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February 2012, Vol. 2 No. 1

Building a Citrix private cloud in six steps

Only a small slice of cloud computing vendors can deliver a full stack of cloud options that are flexible, scalable and ready for the enterprise. Citrix’s cloud products allow enterprises to build out an infrastructure in the cloud and deliver it to the end user. Using products in the Citrix Systems Inc.’s cloud suite, IT administrators can manage the hypervisor, desktop delivery, identity federation and user profiles. One advantage of building your private cloud using Citrix is that all components can be deployed as virtual instances. This means you can launch all of the components in a ready-to-go virtual environment that uses hardware located in a data center or hosting facility.  More on Citrix and the cloud Was Citrix's acquisition of a defensive move? Citrix pitches cloud credentials to IT faithful Citrix shops don't buy cloud simplicity story Step 1. Hypervisor configuration Whether using a private or hosted server, you need to create a virtual environment to build out your cloud. After buying the hardware, you ...

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  • Complexity in the cloud

    by  Lauren Horwitz

    Companies that are considering private or hybrid clouds often report the vexing problem of trying to understand complex cloud service-level agreements (SLAs).