Citrix NetScaler VPX converges virtualization and networking. NetScaler VPX makes functionality typically only offered on specialized, high-end network devices available as a virtual appliance that can be easily and dynamically deployed on a single server or across entire cloud datacenters.

Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is a web-scale converged infrastructure solution that consolidates the compute (server) tier and the storage tier into a single, integrated appliance. Nutanix makes web-scale accessible to mainstream enterprises and government agencies without requiring an overhaul of their IT environments.

Nutanix offers web-scale platform and support to run intensive NetScaler web and application load balancing, acceleration, security and offload for the world’s largest and highest traffic volume web sites are powered by NetScaler.

Citrix and Nutanix accomplished the initial functional testing of VPX on Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform. High loads were added to NetScaler to see how it handles to load balance to back-end web servers on the platform. We could see the throughput distributed equally between two web servers. Also showed consistent responses time to end users which reflecting consistent response time between NetScaler and each web server.

NetScaler Virtual Server Performance

Load balanced web servers (services)

Virtual Server Response Time

As part of verification, we tested with NetScaler 10.5 VPX on Nutanix NX-3050 hardware and supports all the hardware platforms mentioned here.

More information about Citrix Ready and Verification of Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform for NetScaler VPX is foundhere

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