Multinational software company, Citrix, has partnered with open source company, Red Hat, on new product integrations for building OpenStack Clouds. As part of the collaboration, Citrix unveiled the integration and certification of its application delivery controller, NetScaler, with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.
Citrix said, in a statement, that this partnership will enable customers to assemble their Cloud infrastructure using components from Citrix and Red Hat for the first time.
It indicated that the joint solution provides customers with access to a broader portfolio of products to further boost the performance and scale provided by Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform deployments.
This announcement follows news a few months ago that Citrix joined the Open Stack Foundation.
Citrix delivery networks vice-president of market development, Nand Mulchandani, said it inked the partnership as customers are increasingly faced with the challenge of scaling their OpenStack deployments and are looking for production-grade infrastructure that supports the demands of their business.
"Citrix is committed to providing customers with flexibility and choice as they build their datacentres with technology, including OpenStack. Red Hat is well recognised as a leader in the OpenStack community, and Red Hat OpenStack customers can now use the NetScaler platform to ensure the scalability, availability and security of their workloads.”
Red Hat OpenStack general manager, Radhesh Balakrishnan, added that customers choose OpenStack because they want a truly open, production-ready platform for building their public or private Clouds.
“By working together with Citrix, NetScaler is now certified to work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and offers customers the rich capabilities of NetScaler for workload availability, security, scalability, and performance,” he said.