Citrix Powers “Always-On” Branch Workspaces
New CloudBridge Virtual WAN Enables Unprecedented Network Control and Performance to Scale WAN Bandwidth at up to 80% Lower Cost
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Today, Citrix announced the CloudBridge™ Virtual WAN Edition, which reduces the cost of delivering applications, documents and IT services to branch offices by up to 80 percent, while ensuring nearly 100 percent application availability. The new CloudBridge Virtual WAN solution provides businesses with the flexibility to employ multiple cost-effective WAN technologies, offering the ability to scale WAN bandwidth at dramatically lower cost than traditional approaches. The solution also ensures the best possible user experience by securely sending mission-critical, delay-sensitive data over the highest performing path. The new CloudBridge Virtual WAN solution extends the CloudBridge platform and its integration with the company’s HDX and application acceleration technologies, to offer the most cost effective and highest performance solutions for securely delivering mobile workspaces with the applications, documents and IT services people need to work better in remote and branch offices.
To meet the demands of the evolving workplace, enterprises are constantly sharing business-critical information with employees, customers and partners through applications that are bandwidth-intensive. Interactive graphics-laden applications, increased use of HD video streaming, and VoIP consume greater network capacity year after year. Scaling WAN bandwidth is expensive for enterprises, as they have traditionally relied on costly MPLS services to avoid disruption to business and maintain the usability of mission critical applications.
To address this challenge, the new CloudBridge Virtual WAN solution allows enterprises to create a virtualized WAN by bonding multiple network services such as MPLS, broadband, mobile and satellite internet together to maximize WAN capacity and reliability. CloudBridge Virtual WAN constantly assesses the performance of paths within the virtualized WAN to instantaneously and automatically adapt to changing network conditions. This ensures constant connectivity of mission-critical applications without human intervention or complex routing table reconfigurations. Additional benefits of CloudBridge Virtual WAN include providing enterprises the ability to: