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Citrix Catches Cloud.com

Like VMware, virtualization powerhouse Citrix wants a big chunk of the cloud. (Do clouds have chunks or just wisps?) Citrix has certainly built its share of cloud tools, but now it is also buying its way into the market. Case in point: Cloud.com, which Citrix just picked up for an undisclosed sum.

Cloud.com is in the infrastructure-as-a-service market and its stuff runs on all the major hypervisors. That fits Citrix's strategy to a T as Citrix supports its own Xen hypervisor as well as Hyper-V. Cloud.com's key tool is the open source Java-based CloudStack, which turns datacenters into a service, and self-heals or at least protects itself through robust failover.

Anyone one there ever give CloudStack a whirl? If so let us know how it went by writing dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/19/2011 at 12:47 PM


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