Citrix has announced plans to acquire Cloud.com in a bid to boost its enterprise public and hybrid cloud computing brands.
Cloud.com is best known for its CloudStack software, which helps enterprises build and maintain cloud computing platforms and deployments.
In making the acquisition, Citrix noted the recent success of the CloudStack brand, including a number of deals with cloud developers such as Zynga.
"Cloud.com's momentum is clearly one of the thngs tht attracted us to them," said Sameer Dholakia, general manager of Citrix's cloud platforms product group.
"We view this acquisition as very strategic and accelerating what we are doing in the cloud infrastructure space."
Citrix said that the acquisition will focus mainly on helping to bridge some of the gaps between locally deployed private clouds and large-scale public cloud systems.
"Our view is not that these two are mutually exclusive, and we expect businesses to adopt both," said Dholakia.
"Our focus today is very much around enabling organisations to build cloud-scale infrastructure in the way the largest clouds have been built."
The acquisition will also lead to significant education efforts. The companies outlined plans for series of 90-minute cloud computing workshops along with a two-day training programme to help administrators with the development and deployment of cloud systems.
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