Citrix’s NetScaler: The First ADC to Integrate with Cisco’s Nexus Fabric

Citrix's NetScaler: The First ADC to Integrate with Cisco's Nexus Fabric

On April 8th, Citrix announced a collaboration with Cisco that produced the first application delivery controller (ADC) with integration into the Cisco Nexus fabric. Read on to find out what this means for you, and why you should care.

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Cisco and Citrix Launch Rebranded NetScaler 1000v

Cisco and Citrix Launch Rebranded NetScaler 1000v title

Last month, Cisco, in partnership with Citrix, announced the expansion of their virtual networking portfolio with a custom version of Citrix’s NetScaler virtual Application Delivery Controller (ADC).

As the BYOD trend continues to test IT infrastructures, virtual networking and programmable overlay networks have met the challenges of:

  • Limited scalability of network services bound to physical hardware
  • Ensuring virtual network security
  • Workload affecting application performance
  • Controlling data flowing through third-party cloud applications

However, according to Cisco: “As virtual networking and programmable overlay networks evolve to meet these challenges, an equal evolution needs to take place in Layer 4-7 application networking services and security to support widespread virtualization, application mobility, cloud architectures and network orchestration.”

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