Citrix has been partnering successfully with NetApp and Cisco to help customers accelerate their journey to virtualization and cloud.  Customers such as the University of Sao Paulo have leveraged our joint solutions to embrace an  IT-as-a-Service model where all of IT- from desktops, to apps, to infrastructure – are delivered on-demand  as cloud services.  USP, Latin America’s largest university, now serves its 100,000 students and 23,000 staff members from a consolidated USP Cloud that addresses three very different use cases with a single cloud platform- a student cloud that is very cost-efficient and designed for experiementation, a highly available high-performance cloud for researchers, and an administrative cloud with virtualized desktops and apps for its staff.

The results speak for themselves – USP saw over 40x increase in the number of VMs an admin can manage, and over 55% reduction in power consumption from their move to the cloud.  Customers like USP are able to realize these benefits by addressing the needs of their different user bases from a single consolidated cloud – a key requirement that most enterprises have.  This is made possible by a combination of the unique application-centric cloud orchestration  that Citrix CloudPlatform delivers coupled with the flexibility delivered by Cisco and NetApp.  And now, we are making this combination faster, smarter, and simpler with not only product enhancements but also joint best-in-class support for Cisco, NetApp, Citrix XenDesktop, CloudPlatform and XenServer.

Happy Birthday FlexPod, and we look forward to continue serving customers with our joint solutions.  If you are interested in learning more, join us at one of the following events:

  • CIO Seminar on IT-as-a-Service with Citrix, Cisco and NetApp in Seattle on Nov 5
  • CIO Seminar on IT-as-a-Service with Citrix, Cisco and NetApp in Phoenix on Nov 12
  • Deep Dive on the integration of NetApp with CloudPlatform at the Apache CloudStack Summit in Amsterdam Nov 20-22