At Microsoft TechEd, I spoke with Greg Smith of Citrix’s Cloud Networking Group about his company’s revolutionary NetScaler product, which has been energized with a new TriScale feature, enabling a new level of scale-up/scale-in/scale-out functionality.
Bringing elasticity, expandability, and simplicity to public cloud services, NetScaler optimizes, secures, and controls the delivery of all enterprise and cloud services. The solution, which is available as a network appliance or virtual appliance, sits directly in front of your web server, database server, or enterprise apps to bring you high-speed load-balancing and content switching, data compression content caching, SSL acceleration, application flow visibility, and a powerful application firewall in a single, easy-to-use platform.
The addition of Citrix TriScale technology lets you “scale up” elasticity with 5x faster performance on-demand using NetScaler Pay-As-You-Grow, “scale in” for greater simplification by consolidating up to 40 appliances into a multi-tenant NetScaler platform, and “scale out” for expanded capacity with Citrix TriScale clustering.
NetScaler MPX appliances are hardened network appliances that offer up to 50Gbps performance; NetScaler SDX is a high-density consolidation platform combining Xen-based virtualization and NetScaler’s advanced MPX architecture to run up to 40 NetScaler policies simultaneously without sacrificing performance or security; and NetScaler VPX virtual appliances run as virtual machines (VMs) on popular hypervisors, allowing NetScaler to be provisioned on demand using inexpensive, industry-standard servers.