Citrix Unveils NetScaler Control Center for VMware

  Citrix Unveils NetScaler Control Center for VMware

   Citrix and VMware Partner to Integrate NetScaler and VMware NSX™ Network
              Virtualization for the Software-Defined Datacenter

VMworld 2013 US

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- August 26, 2013

Today at VMworld®, Citrix announced Citrix® NetScaler® Control Center for
VMware. Citrix is automating deployment and configuration of NetScaler
functionality within networks that will use the new VMware NSX™ network
virtualization platform and other VMware virtualization technologies.
Leveraging the same Citrix Triscale™ technology that powers the world’s
largest clouds, NetScaler Control Center enables cloud administrators to
programmatically insert best-in-class NetScaler services into software-defined
datacenters built on VMware virtualization technologies.

In today’s era of mobility and cloud, an open network virtualization
architecture is a critical element of the software-defined datacenter. It
provides the networking agility and programmability necessary to simplify
datacenter IT operations while enabling choice. Citrix is partnering with
VMwareto give customers the freedom to seamlessly insert NetScalerinto
VMware NSX networks, allowing them todeploy best-in-class NetScaler
application delivery services into their VMware or other cloudenvironments.
In doing so, Citrix isproviding customers flexibility and choice when
deploying advanced application availability, security and optimization

NetScaler Control Center integration with VMware NSX abstracts away the
traditional complexities associated with physical network topology, enabling
users to programmatically deploy NetScaler services within seconds. Leveraging
infrastructure used to integrate NetScaler with Citrix CloudPlatform™ powered
by Apache CloudStack, NetScaler Control Center automates the deployment,
configuration and management of NetScaler services into virtualized networks,
traditional physical networks, or into mixed physical and virtual networking
environments. Combined with NetScaler SDX, NetScaler Control Center is another
key milestone in the Citrix vision to deliver application-defined cloud


NetScaler Control Center for VMware will enable customers deploying Citrix
NetScaler and VMware technologies to accelerate the transformation to the
software-defined data center with its ability to:

  *Enable users to spin-up NetScaler services in their VMware-based cloud
    environments at the same time they are spinning up virtual servers,
    virtual storage and the larger virtual network
  *Allow self-service NetScaler configuration by users directly from the
    VMware vCloud® GUI
  *Free users from dealing with the complexities of network topology and
    configuration, allowing them to focus solely on the NetScaler
    functionality that their applications need
  *Complement NetScaler Insight Center and NetScaler Command Center,
    solutions that deliver deep visibility and control to critical business
    applications and mobile services across public and private cloud


Hatem Naguib, Vice President, Cloud Networking and Security, VMware

“Comprehensive network virtualization solutions must provide choice for
inserting best-in-class application delivery services into cloud-orchestrated
data centers. Integration of VMware NSX™ with Citrix NetScaler will give our
joint customers the ability to gain advanced application availability,
security and optimization functionality that complement existing VMware NSX™

Kevin Van Mondfrans, Vice President, Products, Layered Tech

“Citrix NetScaler and VMware provide the virtualization and networking
foundation for Layered Tech eBusiness Cloud Data Center services. Tight
integration between NetScaler and VMware helps us continue to innovate more
quickly and deliver agile and secure cloud data center solutions to our

Brad Casemore, IDC Research Director, Datacenter Networks

“Networking virtualization is critical to unlocking the full productivity
benefits of fully virtualized cloud datacenters. However, customers need to
know they can continue to rely upon and use already proven advanced networking
services as they transition. Partnerships like the networking partnership
between Citrix and VMware will accelerate adoption of next generation network

Sunil Potti, Vice President and General Manager, NetScaler Product Group,

“Openness, programmability and automation are the core tenants of a cloud
networking architecture. We are excited to collaborate with VMware to
seamlessly integrate NetScaler services into networks built using the VMware
NSX network virtualization platform.”


At this point in time, we are not announcing availability of NetScaler Control
Center. Citrix NetScaler isseparately available at this time. A tech preview
of NetScaler Control Center will be made available to current NetScaler
customers current on PCS (SA/maintenance) in Q3.

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