The last cloud of 3 (Personal Cloud, Private Cloud and Public Cloud) has been announced to be used in a very easy way, the same way as the creation of a GMail or a Hotmail email account. The way to make this easy connection available is Citrix CloudBridge, this product allow you to connect your datacenter to any cloud with full transparency, security and performance. Citrix CloudBridge will run on network layer 2 and 3 to provide fast and secure IP transaction. The beta version will arrive soon, no more information for now.
And then another new product (maybe more like a new NetScaler feature) Citrix NetScaler CloudConnectors will secure the connection all the way down to the client devices has been announced but no release date yet.
About what we need to build a cloud, Mark Templeton underline we will soon need to all being ready to build, connect Cloud Infrastructures and Cloud Providers. Most of the enterprise are doing server virtualization ++ built for traditional enterprise apps & client-server compute including a traditional management, then enterprises will need to move on cloud platforms designed around big data, massive scale & next-gen cloud apps with an autonomic management and an open, value added stack. This is where Citrix CloudPortal will enter the game, a layer on to of CloudStack.
Citrix vision for the future is 3 clouds, Personal Cloud to empower people, Private Cloud to aggregate and deliver apps and data, Public Cloud to build and connect infrastructures. The 3 PCs.
Citrix clearly claims to be the number one partner you need to think when you want to cloudify you network, application, data and devices. And want to lead the new IT to impact the business needs.
This is it, I had to live my Synergy remotely from Paris, and this are all the information I could get from Synergy Live and Twitter. Next step will be to digest, analyze and put everything together. I think we have enough new material to play until next Synergy.