Based on open technology stack with interoperability between layers
Citrix Systems has unveiled new cloud offerings based on an open technology stack with deep interoperability between layers, enabling enterprises to leverage existing investments, including third-party virtualisation technologies and tools.
According to Citrix, the new offerings include On-Boarding that enables migration of existing applications and workloads into cloud infrastructures, including virtual machine migration and support for the open virtualisation format (OVF); and development and test offering that incorporates application lifecycle management to help organisations cut both the time and budget required to set-up and allocate new infrastructure for test and development workloads in the cloud.
The new offerings also include on-demand applications that transform Windows enterprise applications into a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that can be delivered over the web as an on-demand service; and on-demand desktops designed to enable enterprise customers to deliver Windows virtual desktops from the cloud.
In addition, the new on-demand demos allows software companies to make their product demos available to customers and prospects over the web with no setup, downloads or configuration required.
Klaus Oestermann, VP and GM of networking and cloud product group at Citrix, said: “These cloud services should work with whatever enterprise customers currently have – not because they are all built on the same locked-down, cookie-cutter virtualisation platform, but because they are designed around an open framework that encourages both innovation and interoperability.”