May

182015

Forbes: Citrix Partners with Mirantis to Find Some OpenStack Love

At OpenStack Summit Vancouver, Citrix joins Mirantis Unlocked partner program and reveals plans to integrate NetScaler and XenServer with Mirantis OpenStack distribution

Citrix announced the availability of solutions from Citrix, NetScaler and XenServer, on Mirantis OpenStack and its participation in the Mirantis Unlocked Partner Program. As a key influencer in the cloud community, reporter Ben Kepes was given the exclusive which resulted in a feature article in Forbes. This article frames the Citrix news by explaining the rise and maturity of OpenStack and how companies are really beginning to see the value in open source cloud solutions. 

Kepes focuses on what this partnership with Mirantis means for existing customers as they build and deploy cloud infrastructure to support business demands. Today, NetScaler is certified to run on Mirantis OpenStack and, later this year, Citrix will integrate the deployment of XenServer through the OpenStack Fuel installer. Beyond what this news means for individual Citrix solutions, Kepes also noted the impact of the news for the market overall. He believes the fact “that Citrix, one of the big boys of technology, sees fit to issue a press release announcing its partnership with young upstart Mirantis talks to the fundamental changes occurring” in the open source and cloud industries. Ultimately, this announcement continues to build momentum for the  growing relationship between Citrix and OpenStack, especially after the announcement made last month that Citrix was joining the OpenStack Foundation as a Corporate Sponsor.

To read the full article,  please visit Forbes.

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