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

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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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4 Ways Application Delivery Controllers Enhance Your Application Infrastructure [F5]

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If you’re like most organizations, lack of application availability and poor performance issues for key services cause instant uproars from within user communities. For IT organizations, this means balancing user complaints while simultaneously trying to resolve the issue.

Help users keep their pitchforks in the shed where they belong.

I recently talked to Brandon Reid one of our Networking Technical Architects at Softchoice. He revealed four reasons he believes application delivery controllers (ADCs) are critical to create a strong application infrastructure, and by proxy, happy, productive users.

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