Citrix and NetApp expand collaboration to accelerate enterprise cloud deployments

Infotech Lead at Citrix Synergy: Citrix and NetApp expanded their current collaboration aimed at accelerating the adoption of enterprise cloud deployments.

Citrix and NetApp will provide an integrated cloud orchestration and storage solution that will address storage automation, resource allocation, and virtual machine backup and recovery.

“NetApp supporting Cloud Platform powered by Apache CloudStack is an excellent proof point that this open source software project is offering customers the collaborative-based process they need,” said Sameer Dholokia, vice president and general manager, Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix.

Enterprise will benefit as the move simplifies cloud storage deployment for the companies’ mutual customers and will result in faster transitions to private and hybrid clouds.

Product integrations with NetApp storage enable Citrix CloudPlatform to seamlessly incorporate NetApp storage as primary and secondary storage.

These integrations between Citrix and NetApp technology will focus on the following capabilities:

NetApp OnCommand Unified Manager.

Kommunale Informationsverarbeitung Baden-Franken is an IT services provider for more than 600 cities and counties in southwestern Germany.

“We are transforming the way local governments provide services to citizens by working with Citrix and its partners to develop trusted cloud solution for the public sector. Using Citrix cloud solutions to build a standardized cloud architecture and self-service portal, we made it simple to provision desktops and applications using the cloud to 40,000 public sector users. We implemented NetApp storage into our solution architecture due to its storage power, ease of integration, and interoperability with Citrix solutions,” said Jurgen Heinrich, managing director, Kommunale Informationsverarbeitung Baden-Franken.

“As the largest public university in Brazil, USP attracts students and researchers worldwide. The university decided moving to the cloud was the best decision to rein in disparate data centers, reduce redundancy, centralize data and applications, and provide users with self-service access. Because of their proven integration, the university selected Citrix CloudPlatform as the foundation for CloudUSP and NetApp for both primary and secondary storage,” said Cyrano Rizzo, manager of IT Infrastructure, University of Sao Paulo.

“The Citrix Cloud Platform powered by Apache CloudStack provides our mutual enterprise customers worldwide with a simple, easy-to-deploy architecture for transitioning from current IT infrastructure silos to private and hybrid clouds,” said Patrick Rogers, vice president, Data Center Platforms, NetApp.

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