Appcara’s AppStack Cloud Platform is Verified as Citrix Ready

  Appcara’s AppStack Cloud Platform is Verified as Citrix Ready

     As Enterprise Applications Move to the Cloud, Appcara’s Model-Driven
  Application Platform is Trusted to Enhance Citrix CloudPlatform Solutions

Business Wire

MILPITAS, Calif. -- March 28, 2013

Appcara today announced that its flagship AppStack® cloud application platform
has been verified as Citrix Ready®. The Citrix Ready program helps customers
identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization,
networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix Systems, Inc. AppStack
completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix
CloudPlatform™ providing confidence in joint solution compatibility.

With enterprises eagerly seeking greater efficiency for complex applications,
market demand is accelerating for solutions that simplify cloud deployment.
Now that it is Citrix Ready for CloudPlatform, AppStack is verified to help
Citrix enterprise and service provider customers to expedite the deployment of
business applications to public and private clouds. These include:

  *Provisioning and managing multi-tier and distributed apps that formerly
    were restricted to on-premises resources as cloud-based solutions
  *Simplifying Big Data workloads such as Hadoop in clouds
  *Management of cloud apps across the lifecycle from development to
    production
  *Enterprise App Marketplaces, with pre-packaged applications in a wide
    variety of categories, as well as a self-service packing and publishing
    capability for new custom applications from ISV’s or enterprises
  *Enabling multi-cloud support, allowing Citrix CloudPlatform users to move
    cloud Workloads from non-Citrix public and private clouds into
    CloudPlatform

The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary
products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments. Customers can be
confident that AppStack has successfully passed a series of tests established
by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with CloudPlatform in order
to enable application services for Service Provider delivery on their
CloudPlatform based infrastructure services (IaaS), or directly by enterprise
users to accelerate their application management in the cloud.

AppStack provides a platform for enterprise application orchestration on top
of Citrix CloudPlatform. Through a unique data model-driven approach, AppStack
can enable any application into the cloud, from simple stacks to complex
multi-tier enterprise apps, and even large-scale distributed apps such as
found in today’s Big Data world. By capturing and assembling these apps in its
dynamic Configuration Repository, AppStack can fully automate the provisioning
of apps into cloud environments such as CloudPlatform, and also provide
runtime point-and-click management of these apps through the AppStack Portal
over the duration of the application lifecycle. This eliminates the need for
any low-level coding or scripting as may be required by server template based
solutions.

“It’s still far too complex and time-consuming to launch and manage big
distributed applications into the cloud,” said John Yung, CEO and founder,
Appcara. “Becoming a member of the Citrix Ready program demonstrates our
commitment to work closely with others in the Citrix Ready partner ecosystem
to simplify and streamline enterprise cloud application deployment.”

About the Citrix Ready Program

The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to
enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix,
including XenDesktop®, XenApp®, XenServer®, NetScaler®. The Citrix Ready
designation is awarded to third-party products that have successfully met
verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence
in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program
leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to
meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates over partners
who have demonstrated more than 22,000 product verifications. It also includes
the Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see
thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in
their production environments. More information about the Citrix Ready program
can be found at www.citrix.com/ready. Reach Citrix ready using social media
via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

About Appcara

Appcara’s vision is to enable the efficient application onramp for public and
private clouds and portability across any clouds. The company was created by a
group of cloud computing industry veterans in 2010 in Santa Clara, CA who
previously built industry leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud
computing services such as the Savvis Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC), the
Sun cloud, as well as leading service provider infrastructures at companies
such as Equinix. The company provides the AppStack cloud application lifecycle
agility and portability platform. For more information visit www.appcara.com
or @appcara.

AppStack® is a registered trademark of Appcara. Citrix®, CloudPlatform™ and
CitrixReady® and are registered trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one
or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office and in other countries. All other trademarks and registered
trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Media:
Appcara
Paul Speciale, 408-894-9008
CMO
Paul.Speciale@appcara.com
or
MKM Corporate Communications
Mary Kae Marinac, 978-685-3136
PR Representative
mkm@mkmarinac.com
 
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