The continuing transition towards virtualization and cloud-based data centers is also consolidating data center footprints, opening the door to more multitenant infrastructure. Organizations are learning they need to virtualize beyond just servers, storage, and switching infrastructure to fully realize the benefits of the cloud. They also must virtualize other components that support security, performance, and availability of computing services.
A new solution brief from Citrix looks at how the company’s NetScaler Application Delivery Controller (ADC) can help organizations build high-density, cloud-based data centers by offering different ways to architect multitenant solutions.
Multitenancy allows multiple applications to be served by the same physical compute, storage, and networking resources in a way that makes it appear as if they have dedicated resources – a powerful capability that can help reduce data center TCO. The solution brief covers key factors to consider when deciding which multitenancy and platform options are the best fit for a given scenario. To maximize returns, organization must remember:
- Not all tenants are created equal: Most organizations have a broad spectrum of use cases to accommodate, each with its own set of requirements and priorities. Solutions need to provide different options for achieving multitenancy.
- Consistent and pervasive multitenancy is necessary for a complete solution: ADCs play a crucial role in ensuring the availability, performance, and security of key computing services and should be viewed as top candidates for virtualization and multitenancy.
NetScaler optimizes, secures, and controls the delivery of all enterprise and cloud services while ensuring high performance. The brief highlights potential implementation scenarios including:
- Migrating from Cisco ACE
- Multi-tenancy with multitier applications
- Enterprises with a mix of critical and non-critical applications
- Basic and advanced SMBs
Read the solution brief to learn more about how NetScaler’s multitenant capabilities enable IT departments to meet whatever combinations of requirements they encounter across their organization – both now and as conditions change in the future.