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

Aggregate bandwidth (Mbps)

Virtual paths (fixed/ dynamic)

Upgradeable to Enterprise Edition

VPX

20

8/4

 

 

50

16/8

 

 

100

16/8

 

  200 16/8  
  500 16/8  
  1Gbps 16/8  
410 20 16/8  
  50 16/8  
  100 16/8  
  150 16/8  

1000

20

16/8

 

50

16/8

 

100

16/8

2000

100

32/16

 

200

32/16

  300 32/16
2100 200 128/32
  300 128/32
  500 128/32
  1Gbps 128/32  
  1.5 Gbps 128/32  

4100

1 Gbps

256/32

 

 

2 Gbps

256/32

 

5100

3 Gbps

550/32

 

  4 Gbps 550/32  

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

 

 

4000

310

500 Mbps

40,000

750

 

 

 

500

1 Gbps

60,000

1,200

 

 

 

1 Gbps

2 Gbps

120,000

2,500

 

 

5000

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 aggregate bandwidth (Mbps)

Optimized bandwidth (Mbps)

Virtual paths (fixed/ dynamic)

Total TCP sessions

HDX CCUs

1000

10

4

16/8

10,000

40

 

20

6

16/8

10,000

60

 

50

10

16/8

10,000

100

 

100

20

16/8

10,000

200

2000

100

10

32/16

20,000

100

 

200

20

32/16

20,000

200

 

250

50

32/16

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 connection to Azure
  • Extend your secure perimeter to the cloud
  • Evolve to a simple, easy to manage branch network

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

 

Model

EC2 instance type

Virtual WAN aggregate bandwidth (Mbps)

Virtual paths (fixed/ dynamic)

Optimized bandwidth (Mbps)

Total TCP sessions

HDX CCUs

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

VPX, Standard Edition - BYOL

c3.2xlarge

100 Mbps

16/8

-

-

-

VPX, Standard Edition - BYOL c3.2xlarge 200 Mbps 16/8 - - -

New in the latest release: NetScaler SD-WAN 9.2

  • Application inspection engine that by default can identify over 4000 applications and sub-applications, including SaaS and websites
  • Integrated stateful firewall, with shared application awareness
  • Support for Azure, allowing each branch to connect directly to the Azure cloud reliably and securely
  • Adaptive bandwidth control and bandwidth testing to support satellite and cable links with unpredictable amounts of bandwidth
  • Simplified configuration options with templates and automatic bandwidth detection
  • More platform options to meet the requirements of businesses of all sizes
  • Expanded scale, including up to 550 branches managed by a single domain