Citrix to Bring Virtualized Services Powered by NetScaler to Enterprise and Cloud Networks

Citrix NetScaler VPX Virtual Appliance Technology Adds Point of Intelligence within the HP Network Fabric

Citrix Systems, Inc. announced a new solution that will transform today’s traditional enterprise datacenter built upon rigid, isolated network devices into tomorrow’s cloud-based virtual datacenter that is flexible and scalable enough to deliver IT as an on-demand service. With Citrix® NetScaler® VPX™ web application delivery software tested and fully certified to integrate with HP’s high-performance 5400zl and 8200zl switch series, Citrix is now enabling IT organizations to turn networking into a virtualized datacenter service by embedding application-layer intelligence and control more deeply into the networking fabric. The combined solution enables customers to converge two core data center capabilities, LAN switching and L4-7 load balancing into a single device to help lower operational costs, increase application availability and speed performance.

Citrix is leveraging the global reach of common channel partners to deliver the industry’s only solution marrying market-leading load balancing with data center switching.  All editions of NetScaler VPX integrate with the HP networking architecture supporting performance levels up to 1 Gbps. NetScaler integration is available via the HP AllianceONE Services zl Module for the HP 5400zl and 8200zl switch series, enabling data center managers to simplify their network architectures at the core and aggregation switch layers. Certified interoperability between recognized leaders in networking provides customers with the confidence to design intelligence into the fabric of the next-generation data center fabric.

Quotes
Cindy Borovick, Vice President, Enterprise Communications Infrastructure and Datacenter Networks, IDC
“Best practices in datacenter design dictate incorporating application delivery in order to create a resilient business focused datacenter by expanding the deployment options to include HP switching, Citrix gives customers the flexibility to deploy its NetScaler VPX technology strategically throughout the enterprise.”

Mike Banic, Vice President of Marketing, HP Networking
“Customers are seeking simplified networking solutions that are flexible, scalable and can reduce data center costs, while improving application performance and availability. The open architecture of the HP Network Solution enables the integration of Citrix NetScaler VPX directly within the switch. This provides customers with a Converged Infrastructure for the data center that intelligently balances traffic workloads and improves the overall experience for the application users in branch offices and in remote locations.”

Klaus Oestermann, Group Vice President and General Manager, Networking and Cloud Product Group, Citrix
“As the only load balancing solution certified to integrate with HP 5400zl and 8200zl switches, Citrix is truly bringing something new to the marketplace. We are excited to work with HP to provide our joint customers with the confidence to design and implement next-generation virtual data centers.”

 

    Key Facts and HighlightsCitrix, working together with HP, will bring customers the following benefits.

  • Available immediately through authorized Citrix and HP networking channel partners
  • Functional interoperability and integrated management has been independently verified certified
  • Citrix is now a member of the HP AllianceONE program

Pricing and Availability
NetScaler VPX for HP networking solutions is available now via Citrix and HP networking partners worldwide. NetScaler VPX pricing begins at $2000 USD.