Today, Citrix® and NetApp made an important announcement regarding Citrix CloudPlatform and Apache CloudStack: Together, we will provide a fully integrated cloud orchestration and storage solution that will address storage automation, resource allocation, and virtual machine backup and recovery. Our mutual objective in this collaboration is to provide users with a cloud-ready storage environment that will optimize storage utilization, simplify maintenance, and accelerate the transition to an agile data infrastructure.
NetApp and Citrix have done much together already, as mentioned in my earlier post, and we aspire to accomplish a great deal more to support the open source community and our mutual customers.
As this is the week of Citrix Synergy in Barcelona, it seems fitting to share another iconic image from this beautiful city: the Sagrada Família. This basilica reaches to the clouds as did the imagination of the Catalan architect Atonini Gaudi.
Wry observers may note that construction on the Sagrada Familia began in 1882 and decades of work remain. So, is it really a fitting analogue for Apache CloudStack? For those readers, I ask did Gaudi have the power of open source to harness? Which web server are you using today; and which kind of UNIX?
If the cities of Milan, Frankfurt, New York, London, Tokyo, and Shanghai each said "We will build a tower!". And if countless independent craftsmen contributed to the construction then, perhaps, the Sagrada Familia would have been completed in the lifetime of Gaudi.
Today, NetApp has restated its commitment to building the Apache CloudStack and confidence grows that this basilica shall reach the height of the vision from which it rises.