Build a microservices architecture with a DevOps-friendly ADC

Business agility requires an infrastructure that can respond to market changes quickly. Transforming your business to a digital enterprise means transforming your legacy applications to more service-oriented applications, shipping code faster and migrating from a single data center to a hybrid multi-cloud environment. Your line of business application developer and DevOps teams need the right tools to help make this happen.

Redefining the ADC: Bridging the gap between traditional (IT) and DevOps app delivery

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Acting as an app-to-app proxy, Citrix Networking ADC CPX or VPX acts as an application control point, providing application security with app-to-app authentication and mutual TLS. It also offers rich Layer 7 capabilities (HTTP rewrite, URL routing/content switching, layer 7 DDoS, and rate limiting). By deploying it in Kubernetes or OpenShift, developers can focus on what they do best and leave Layer 7 infrastructure responsibilities to us. Citrix Networking ADC CPX and VPX also keeps track of rich metrics sets that are streamed to Citrix Application Delivery Management for analytics and visibility.

When used with the Citrix Application Delivery Management, IT teams can integrate Citrix Networking ADC CPX with container orchestration tools, including Apache Mesos and Kubernetes, to implement centralized policy controls and orchestration, and to provide deep telemetry for insight into network and application performance. Citrix ADC also offers integration with PaaS vendors such as Openshift.

Agile infrastructures often include workloads that can be run in hybrid multi-cloud environments. Citrix Networking ADC CPX is portable across Linux hosts, easing deployment across these types of computing environments. Citrix Application Delivery Management simplifies the management of a fleet of CPX appliances regardless of where they are deployed, providing SSL certificate management and immediate visibility to the health of the microservices infrastructure.

The Citrix ADC is derived from a single codebase that can be deployed on the form factor of your choosing (hypervisors, container, or custom hardware). Many open-source alternatives do not have a management, analytics, and orchestration platform, and most mainstream ADC vendors don’t have a containerized ADC with a simplified architecture that can function independent of hardware. Unlike the competition, Citrix ADC provides the complete stack and single image for any security updates or fixes.

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Citrix ADC

  • Citrix ADC CPX provides a DevOps-friendly, cloud-native ADC in a Docker container.
  • Full L4-7 capabilities are available starting from development environment, through testing and deployment, which shortens time to production.


Citrix ADC CPX overview

Get the best of Citrix ADC in a Docker container.


Citrix ADC and Kubernetes Integration

You can now use Citrix ADC CPX as an Ingress controller in Kubernetes clusters to load balance the north-south traffic to your Kubernetes services.


Get Citrix ADC CPX Express

A free and unlicensed microservice-aware load balancer in a Docker container.

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