ScaleXtreme Adds Support for Managing Citrix CloudStack
In ScaleXtreme’s own words, its solution is aimed at “[helping] providers of all types deploy and manage simple, cost-effective cloud services that are scalable, secure and open by design.” It already supports popular cloud platforms including OpenStack, Rackspace, Amazon EC2 and VMware vCloud. And now, cloud service providers can use ScaleXtreme to handle their CloudStack-built clouds.
I had the chance to chat briefly with ScaleXtreme co-founder and CEO Nand Mulchandani while he demonstrated the solution — notably drilling down into a virtual machine’s file system from the browser-based control panel, which is something he said separates it from similarly platform-agnostic competitors such as RightScale.
But what I found most interesting from our chat were some of Mulchandani’s throwaway factoids: ScaleXtreme can be used to manage anything with an operating system — so while most customers use it as intended with public cloud deployments, there are some who use it for managing private clouds and others still who use it for local machine management.
Oh, and 30 percent of ScaleXtreme’s customer base is in Europe, Mulchandani said, speaking to the international cloud adoption trend that TalkinCloud reports on so much.
As a refresher on ScaleXtreme’s business model, it offers a free version with unlimited servers but limited users, administrators, grouping, tagging and data retention and a paid version that adds more users, etc.
Keep watching TalkinCloud as we continue to closely watch the cloud management space in general and ScaleXtreme in particular.