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GigaSpaces’ Cloudify is Verified as Citrix Ready

GigaSpaces Technologies, a provider of software middleware for deployment, management and scaling of mission-critical applications on cloud environments, today announced that Cloudify has been verified as Citrix Ready®. The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix. Cloudify completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix CloudPlatform™ powered by Apache CloudStack to automate the installation and management of multi-tier applications on CloudPlatform.

Cloudify’s open-source cloud orchestration software platform provides deployment, management and automatic scaling of complex, enterprise applications on the cloud. Cloudify automates the entire application lifecycle, significantly minimizing the complexity of managing applications on the cloud.

Cloudify provides Citrix CloudPlatform users a simple tool with which to deploy, monitor, heal and scale their complex applications by automating their processes in the cloud. The combined solution enables users to automate and orchestrate multi-tier application deployments on top of CloudStack, as well manage and monitor post-deployment processes.

In addition, through Cloudify’s abstraction layer, Cloudify makes it possible for Citrix CloudPlatform users to easily build a hybrid cloud solution between CloudStack and other clouds for business continuity, disaster recovery, and cloud-bursting scenarios. This means that CloudPlatform users can extend their Cloudify deployments to other environments, including high-performance environments, such as bare-metal and even non-virtualized environments.

“Citrix Ready makes it easier for customers to select the most suitable cloud products for their specific needs,” said Greg Fox, Director, Citrix Ready Program at Citrix. “By taking part in our program, GigaSpaces’ Cloudify has enabled its customers to obtain a high-quality user experience and the simplest means for making an informed product purchasing selection.”

“As a member of the Citrix Ready program, we are able to offer customers intelligent solutions that combine Cloudify with CloudPlatform,” said Adi Paz, EVP Business Development and Marketing at GigaSpaces. “Together, they provide a comprehensive orchestration solution for automating the deployment and management of applications on the cloud, creating the highest quality experience for our customers.”

About Citrix Ready

The Citrix Ready program identifies verified products that are trusted to enhance Citrix cloud solutions for mobility, virtualization, networking and cloud platforms. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third-party partners that have successfully met test criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances to meet a wide variety of customer needs, and currently incorporates more than 25,000 product verifications and thousands of products that have been confirmed to work in production environments by the Citrix customer community. Learn more at www.citrix.com/ready.

About GigaSpaces

GigaSpaces Technologies provides software middleware for deployment, management and scaling of mission-critical applications on cloud environments through two main product lines, XAP In-Memory Computing and Cloudify. Hundreds of Tier-1 organizations worldwide are leveraging GigaSpaces’ technology to enhance IT efficiency and performance, from top financial firms, e-commerce companies, online gaming providers, healthcare organizations and telecom carriers.

GigaSpaces was founded in 2000 and has offices in the US, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.gigaspaces.com or our blog at blog.gigaspaces.com.

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