Citrix NetScaler and Citrix CloudBridge Now Available on Amazon Web Services and the AWS Marketplace

  Citrix NetScaler and Citrix CloudBridge Now Available on Amazon Web Services
  and the AWS Marketplace

 Citrix Advanced Cloud Networking on AWS Helps Customers of All Sizes Realize
                           the Promise of the Cloud

AWS re: Invent 2012

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- November 28, 2012

Today, at the AWS Re: Invent conference, Citrix announced the immediate
availability of Citrix NetScaler®, the company’s advanced cloud networking
platform, and Citrix CloudBridge™, an innovative solution for enterprises to
connect securely, transparently, and with high-performance to Amazon Web
Services (AWS), via both “bring your own license” and pay-as-you-use on the
AWS Marketplace. Both solutions come in a virtual form factor that can be
deployed directly on AWS. Together, they make it easier and more cost
effective for enterprises to seamlessly extend their enterprise network to
AWS, deploy the same L4-7 network stack on AWS that they use on-premise,
ultimately making AWS a natural extension of their own IT infrastructure or
optimizing production deployments that are solely on the cloud.

Companies everywhere are looking for effective strategies to harness the
benefits of cloud computing without disrupting their current business models.
As customers look to adopt business-ready cloud services, they will require a
combination of the elasticity and flexibility they expect of third-party cloud
offerings, and the powerful advanced networking services used within their
enterprise cloud datacenters. NetScaler for Amazon Web Services lets customers
deploy the same advanced L4-7 services used to ensure the availability,
scalability and security of the largest public and private clouds onto Amazon
Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) within Amazon EC2. Customers get the infinite
scalability, elasticity and security of Amazon VPC and the full complement of
NetScaler application availability, acceleration, offload and security
functionality, all on demand.

Citrix is focused on making it easy for enterprises to connect their
datacenters and private clouds. CloudBridge makes it easier for enterprises to
transparently bridge their enterprise network to AWS by simplifying
application migration, adding additional security layers, mitigating network
latency, and minimizing required application or network modifications. Citrix
CloudBridge for Amazon Web Services will allow companies to move production
workloads securely and transparently between private datacenters and the AWS
Cloud. They will also be able to consume CloudBridge on a usage-based model
through the AWS Marketplace, making it easy to set up short-term cloud
projects with no infrastructure investment. This approach allows customers
implementing hybrid infrastructure spanning their own datacenters as well as
AWS to use the same cloud networking platform in both, significantly easing
the transition of applications and workloads between the two.

Enabling Key Cloud Use Cases

Availability of NetScaler and CloudBridge on AWS enables a broad set of use
cases for enterprise IT:

  *Customers running production on-premise, but using AWS for dev/test can
    now include NetScaler within their AWS test environments, speeding
    time-to-production due to better mimicry of the production environment
    within their test environments.
  *Customers with hybrid infrastructure spanning their own data centers and
    AWS can use the same cloud networking platform in both, significantly
    easing the transition of applications and workloads back and forth between
    their own datacenters and AWS.
  *Customers looking to use AWS as part of their business continuity plans
    can rely upon NetScaler GSLB to run both on-premise or within AWS to
    continuously monitor availability of both enterprise datacenters and AWS
    environments, while CloudBridge optimizes data transfer and
    synchronization between various on-premise datacenters and AWS
    environments.
  *Customers optimizing and securing full production workloads in AWS through
    application acceleration, load balancing, application delivery networking,
    and application firewall.

In addition, at Invent, Citrix will be providing a sneak peek of Project
Avalon, a solution that simplifies how enterprises and service providers can
deliver Windows apps and desktops as a true cloud service to any device. In
evidence, Citrix will be demonstrating a preview of Project Avalon running on
Amazon EC2, side-by-side with hosted versions of Citrix desktop virtualization
products.

Supporting Quotes

Rohit Mehra, Vice President, Network Infrastructure, IDC

“IDC has forecast that cloud computing will account for 46% of net new growth
in IT spending. As enterprise IT embraces cloud computing, it will require the
ability to extend the application availability, control and visibility it
relies upon in its own datacenters to the external clouds it will utilize.”

Terry Wise, Head of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services

“We are excited to team with Citrix to make NetScaler for AWS and Cloud-Bridge
for AWS available to customers in the AWS Marketplace. The combination of
Citrix advanced networking solutions and AWS’s highly scalable, secure and
flexible platform is a compelling offering in the enterprise. Making these
solutions available on the AWS Marketplace provides customers with a simple,
trusted and secure way to quickly deploy Citrix on AWS on-demand.”

Klaus Oestermann, Group Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Networking
Group, Citrix

“Citrix and Amazon have collaborated together for years on cloud, cloud
networking, and desktop virtualization. We are pleased to extend that
collaboration to include the delivery of Citrix NetScaler and Citrix
CloudBridge on Amazon Web Services. NetScaler provides the world’s most
advanced cloud networking platform powering more than 75 percent of
internet-based companies. With the NetScaler solution for Amazon Web Services,
we are delivering the same services used to ensure the availability,
scalability and security of the largest public and private clouds to customer
environments in AWS.”

Availability

NetScaler and CloudBridge on AWS are available immediately, with on-demand
availability via the AWS Marketplace. Customers may also “bring their own”
perpetual licenses and deploy them on AWS as well.

Related Links

  *Nov. 5 news announcement: Citrix Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for
    2012 Application Delivery Controllers Magic Quadrant
  *Oct. 17 news announcement: Cisco and Citrix Extend Partnership into
    Networking, Cloud and Mobility
  *Oct. 3 News announcement: Citrix Opens Up NetScaler SDX Platform to Bring
    App Intelligence to SDN
  *Expert blog: “The Networking Platform that Runs the Cloud, Now Available
    on the Cloud” by Morgan Gerhart, Cloud Networking Group, Citrix

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and cloud services, making complex enterprise IT simpler and more accessible
for 260,000 organizations. Citrix products touch 75 percent of Internet users
each day and it partners with more than 10,000 companies in 100 countries.
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