Cloud, mobility and virtualization are key trends impacting the way IT organizations deliver applications and services. For example, enterprise organizations increasingly use hybrid frameworks comprised of both public and private cloud environments to host their applications. They’ve also adopted a strong focus on supporting the needs of mobile workers and globally distributed customers. Also, they are deploying more virtualized systems, including virtual desktops, to improve their cost efficiency, manageability and security. These changing application delivery models are raising the demand for more simplified, flexible infrastructure solutions that scale easily.
To satisfy this demand, VCE™ Vblock™ Systems offer converged infrastructure systems that bring together best-in-class compute, network, and storage technologies from industry leaders Cisco, EMC, and VMware. Vblock Systems are pre-integrated, pre-tested and pre-validated, and have been optimized for modern workloads such as virtual desktop delivery, enterprise mobility, and systems management across private and public cloud environments.

Citrix NetScaler is a Vblock Ready Solution

Flexibility is great, but it’s nothing without scalable, fast and effective service delivery. At this point, you might be wondering: “How can I take advantage of Vblock systems architecture while still delivering the agility my end users demand?”

Recently, we announced that Citrix NetScaler is Vblock Ready certified and VCE is Citrix Ready. With these integrated solutions, we bring a critical element of the software-defined datacenter to your Vblocks architecture: an application service delivery fabric.

With the increasing number of virtualized, cloud and mobile services in today’s enterprises, you need solutions that streamline content delivery and simplify performance management. By incorporating the NetScaler SDX™ service delivery platform into your Vblock Systems, you can now easily leverage NetScaler to deliver multi-tenant L5-7 services that offer 80:1 ADC consolidation on a single Vblock System. You can also take advantage of Citrix TriScale Technology to scale your Vblock deployments in three directions. You can scale out capacity to accommodate more users, scale up performance to support heavy workloads, and scale back in to achieve cost-savings when demand drops.

Of course, you’ll still get all the benefits of integrating with other Citrix products. The NetScaler SDX platform offers unique integration features with popular virtual desktop and enterprise mobility offerings that allow you to seamlessly deploy and deliver services such as Citrix XenApp®, Citrix XenDesktop® and Citrix XenMobile® with your Vblock Systems as well as the typical suite of enterprise products such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint or Lync. Innovative capabilities such as HDX Insight™ also give you deep control and visibility into your most critical business processes.

By incorporating NetScaler SDX into your Vblock architecture, you’ll receive a variety of benefits. You can boost business productivity by accelerating application performance for all users, and lower your datacenter costs by enabling multi-tenant consolidation. You’ll also get superior network service provisioning and performance, so you can eliminate bottlenecks and provide a best-in-class experience for your customers and employees.

Today’s enterprises need a flexible, application-centric approach to virtualized, cloud and mobile service delivery. With Citrix NetScaler, you can now deliver applications and services hosted on your Vblock Systems with the agility and reliability your end users demand. You can also reduce application overhead, achieve massive scalability, integrate and deliver your most critical business services, and much, much more.

Want to learn more about Vblock Systems and NetScaler? Read the Partner Brief here.