Citrix opts out of the cloud server busi­ness

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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 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.

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