Citrix announces new cloud infrastructure called Project Olympus

Citrix today announced "Project Olympus", a cloud infrastructure based on the OpenStack project, the cloud computing platform which Rackspace released under an open source license in July last year. OpenStack is becoming a quite popular platform, because beginning this month, Ubuntu announced that it will leave Eucalyptus for OpenStack.

Project Olympus provides:

  • Citrix-certified version of OpenStack, and cloud-optimized version of Citrix XenServer
  • Support for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere
  • Support for NetScaler Cloud Gateway and NetScaler Cloud Bridge
  • Integration with Citrix Cloud Networking fabric

Project Olympus is expected to be released later this year. For now Citrix provides an Early Access Program, supported by Dell and Rackspace.