Following success: S/Gi-LAN w/ more than 100 M subscribers supported
Citrix NetScaler is addressing operator needs to support rapidly growing traffic and competitive pressures. As availability of IPv4 address space has dramatically declined, extending the life of IPv4 networks continues to be a network focus. to extend IPv4 network investments. Citrix NetScaler, one of the industry’s highest performing Layer 4 to Layer 7 solutions, recently added CGNAT to its capabilities for the S/Gi-LAN to allow operators to consolidate CGNAT with NetScaler platforms delivering video optimization applications in mobile networks. Citrix NetScaler offers a high performance CGNAT solution that allows operators to support growing TCP connection usage among mobile apps for many millions of subscribers.
With more broadband traffic coming from faster networks like LTE, operators need to add Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT) capacity to their private IPv4 to public IPv4 network address translation
As all traffic, enterprise and consumer travels through a CGNAT platform, transparency to applications for both enterprises and consumers is required. NetScaler has a broad range of application layer gateways to ensure NAT-challenged traffic, such as SIP calls and enterprise tunneled connections, are adequately handled to ensure a high quality user experience.
With the need to drive cost out of the network
Operators are looking to consolidate separate CGNAT and load balancing platforms into one, replacing stand-alone CGNAT platforms, and simplifying capacity planning. As a high performance platform, NetScaler can sustain large-scale network address translation and load balance subscriber traffic across S/Gi-LAN applications. With the providing solutions to cloud service providers as a DNA where a single NetScaler serves over thousands of servers, NetScaler has optimized the use of memory and processing hardware, such that its packet flow engine can process traffic at high throughput pulling in public IPv4 addresses from a large pool in memory. Operators have asked, “when can we deploy it?” Well, just about now.