It’s been a busy year so far, with Citrix introducing new products like NetScaler MAS and NetScaler CPX and it’s worth reminding you that earlier this year we hinted at introducing a ground-breaking NetScaler 100Gbps virtual ADC.

Well, here it is! Today, we are announcing the availability of NetScaler VPX 100G.

This is a huge milestone for NetScaler and for our customers, particularly for telco operators who are transitioning to NFV/SDN.

Why is this so significant?

Let’s set some context on why this is groundbreaking news. Virtual ADC has been around for quite a while. However, the performance has historically been low (less than 10 Gigabits per second). While such throughput may be sufficient for most of the enterprise data center use cases, it falls short for telco operators and large service providers—they need to support much higher throughput in their core networks.

According to the 2016 Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast, mobile data traffic will grow eight-fold from 2015 to 2020, a compound growth rate of 53 percent. The emergence of 5G and IoT will further fuel the rapid growth in both the number of connected devices and the volume of mobile data traffic.

As the telco operators move towards a virtualized and automated architecture, they need to simultaneously build out their networks to handle 100 Gigabits per second.

NetScaler VPX 100G is the industry’s first fully featured, virtualized ADC to deliver 100 Gigabits per second performance on commodity hardware. This is 10X improvement over our competitors! It is a testimony to the power of NetScaler’s “software-first” approach and its unique high-parallelism and ultra-low latency packet engine architecture that maximizes the performance of multi-core processors.

The NetScaler VPX 100G will enable a new generation of telco networks and data centers to be built on top of the NFV/SDN principles that can support the unprecedented traffic growth of the future.

NetScaler has a large number of virtual network functions (VNFs) such as TCP optimization, video optimization, CGNAT and traffic steering, delivering a rich set of functionality to improve customer experience and make your wireless network more efficient. These services sit in the middle of the data path of core networks running at 10s and 100s of Gigabits per second. The NetScaler VPX 100G is the last piece of a jigsaw puzzle that turns the vision of high-speed NFV/SDN telco network into a reality.

It’s also worth mentioning that NetScaler CPX—our market-leading NetScaler ADC in a Docker container—is gaining traction with the service provider community. NetScaler CPX enables microservices architectures and agile application development. The flexibility and low overhead of a containerized approach is appealing as the operators look at new ways to develop and deliver applications and services to mobile subscribers quickly and easily.

Stop by our booth at SDN and OpenFlow World Congress (October 10-14, 2016, Hague, Netherlands) and don’t miss our speaking sessions:

  • Thursday, Oct. 13th at 2:30PM – BUSINESS FORUM – “Optimization Services to Improve Wireless Customer Experience in the New World of Encrypted Traffic, SDN and NFV” with George McGregor, senior director, product management, NetScaler
  • Thursday, Oct. 13th at 5:05PM– TECHNOLOGY FORUM – “PANEL DEBATE: Containerisation – with a Strong Focus from the Cloud and IT community to Develop New Container Approaches, How Will This Affect NFV and Operator Strategies?” with Danny Phillips, director, product marketing, NetScaler

Learn more about Citrix offerings for telcos and mobile operators here.