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Apache CloudStack: Will Citrix Up the Battle vs OpenStack?

When Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS) unveils financial results on Jan. 30, keep a close eye on the company’s CloudStack strategy and milestones. Most channel partners are familiar with Citrix’s virtualization, mobility, collaboration and IT support platforms. But CloudStack represents a new battlefront — one that involves the hearts and minds of emerging cloud services providers (CSPs) and private cloud builders.