Citrix Synergy is the around the corner and I am looking forward to all of the partner and customer interactions.  Leading into the event we’ve just released XenServer 6.1 , announced our first ever Apache CloudStack Collaboration Conference and the first Apache release of CloudStack is right around the corner.  We are also building some major traction in our cloud ecosystem and continuing to see rapid customer adoption of Citrix CloudPlatform – more details to come next week.

We’ll be highlighting some of these customers in a panel session that I’ll be hosting at the Synergy event next week in Barcelona, SYN405: Real–world stories from leading cloud service providers.  Joining me to discuss their journey to cloud computing and experience with Citrix and the Citrix CloudPlatform product will be:

John Gillam, CTO BT Compute, BT Global Services

Juergen Henrich, CTO, KIVBF

David Gilpin, Chief Strategy Officer, SunGard

This select group of customers should bring a great perspective on cloud as a business driver having built clouds for a diverse set of customer solutions ranging from BTs enterprise-class public cloud offering to KIVBFs managed DaaS and IaaS for government entities and SunGard’s disaster recovery cloud services.

I look forward to a lively discussion and a full room ready to learn about proven cloud solutions from industry leaders who are leveraging Citrix cloud platforms to build and manage their cloud infrastructure.

Also be sure to check out the entire cloud session track at Synergy – See you in Barcelona!