What does Citrix's move to CloudStack mean for OpenStack and OpenStack users?


Just as OpenStack released its newest cloud OS, Essex, Citrix announced that is was going to drop support of OpenStack and focus on developing its CouldStack platform. How significant is this for OpenStack? Is it something to be concerned about for OpenStack users?

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Well, I suppose it could be good or bad. The question to consider is how important was Citrix to OpenStack? If their importance was minimal then OpenStack should continue without Citrix's support.

Perhaps both projects will do well over time.

Here's a list of companies involved with the OpenStack ecosystem. Citrix is still listed for now, but even if they pull out of it there are still quite a few companies involved.


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