Citrix Sells CloudStack Orchestration Platform to Accelerite
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Citrix Sells CloudStack Orchestration Platform to Accelerite

Says acquisition will enable it to focus on core priorities of secure delivery of apps and data

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Accelerite has acquired Citrix’s CloudStack-based cloud orchestration platform, CloudPlatform, as well as its unified cloud services delivery and business management platform CloudPortal Business Manager.

According a Monday announcement from Citrix, the acquisition will let Citrix focus its “core priorities around the secure delivery of apps and data.”

Customers using CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager product lines commercially will be managed by Accelerite.

CloudPortal Business Manager provides cloud service automation for provisioning, billing, metering and user management. This lets them provide a broad array of cloud services while integrating with existing business, operations and IT systems.

Accelerite is the products division of enterprise software developer Persistent Systems and a leading player in cloud management and enterprise mobility management software, as well as theInternet of Things.

This acquisition represents just its latest major acquisition in the cloud computing and virtualization software space which has included the acquisition of various product lines from the likes of HP, Intel and Openwave. In June, it acquired Convirture, a provider of unified management software for virtualization and cloud environments. And, in October, it began its IoT business with its acquisition of Aepona from Intel.

“The addition of CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager product lines will help round out our portfolio and enables us to offer complete end-to-end life cycle management for public and private clouds,” Accelerite CEO Nara Rajagopalan said in a statement. “Although we see an increase in both the acceptance and adoption of containers in today’s clouds, large gaps still exist in an enterprise’s ability to deploy and manage containers in these environments. CloudPlatform, with its simplicity and ease-of-use along with its tremendous customer base, is a great platform for enterprises to use to address this emerging need to help evolve the cloud into its next phase of hyper-convergence.”

Citrix will work with Accelerite on CloudPlatform software integrations including integrations with XenServer, NetScaler and Citrix Workspace Cloud. Accelerite has committed to working with the Apache Foundation and contributing its CloudPlatform roadmap to the Apache CloudStack project.

Neither company disclosed the financial details of the transaction.

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