unified Manager. Support in Citrix
CloudPlatform and Apache CloudStack will automate the provisioning and
administration of storage service offerings within the product's
self-service portal, increasing agility while decreasing service
deployment times based on policy-based resource allocation.
-- NetApp virtual storage console (VSC) for Citrix XenServer(R).
NetApp plug-in for XenCenter empowers Citrix administrators to
provision, deduplicate, resize
, and delete storage repositories on
NetApp storage. In VDI deployments, NetApp VSC for Citrix XenServer
allows for cloning tens of thousands of VMs almost instantaneously
with NetApp FlexClone(R) technology.
Current Customers Using NetApp Storage on CloudPlatform
Heinrich, Managing Director, Kommunale Informationsverarbeitung
"As an IT services provider for more than 600
cities and counties in southwestern Germany, we are transforming the
way local governments provide services to citizens by working with
Citrix and its partners to develop 'trusted cloud,' an award-winning
cloud solution for the public sector. Using Citrix cloud solutions to
build a standardized cloud architecture and self-service portal, we
made it simple to provision desktops and applications using the cloud
to 40,000 public sector users literally 'out of the socket.' We also
implemented NetApp storage into our solution architecture due to its
storage power, ease of integration, and interoperability with Citrix
Cyrano Rizzo, Manager of IT Infrastructure, University of Sao Paulo
"As the largest public university in Brazil, USP attracts students
and researchers worldwide. The university decided moving to the cloud
was the best decision to rein in disparate data centers, reduce
redundancy, centralize data and applications, and provide users with
self-service access. Because of their proven integration, the
university selected Citrix CloudPlatform as the foundation for
CloudUSP and NetApp for both primary and secondary storage."
Sameer Dholokia, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Platforms
"NetApp supporting Cloud Platform powered by Apache
CloudStack is an excellent proof point that this open source software
project is offering customers the collaborative-based process they
need. We are excited to learn that NetApp will integrate its storage
solutions with Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform, and we
look forward to the opportunities this will offer our joint
Patrick Rogers, Vice President, Data Center Platforms, NetApp
Citrix Cloud Platform powered by Apache CloudStack provides our
mutual enterprise customers worldwide with a simple, easy-to-deploy
architecture for transitioning from current IT infrastructure silos
to private and hybrid clouds. The platform continues to gain
momentum, and NetApp looks forward to working with Citrix on
integration work that helps accelerate the transition to a shared,
agile data infrastructure."
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-- Expert blog: Cloud Platform blog by Peder Ulander
-- Expert blog by Citrix
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