Citrix now offers NEBS (Network Equipment Building System) Level 3 certified NetScaler appliances for telco, service provider and mobile carriers. NEBS is a telco standard to ensure equipment is highly resilient to environmental impacts. Compliance is required in the telco core (where phone calls are routed) for fire safety, hardened protection (e.g. lightning strikes or earthquakes) and tracking. North American telcos require NEBS compliance and this capability is also highly desirable worldwide. NetScaler actually goes beyond compliance and is fully certified via Met Laboratories.
NEBS ruggedized platform options are available for the MPX and SDX versions of 11500, 13500, 14500, 16500, 18500, and 20500 models. The changes employed for NEBS certification are purely mechanical (e.g., chassis, power supply, etc.) and do not affect existing performance, port configurations, power consumption or other metrics. NetScaler MPX with NEBS can be converted to NetScaler SDX with NEBS on premise via field replaceable upgrades. These models are available with Pay-As-You-Grow and Burst Pack performance upgrades, TriScale clustering and all optional feature modules.