July 12, 2011 – Citrix Systems plans to expand its open source role in cloud computing platforms with the announced acquisition of software infrastructure provider Cloud.com.

Cloud.com provides open design cloud server infrastructure offerings, such as CloudStack and XenServer. In a news release on the deal, Citrix touted Cloud.com’s CloudStack deployment product line as a linchpin in its open enterprise server virtualization offerings. However, Citrix stated it will continue to support OpenStack, the open source infrastructure as a service platform started by Rackspace and NASA.

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