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Citrix cloud platform 4.2 data sheet


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Citrix cloud platform 4.2 data sheet

  1. 1. Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack Data Sheet Feature Description Fastest Time to Value Mature and Proven at Scale Turn-key Cloud Solution Simple, one-package installation. Allow administrators to install as a starter cloud or run at scale with centralized management across different regions or availability zones. Proven at Scale Scale beyond 40,000 hosts per region with multiple regions running in production public and private clouds. On-Demand Virtual Data Center Hosting Provide users with virtually unlimited amount of computing resources – on demand as required and billed by actual usage. Usage Metering Provide users real-time visibility, produce historical usage reports, and create billing invoices by integrating with metering data generated by the CloudPlatform Usage Engine. Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager Integration Provision services defined in CloudPortal Business Manager through CloudPlatform. Support the commercial and operational aspects of cloud service delivery for enterprise IT and service providers using CloudPortal Business Manager based on usage metrics and user profiles from CloudPlatform. Deliver every workload Leverage best of breed virtualization, storage and networking technologies Scale Up and Scale Out workloads Orchestrate every workload regardless of type: scale-up workloads such ERP/CRM/RDBMS and scale-out workloads such as social, mobile and big data apps on the same cloud deployment. Hypervisor Agnostic Support commercial hypervisors including Citrix XenServer, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM, KVM, and Bare Metal. Storage Agnostic Orchestrates over block, file and object storage irrespective of the storage technologies and prototocols underneath. Network and Network Services CloudPlatform allows users to choose the type of network architecture that best fits their needs. Networks available out-of-box include the Basic Network, a flat L3 network or an advanced network which could be based on VLANs or SDNs and allows the users with a wide variety of network services. CloudPlatform also comes with an in-built virtual router which can provide all of the network services. Enterprise-Class Cloud Architecture Multitenancy and Workload Encapsulation for the Enterprise Dedicated Private Cloud/Physical Isolation CloudPlatform's infrastructure layers - hosts, clusters, pods, zones provide physical isolation for resources such as CPU, memory, storage and network. Dedicated resources can be applied to any of the infrastructure layers to support virtual private cloud use cases. Logical Isolation CloudPlatform's logical isolation hierarchy includes - Domain, Sub-domain, Account, Users. Usage quotas can be applied onto any layer in the hierarchy. CloudPlatform's logical isolation hierarchy can be used to model the organizational structure in typical enterprises so that a domain can represent a business unit; users can be grouped into Accounts which may represent a team. A sub-domain could represent a division in a larger business unit. Granular Tracking and Metering Support admin-defined service offerings. Resources consumed in the service offerings can be granularly tracked and metered for showback/chargeback to individual users, business units or by projects. Advanced metering is supported through the integration with CloudPortal Business Manager. Enterprise Grade Cloud Networking Meet enterprise networking requirements for architectual complexity, scale, customer defined SLA's and load balancing/firewall services. CloudPlatform allows admins to either use commodity infrastructure or best-of-breed products for networking and network services. In-built virtual router provides all of the network services out-of-box. Admins can also integrate purpose-built infrastructure components for specific network services. nTier Applications and Virtual Private Cloud CloudPlatform provides enterprise applications and virtual private clouds with the same level of enterprise grade security and reliability as traditional IT. Granular networking, routing, firewall rules, load balancing and access control can be applied to individual application tiers. Vmware vCenter Integration With the integration with Vmware Vcenter, CloudPlatform can manage the VMware environment and perform tasks such as Virtual HW hot add, VMotion, VMware HA and DRS, apply CPU & RAM overcommit controls, VM snapshots, snapshot restore and volume snapshot enhancements. Additionally, dvSwitch and PVLAN networking support enabled. Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack Trusted to power the world’s leading clouds Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack, is the industry's only future-proofed, application-centric cloud solution proven to reliably orchestrate both cloud-native workloads and existing enterprise workloads with a single unified solution. The turn-key solution is based on an open architecture that lets you leverage existing virtualization and hardware investments and is trusted to power the world's leading clouds.
