Citrix today announced that more than a half a dozen of the world’s leading telecommunications companies have chosen Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack, as the foundation for their next generation cloud computing offerings, including: BT, China Telecom, EVRY, IDCFrontier, KDDI, KT, NTT Communications and Slovak Telecom. These recent wins by Citrix in the global telecommunications market add to company’s already successful track record in helping the world’s largest providers build highly scalable and successful cloud computing businesses.
The emergence of public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds in the last several years is changing the way that individuals, developers and businesses utilize computing power. Unpredictable demand, aggressive development schedules and cost savings are some of the reasons that end-users are signing up for cloud computing offerings and moving their applications to the cloud. With CloudPlatform, Citrix offers all of the necessary management software and infrastructure technology for global telecommunications providers to take advantage of this market demand and deliver cloud computing services that are custom tailored to their customers and market.
Citrix CloudPlatform is based on Apache CloudStack, the market leading open source cloud computing project currently undergoing incubation in the Apache Software Foundation. Since its introduction, Apache CloudStack has rapidly become the leading open source platform for building, managing and delivering highly scalable infrastructure-as-a-service clouds for a wide range of customers such as these leading providers. CloudStack has more than 30,000 community members, thousands of certified apps, and hundreds of production clouds, collectively generating more than $1 billion in cloud revenue from some of the biggest brands in the industry.
Leading telecommunications companies are increasingly choosing Citrix CloudPlatform as the platform for their next-generation cloud services because it is the most proven way to build production ready clouds on an open source platform designed for economics, elasticity and scale – complete with commercial engagement and support from Citrix. Already proven in deployment at over 140 customers worldwide, Citrix CloudPlatfom delivers a powerful, proven, hypervisor-agnostic platform that helps customers of all sizes build true Amazon-style clouds.