Citrix and Cisco Partnership

Citrix NetScaler is the only application delivery controller that fully integrates into Cisco’s unified fabric.

Citrix and Cisco deliver business and application agility with ACI

Citrix NetScaler and Cisco ACI enable datacenter and cloud administrators to holistically control L2-L7 network services in a unified manner via seamless insertion and automation of best-in-class NetScaler services into next-generation datacenters built on Cisco's ACI Architectures.  NetScaler leverages the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) to programmatically automate network provisioning and control based on application requirements and policies for both datacenter and enterprise environments.

Solution guides

Citrix is now ACI Ready (1:15)

Strategic Relationship Delivers ACI Integration Compatible with
Existing Cisco and Citrix NetScaler Deployments

Executive viewpoints

Citrix Perspective on Cisco OpFlex - ACI Ecosystem Partner (4:42)

The Citrix Perspective on Cisco OpFlex, a new open, standards-based protocol to accelerate innovation around Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

Press releases

NetScaler appears as a remote services blade on the Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000 and 7000 Series switches

Leveraging Cisco RISE technology, NetScaler seamlessly integrates with the Cisco Nexus series switch for simplified deployment, automated control and lower cost of operations while delivering the standalone performance, availability and reliability of a best-in-class ADC.

NetScaler and Cisco RISE (6:00)

An in-depth discussion of Cisco RISE and Citrix NetScaler.

Expanding the virtual network infrastructure portfolio

Citrix and Cisco have delivered the Citrix NetScaler 1000V, a best-in-class application delivery controller that redefines L4-L7 services. Building on Cisco strength in Unified Fabric and Unified Compute, and Citrix strength in intelligent, application delivery, the architecture runs on the Nexus Virtual Service Platform to provide a virtual network infrastructure that delivers scalability, elastic instantiation, and multi-tenant operation, all with a common approach to service provisioning and management.

The Citrix NetScaler 1000V is available via the normal Cisco sales and worldwide channels, providing a smooth migration path for Cisco ACE, GSS and CSS customers. Citrix NetScaler is the Cisco ACE replacement product recommended by Cisco.

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Citrix Perspective: Key Take-aways of the Citrix NetScaler 1000V Technology News Announcement (1:35)

Sunil Potti, General Manager and Vice President of the NetScaler Product Group at Citrix, highlights the three key take-aways from the June 20 news of the Cisco - Citrix networking announcement of the Citrix NetScaler 1000V technology.

Citrix, Cisco & NetScaler 1000V (Part 1: Strategic Product Partnership (9:02)

The first part of an extended program that features commentary by Sunil Potti, Ram Appalaraju, Tom Flink and Rick Baker on the recent Cisco announcement of the NetScaler 1000V on Nexus.

NetScaler 1000V
Cisco ACE Customer Resources

Resources for Cisco ACE Customers

To assist Cisco ACE customers make a seamless transition to a next-generation NetScaler ADC solution, Citrix offers a special ACE Migration Program with financial incentives and NetScaler implementation services delivered by Citrix Consulting Services. Together, Cisco and Citrix are making it easier than ever to move to the industry's most advanced application delivery solution.

Cisco ACE to NetScaler Migration Tool

How to use the migration tool (1:59)

Allen Furmanski shows you how easy it is to convert Cisco ACE configuration files to NetScaler configuration files using the platform. Please note that this tool converts one ACE virtual context config to a dedicated NetScaler instance. This doesn't support converting all ACE virtual contexts at one time to a NetScaler config that uses our other forms of virtualization: Traffic Domains and Admin Partitions. For example, to migrate from the Cisco ACE-4710 with 4 virtual contexts to a NetScaler SDX, you'll need to use the tool for each individual virtual context on ACE, then copy the converted config in to each of the 4 VPX instances running on the NetScaler SDX. A manual approach is necessary to merge the ported NetScaler configs in to one that supports Traffic Domains and/or Admin Partitions.