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Citrix Says It Will Build 'True Amazon-Style Clouds'

When Citrix launched its OpenStack compatible CloudStack 3 product last February, it gushed about how the release would "bring the power of true Amazon-style clouds to customers of all sizes." In April last year, this description took on greater significance as Citrix split from OpenStack, moved CloudStack to the Apache Software Foundation and pledged its support for Amazon's APIs. In May, Citrix unveiled Project Avalon, a platform that uses Citrix Cloud Platform, running on open-source Apache CloudStack, and is closely aligned with Amazon's cloud infrastructure.

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