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#Citrix #NetScaler 10 on Amazon Web Services – #AWS

Yes, it’s here! ūüôā

Mainstream IT is fast embracing the enterprise cloud transformation and selecting the right cloud networking technologies has thus quickly emerged to be an imperative. As mainstream IT adopts IaaS (Internet as a service) cloud services, they will require a combination of the elasticity and flexibility, expected of cloud offerings and the powerful advanced networking services used within emerging enterprise cloud datacenters. 

Citrix¬ģ NetScaler¬ģ 10 delivers elasticity, simplicity and expandability of the cloud to enterprise cloud datacenters and already powers the largest and most successful public clouds in the world. With NetScaler 10, Citrix delivers a comprehensive cloud network platform that mainstream enterprises can leverage to fully embrace a cloud-first network design.¬†

Citrix and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have come together to deliver industry-leading application delivery controller technology. NetScaler on AWS delivers the same services used to ensure the availability, scalability and security of the largest public and private clouds for AWS environments. Whether the need is to optimize, secure or control delivery of enterprise and cloud services, NetScaler for AWS can help accomplish these initiatives economically, and according to business demands. 

The full suite of NetScaler capabilities such as availability, acceleration, offload and security functionality is available in AWS, enabling users to leverage tried-and-true NetScaler functionality such as rewrites and redirects, content caching, Citrix Access Gateway‚ĄĘ Enterprise SSL VPN, and application firewall within their AWS deployments. Additional benefits include usage of Citrix CloudBridge‚ĄĘ and Citrix Branch Repeater‚ĄĘ as a joint solution.¬†

Citrix NetScaler transforms the cloud into an extension of the datacenter by eliminating the barriers to enterprise-class cloud deployments. Together, NetScaler and AWS delivers a broad set of capabilities for the Enterprise IT: 

Hybrid Cloud Environment 

Hybrid clouds that span enterprise datacenters and extend into AWS can benefit from the same cloud networking platform, significantly easing…

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//Richard

#Citrix Introducing #CloudBridge 2000 and 3000

Ok, this is interesting!

Citrix is pleased to announce the new WAN-optimization appliances: CloudBridge 2000 and CloudBridge 3000. These appliances come loaded with our WAN-optimization and XenDesktop acceleration technologies including rich protocol optimization, advanced TCP flow-control, adaptive compression and smart acceleration.

This blog highlights some of key features of these appliances.

Un-matched Scalability: A pay-grow offering that is unique in the WAN-optimization industry

Using the pay-grow offering, CloudBridge 2000 can be scaled from a throughput of 10 Mbps to 20 Mbps and further to 50 Mbps with just a license upgrade. Similarly CloudBridge 3000 can be scaled from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps and further to 155 Mbps. This avoids the cost, time and logistics overhead associated with a forklift replacement. So if you have small office and expect to grow in future then these appliances are ideal for you.

 

 

 

Series 2000 3000
Application Large Branch/Small Enterprise Medium Enterprise
Licensed Bandwidth 10/20/50 50/100/155
Concurrent HDX Sessions 100/200/300* 300/400/500*
Pay-to-Grow Yes Yes
Disk Storage 600 GB SSD 4 x 600 GB SSD
Interfaces Four 1 GigE Copper FTW

2 x 1 GigE Cu (HA/Mgmt)

6 ‚Äď GigE Cu or 4 – Fiber FTW

2 x 1 GigE Cu (LOM/Mgmt)

Power Supplies 1 x 300 watt 2 x 300 watt, hot swap
* Session count is limited by link bandwidth, no session count is enforced.  Published numbers are for guidance only.

Built-in reliability

CB 2000 and CB 3000 models come prepackaged with Network bypass cards for the traffic interfaces. This ensures that the traffic to your network is never interrupted, even in case of power failure to the appliance.

Also with these models do not contain any rotating disks. Instead they use SSDs as storage resulting in enhanced disk-access speed and…

Continue reading here¬†on the blog post and also look at this Service Delivery Network video¬†where you can look at Citrix’s story on how¬†enterprise and cloud networks are unified into a service delivery fabric that optimizes and secures applications and data.

//Richard

#Citrix #CloudBridge Connecting to Microsoft #Azure – Technology Preview

February 19, 2013 Leave a comment

This is really interesting!!! Can’t wait to try it out, I just got Azure up and running with a couple of VM’s in it and will set this up and try it ASAP! ūüôā

CloudBridge Connecting to Microsoft Azure

Release Date: Feb 15, 2013

 
Citrix CloudBridge connects enterprise datacenters to external clouds and hosting environments, making the cloud a secure extension of the enterprise network.

This technology preview offers standard based secure connectivity to Microsoft Azure. With this enhancement, a customer can  connect their enterprise data center to the Azure VPN gateway and access the IaaS and PaaS offerings from Microsoft. 

The following are the key points to note :

  • Secure L3 connection to Azure VPN gateway
  • CloudBridge deployment on the enterprise data center only. It is not running inside Azure
  • No WAN Optimization or L2 extension supported in this solution since it needs deployment of CloudBridge on the Azure end as well.

Images and Licenses:

We are making available virtual appliances running on XenServer (xva images). These appliances need EVAL licenses. Please follow links to sign-up and get these EVAL licenses.

To get started:

  1. For the XenServer images of CloudBridge, please download from the list below
  2. Get and activate an EVAL license via the get license link for NetScaler VPX and follow the instructions. CloudBridge license is shared with NetScaler VPX Platinum Edition.

Helpful Resources:

  1. Download the CloudBridge@Azure Tech Preview deployment guide from the link below the Download section
  2. For help with licensing the instance, refer to the NetScaler VPX licensing guide
  3. New to NetScaler/CloudBridge? Documentation, knowledge base articles, additional tutorials and other information is available on the NetScaler Knowledge Center

Have Questions?

Go to the¬†CloudBridge discussion forum¬†to get help from…

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//Richard

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