  2. 2. About Citrix Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the cloud company that enables mobile workstyles—empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, easily and securely. With market-leading solutions for mobility, desktop virtualization, cloud networking, cloud platforms, collaboration and data sharing, Citrix helps organizations achieve the speed and agility necessary to succeed in a mobile and dynamic world. Citrix products are in use at more than 260,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Annual revenue in 2012 was $2.59 billion. Learn more at Copyright © 2013 Citrix Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Citrix, CloudPortal, XenServer and NetScaler 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. 2 citrix.com0813/PDF Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack Data Sheet Amazon Web Services (AWS) style Operations and Scale Cloud era Scalability and Operations Object Storage Enable AWS S3-like object storage in a region or across multiple zones. Provide scale out workloads with transparent access to storage across geographic and logically defined locations. The same S3 based object storage can be used as secondary storage for IaaS and Storage as a Service (STaaS). Regions Create AWS-like Regions consisting of multiple availability zones. By creating multiple Regions, CCP admins can achieve higher availability, higher scalability as well as geo- specific compliance requirements for data as well as management plane. Virtual Machine Management Manage virtual machine creation and maintenance. Import, create, store OS and ISO templates in CloudPlatform. Launch VMs across multiple zones using the same template. Preserve configuration states with VM in the secondary storage, take snapshots of disk volume on a scheduled or adhoc basis. Advanced Cloud Networking Cloud providers can provide advanced cloud networking configurations and Network-as-a Service (out of the box) that includes portable IP, advanced load balancing with GSLB. More granular control of networking resources such as built-in router that provide network services such as DHCP, NAT, load balancing, Firewall VPN and port forwarding. On-Demand, Automatic Elasticity Similar to autoscaling in AWS, CloudPlatform along with NetScaler provides AutoScale Technology that automatically expands and contracts the cloud resource according to application demands. Unified and Flexible Management Manage large-scale, geographically diverse cloud infrastructure trhough a centralized, active/active management server cluster. Designed for redundancy, any single component failure cannot cause a cluster-wide or cloud-wide outage. Open and Flexible Architecture API Compatibility with AWS Open source and community led CloudPlatform's code base has been merged with Apache Cloudstack, the most active community-led project in the Apache Foundation. Flexible user and management interfaces Provides multiple methods for interacting with the management layers. From a rich, menu- driven, web-based admin interface to interacting directly with the CloudStack RESTful API or command line interface (CLI). 3rd party integration Integrated with multi-cloud deployment, monitoring tools and billing solutions. Industry Standard APIs CloudPlatform API's are extensible and well-documented and includes support for Amazon Web Services (EC2) and S3 APIs. Third Party Plug-in Framework Custom plug-ins built by customers or partners have seamless UI integration with CloudPlatform. Plug-in will appear alongside with Citrix-provided features. Platform Features Unified and Flexible Management Secure Multi-tenancy CloudPlatform infrastructure management technologies provide a secure multitenant cloud environment to be built on shared datacenter hardware. Customers have the choice of building the cloud on commodity or enterprise-grade server, storage, and networking equipment. Secure Cloud Deployment Ensures that all memory, CPU, network, and storage resources are both available and isolated from one user account to another within the cloud. Host Maintenance with Live Migration Upgrades and hardware maintenance can be achieved on the cloud with no downtime for guest VMs. Citrix CloudPlatform will live-migrate any VMs from hosts that have been targeted for maintenance to prevent any disruption of service. Storage Maintenance Citrix CloudPlatform facilitates periodic storage maintenance by allowing administrators to gracefully shutdown all guest VMs with a single click. Once maintenance has been completed, all guest VMs tied to that storage server are automatically restarted. Guest Password Management Users can further enhance their guest OS templates to include CloudPlatform custom random password feature that will automatically generate a unique password upon the creation of a VM. This will allow your customers to securely login and change their password. Both Windows and Linux based OS platforms are currently supported.