Just back from vacation (sigh), and I’m updating some product content on My Citrix. Specifically, I’m putting up new information about NetScaler VPX. There’s a great services opportunity with this product that I’d like to bring to your attention.

What is it?

Citrix® NetScaler® VPX provides the complete NetScaler web application load balancing, acceleration accelerator, web application firewall and offload feature-set in a simple, easy to install virtual appliance. IT organizations of any size can deploy NetScaler VPX on industry standard servers—on-demand—anywhere in the datacenter.

NetScaler VPX makes functionality typically only available on specialized, high-end network devices available as a virtual appliance that can be easily and dynamically deployed on a single server, or across entire cloud datacenters. Used alone for individual applications or in conjunction with NetScaler appliances with nCore technology to optimize entire datacenters, the simplicity and flexibility of NetScaler VPX make it easy and cost effective to fully optimize every Web application.

Small and medium-size businesses can now cost effectively deploy full NetScaler functionality in front of Web-based applications like Microsoft SharePoint and Office Communication Server. NetScaler VPX makes it easy to deploy the same advanced load balancer, application security and application acceleration functionality enterprises rely on, but sized specifically for the needs of smaller organizations. The net result is faster response times and less application downtime.

Smaller XenApp and XenDesktop deployments can now benefit from the same integrated secure remote access, global server load balancing and load balancing for Web Interface and XML broker that NetScaler appliances provide, and run it using the same server infrastructure used to run XenApp itself.

Assessment services, Implementation services, Performance services…. (I know, you get it.)

Want to try it?

There is a Tech Preview available at: http://web.citrix.com/netscalervpxchallenge/

And, don’t miss your chance to win $10,000 in The Great NetScaler VPX Challenge!