Alcatel-Lucent partners with Citrix on carrier-grade cloud

Staff writer
24 Oct 2012

Alcatel-Lucent announced that it is working with Citrix to accelerate the arrival of a new class of ‘carrier cloud’ solutions that deliver high-performance cloud services designed to address the most stringent requirements of service providers, enterprises and consumers alike.

Alcatel Lucent is delivering a Citrix Ready verified solution, CloudBand Management System and CloudBand Node, which combines the computing power and flexibility of the cloud with the high performance, reliability and security of communications networks. The Citrix Ready designation identifies products that are proven to interoperate smoothly with Citrix cloud solutions, giving the companies that deploy the confidence that they will perform as promised.

The solution from Alcatel-Lucent utilizes Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack, a proven open source cloud platform for building, managing and delivering highly scalable infrastructure-as-a-service clouds. It leverages the unique strengths of the service provider’s distributed infrastructure to deliver cloud services closer to customers with lower latency, better control of bandwidth and guaranteed quality of service. Essentially a ‘cloud in a box’, the joint solution allows service providers to remotely set up a network node location in a few hours to provide all of the functionality of the public cloud.

This unique, open source approach to bringing together the network and computing resources creates greater network control, distribution and optimization to enable service providers to provide a better class of cloud services.


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