Citrix Joins OpenStack Foundation as Corporate Sponsor

By CIOReview | Friday, April 24, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Citrix returns to working with OpenStack, this time as Corporate Sponsor for OpenStack Foundation. The company reinforces its focus on interoperability between diverse technology apparatus and thus be in a position to cater to the diversity-hungry cloud customers across the globe.  

Citrix – who was one of the contributors to OpenStack in its early days – at one point of time in history had given up its hope on OpenStack and had brought its own cloud platform called CloudStack to the table which made its way into the Apache Software Foundation. But much to Citrix’s dismay, CloudStack didn’t take off and its backers in the company made an exit.

With renewed energy and faith in OpenStack – a platform that is backed by industry heavyweights such as IBM, Red Hat, HP, and AT&T – Citrix eyes an opportunity in offering more cloud options to its customers. To that end, its premium products NetScaler and XenServer solutions support OpenStack.

Citrix says it will integrate its cloud infrastructure and networking solutions with leading OpenStack distributions. The company will actively participate in OpenStack’s technology and architecture development. It supports the idea of collaboration, innovation, and standardization under a proven framework and foundation.

“Diversity and choice are two powerful drivers behind both the success of OpenStack and the growing list of companies who have chosen OpenStack as their infrastructure platform. We’re glad to see Citrix become a Corporate Sponsor, and we look forward to the contributions they can bring to the community as it continues driving cloud infrastructure innovation and software maturity,” said Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director, OpenStack Foundation.