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Richard Hussain
Real User
Solutions Architect, Virtualization
May 29 2018

What is most valuable?

As an architect, I have deployed it in so many areas. Some like to use the SSL portion of it, others, they use the load-balancing. It does a lot... more»

What needs improvement?

The customization has always been a key area where some improvements are required. In the beginning, everything was for customizing the outer... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is true that it is a bit pricey compared to newer technologies coming to the market. For example, A10 is a load balancer that does everything... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

It's not that I have used other solutions, it's just that in most environments where I have had to do my job or to come up with solutions as a... more»

What other advice do I have?

Every product keeps improving every day and every year. The reason this has been a big technology piece in most data centers is because of the... more»
Vitor Arruda
Real User
Analista de Infraestrutura de TI at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 31 2017

What is most valuable?

* Load Balancing: Why? Availability/Performance: Those are the core features of the product and the main reason for the purchase of an ADC in my company. These features bring a lot... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are replacing the necessity of any kind of load balance software/components (like Microsoft NLB, SAP Web Dispatcher, DNS Round Robin) and begin to centralize all Load Balancing... more»

What needs improvement?

The product provides some templates to integrate with applications like MS Exchange, MS SharePoint, SAP Enterprise Portal, and others. However, the last update for these templates... more»

What other advice do I have?

Be careful in the choice of a partner to implement this product.
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João Almeida
Real User
System Administrator with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 23 2017

What is most valuable?

There are a lot of them: * Load balancing in communications * Global load balancing between data centers * The... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In the organization, we have three systems based in Citrix technology, so there was logic to add a solution which give... more»

What needs improvement?

I think there is always room for improvement in this type of solutions. For example, I think the GUI should be easy to... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It all depends on the features that will be used and the number of accesses.

Which solutions did we use previously?

No, the whole solution is based in Citrix technology.

What other advice do I have?

It is important, almost crucial, to have some network knowledge. Have the technical design made, it is very simple to... more»
it_user173682
Real User
Sr. Network Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
May 21 2018

What is most valuable?

The features I find most useful are * Load Balancing * GSLB * Unified Gateway. I love being able to terminate connections to the boxes and look at all of the packet headers to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The GSLB feature allows us to move services between data centers. We can do this in either a planned or unplanned manner. We have experienced service provider outages at our... more»

What needs improvement?

The main areas for improvement would be around documentation and support. If a feature can be used in two or three ways, show that feature being used in all of those ways.... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate the NetScaler a nine out of 10. It is a fantastic platform to work with and the features/functionality are top-notch. The only ding would be for the documentation, but... more»
Stu3219
Real User
Solution Architect with 10,001+ employees
Aug 05 2018

What is most valuable?

* Global servers * Load balancing We need multi-site and DNS failover.

How has it helped my organization?

We use it for Citrix NetScaler MPX deployments. It is being used for publishing Citrix XenApp, mostly for load... more»

What needs improvement?

It is difficult to customize. It is more difficult to customize than F5, for example. They have custom iRules that you... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have been evaluating F5, Citrix, and other ADC products. Citrix is the most expense of all of them.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used Windows Network Low Balancing.

What other advice do I have?

You need to have somebody who understands application delivery controllers and all their features. If you don't have... more»
RakeshAnkam
Real User
Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 06 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature would be the Citrix permanent server. It is cost-effective, if you consider the permanent server. Also, the management is easy with no downtimes.

What needs improvement?

There are some features which are missing. What I am looking for is something like OneDrive. We are facing an issue with OneDrive on the XenApp and XenDesktop. We can't use... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have been working with Citrix technology for the last 10 to 13 years. We have not switched solutions during this time.

What other advice do I have?

We are using Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, but we are planning to now expand into the same product. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Cost * Performance *... more»
ChiragMehta
Real User
Network & Security Lead at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
May 27 2018

What is most valuable?

Content Switching since it provides flexibility for routing traffic as desired to designated real servers. It also provides good geo... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This was a standard load-balancing solution provided to our customers. They didn't have many complaints about the way their traffic was being... more»

What needs improvement?

Development team's response time could be better.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We had a mix of makes/models, as we supported a large customer base, such as F5, Cisco CSS. We have never had a case where we had to switch... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate NetScaler as a seven out of 10 for good technical support on routine issues, but any issues that needed the development team's... more»
it_user311946
Real User
Citrix / Virtualization Pre-Sales and Implementation Engg. at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 20 2017

What is most valuable?

Content Redirection and SSO integration with Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop. The GUI was wonderful. Content Redirection based... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have given this solution to many customers of NetScaler. It helped many businesses to gain high availability for... more»

What needs improvement?

Scripting and writing expressions need to be improved by putting logic behind the rules and improve policies involving... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Costly product and complicated licensing.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I worked with KEMP and NetScaler.

What other advice do I have?

Check the solution provided by Citrix twice and get a PoC done.
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Citrix NetScaler is deployed in thousands of networks around the globe to optimize, secure and control the delivery of all enterprise and cloud services, and to maximize the end user experience for all users including mobile clients.
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