Citrix Solutions

Citrix Solutions

NetScaler

Citrix NetScaler is an all-in-one web application delivery controller (ADC) that makes applications run up to five times faster, cuts web application ownership costs with server offloading, and makes sure that applications are always available with its application load balancing capabilities. As of 2012 there were over 10,000,000 sites using NetScalers. Microsoft, eBay, Weather.com, CNET, and MasterCard are among the busiest sites using Citrix NetScaler. It is deployed in thousands of networks around the globe to optimize, secure and control the delivery of all enterprise and cloud services and maximize the end user experience for all users including mobile clients.

NetScalers are available as a physical appliance or software appliance and features a pay-as-you-grow software model that have has been very popular as customers’ bandwidth needs have scaled with HTTP throughput.

Load Balancing

A load balancer is a device that distributes network or application traffic across a cluster of servers. Load balancing improves responsiveness and increases availability of applications.

A load balancer sits between the client and the server farm accepting incoming network and application traffic and distributing the traffic across multiple back end servers using various methods. By balancing application requests across multiple servers, a load balancer reduces individual server load and prevents any one application server from becoming a single point of failure, thus improving overall application availability and responsiveness.

High Availablity

A high availability (HA) deployment of two NetScaler appliances can provide uninterrupted operation in any transaction. With one appliance configured as the primary node and the other as the secondary node, the primary node accepts connections and manages servers while the secondary node monitors the primary. If, for any reason, the primary node is unable to accept connections, the secondary node takes over.

Applicartion Deployment with StoreFront

Citrix StoreFront is an enterprise app store that improves security and simplifies deployments, delivering a modern, unmatched near-native user experience across Citrix Receiver on any platform. StoreFront makes it easy to manage multi-site and multi-version Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environments. It empowers organizations to customize the branding and deployments to meet specific business needs. StoreFront also enables mobility initiatives for users to work from anywhere, any device.

Secutiy & MFA

Citrix Netscaler is a great way to ensure that your systems and applications are available on demand and easily accessible remotley. However, ensuring that they are secured and only accessible to your users is key. Multi-Factor Authentication is a means whereby users are required to provide more than one form of identification. Typically this is a username and password, along with a randomly generated secure code, sent to a users mobile device.

Examples & Testimonials

Citrix Netscaler Solution

With Windows 2008R2 end of life approaching the It team at the Royal Horticultural Society embarked on the mammoth task of upgrading their IT infrastructure. Part of this upgrade was to upgrade the Citrix environment from XenApp Citrix 6.5 to the Citrix XenApp 1811.

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