Understanding NetScaler SD-WAN editions

NetScaler SD-WAN is available in several editions, allowing you to deploy just the features your organization needs at each location, while allowing for easy upgrades as those needs change.

Standard Edition

Includes software-defined WAN features to create a highly reliable network from multiple network links and to ensure that each application takes the best path to achieve the highest application performance.

Model

Total Throughput (Mbps)

Virtual Paths 

Upgradeable to Enterprise Edition

VPX

40

8

 

 

100

16

 

 

200

16

 

  400 16  
  1 Gbps 16  
  2 Gbps 128  
410 40 16  
  100 16  
  200 16  
  300 16  

1000

40

16

 

100

16

 

200

16

2000

200

32

 

400

32

  600 32
2100 400 128
  600 128
  1 Gbps 128
  2 Gbps 128  
  3 Gbps 128  

4100

2 Gbps

256

 

 

4 Gbps

256

 

  6 Gbps 256  
5100

6 Gbps

550

 

  8 Gbps 550  
  10 Gbps 550  

WANOP Edition

Includes application acceleration, data reduction and protocol control to optimize applications across the WAN.  Can optionally include virtual Windows Server to simplify branch infrastructure and mobile user PC plug-in.

 

Model

Optimized bandwidth (Mbps)

QoS/unaccelerated bandwidth

Total TCP sessions

HDX CCUs

Integrated Windows Server Available

Upgradeable to Enterprise Edition

VPX

2

15,000 Mbps

5000

20

 

 

 

6

 

5000

60

 

 

 

10

75,000 Mbps

5,000

100

 

 

 

20

150,000 Mbps

10,000

200

 

 

 

50

250,000 Mbps

10,000

300

 

 

 

100

250,000 Mbps

20,000

400

 

 

 

200

300,000 Mbps

30,000

500

 

 

800

2

50 Mbps

10,000

20

 

 

 

6

50 Mbps

10,000

60

 

 

 

10

50 Mbps

10,000

100

 

 

1000

6

50 Mbps

10,000

60

 

10

50 Mbps

10,000

100

 

20

50 Mbps

10,000

200

2000

10

200 Mbps

20,000

100

 

20

200 Mbps

20,000

200

 

50

200 Mbps

20,000

300

3000

50

500 Mbps

50,000

300

 

 

 

100

500 Mbps

50,000

400

 

 

 

155

500 Mbps

50,000

500

 

 

4100

310

500 Mbps

40,000

750

 

 

 

500

1 Gbps

60,000

1,200

 

 

 

1 Gbps

2 Gbps

120,000

2,500

 

 

5100

1.5 Gbps

2 Gbps

120,000

3,500

 

 

 

2 Gbps

4 Gbps

160,000

5,000

 

 

Enterprise Edition

Integration of software-defined WAN with WAN optimization is the best option to optimize branch and mobile user experience and to achieve fully resilient applications regardless of network quality.

Enterprise Edition users will need one Standard appliance and one WANOP appliance in the data center.  In the branch office, you will need just one Enterprise Edition appliance, which combines WAN optimization and virtual WAN functions into a single appliance for the branch.

 

Model

Virtual WAN Throughput (Mbps)

Optimized bandwidth (Mbps)

Virtual paths 

Total TCP sessions

HDX CCUs

1000

20

4

16

10,000

40

 

40

6

16

10,000

60

 

100

10

16

10,000

100

 

200

20

16

10,000

200

2000

200

10

32

20,000

100

 

400

20

32

20,000

200

 

500

50

32

20,000

300

NetScaler SD-WAN on Azure

NetScaler SD-WAN for Azure enables organizations to have a direct, secure, and high quality connection from each branch to the applications hosted in Azure, eliminating the need to backhaul cloud bound traffic through a data center.

benefits include

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

Model

Server

Total Licensed throughput

Virtual Paths

VPX, Standard Edition

D3_v2

40 Mbps

8

VPX, Standard Edition D3_v2

100 Mbps

16

VPX, Standard Edition D3_v2

200 Mbps

16

VPX, Standard Edition F8 400 Mbps
16

NetScaler SD-WAN on AWS

The full suite of NetScaler SD-WAN capabilities is available in a cloud environment to optimize and secure access to SaaS applications and IaaS instances.

Specs

  • Requires AWS EC2
  • Requires 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

 

Model

EC2 instance type

Virtual WAN Total Throughput

Virtual paths 

Optimized bandwidth (Mbps)

Total TCP sessions

HDX CCUs

VPX, Standard Edition - BYOL
m4.2xlarge 40 Mbps 8      
VPX, Standard Edition - BYOL
m4.2xlarge
100 Mbps
16      
VPX, Standard Edition - BYOL m4.2xlarge
200 Mbps
16      
VPX, Standard Edition - BYOL
m4.2xlarge
400 Mbps
16      
VPX, Standard Edition - BYOL
c4.2xlarge
1 Gbps 16      
VPX, Standard Edition - BYOL
c4.4xlarge
2 Gbps 128      

VPX, WANOP Edition

 m3.large

-

-

2

5,000

20

VPX, WANOP Edition

 m3.large

-

-

10

5,000

100

VPX, WANOP Edition

c3.xlarge / m3.large

-

-

20

10,000

200

VPX, WANOP Edition

 c3.xlarge

-

-

45

10,000

300

VPX, WANOP Edition - BYOL

-

-

-

varies

Varies

varies

New in the latest release: NetScaler SD-WAN 9.3

  • Cloud-based control and management
  • Expanded bandwidth and high availability options for cloud
  • Single click to connect branches to cloud
  • New HDX Quality of Experience Dashboard for XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Virtual appliance support for KVM and HyperV
  • Business logic to support multiple rated links, including LTE and satellite
  • Expanded configuration templates