How do I deploy Citrix SD-WAN?

Citrix offers a variety of ways to deploy Citrix SD-WAN to meet your unique needs

Take a do-it-yourself approach for your enterprise cloud strategy

If you are looking to manage your own SD-WAN infrastructure, we recommend the Citrix SD-WAN Orchestrator for enterprises. This next-generation SD-WAN management platform is delivered as a cloud service. With this approach, you can begin your journey in moving your applications and workloads to the cloud. SD-WAN Orchestrator can be a starting point or an extension of other Citrix cloud services that you may want to add in the future – such as analytics, security, workspace services, and other supporting networking services.

As a single-pane management and analytics tool, Citrix SD-WAN Orchestrator is architected from the ground up to manage a large-scale infrastructure with ease through an informative dashboard and intuitive graphical interfaces.

This management platform enables a seamless experience in SD-WAN management using built-in capabilities such as zero-touch deployment and granular WAN control. Existing Citrix SD-WAN customers will be pleased to know that this new platform runs primarily as-a-Service management overlay – meaning it does not require any configuration changes on the physical or virtual appliances at the branch sites and the cloud datacenters.

Use a hybrid cloud deployment

Choose the workload deployment option that best aligns with your enterprise cloud strategy.

Citrix SD-WAN for Azure enables organizations to extend their networks to Microsoft Azure faster with automated provisioning of Citrix SD-WAN VPX instances for a direct, secure, and high-quality connection from each branch to the applications hosted in Azure.

Benefits include

  • Create direct connections from every site to Azure with one-click provisioning of resources within existing or new VNets (virtual networks)
  • Enjoy automated virtual path setup through communication with the master control node (MCN)
  • Remove complexity when connecting sites to workloads on Azure VNets by automating network deployments with Citrix SD-WAN and Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN
  • Ensure an ongoing reliable connection to Azure

The full suite of Citrix SD-WAN capabilities is available in a cloud environment to optimize and secure access to SaaS applications and IaaS instances. Requires AWS EC2 and AWS Elastic Block Storage (EBS). Available via AWS Marketplace or with Bring Your Own License.

Benefits include

  • Create direct connections from every location to AWS
  • Ensure an ongoing reliable connection to AWS
  • Simplify your network without the need to provision VPNs
  • Extend your secure perimeter to the cloud with a single click

Citrix SD-WAN provides an easy on-ramp to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with the virtual SD-WAN appliance, available in the GCP Marketplace, allowing easy low-cost setup of SD-WAN instances for reliable connectivity of branches to GCP through virtual overlays.

Benefits include

  • Deliver an optimal application experience to Citrix DaaS through integration with HDX which uses the ICA protocol.
  • Provide exceptional performance to applications running on GCP, including G Suite with deep packet inspection, QoS, and link bonding.