Aptimize is a Citrix Ready partner with software products that provide extra website acceleration on top of NetScaler. We have just completed benchmarking of NetScaler with Aptimize Website Accelerator for NetScaler (NS-WAX) and will link to the benchmark results soon. In the meantime, here is some background on NS-WAX and steps for getting started.
NS-WAX is an on-server software product – installed on the web front end servers, and accelerates websites using content optimization (WCO), applying the following techniques dynamically in real-time:
- Speeds up repeat views by turning on far-future-expires headers on non-HTML resource files – causing the browser to cache the files long-term. NS-WAX uses auto-URL versioning to refresh the cached files if they change on the server
These optimizations are all done on-the-fly, without any changes to the website.
See how fast SharePoint is with NetScaler and NS-WAX
Integration with NetScaler
Aptimize has added features to integrate with NetScaler. Server health reporting means server health statistics are published to NetScaler and can be used for dynamic load balancing – based on the current load of the server. In addition, Aptimize has special pricing for co-deployment with NetScaler.
Initial availability is for the Microsoft platform versions of Aptimize’s software – in particular SharePoint and ASP.NET. Aptimize’s software is widely adopted to accelerate SharePoint, with implementations including Microsoft who use Aptimize to accelerate sharepoint.microsoft.com and lync.microsoft.com.
Aptimize NS-WAX is available by contacting Aptimize. You can learn more on the Aptimize for Citrix section of their website, or download a technical whitepaper for configuring NetScaler with NS-WAX here.
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