Case study: NetStandard powers cloud solution with Citrix CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager

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Case study: NetStandard powers cloud solution with Citrix CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager

  1. 1. Leading managed service provider NetStandard powers cloud solution with Citrix CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager citrix.com NetStandard powers cloud solution | Case StudyNetStandard powers cloud solution | Case Study
  2. 2. 2 citrix.com NetStandard powers cloud solution | Case StudyNetStandard powers cloud solution | Case Study CloudPortal Business Manager gives our customers one place to go for fast, easy self- service. They can track utilization, manage billing and open support tickets with no administrative intervention on our part. That’s a big win for us. Leo Hart Custom Cloud Product Manager, NetStandard NetStandard is a leading provider of strategic information technology solutions for small and midsize businesses. The company’s of offerings include managed services, virtual machines and cloud computing, al delivered with a consultative approach and supported by an expert team of engineers. NetStandard makes a number of Microsoft products available through its cloud computing platform, Myappsanywhere, along with more than 50 certified applications from independent software vendors. The challenge Delivering and managing a broad range of cloud services at scale As a managed service provider with years of experience in the field, NetStandard understood the promise of the cloud. The company also understood, however, that deploying any cloud of offering would likely place a considerable strain on the day-to-day administration of more traditional datacenter services. To keep pace with competitors, NetStandard needed to find a cloud platform that could deliver enterprise-class scalability combined with advanced management tools for a truly streamlined approach to cloud administration. Perhaps most importantly of al , the platform needed to support customers in a number of heavily regulated industries, including financial services, healthcare and government. The solution Enabling IT as a service on a unified cloud foundation NetStandard began its search for a cloud orchestration solution by taking a close look at competing solutions. But only CloudPlatform provided a unified foundation for large-scale cloud computing with Amazon-style elasticity. “CloudPlatform didn’t have a steep learning curve,” says Leo Hart, Custom Cloud Product Manager at NetStandard. “We were able to get the platform up and running easily.” In addition to a robust cloud orchestration solution, NetStandard recognized the need for simpler administration of its many client-facing services. The company turned to CloudPortal Business Manager, combining a self-service cloud catalog on the front end with a powerful billing engine on the back end.
  3. 3. citrix.com0314/PDF 3 Corporate Headquarters Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA Silicon Valley Headquarters Santa Clara, CA, USA EMEA Headquarters Schaffhausen, Switzerland India Development Center Bangalore, India Online Division Headquarters Santa Barbara, CA, USA Pacific Headquarters Hong Kong, China Latin America Headquarters Coral Gables, FL, USA UK Development Center Chalfont, United Kingdom NetStandard powers cloud solution | Case Study Key benefits Unifies delivery and management of multiple services in a single pane of glass The open and flexible nature of CloudPortal enables NetStandard to handle the administration not only of cloud services, but of other managed services as well. In this way, CloudPortal has become a truly unified delivery solution with integrated management capabilities—al in a single pane of glass. “CloudPortal Business Manager gives our customers one place to go for fast, easy selfservice,” says Hart. “They can track utilization, manage billing and open support tickets with no administrative intervention on our part. That’s a big win for us.” Automates administrative tasks for greater efficiency and enhanced customer service By eliminating the need for manual billing, NetStandard can devote less time to administration and more time to enhancing the customer experience. The company can also minimize the incidence of human error by centralizing and automating billing processes across all services for faster, more consistent invoicing. Accelerates time-to-market for innovative cloud solutions As competitors continue to explore and introduce innovative services, NetStandard now has a cloud architecture in place to accelerate the deployment of new of offerings. That level of agility will only become more important as a growing number of customers demand a wider range of services on an ever-larger scale. Going forward, NetStandard plans to use Citrix CloudPortal Services Manager to deliver hosted Microsoft applications like SharePoint, Exchange and Lync. The company will also expand its use of CloudPortal Business Manager to enable platform-as-a-service (PaaS) capabilities for a growing customer base. “As we evolve toward giving our customers a full IT-as-a-service platform, CloudPortal will continue to be strategically important,” says Hart. “The Citrix software development kit (SDK), combined with its dynamic self- service catalog, will make it possible for us to deliver even more services, all from a single platform.” Key Benefits Unifies delivery and management of multiple services in a single pane of glass. Automates administrative tasks for greater efficiency and enhanced customer service. Accelerates time to market for innovative cloud solutions. Industry Managed Service Provider Citrix Products CloudPlatform CloudPortal Business Manager ”CloudPlatform didn’t have a steep curve. We were able to get the platform up and running easily.” Leo Hart Custom Cloud Product Manager, NetStandard NetStandard powers cloud solution | Case Study About Citrix Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leader in virtualization, networking and cloud infrastructure to enable new ways for people to work better. Citrix solutions help IT and service providers to build, manage and secure, virtual and mobile workspaces that seamlessly deliver apps, desktops, data and services to anyone, on any device, over any network or cloud. This year Citrix is celebrating 25 years of innovation, making IT simpler and people more productive with mobile workstyles. With annual revenue in 2013 of $2.9 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 330,000 organizations and by over 100 million people globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com. Copyright © 2014 Citrix Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Citrix, CloudPlatform and CloudPortal are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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