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Citrix and Amazon: New Best Friends?

Amazon, to my mind, may be the leader in the cloud today. But the online giant ain't standing still. It just inked a deal with Citrix to make Windows and Citrix software run optimally on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

Citrix has a terrific PR department, but its best PR weapon is CTO Simon Crosby, who is not afraid to speak his rather brilliant mind. We in the press just love this kind of thing.

Crosby praised AWS while tossing barbs at VMware.

VMware got knocked because it calls AWS a "consumer cloud." Crosby believes that, especially with Citrix support, AWS is just fine, and can offer customers "seamless manageability for private and hosted workloads, with role-based, end-to-end management from any enterprise virtualization platform to the cloud."

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/08/2011 at 12:47 PM


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