NetScaler MPX overview

Reliable, scalable, hardware-based application delivery

Citrix NetScaler MPX appliances are high performance, hardware-based solutions that provide industry-leading web application delivery and load balancing, as well as enabling a full service delivery fabric that spans enterprise datacenters and cloud infrastructures to make applications and cloud services run five times better. All NetScaler MPX appliances support Citrix nCore technology, which enables customers to tap the power of multi-core CPU systems to realize multi-gigabit performance and massive scalability for all application delivery workloads. Flexible Pay-As-You-Grow licensing helps customers protect their investment, avoid costly hardware upgrades and reduce overall TCO. NetScaler MPX appliances support small enterprises, massive global web sites and everything in between.

 

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Industry's fastest web application delivery

Performance from 500 Mbps through 120 Gbps, and support for up to 24 10G ports and FIPS-certified platforms, helps companies address even the most demanding application delivery requirements. Designed in a compact 2U appliance form factor with industry-leading price/performance characteristics, NetScaler MPX is the ideal solution for any enterprise or cloud datacenter.

Pay-As-You-Grow flexibility for maximum investment protection

Pay-As-You-Grow enables NetScaler MPX customers to efficiently scale overall datacenter capacity to meet both planned and unplanned growth in application traffic. The easy application of a license key increases NetScaler MPX capacity up to 425 percent while preserving the value of the original appliance investment. NetScaler Pay-As-You-Grow licensing is well suited to both enterprise and cloud computing environments, enabling a fast and affordable path to expand infrastructures without incurring the heavy fixed costs and service interruptions of hardware upgrades.

Industry-leading SSL performance

Integrated state-of-the-art SSL encryption technology accelerates the delivery of secure web pages at multi-gigabit rates, supporting hundreds of thousands of SSL transactions per second (TPS). NetScaler MPX can secure any web application, even those not initially designed to support HTTPS encryption. As enterprises adapt to NIST guidelines calling for the use of 2048-bit SSL certificates, NetScaler MPX provides more than twice the SSL TPS of competitive alternatives to ensure that security does not degrade overall application performance.

No-limits networking

Patented Citrix nCore technology, a high performance, parallel-processing architecture, enables NetScaler MPX to utilize up to twelve CPU cores efficiently to increase throughput and scalability. Each CPU core runs a full packet processing engine, which is responsible for performing all load balancing acceleration, server offload and security tasks. This innovative architecture enables all NetScaler features to run at line rate, gigabit speeds. NetScaler MPX also runs the Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp web Interface as a fully integrated service.

Managing web applications with multiple gigabits of traffic

Most of the world's largest and highest traffic volume web sites are powered by NetScaler MPX. Emerging cloud computing architectures use the solution to exploit Citrix's massive throughput, fast SSL processing and high-scale data compression while gaining the computing power to run all NetScaler features concurrently.

Load balancing for small enterprises

The same nCore architecture and NetScaler feature set relied on by massive web sites is also available for small to mid-size organizations with MPX models handling up to 1 Gbps of overall performance. Additional midrange models enable organizations to scale via Pay-As-You-Grow licensing from 2 Gbps to 6 Gbps to support growth in online traffic.

Ultra high performance web application security

The nCore-powered, ICSA-certified NetScaler AppFirewall, the industry's fastest, detects application-layer attacks at throughput rates in excess of 12 Gbps. Running on the MPX platform, the NetScaler AppFirewall inspects all bi-directional traffic and leverages a hybrid security model (positive and negative) to protect applications from all types of threats, including cross-site scripting and SQL injection.

Flex tenancy

Flex tenancy architectures manage application delivery using a two-tier approach: A flex tier at the network edge provides services common to all applications running in the datacenter, complemented by a tenant tier providing application-specific application delivery policies implemented in proximity to the application server. The performance and scalability of NetScaler MPX is ideally suited to support the "flex" tier, providing a multitude of services for all applications, including global server load balancing, SSL termination and distributed denial of service (DoS) protection.

NetScaler MPX is available in a variety of models to suit the most demanding IT and business needs. If additional throughput is needed, some models also support Burst Packs and Pay-as-You-Grow options to help protect your initial investment and make it easier to scale up your network with a simple software license upgrade. For more details on models and specifications view the data sheet.

