Citrix Rolls Out Latest Partner Program: Citrix Ready IaaS Cloud for XenDesktop

In last weeks blog post, Appcore Verified as Citrix Solution Advisor Partner, we talked about what it means to be a Silver Solution Advisor and the benefits to you as a service provider. We also outlined Citrix’s latest program designed specifically for cloud service providers: Citrix Ready IaaS Cloud for XenDesktop. In today’s blog, we are going to discuss the details of the program and the easiest way to join.

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Appcore Verified as Citrix Solution Advisor Partner

In our latest blog, Why Did Appcore Choose Citrix and CloudStack over OpenStack, we discussed several benefits Citrix offers their partners including programs such as the Citrix Solution Advisor and Citrix Ready program.

Appcore chose to take part in both of these programs to allow our customers to gain the simplicity and flexibility of cloud services while providing the expertise of deploying service provider clouds.

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Webinar Q&A: Citrix CloudPlatform for Service Providers: It Just Works!

Last month Appcore partnered with Citrix to host our latest webinar, Citrix CloudPlatform for Service Providers: It Just Works. During the webinar, we discussed various topics including the competitive cloud landscape, the benefits of Citrix CloudPlatform for service providers and the pitfalls to avoid when deploying a cloud.

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Why Did Appcore Choose Citrix and CloudStack over OpenStack?

In our last couple of blog post, we have compared both the CloudStack and OpenStack projects and discussed the underlying technology. Our goal as a cloud software management provider is to arm you with the tools to determine which orchestration is best for you as a service provider. In an effort to provide the most stable and reliable platform possible to our customers, we were compelled to compare the best of breed solutions in the market, CloudStack and OpenStack, to fully understand the pros and cons of each before making a commitment to a single platform.

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Do you Know the Difference Between CloudStack and OpenStack Architecture?

As an service provider, making the decision about which cloud infrastructure and technology components to implement can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to choosing one orchestration platform over the other. A large portion of the discussion between CloudStack vs OpenStack centers around the architectural design of each project. CloudStack takes an integrated, holistic approach, whereas, OpenStack’s design architecture is complex and features individual projects with their own separate APIs to integrate as a provider. 

Appcore's engineers compared the architecture of both Apache CloudStack vs OpenStack and walked through the steps to deploy each to compare functionality and features. During the process they discovered some distinct difference between the two. Below we have outline specific components and how they compare.  

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