Leading Telecommunications Companies Choose Apache CloudStack to Power their Cloud Services
Citrix CloudPlatform, Powered by Apache CloudStack, Selected as the Foundation for Successful Global Cloud Deployments
BARCELONA, Spain – Citrix today announced that many of the world’s leading telecommunications companies have chosen Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack, as the foundation for their next generation cloud computing offerings, including: BT, China Telecom, EVRY, IDCFrontier, KDDI, KT, NTT Communications and Slovak Telecom. These recent wins by Citrix in the global telecommunications market add to the company’s already successful track record in helping the world’s largest providers build highly scalable and successful cloud computing businesses.
The emergence of public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds in the last several years is changing the way that individuals, developers and businesses utilize computing power. Unpredictable demand, aggressive development schedules and cost savings are some of the reasons that end-users are signing up for cloud computing offerings and moving their applications to the cloud. With CloudPlatform™, Citrix offers all of the necessary management software and infrastructure technology for global telecommunications providers to take advantage of this market demand and deliver cloud computing services that are custom tailored to their customers and market.
Citrix CloudPlatform is based on Apache CloudStack, the market leading open source cloud computing project currently undergoing incubation in the Apache Software Foundation. Since its introduction, Apache CloudStack has rapidly become the leading open source platform for building, managing and delivering highly scalable IaaS clouds for a wide range of customers such as these leading providers. CloudStack has more than 30,000 community members, thousands of certified apps, and hundreds of production clouds, collectively generating more than $1 billion in cloud revenue from some of the biggest brands in the industry.
Leading telecommunications companies are increasingly choosing Citrix CloudPlatform as the platform for their next-generation cloud services because it is the most proven way to build production ready clouds on an open source platform designed for economics, elasticity and scale – complete with commercial engagement and support from Citrix. Already proven in deployment at over 140 customers worldwide, Citrix CloudPlatform delivers a powerful, proven, hypervisor-agnostic platform that helps customers of all sizes build true Amazon-style clouds.
Cloud computing is one of the fastest growing technology movements in China, attracting customers across all industries, regions and sizes of organizations that are looking for the efficiencies and economics associated with on-demand IT services. China Telecom has a long-standing history of working with open source technologies and have been working extensively with Apache CloudStack as the foundation for our new cloud service. We chose CloudStack because of its technical maturity, it’s broad ecosystem of supporters and our ability to participate in its open source community.
As one of the largest providers of Telecommunications and IT services to the Nordic region, when EVRY looked to build out a comprehensive cloud service portfolio of on-demand computing resources, on-demand connectivity, and on-demand managed services for smb and enterprise customers, it was important that we picked a proven platform that met the high standards and functionality that our customers expect. After evaluating the options on the market, we chose Citrix CloudPlatform and CloudPortal as the foundation to our service. Based on the leading open source Apache CloudStack project and proven with large scale deployments in the IT Services industry, it was clear to EVRY that Citrix CloudPlatform gave us the fastest time to market and the richest feature-set that enables us to deliver high quality enterprise cloud services to our customers.
For the last year, IDC Frontier has been at the forefront of bringing innovative cloud computing services and technologies to businesses in Japan with our leading IDCF Cloud Self Type. In order to take advantage of the the growing interest in public cloud services in Japan, we needed to partner with a technology provider that enabled us to get to market quickly with a solution that met the quality, reliability and technology needs of our demanding customers. IDC Frontier was the first provider to bring Citrix CloudPlatform and the Apache CloudStack project to the Japanese market and we look forward to working with Citrix and the community to advance cloud computing across our region.
In July, KDDI introduced the KDDI Cloud Platform Service, a highly reliable cloud service specifically focused on addressing the growing needs of enterprises in Japan that have higher requirements around control, security and reliability that typically found in most public cloud services. Citrix CloudPlatform's proven success with the world's largest Cloud Service Providers coupled with its commitment to openness and interoperability made it the ideal solution when we were evaluating the various cloud management solutions. We are excited to be working with Citrix on the innovation and evolution of the cloud computing market.
For the past 2 years, KT has been partnering with Citrix in delivering the ucloud biz,, an innovative public cloud service based on Apache CloudStack. When building cloud systems, choosing pertinent partners is critical for business success. We used Citrix CloudPlatform as the foundation for our private cloud and found it to be an extremely robust solution that minimized the overhead costs of integration and complex deployment schedules. Citrix CloudPlatform technology seamlessly integrated with our existing technology and is allowing us to create a strong and agile public cloud.
As the industry continues to move to Cloud-based solutions, we focused on developing offerings that help partners leverage the rapid growth taking place in this segment, while also bringing the benefits of Cloud to small and medium businesses. By partnering with Citrix around Apache CloudStack and utilizing the commercial Citrix CloudPlatform, we have launched flexible, scalable, and cost-effective global public cloud service called “Cloudⁿ” which can expedite time to market and develop highly reliable solutions to expand our partners’ business opportunities.
Earlier this month Slovak Telekom launched TelekomCloud, our innovative public IaaS cloud service portfolio of on-demand computing resources to address the growing interest in cloud computing in the region – the first of its kind in Slovakia. After an extensive search to find the right partner for our service, we chose Citrix CloudPlatform as it provided us with a proven cloud management platform that enabled us to get to market quickly and provided advanced features like billing, self-service portal, networking as a service and a software catalog, helping us operate our cloud as a business.
We believe the biggest winners in the Cloud Era will be clouds built on a platform that is designed from the ground up with a true Amazon-style architecture, proven at scale in real production clouds, compatible with the Amazon architecture and fully committed to open source. The magnitude of global adoption among these telecommunications providers entrusting their core infrastructure service to the Citrix CloudPlatform is tremendous validation and proof of our position in the marketplace.
Citrix CloudPlatform's proven success with the world's largest Cloud Service Providers coupled with its commitment to openness and interoperability made it the ideal solution when we were evaluating the various cloud management solutions.