Software Defined Networking Solutions And Services
Software Defined Networking Solutions And Services—Citrix NetScaler Management And Analytics

Automated. data driven management platform. Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics System can simplify these business imperatives with management, orchestration and analytics across different architectures with a single platform. End to end network and application management, visibility, and automation. Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot your entire infrastructure from a single, unified console. Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics System (Citrix Netscaler  MAS) is a centralized network management, analytics, and orchestration solution. From a single platform, administrators can view, automate, and manage network services for scale out application architectures. In addition to reducing operational costs and simplifying tasks, Citrix NetScaler Management And Analytics System provides real—time analytics to help administrators identify and address application performance and security issues across the infrastructure.

As the data center evolves towards a software defined topology, automation of supporting services becomes increasingly important. Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics System provides brokered support for services delivered by Citrix NetScaler across many common orchestration platforms. Enterprise wide network and application management and analytics deliver powerful visibility across your infrastructure, so you can meet performance and security requirements. Explore some of the key use cases for Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics System. As the demands on your network become more complex, so do the demands on your network service management. These challenges drive up costs and reduce productivity. Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics System simplifies the management of your application delivery infrastructure. Through automated configuration and service discovery, Citrix NetScaler Management And Analytics System provides faster device deployments, reduces errors during upgrades, and streamlines service delivery.

Citrix NetScaler Management And Analytics

Scale out applications can increase the complexity of infrastructures, drive up OPEX costs, and increase security risks. To regain control and scale out successfully, today’s organizations need to take an application—centric approach to enterprise management. Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics System manages, monitors, and troubleshoots your global app delivery from the data center to your branch offices through a single, unified console. Real time network analytics information is collected and correlated across users and devices to give a complete picture of the infrastructure. Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics System allows you to identify and address performance issues and security threats rapidly and effectively. Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics System serves as a critical data aggregation point for applications serviced by Citrix NetScaler. Application specific data points and transactions are presented to an administrator with insights into performance and reliability.

Application Centric Life–Cycle Management

Simplification of application deployments with Citrix NetScaler for developers where they don’t need to know how to configure Citrix NetScaler to deploy. Role based access for developers to Citrix NetScaler configurations to empower developers, and reduce the burden on infrastructure operations to manage these requests. Application oriented templates that enable developers to easily implement functionalities in Citrix NetScaler. Role based partitioned access to application developers and owners. Expired and unused SSL certificates are bad for the user and for your bottom line. Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics System streamlines every aspect of certificate management. Through a single console, you can establish automated policies to ensure the right issuer, key strength, and correct algorithms, while keeping close tabs on certificates that are unused or soon to expire. Key insights into web traffic, security, SSL, HDX and remote VPN sessions. Machine driven triage to scan for anomalies in log and counter data across all configured applications.

Reduce Operational Costs

As the demands on your network become more complex, so do the demands on your network service management. These challenges drive up costs and reduce productivity. Citrix NetScaler MAS simplifies the management of your application delivery infrastructure. Through automated configuration and service discovery, Citrix NetScaler Management And Analytics System provides faster device deployments, reduces errors during upgrades, and streamlines service delivery. App centric automation enables administrators to spend less time and effort on granular—level tasks and individual device configuration, freeing up their time and reducing OPEX. Orchestration capabilities also let you automate integration of network services with SDN and cloud management platforms. Citrix NetScaler Management And Analytics System is deployed as a virtual machine. Infrastructure management and orchestration of NetScaler products can be implemented without incurring any licensing or subscription fees.

 

Current SDN technologies operate at L2—3 layers and are missing the opportunity to truly deliver on the full promise of the solution. The next—generation NetScaler platform unifies best—in—class L4—7 network services into an application control layer, and can integrate this application control with both existing transport networks and emerging SDN technologies. This application control layer can make emerging L2—3 SDN architectures completely app—driven, by using app—centric definitions and policies to simplify network design, while making the whole network more intelligent.

With its centralized management plane, NetScaler alleviates the overhead and sprawl usually associated with serving complex networking applications. Through intuitive workflows, administrators can enable provisioning and deploying of new network services on demand. The central plane also acts as a single point of visibility, providing a coherent view of the operational characteristics for all the instances running on the appliance. This software—driven approach makes it possible to successfully support the dynamic changes inherent in today’s cloud—based, app—driven environment.

Compared to the advancements in compute and storage virtualization, networking has fallen behind in fully realizing the promise of enterprise cloud computing. The dynamic nature of cloud services requires a new level of flexibility and scalability, which goes beyond the capabilities of today’s data center networks. Transitioning to Software—Defined Networking (SDN) incorporates programmability and agility into your network, enabling it to keep pace with business demands.

Current SDN technologies operate at L2—3 layers and are missing the opportunity to truly deliver on the full promise of the solution. The—generation NetScaler platform unifies best—in—class L4—7 network services into an application control layer, and can integrate this application control with both existing transport networks and emerging SDN technologies. This application control layer can make emerging L2—3 SDN architectures completely app—driven, by using app—centric definitions and policies to simplify network design, while making the whole network more intelligent.

On demand cloud services and SDN allow organizations to quickly grow and transform to meet the demands of the modern workplace. Citrix NetScaler enables organizations to ensure the best security, performance and reliability whether workloads run in the data center or in an external cloud. By allowing IT to deliver every application workload at scale and with simplicity, organizations can benefit from all that cloud computing has to offer. Expanding the virtual network infrastructure portfolio.

Citrix and Cisco have delivered the Citrix NetScaler 1000V, a best in class application delivery controller that redefines L4—L7 services. Building on Cisco strength in Unified Fabric and Unified Compute, and Citrix strength in intelligent, application delivery, the architecture runs on the Cisco Nexus Virtual Service Platform to provide a virtual network infrastructure that delivers scalability, elastic instantiation, and multi tenant operation, all with a common approach to service provisioning and management. The Citrix NetScaler 1000V is available via the normal Cisco sales and worldwide channels, providing a smooth migration path for Cisco ACE, GSS and CSS customers. Citrix NetScaler is the Cisco ACE replacement product recommended by Cisco.

Citrix NetScaler was created to transform traditional networks into next—gen, app—driven enterprises. Designed for use in virtualized networks, it’s ideally suited to integrate with SDN and cloud orchestration systems. The platform combines the flexibility of virtualization with the resiliency, reliability, and performance of purpose—built network appliances. Eliminating the need for multiple physical devices, a single Citrix NetScaler can be deployed in a multi—tenant environment, while also offering traffic isolation and dedicated resources per tenant.

Administrators can rightsize instances based on the workload required per tenant, with fine—grained control over the CPU, memory, and SSL hardware resources, to achieve performance goals.

From existing physical networks to various software—defined network models, such as OpenDaylight or a virtual network overlay, Citrix NetScaler can benefit any enterprise. Citrix delivers the same functions and features across all of Citrix NetScaler ADC platforms, physical or virtual, so that any of them can be integrated into an environment and provide the necessary L4—L7 network services to ensure application availability, performance, and security.

With its centralized management plane, Citrix NetScaler alleviates the overhead and sprawl usually associated with serving complex networking applications. Through intuitive workflows, administrators can enable provisioning and deploying of new network services on demand. The central plane also acts as a single point of visibility, providing a coherent view of the operational characteristics for all the instances running on the appliance. This software—driven approach makes it possible to successfully support the dynamic changes inherent in today’s cloud—based, app—driven environment.