Cloud software provider Citrix Systems announced on Tuesday via two separate press releases that it has invested in platform as a service startup CumuLogic, and has completed its acquisition of cloud-based service desk technology provider Beetil.
The terms for both transactions were not disclosed in the press releases.
Citrix said it invested in CumuLogic for its “ability to bridge between traditional data centers and clouds at the application level. The investment was made by Citrix’s Startup Accelerator, a division within the company that invests in early-stage startups.
The investment and acquisition will expand Citrix’s growing line of cloud offerings for application developers. In May, Citrix launched Citrix CloudPlatform, the first commercially supported cloud orchestration system based on Apache CloudStack.
A few months later, Datapipe enhanced its Stratosphere elastic cloud computing platform with the first globally available Apache CloudStack platform in the industry.
CumuLogic’s cloud application management platform enables enterprises to deploy and manage mobile, Web or enterprise applications on their choice of private, public or hybrid clouds, says the company’s website.
The platform includes features such as autoscaling, monitoring and metering, which allows enterprises to track application usage so they can accurately charge individual departments.
And since the platform does not need a proprietary software development kit or framework, developers can choose the environment they want to use.
The platform also supports multiple clouds and virtualized environments, including CloudStack, Eucalyptus, OpenStack and VMware vSphere in private clouds, and Amazon EC2 and HP Cloud Services public clouds.
Citrix has also completed its acquisition of Beetil, which helps technical support professionals provide quality customer assistance and perform incident tracking, end user self-service, configuration, change management and release management functionality.
With this acquisition, Citrix will expand the capabilities of its cloud-based support product line, Citrix GoToAssist, with the addition of an integrated IT service desk solution.
As a result, Citrix has the ability to offer support professionals an essential set of cloud-based services from a single platform forremote support, monitoring and service desk management.
Beetil employees will join Citrix immediately, including former Beetil CEO Dan Lee who will report to Elizabeth Cholawsky, VP and GM of the IT support line of business at Citrix.
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