Citrix NetScaler Now a Vblock Ready Solution

Citrix NetScaler Functionality Now Available on VCE Vblock Systems; Citrix Now a VCE Technology Alliance Partner

Citrix today announced that the Citrix NetScaler® platform, the industry’s most advanced cloud networking functionality, is Vblock™ Ready certified, delivering key functionality to VCE™ Vblock™ Systems. Citrix, also now a member of the VCE Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program, is working with VCE to give customers the ability to seamlessly incorporate the NetScaler platform into VCE Vblock System deployments.  In doing so, NetScaler is enabling cloud environments to scale up, in and out via proprietary Citrix TriScale™ technology – thereby bringing the same innovation that powers many of the world’s largest clouds to the Vblock System architecture. This partnership builds on the strategic integrations of the NetScaler product released last month with the Cisco datacenter portfolio.

In today’s era of mobility and cloud, a flexible, application-centric networking architecture is a critical element of the software-defined datacenter.  It provides the networking agility and programmability necessary to simplify datacenter IT operations while enabling application awareness. The Citrix NetScaler platform can now deliver these capabilities on top of the value of Vblock Systems, which are pre-integrated, pre-tested and pre-validated converged infrastructure optimized for various popular workloads such as virtual desktops, enterprise mobility and private and public cloud environments. Powered by unique Citrix TriScale technology, the NetScaler SDX™ service delivery platform, can now be seamlessly leveraged to deliver multi-tenant, best-in-class L4-7 services offering 80:1 ADC consolidation on a single Vblock System.

Additionally, the NetScaler platform also brings unique integrations with popular virtual desktop and enterprise mobility offerings such as Citrix XenApp®, Citrix XenDesktop® and Citrix XenMobile® products via innovative capabilities such as HDX Insight™ to VCE customers, delivering deep visibility and control into critical business.  NetScaler ADC technology running on Vblock Systems can enable VCE customers to boost business productivity by accelerating application performance for all users, while lowering datacenter costs by enabling multi-tenant consolidation.

Through its partnerships with Cisco and VCE, Citrix brings additional value to VCE customers in two distinct areas. The NetScaler functionality found in the Citrix NetScaler 1000V platform announced earlier this year and available from Cisco, tightly couples the capabilities of Citrix NetScaler with Cisco’s virtual networking framework to provide superior network service provisioning and performance. The Citrix NetScaler product group also recently announced support of the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), which gives joint customers unprecedented control of their networks in a unique application-centric perspective. Leveraging the Citrix TriScale technology, the Citrix NetScaler and Cisco ACI technologies enable cloud administrators to more uniformly deliver application centric services at Layers 2-7 network while maintaining the benefits of an elastic and automated cloud network architecture. 

Enterprises adopting private and public cloud require an application-delivery infrastructure that is dynamic, responsive, and inherently service oriented. With the integration of Citrix NetScaler into VCE's Vblock, customers get a pre-integrated ADC solution that seamlessly delivers cloud-centric elasticity and scalability while dramatically simplifying the deployment process.
- Rohit Mehra

Vice President, Network Infrastructure


VCE welcomes Citrix as a new Technology Alliance Partner for Vblock Systems and is pleased to see NetScaler certified as Vblock Ready for cloud customers. We look forward to Citrix certifying additional products and technology for Vblock Systems as a TAP partner that can deliver advanced solutions to customers.
- D.J. Long

Senior Director, Technology Alliances


Citrix has always believed in a top-down application-driven approach to network services. Our collaboration with VCE enables us to seamlessly integrate Citrix NetScaler services into datacenters built using VCE Vblock Systems while also building on our strategic relationship and unique integrations with Cisco datacenter solutions. As a result, we can offer customers unified application control while preserving the elasticity and automation of a true cloud network architecture.
- Sunil Potti

Vice President and General Manager, NetScaler Product Group


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With the integration of Citrix NetScaler into VCE's Vblock, customers get a pre-integrated ADC solution that seamlessly delivers cloud-centric elasticity and scalability while dramatically simplifying the deployment process
- Rohit Mehra

Vice President, Network Infrastructure