CloudBridge Tech Info

Only CloudBridge delivers WAN optimization, HDX acceleration, and Layer 2 cloud tunneling capabilities in both physical and virtual models that grow with your enterprise network and cloud requirements.

CloudBridge Technical Features
 

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TCP Flow Control

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Networks that are congested (over 40% utilization), lossy (>.25% packet loss), or exhibit latency over 50 ms will cause TCP to back off and slow data transfer. CloudBridge overcomes these TCP design limitations by managing and streaming data between appliances, significantly improving the user experience and maximizing WAN capacity.

Accelerate XenDesktop and XenApp

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While Citrix HDX protocol is optimized for both LAN and WAN environments, certain optimizations can only be done at the XenDesktop and XenApp server farm. CloudBridge provides industry-leading acceleration of the Citrix HDX protocol by monitoring and accelerating data in five key ICA channels. For these five channels, data is compressed and de-duplicated, and TCP flows are optimized to ensure that the WAN links are fully utilized. The net result is a 50% decrease in WAN bandwidth required for HDX traffic per user, which decreases WAN network costs for enterprises.

Data Compression and De-duplication

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Virtually all data can be compressed and de-duplicated. Unless the data is encrypted or already compressed, network administrators can expect an average of 2:1 to 3:1 compression on the data flowing across the WAN, doubling or tripling the WAN’s capacity. De-duplication “remembers” data that has already traversed the WAN and inserts a token in place of a block of data, so redundant data is never sent over the WAN twice.

Protocol Optimizations

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Accelerate individual characteristics of protocols on a WAN. Some protocols are chatty, and some protocols, such as Microsoft CIFS and MAPI, have timing and response characteristics that respond to targeted optimization techniques. Citrix HDX, already highly WAN optimized, can still significantly benefit from network-based WAN optimization techniques like TCP flow control and de-duplication.

Cloud Connectivity

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Create secure tunnels between any enabled locations. Layer 2 GRE bridging is initiated to create a secure IPSEC tunnel to extend your enterprise network with transparency and ensure that your data remains secure as it traverses the optimized tunnel.

Optimized Video Delivery

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To manage the demand placed on enterprise WANs by the growing consumption of video, Citrix CloudBridge now provides enterprise IT with a suite of features to optimize video delivery for both internal enterprise and external video content to branch offices, including video classification, caching, de-duplication and policing.

 
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Datacenter Appliances

Model 4000-310 4000-500 4000-1000 5000-1500 5000-2000
Optimized WAN capacity 310 Mbps  500 Mbps  1.0 Gbps  1.5 Gbps  2.0 Gbps
QoS bandwidth limit 2.0 Gbps  2.0 Gbps  2.0 Gbps  4.0 Gbps  4.0 Gbps
Maximum HDX sessions 750     1,200  2,500  3,500  5,000
Total TCP sessions 40,000  60,000  120,000  120,000  160,000
Remote CloudBridge client sessions 1,100  1,800  3,600  3,600  4,800
Video caching - - - - -
WCCP clustering
CloudBridge Connector
Group mode - - - - -

Large Branch / Small Datacenter Appliances

Model 2000-010 2000-020 2000-050 3000-050 3000-100 3000-155
Optimized WAN capacity 10 Mbps 20 Mbps 50 Mbps 50 Mbps  100 Mbps 155 Mbps
QoS bandwidth limit 200 Mbps 200 Mbps  200 Mbps 500 Mbps  500 Mbps 500 Mbps
Maximum HDX sessions 100 200  300 300 400 500
Total TCP sessions 20,000 20,000 20,000 50,000  50,000 50,000
Remote CloudBridge client sessions 100  200  750 750 1,000 1,000
Video caching
WCCP clustering
CloudBridge Connector - - - - - -
Group mode

Branch / Small Datacenter Appliances with Integrated Windows Server

Model 1000WS-006 1000WS-010 1000WS-020 2000WS-010   2000WS-020 2000WS-050
Optimized WAN capacity 6 Mbps 10 Mbps 20 Mbps 10 Mbps  20 Mbps  50 Mbps 
QoS bandwidth limit 50 Mbps 50 Mbps 50 Mbps 200 Mbps  200 Mbps  200 Mbps 
Maximum HDX sessions 60 100 200 100 200 300
Total TCP sessions 10,000 10,000 10,000 20,000  20,000  20,000 
Remote CloudBridge client sessions - - - 100  200  750 
Video caching
WCCP clustering
CloudBridge Connector - - - - - -
Group mode

Small Branch Appliances

Model 400-002 400-006 800-002 800-006 800-010
Optimized WAN capacity 2 Mbps  6 Mbps  2 Mbps  6 Mbps  10 Mbps
QoS bandwidth limit 50 Mbps 50 Mbps  50 Mbps  50 Mbps  50 Mbps
Maximum HDX sessions 10  30 20 60 100
Total TCP sessions 500  1,000  10,000  10,000  10,000
Remote CloudBridge client sessions N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Video caching - -
WCCP clustering
CloudBridge Connector - - - - -
Group mode

Virtual Appliances

Model VPX Express VPX 2 VPX 10 VPX 20 VPX 45
Optimized WAN capacity 512 Kbps  2 Mbps  10 Mbps  20 Mbps  45 Mbps
Maximum HDX sessions 3 15 75 150 250
Total TCP sessions 10 10,000  10,000  20,000  20,000
Remote CloudBridge client sessions - 20 100  200  350
Video caching - - - - -
WCCP clustering - - - - -
CloudBridge Connector -

How do I deploy CloudBridge?

Only CloudBridge delivers industry leading WAN acceleration features and layer 2 cloud tunneling capabilities in a streamlined physical and virtual model that maximizes functionality while providing a superior user experience.

 

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