Cartika Takes On-Demand Cloud Services to the Masses With Citrix/NetApp Elasticity Plus Efficiency
Founded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in May of 2000, Cartika, Inc. is a leading open-source application service provider. In 2009, Cartika set out to bring robust yet affordable cloud services to the masses. The goal was to give businesses of all sizes access to minute or massive amounts of IT infrastructure on demand, letting companies pay for only what they use, only when they use it. The difficulty for Cartika came in right-sizing but not overinvesting in an infrastructure that could handle such completely unpredictable workloads. NetApp serves as the storage backbone for the CartikaCloud hosting service that features a redundant and self-healing architecture with scalable and on-demand capacity. Designed to provide highly available, easily accessible pay-as-you-use services for any-size enterprise.