Citrix rolls out CloudPortal update, eyes anything as a service

Citrix rolls out CloudPortal update, eyes anything as a service

Summary: Citrix aims to be the tool provider to companies providing cloud services internally and externally.

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On Tuesday, Citrix is aiming to become a software as a service enabler with the latest release of CloudPortal Business Manager 2.0, a platform designed to allow enterprises to deliver services via the cloud.

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The company dubs its efforts as delivering anything as a service. That market is being targeted by infrastructure providers as a way to provision, optimize, manage user and deliver cloud services.

For Citrix, the pitch is to allow IT to become a cloud broker of sorts. Citrix aims to be the tool provider to companies providing cloud services internally and externally.

The approach is a twist on providing infrastructure and software, since it recognizes that the public cloud and external providers have a role in the computing resource pool.

The latest release of CloudPortal Business Manager includes:

  • A catalog of cloud services from infrastructure providers via a self-service portal.
  • An ecosystem of software development kits and application programming interfaces to deliver cloud services.
  • A dashboard of cloud provider health, performance, status and utilization.
  • Metering of cloud services.
  • User and workflow management tools.

Topics: Cloud, Enterprise Software

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  • ...eyes anything as a service.

    Got that right. It is mostly greed for more of our money that is powering the massive push of companies like this to force us all into the cloud. Of course they want us doing EVERYTHING in the cloud -- and paying more. Not to mention the problems of security, etc. the cloud brings to us.

    Doc
    Doc.Savage
  • and this is new?

    Isn't this what everyone is trying to do?
    Turd Furgeson