What if enterprise customers could build a secure private cloud in just a few hours?  Thanks to SoftLayer and Citrix CloudPlatform, they can!

Leveraging the experience building its public cloud, SoftLayer was able to design a hosted private cloud service that caters to an enterprise user. The new SoftLayer Private Cloud offering uses Citrix CloudPlatform (powered by Apache CloudStack) IaaS software to orchestrate and automate the building of a private cloud environment while still allowing for the unique access, control , customization and complex configurations an enterprise requires.

“For some time our customers have used our portfolio of dedicated servers, network resources, and virtualization options to build their own private clouds. Now, with SoftLayer Private Clouds, instead of starting at square one, you can start with your cloud ready for whatever you want to do with it,” said Duke Skarda, chief technology officer for SoftLayer. “

SoftLayer is aligned with Citrix on our virtualization and cloud  strategy as long time users of XenServer and NetScaler technologies and we are thrilled that they selected Citrix CloudPlatform to power this new service for them. The proven scalability and single pane of glass management of Citrix CloudPlatform provides the perfect foundation for this hosted private cloud offering that will span SoftLayer’s 13 datacenters around the globe.

Catch the Citrix CloudPlatform team at CloudExpo,RightScale User Conference and ODCA Forecast 2012 in NY June 11-14.  Stop by the booth at CloudExpo to see a demo or catch one of our many speaking slots and educational sessions:

KEYNOTE – Step up to a Higher Cloud
Sameer Dholakia

Architecting Your Cloud: Lessons Learned from 100 CloudStack Deployments
Shannon Williams

A Higher Cloud Awaits You
Orestes Melgarejo

Crash Course In Open Source Cloud Computing
Peder Ulander

RightScale User Conference – Back that *aaS up – Bridging Multiple Clouds for Bursting and Redundancy
Peder Ulander

Open Datacenter Alliance – Cloud Management Panel
Peder Ulander