2015 Cloud Trends for Service Providers

This year Appcore will be exhibitig and speaking at the 15th International Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. As part of the program, we had the opportunity to predict cloud market trends in 2015.

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Technical FAQ: Citrix Ready IaaS Cloud Program

For the last three weeks we have discussed the Citrix Ready IaaS Cloud Program including the top five reasons to join the program and whether to add it to your product portfolio. But you may have some lingering questions about the program so we created this technical FAQ to address them.

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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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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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