GigaSpaces, Citrix OpenCloud Platform Integrate
GigaSpaces integration with Citrix Systems is immediately available and has been verified as Citrix Ready.GigaSpaces, a provider of application platforms for Java and .NET environments, announced it has partnered with desktop virtualization specialist Citrix Systems to provide an open and elastic cloud-enabled platform. Integrating GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) with Citrix OpenCloud virtualization and networking infrastructure provides enterprise IT with an integrated and elastic application platform, a GigaSpaces release said. According to a company release, the joint solution is designed to provide an "evolutionary" path to IT solutions without incurring the costs of rewriting and rearchitecting existing systems. Integration between GigaSpaces XAP for Web, application and data virtualization, Citrix NetScaler for network virtualization and Citrix XenServer for compute virtualization creates an elastic and open application framework, helping ensure that organizations can upgrade their data centers and create hybrid cloud-data center combinations with minimal application changes.
"Citrix NetScaler and XenServer form the foundation for some of the largest, most dynamic data centers in the world," said Sunil Potti, vice president of product management and marketing for Citrix's networking and cloud group. "GigaSpaces XAP integration lets Spring, J2EE [Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition] and .NET applications hosted in these data centers elastically scale up and down as capacity needs change."