Citrix CloudPlatform is the commercially supported version of the Apache CloudStack orchestration platform from Citrix Systems.

It currently is an identical codebase to Apache Cloudstack but gives enterprise-grade vendor support. However, the current Citrix roadmap for CloudPlatform shows  a super-set of features that will only be available in CloudPlatform.

Both Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform provide the latest and most advanced software platform to build highly scalable and reliable cloud computing environments. With CloudPlatform, customers can quickly and easily build cloud services within their existing infrastructure and start realizing the benefits of this transformative service delivery model within minutes—without the overhead of integration, professional services and complex deployment schedules

About Citrix CloudPlatform

CloudPlatform is a multi-hypervisor, multi-tenant, high-availability Infrastructure as a Service cloud management platform. Citrix CloudPlatform is software that provides a cloud Orchestration layer; giving automation of the creation, provisioning and configuration of IaaS components (such as virtual servers) . Citrix CloudPlatform turns an existing virtual infrastructure into a cloud-based infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform. The fact Citrix CloudPlatform leverages existing infrastructure means that the cost and time for an organisation to build a multi-tenant IaaS platform is greatly reduced.

So, rather than your technical engineering team having to manually configure servers for customers, they can be created automatically based on a online customer purchase or an internal request. This allows IT Service Providers and enterprise IT infrastructure teams to deliver true IaaS solutions.

Platform independent

Citrix CloudPlatform is hypervisor agnostic, supporting VMware,,Oracle VM, KVM, XenServer and Xen Cloud Platform. This gives Citrix CloudPlatform a unique position in the market : it is not proprietary technology and is not tied to any specific infrastructure.

Business Automation

Citrix CloudPlatform can also orchestrate the non-technical elements of service delivery such as billing and metering. It presents a range of API’s, allowing it to be integrated with any other platforms.


ShapeBlue and  Citrix CloudPlatform


ShapeBlue are a centre of excellence in the design & implementation of cloud platforms using Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform.  We have been involved in the CloudStack project since before it’s donation  to Apache and remain at the forefront of developments in the platform.

ShapeBlue combine deep skills in Apache CloudStack with extensive skills and experience in building clouds utlising a range of storage, network, compute and hypervisor technologies.

ShapeBlue are a Citrix Cloud Advisor and are, therefore, one of a small number of companies globally who are able to provide Citrix licensing for CloudPlatform