It's been nearly two years since Citrix contributed its CloudStack open source cloud computing platform to the Apache Software Foundation, a move that gave the platform a leg up in the competitive open source cloud computing race. And, CloudStack continues to gain rapid adoption with large scale deployments around the world. In October, Apache announced the arrival of version 4.2 online, as we covered here.
Now, ShapeBlue, a leading independent global CloudStack integrator, has announced the availability of 24x7 commercial support for Apache CloudStack. This effort should help the open source version of CloudStack compete with OpenStack and other cloud offerings.
ShapeBlue will offer enterprise grade support for IaaS infrastructures built on Apache CloudStack. The service will offer SLAs, and includes support for initial deployments of the cloud framework.