- A central point of network control with NetScaler service policy coordination and automation: The open API framework of Cisco APIC automates network and service provisioning on Citrix NetScaler appliances, providing end-to-end telemetry and visibility of service-aware applications and tenants.
- A scalable and elastic architecture for physical and virtual NetScaler appliances: Cisco ACI defines a policy-based service insertion mechanism for both physical and virtual NetScaler appliances, providing full life cycle service management based on workload instantiation and decommission. Cisco ACI treats services as an integral part of an application and any NetScaler service required is instantiated on the infrastructure from the APIC in the form of a service graph. Service graphs, are defined as logical functions and simplify complicated service topologies, enabling the modeling of rich service functionalities.
- Investment Protection of existing NetScaler operational models: Cisco ACI and automation framework are compatible with existing NetScaler implementations, preserving existing service operational models and leveraging standard protocols.
- An open ecosystem for service integration: Cisco and Citrix along with Microsoft, IBM, and SunGard Availability Services are continuing to jointly drive the Internet Engineering Task Force standard body to define the Network Service Header protocol, with the promise of enabling an agile and elastic service delivery, capable of supporting the movement of service functions and application workloads.
Sunil Potti, vice president and general manager, NetScaler Product Group, Citrix“Citrix has always believed in a top-down application-driven approach to network services. Our collaboration with Cisco enables us to seamlessly integrate NetScaler services into datacenters built using Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure. As a result, we can offer customers unified application control while preserving the elasticity and automation of a true cloud network architecture .” Availability The Citrix NetScaler and Cisco ACI Integrations are available in Summer 2014. Citrix NetScaler is available from both Cisco and Citrix. Related Announcements
- May 16, 2014: Expert blog: Making It Real: Citrix NetScaler and Cisco ACI
- May 6, 2014: Citrix and Cisco Join Forces to Power Mobile Workspaces
- April 2, 2014: News Announcement - Cisco and Industry Leaders Will Deliver Open, Multi-Vendor, Standards-Based Networks for Application Centric Infrastructure with OpFlex Protocol
- January 27, 2014: Expert Blog - Get Your Hybrid Cloud in 2014 with Citrix and Cisco
- January 7, 2014: News Announcement - Citrix NetScaler Now a Vblock Ready Solution
- December 17, 2013: Expert Blog - Hybrid Clouds for Citrix and Cisco
- November 6, 2013: News Announcement - Technology Leaders Rally Behind Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure
- June 20, 2013: News Announcement - Cisco Integrates Citrix NetScaler into Cloud Network Services Portfolio
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