Monday, July 11, 2011

Citrix Acquires for Hypervisor-agnostic Scaling

Citrix Systems has acquired, which provides software infrastructure platforms for cloud providers, for an undisclosed sum. delivers an open source software platform for launching either public or private cloud environments. The company currently has over 50 large-scale production clouds in deployment.

The product line is a hypervisor-agnostic solution for building clouds the way the world's largest and most successful public clouds are built – simple, automated, elastic, scalable and efficient. The design goal is to enable multi-tier, multi-tenant services. It can be deployed on-premise or as hosted cloud services.

Citrix said the acquisition of enables it to offer a complete portfolio of virtualization, orchestration and networking solutions purpose built for the Cloud Era. The company reiterated a commitment to openness and interoperability . The product line will continue to support leading commercial hypervisors such as Citrix XenServer and VMware vSphere, as well as open source hypervisors like Xen.

Citrix intends to add support for Microsoft products like Hyper-V and System Center to the product line, as well as support a full range of "platform-as-a-service" development environments, storage systems, servers and management software.

  • was founded in 2008. The company is based in Cupertino, California.

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