NetScaler Virtual Machine
Today, Citrix announced a virtual appliance version of their NetScaler Application Delivery Controller – the NetScaler VPX, the first of its kind. All of the functions that traditionally were performed in the datacenter can now be performed in the domain of virtual machines. Load balancing, application acceleration, security and offload functionality are now available as a XenServer virtual appliance.
Industry’s first Virtual Load Balancer
No other vendor offers this type of software as a Virtual Appliance. By making advanced web application delivery functionality available as a virtual appliance, NetScaler VPX drives convergence of virtualization and networking. In the continued movement toward simple and affordable convergence, NetScaler VPX makes sophisticated application delivery functionality available to any size organization. This breaks down deployment barriers for all types of organizations.
What used to run on a proprietary piece of hardware now runs on any hardware that supports virtualization. Because there is no physical appliance to ship, install or move VPX can be installed at a moment’s notice, on any server running XenServer.
- Check out The Great NetScaler VPX challenge and get $10,000.
- The Tech Preview will be downloadable from citrix on May 18th.
- If you are running VMWare, you need to run Xen – and why wouldn’t you, Xen is free.