Citrix SD-WAN (formerly NetScaler SD-WAN)
Scalable, enterprise grade SD-WAN combining WAN virtualization, WAN optimization, routin, centralized control and end-to-end application visibility
Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN is deployed in networks worldwide to increase WAN reliability, and improve application performance while reducing recurring bandwidth costs.
Key business advantages of Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN
Increase the resiliency of critical applications
NetScaler SD-WAN logically binds multiple MPLS, broadband and wireless network links into a single virtual WAN and then continuously measures and monitors each link for loss, latency, jitter and congestion. Mission critical applications can always be routed across the links with the fastest transit time. Traffic from high bandwidth applications can be balanced across multiple links to provide the highest performance and an optimal user experience. And real-time application traffic can be duplicated to guarantee no loss and the lowest latency.
When network problems occur, NetScaler SD-WAN detects a link outage or performance degradation after just two or three packets, seamlessly moving application traffic to an alternate link. In most cases outages are mitigated without users noticing, even with virtual desktops and latency- sensitive applications like VOIP.
Accelerate traditional enterprise applications
NetScaler SD-WAN accelerates traditional enterprise applications such as Microsoft® SharePoint®, network file servers (CIFS and NFS), Microsoft Exchange® , Microsoft 365® and web applications. With NetScaler SD-WAN, branch-office users experience faster printing, file downloads, video streaming and application start-up times, allowing them to get more done in less time. The NetScaler Client plug in extends application acceleration benefits to mobile users.
Reduce WAN bandwidth and lower bandwidth costs
NetScaler SD-WAN reduces bandwidth consumption and optimizes the use of existing capacity. This allows you to save on your ongoing bandwidth expenditures, to serve up to four times more users, and to reduce bandwidth consumption per desktop by up to 80 percent. NetScaler SD-WAN also reduces traffic by up to 95 percent for bandwidth-hungry applications such as video viewing, file transfers, software distribution, backups and enterprise data replication.
And when more bandwidth is required, NetScaler SD-WAN allows broadband connections to deliver mission critical application traffic with the same reliability and quality of service as costly MPLS networks. That means enterprises can add WAN capacity with inexpensive and flexible cable, DSL and 4G wireless connections, knowing that those connections will work seamlessly and reliably with an existing MPLS network.
Simplify branch networks
NetScaler SD-WAN offers an opportunity to simplify the branch network and consolidate multiple network functions into a single physical or virtual appliances. With support for OSPF and BGP, the NetScaler SD-WAN appliance can sit on the edge of the branch network and route traffic across the best link to other locations on the WAN as well as securely break out Internet traffic. The edge mode is in addition to the more commonly deployed overlay mode, and enterprises have the ability to deploy a hybrid approach across their locations, using incumbent ISRs where appropriate and selectively using NetScaler SD-WAN on the edge where appropriate.
This routing ability, combined with support for WAN Optimization and virtual WANs, provides a complete solution with one centralized configuration system and end-to-end visibility for a radically simplified branch network that is easy to support, manage and troubleshoot.
Simplify expansion of the datacenter into the AWS cloud
A virtual NetScaler SD-WAN appliance runs in Amazon Web Services (AWS) regions and aggregates multiple broadband and Amazon Direct connection links. It provides virtual WAN capabilities for traffic running between data centers and remote offices and applications running on AWS in the cloud. This imroves the reliability of connections to the cloud, includes SaaS and IaaS.
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