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Citrix NetScaler And CloudBridge Now Available on Amazon Web Services


Written by  Raja Rao | 04 December 2012
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citrixCitrix announced recently, at the AWS Re: Invent conference, the availability of Citrix NetScaler, the company’s advanced cloud networking platform, and Citrix CloudBridge, an innovative solution  for enterprises to connect securely, transparently, and with high-performance to  Amazon Web Services (AWS), via both “bring your own license” and pay-as-you-use on the AWS Marketplace.  Both solutions come in a virtual form factor that can be deployed directly on AWS. Together, they make it easier and more cost effective for enterprises to seamlessly extend their enterprise network to AWS.

Moving of the current business models onto cloud requires a combination of the elasticity, flexibility and powerful advanced networking services within the enterprise cloud datacenters of the cloud offering companies. NetScaler for Amazon Web Services lets customers deploy the same advanced L4-7 services used to ensure the availability, scalability and security of the largest public and private clouds onto Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) within Amazon EC2. These services are available on demand.

Citrix CloudBridge for Amazon Web Services will allow companies to move production workloads securely and transparently between private datacenters and the AWS Cloud. They will also be able to consume CloudBridge on a usage-based model through the AWS Marketplace, making it easy to set up short-term cloud projects with no infrastructure investment. CloudBridge makes it easier for enterprises to transparently bridge their enterprise network to AWS by simplifying application migration, adding additional security layers, mitigating network latency, and minimizing required application or network modifications.

Customers running production on-premise, but using AWS for dev/test can now include NetScaler within their AWS test environments, speeding time-to-production with advanced networking capabilities. Customers with hybrid infrastructure spanning their own data centers and AWS can use the same cloud networking platform in both, significantly easing the load on the network.

Customers looking to use AWS as part of their business continuity plans can rely upon NetScaler GSLB to run both on-premise or within AWS to continuously monitor availability of both enterprise datacenters and AWS environments, while CloudBridge optimizes data transfer and synchronization between various on-premise datacenters and AWS environments. Customers optimizing and securing full production workloads in AWS through application acceleration, load balancing, application delivery networking, and application firewall.

"Citrix and Amazon have collaborated together for years on cloud, cloud networking, and desktop virtualization. We are pleased to extend that collaboration to include the delivery of Citrix NetScaler and Citrix CloudBridge on Amazon Web Services" said Klaus Oestermann, Group VP and GM, Cloud Networking Group, Citrix. "NetScaler provides the world’s most advanced cloud networking platform powering more than 75 percent of internet-based companies. With the NetScaler solution for Amazon Web Services, we are delivering the same services used to ensure the availability, scalability and security of the largest public and private clouds to customer environments in AWS."

NetScaler and CloudBridge on AWS are available immediately, with on-demand availability via the AWS Marketplace. Customers may also “bring their own” perpetual licenses and deploy them on AWS as well.

Raja Rao

Raja Rao

RajaRao is our Cloud Journalist writing for ToolsJournal on Cloud Tools, Latest updates, Cloud Quick Lists and more. He has done his Bachelors of Engineering in Civil and has been in IT for over 15 years with good expertise on CRM, Peoplesoft, SAP, Microsoft and .Net technologies. Raja comes with fantastic blend of Technical, Solutions and Delivery expertise. Loving the concept of ToolsJournal he has joined us full time and has been tremendous help to take this portal forward. 

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