Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Alcatel-Lucent and Citrix Partner on Carrier Clouds

Alcatel-Lucent is working with Citrix to accelerate the arrival of a new class of ‘carrier cloud’ solutions.  Specifically, Alcatel Lucent is delivering a "Citrix Ready" verified solution,  CloudBand Management System and CloudBand Node, which combines the computing power and flexibility of the cloud with the high performance, reliability and security of communications networks.

The "Citrix Ready" designation identifies products that are proven to interoperate smoothly with Citrix cloud solutions, giving the companies that deploy the confidence that they will perform as promised.

The solution from Alcatel-Lucent utilizes Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack, to deliver cloud services closer to customers with lower latency, better control of bandwidth and guaranteed quality of service.

Separately, the companies also announced the Citrix Ready verification of an Alcatel-Lucent Application Fluent Network that automates the performance optimization of enterprise networks to provide a superior customer experience with mobile devices and real-time applications such as virtual desktops. The solution leverages Citrix networking, data center and desktop virtualization products including Citrix  Netscaler, Citrix Branch Repeater, Citrix XenServer and Citrix XenDesktop.