Months after bowing to investor pressure and spinning out its GoTo family of collaboration products, Citrix announced today that it is selling its two CloudStack infrastructure management products to Persistent Systems.
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Gartner predicted in December 2011 that cloud computing would be getting real in 2012. They said cloud computing "is becoming a reality." But did that happen? In my view, not exactly.
Like Cisco and its Insieme Networks project, Alcatel-Lucent has invested in a startup company focused on SDNs for cloud service providers.
OpenStack is the largest and most active open source cloud computing project, but interest in the platform has leveled off in the last quarter as momentum for competing project CloudStack continues to build.
Citrix is many different things to many people. It's a cloud company, it's a virtualization player, it's a mobile technologies vendor and it's a collaboration products provider. But according to Mark Templeton, Citrix CEO since 2001, all of that blends together and fits with where enterprise IT shops are headed. Here, speaking with IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant, Templeton dishes on Citrix's overall strategy, its relationships with Cisco, Microsoft and Apple, its rivalry with VMware, and its controversial take on open source cloud computing.
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