Cisco Integrates Citrix NetScaler Into Cloud Network Services Portfolio

Cisco Integrates Citrix NetScaler Into Cloud Network Services Portfolio 
Cisco and Citrix Extend Strategic Alliance With Network Services
Innovations 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/20/13 --  Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)
today announced the evolution of its network services strategy for
virtual and cloud networks by integrating the market-leading
Citrix(R) NetScaler(R) application delivery controller (ADC)
technology into the Cisco Unified Fabric Cloud Network Services
portfolio.  
The best-in-class virtual application delivery controller will be
tightly coupled into Cisco's virtual networking framework to provide
superior network service provisioning and performance. Citrix
NetScaler 1000V will be sold by Cisco and its channel partners
worldwide and supported globally by the Cisco Technical Assistance
Center.  
Cisco's Cloud Network Services architecture is designed to simplify
and accelerate cloud network deployments without compromising the
critical security and application services that key data center
applications require. It is comprised of a comprehensive portfolio of
integrated, application-aware network services and security offerings
designed for virtual and cloud environments. The delivery of Citrix
NetScaler 1000V brings intelligent application delivery capabilities
to Cisco Cloud Network Services. This unified, integrated approach
represents the next evolution in ADC technology, fundamentally
changing and uniquely enabling a tight integration with the Cisco
network infrastructure that is unmatched by any other ADC on the
market.  
This technology collaboration delivers on the vision outlined at
Citrix Synergy Barcelona in October, 2012 when the two companies
announced they would expand their strategic alliance around three
pillars: cloud, mobility and networking. Cisco and Citrix are turning
the promise of that vision into reality with the first wave of joint
innovation around application delivery services.  
Highlights
 The
joint offering announced today will include the following key
capabilities. 


 
--  Integrated Solution: Bringing Cisco and Citrix technologies together
    into an integrated solution will help enterprise and service provider
    customers deliver true cloud service automation, speeding up service
    deployment and simplifying networking services.
--  Easy Provisioning with Nexus 1000V: Unlike other ADCs, Citrix
    NetScaler 1000V will integrate with the Cisco Nexus 1100 Cloud
    Services Platform and vPath service insertion architecture to uniquely
    link to the Nexus 1000V. Cisco's vPath technology allows for the
    seamless insertion of application services -- such as NetScaler --
    into virtual and cloud networks.
--  Seamless Deployment with Nexus 7000: As part of the Cisco and Citrix
    collaboration in next-generation data center and cloud architectures,
    the Citrix NetScaler SDX service delivery networking platform and the
    Citrix NetScaler MPX hardware-based line of ADCs will also attach to
    the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switches in the future. This capability
    will provide customers the benefits of higher resiliency, plug and
    play installation, improved agility, and increased leverage of both
    their switching and ADC investments.
--  Interoperability with Broader Cloud Network Services: A full portfolio
    of virtual services for the Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual networking
    environment will be available. These include the ASA 1000V Cloud
    Firewall, Virtual Security Gateway virtual firewall, virtual Wide Area
    Application Services WAN optimization solution, Cisco Prime virtual
    Network Analysis Module, and Cloud Services Router 1000V. The
    portfolio also includes best-of-breed third party virtual services
    offerings that are seamlessly integrated into the framework. Citrix
    NetScaler 1000V will seamlessly co-exist and interoperate with the
    broader Cisco Cloud Network Services family.
--  Application Delivery in the Unified Data Center: Cloud Network
    Services form the virtual network services strategy of the broader
    Cisco Unified Data Center framework, which brings together a seamless
    architecture of virtualization and cloud-ready compute servers
    (Unified Compute Servers), network fabric (Unified Fabric) and
    automation platform (Unified Management). This new set of offerings
    delivers Intelligent Application Delivery services into Cisco's
    Unified Data Center framework.
--  Simplified Go-to-Market: The two companies are also collaborating on
    go-to-market initiatives, including the publication of Cisco Validated
    Design (CVD) reference documents to assist customers gaining full
    leverage from Cisco's Unified Data Center strategy.

  
Quotes 
Jeff Jack, Group General Manager, Network Integration, Dimension Data 
"Dimension Data welcomes the collaboration between Cisco and Citrix
to provide clients with a truly integrated network services solution
in the data center. As long standing partners of both Cisco and
Citrix, we look forward to leveraging our skills and experience in
this space to deliver the innovative, next-generation data center
solutions our clients are demanding." 
Rohit Mehra, Vice President, Network Infrastructure, IDC
 "As
enterprise IT aligns itself with cloud rollouts and virtualization,
datacenters are becoming the cornerstones of business, driving the
need for closer integration between functional elements, and
optimizing how applications are delivered over IT and network
infrastructure. In that context, the cloud network services-focused
partnership between Citrix and Cisco is clearly a step in the right
direction." 
Ram Appalaraju, Vice President, Products, Data Center Group, Cisco 
"With the addition of the Citrix NetScaler best-in-class application
delivery controller tightly coupled into our virtual networking
framework, Cisco is furthering our Cloud Network Services strategy.
By partnering with Citrix, we will be able to offer critical
application delivery services to our virtual networking and cloud
customers on the Nexus 1K platform." 
Sunil Potti, Vice President and General Manager, NetScaler Product
Group, Citrix 
 "Both Cisco and Citrix believe that the data center
is undergoing a fundamental transformation, driven by cloud, mobility
and virtualization. Successfully managing application workloads in
these modern data centers requires a flexible, scalable,
application-aware network. To help customers make this transition,
Cisco and Citrix are collaborating to unify best-in-class
technologies based on Citrix NetScaler and Cisco Nexus to accelerate
the transformation to new network service delivery models in the
Mobile-Cloud Era." 
Availability
 Citrix NetScaler 1000V will be
available via the normal Cisco sales and worldwide channels in Q3 of
2013.  
Related Links 


 
--  Citrix Blog Post:Citrix and Cisco: A New Playbook for New Times
--  Cisco Blog Post:Citrix and NetScaler 1000V Taking Cisco Cloud Network
    Services to the Next Level
--  Related Announcement:Cisco and Citrix Extend Partnership into
    Networking, Cloud and Mobility
--  Related Announcement:Cisco and Citrix Simplify Go-to-Market with New
    Partner Accelerator Initiative (June 2012)
--  Cisco and Citrix Overview Website

  
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