Citrix opts out of the cloud server business
Citrix has sold its CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager product offerings to Accelerite on January 11, 2016.
According to Steve Wilson, VP and GM, converged infrastructure at Citrix, “We at Citrix are extremely confident that Accelerite will help nurture our customers, who are heavily invested in running their public, commercial clouds on these solutions, and will allow Citrix to focus on our core priorities around the secure delivery of apps and data.”
Citrix’s CloudPlatform technology is structured on the Apache CloudStack open source project, which the company had assisted in starting. The CloudStack code was contributed by Citrix to the Apache Software Foundation in April 2012. Citrix acquired the technology by acquiring cloud.com in July 2011. The company was a big supporter of its Project Olympus effort at the start; however, it retraced its steps in 2012 for CloudStack.
However, though Citrix may have sold off its CloudPlatform assets, it isn’t exiting the cloud altogether. The company’s aim is towards supporting an array of technologies to enable customers to select public, private or hybrid cloud technologies.