It’s time to embrace and up-level the power of cloud-native app workloads. Using intelligent orchestration and automation for public-cloud platforms (PaaS), your cloud-native workloads can speak directly with your native Citrix ADC.

The combination of Citrix ADC and Citrix ADM provides the solution to deliver all your application delivery needs and more. Let’s take a look and see why Citrix ADC, working with Citrix Application and Delivery Management (ADM) in the hybrid multi-cloud world, is not just another virtual workload.

Application Delivery Management: A Public Cloud Control Plane

Citrix ADM (formerly NetScaler Management and Analytics Service) is a web-based, cloud-native solution for managing all Citrix deployments, whether on premises or in the cloud. With this solution, you can manage, monitor, and troubleshoot your entire global application-delivery infrastructure from a single, unified, and centralized cloud-based console. Citrix ADM provides all the capabilities required to quickly set up, deploy, and manage application delivery for Citrix ADC deployments, and with rich analytics on application health, performance, and security.

With Citrix ADM, you get:

  • Agility – The cloud-service model of Citrix ADM means it’s always up to date, easy to operate, and simple to consume.
  • Faster time to value – Achieve your business goals faster by saving on the installation and configuration of physical hardware by switching to a cloud service. You’ll also avoid wasting time and resources on potential errors.
  • Multi-site management – With Citrix ADM, you can manage and monitor Citrix ADCs that are deployed on premises or in the cloud from a single pane of glass.
  • Operational efficiency – Automation within the system enables organizations to realize higher operational productivity.

Two main features set the Citrix ADC and ADM products apart: pooled licensing and advanced logging framework.

  • Pooled capacity is a licensing framework that comprises a common bandwidth and instance pool that is hosted on and served by Citrix ADM. From this common pool, each Citrix ADC instance in your data center, regardless of platform or form factor, checks out one instance license and the bandwidth it needs. The license file and the bandwidth are not bound to the instance. When the instance no longer requires these resources, it checks them back in to the common pool, making the resources available to other instances that need them. This licensing framework maximizes bandwidth utilization by ensuring that instances are not allocated greater bandwidth than required. Learn more about pooled licensing.
  • Citrix ADM provides visibility into the performance and security of the app-delivery environment but is not your basic log-collection system. Logstream feeds the system from all your ADC and SD-WAN instances and is a custom-built framework used to efficiently transfer log information. Logstream data uses a strategy that sends one record instead of multiple per transaction. This approach improves the response time, reduces the bandwidth, and improves performance of not only the Citrix ADC but also the ADM system. Learn more about Logstream framework.

This is the first in a series of blogs focused on the unique capabilities of the Citrix ADC and ADM components with hybrid and multi-cloud. The next post will focus on the features and functionality within Citrix ADC. Watch for an update link to that blog here.