Models

Performance Entry-level
Midrange
Version MPX 5550, 5650 MPX 
8005, 8015
HTTP Throughput 500 Mbps – 5 Gbps 5 - 15 Gbps
SSL Transactions per Second
(2048-bit certificates)
1,500 to 2,800 6,500 to 11,000
SSL Throughput 500 Mbps to 2 Gbps 4 Gbps to 6 Gbps
CPU Cores 2 - 3 4
Port Configurations 6x10/100/1000 Copper 6x10/100/1000 Copper and 6xGE SFP or 6x10/100/1000 Copper
and 2x10GE SFP+
Memory 8 GB 32 GB
Power Supplies Single Single, optional second
Rated Power 300W 450W
NEBS Certified Option    
Additional Options    
Pay-As-You-Grow Upgrade to 5650 Upgrade
to 8015
Burst Packs Upgrade to 5650 Burst to
8015

Models

Performance High-end
Very High Capacity
Ultra High Capacity
Version MPX 11515, 11520, 11530, 11540, 11542 MPX 17550, 19550, 20550, 21550 MPX 22040, MPX 22060, MPX 22080, MPX 22100, MPX 22120
HTTP Throughput  15 - 42 Gbps  20 - 50 Gbps 40 - 120 Gbps
SSL Transactions per Second
(2048-bit certificates)
22,500 to 69,000 33,000 to 90,000 125,000 to 560,000
SSL Throughput 14 Gbps to 20.5 Gbps 8 Gbps to 11 Gbps 75 Gbps
CPU Cores 8 to 12 12 16
Port Configurations 8x10GE SFP+
and 4xGE SFP
 8x10GE SFP+ 24x10GE SFP+ and (for NEBS) 24x10GE SFP+ and 12xGE SFP
Memory 48 GB 96 GB 256 GB
Power Supplies Dual Dual Dual
Rated Power 625W 650W 1100W
NEBS Certified Option     Available
Additional Options      
Pay-As-You-Grow Upgrade
to 11520, 11530, 11540, 11542
Upgrade to 19550, 20550, 21550 Upgrade to 22060, 22080, 22100 and 22120
Burst Packs Burst to
11542
Burst to 21550 Burst to 22120

MPX 22040, 22060, 22080, 22100, 22120

  • Processor: Dual Intel® E5-2690
  • Memory: 256 GB
  • Operating system: NetScaler v9.3nc or higher
  • Connectivity: 24x10GBASE-X SFP+ front-side ports; for NEBS only-24x10GE SFP+ and 12xGE SFP
  • Transceivers: 10GE SFP+: SR, LR
  • Power Supply: Dual Redundant 1500W max rating;100V-240Vac, 47-63 Hz; DC optional
  • Cooling: 5118 BTU/hr
  • Airflow: Front-to-back
  • Operating Temperature: 0-40C
  • Relative Humidity: 5%-95%
  • Height/weight: 2U/58 lbs.

MPX 17550, 19550, 20550, 21550

  • Processor: Dual Intel® Xeon® X5680
  • Memory: 96 GB
  • Operating system: NetScaler v9.3nc or higher
  • Connectivity: 8x10GBASE-X SFP+ front-side ports
  • Transceivers: 10GE SFP+: SR, LR
  • Power Supply: Dual Redundant 650W max rating;100V-240Vac, 47-63 Hz; DC optional
  • Cooling: 2219 BTU/hr
  • Airflow: Front-to-back
  • Operating Temperature: 0-40C
  • Relative Humidity: 5%-95%
  • Height/weight: 2U/45 lbs.

MPX 11515, 11520, 11530, 11540, 11542
 

  • Processor: Dual Intel Xeon E5645 Memory: 48 GB
  • Operating system: NetScaler 9.3 and up
  • Connectivity: 8x10GBASE-X SFP+ and 4x1000BASE-X SFP (fiber or copper) front-side ports
  • Transceivers: 10GE SFP+: SR, LR; GE SFP; 1 GE SFP: SX, LX
  • Power Supply: Dual Redundant 650W max rating; 100V-240Vac, 47-63 Hz; DC optional
  • Cooling: 2219 BTU/hr
  • Airflow: Front-to-back
  • Operating Temperature: 0-40C
  • Relative Humidity: 5%-95%
  • Height/weight: 2U/45 lbs

MPX 8005, 8015
 

  • Processor: Intel E3-1275 Memory: 32 GB
  • Operating system: NetScaler 9.3.nc and up
  • Connectivity: 6x10/100/1000BASE-T and 2x10GBASE-X SFP+ or 6x10/100/1000BASE-T and 6x1000BASE-SFP (fiber or copper) front-side ports
  • Transceivers: 10GE SFP+: SR, LR; 1 GE SFP: SX, LX
  • Power Supply: Single 450W max rating (optional second redundant supply); 100V-240Vac, 47-63 Hz; DC optional
  • Cooling: 1536 BTU/hr
  • Airflow: Front-to-back
  • Operating Temperature: 0-40C
  • Relative Humidity: 10%-90%
  • Height/weight: 1U/32 lbs

MPX 5550, 5650

  • Processor: Intel® E3-1225
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Operating system: NetScaler 9.3 and higher
  • Connectivity: 6x10/100/1000BASE-T front-side ports
  • Power Supply: Single 300W max rating; 100V-240Vac, 47-63 Hz
  • Cooling: 1110 BTU/hr
  • Airflow: Front-to-back
  • Operating Temperature: 0-40C
  • Relative Humidity: 10%-90%
  • Height/weight: 1U/32 lbs.

  

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