Help Me Help You from CloudStack Collab

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I recently joined Citrix and am now leading a team that includes a large number of CloudStack commitors and contributors. I have overall product development responsibility for Citrix's CloudPlatform product -- which is Powered by Apache CloudStack. As such, I'm interested in ensuring the best possible working relationship between Citrix and the Apache CloudStack community as a whole. In this session, I'll describe Citrix's goals in working with the community and will lead an interactive feedback session on how you (the attendees) think Citrix can best interact with the community so that we can ensure that everyone meets their goals.

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  • We’ve built a comprehensive portfolio of businesses that span 6 core technology segments: collaboration, data sharing, mobile platforms, windows desktops and apps as a service, cloud networking and cloud platforms. If you look through a single lens, Citrix is all about powering cloud services to enable mobile workstyles.
  • Help Me Help You from CloudStack Collab

    1. 1. Help Me Help You How Should Citrix Best Work with CloudStack? Steve Wilson - @virtualsteve VP, Cloud Engineering at Citrix November 21st, 2013
    2. 2. Agenda • A little bit about my background • What does Citrix really do? • Why the heck is Citrix so committed to CloudStack? • About the CloudPlatform Team • Citrix and Apache 2 © 2013 Citrix
    3. 3. Who is this Steve guy anyway? Just so you know who you’re working with
    4. 4. Early Work Years 4 © 2013 Citrix
    5. 5. Java, Java, Java © 2013 Citrix
    6. 6. Utility Computing, Virtualization & Cloud © 2013 Citrix
    7. 7. Guitar © 2013 Citrix
    8. 8. Martial Arts © 2013 Citrix
    9. 9. Why is Citrix Here?
    10. 10. Citrix Enables Mobile Work Styles http://youtu.be/X2OQehB7kHs © 2013 Citrix
    11. 11. © 2013 Citrix
    12. 12. 55% 21% © 2013 Citrix 24%
    13. 13. What Does CloudPlatform do for Citrix? • Standalone Business ᵒService Providers ᵒEnterprises ᵒProviding the back-end to the mobile workforce • Cloudifying the Desktop ᵒBetter deployments for in-house XenApp/XenDesktop customers ᵒEnabling public clouds to deliver on-demand desktops • Driving into new markets (e.g. co-working with NetScaler team) • Increasingly used by our in-house SaaS division © 2013 Citrix
    14. 14. About the CloudPlatform Team
    15. 15. Santa Clara Hyderabad Bangalore © 2013 Citrix • Architects • Alex • Chiradeep • Darren
    16. 16. Citrix and Apache Discussion
    17. 17. Citrix as a Community Member • What are we doing well? • What should we be doing differently? • Can we be more transparent with our needs to the community? © 2013 Citrix
    18. 18. Release Planning and Timing • Citrix has a large, commercial dependency on CloudStack • We want to stay in sync with the community, but have other forces driving us as well • Suggestions for how we best align CloudStack and CloudPlatform? © 2013 Citrix
    19. 19. Cloudstack.next • What are your priorities? • What does it mean to you? • How do we plan for it? © 2013 Citrix
    20. 20. My Areas of Interest for Cloudstack.next • Hackability!!! • Easy maintenance • Massive Scale • Adopting the latest cloud technologies © 2013 Citrix
    21. 21. Work better. Live better.

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