Citrix owns the virtual stack, OSI Layers 1 through 7 that is. There isn’t any other solution that can claim the fact that they can install Virtual Machines on bare metal, run a Virtual Layer 2 Switch, a Virtual Layer 3/4 router, and applications all the way up to Layer 7.
If you haven’t virtualized your infrastructure, it’s time to do so, because Virtualization is radically changing datacenter and branch architectures. It is not just servers that are getting virtualized. Applications, hardware resources and everything in between can now be in its own virtual container. This is huge in providing you the capability to reduce costs, and increase your computing flexibility.
The vNetworkStack solution virtualizes switches, routers, load balancers, network firewalls, application firewalls, SSL VPN, IPSec VPN, intrusion prevention, content switching, compression, caching – all of the application delivery controller features – along with your virtualized application servers and virtualized desktops.
You can check out how to do it at http://vNetworkStack.com, or follow the blueprint we built just for this Proof of Concept.