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.