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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 shell… 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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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»
Anonymous User
Reseller
User at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 02 2019

What is most valuable?

I can turn on features without actually owning a license. I can test them out, I can use them for a while, and then I can… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For some of my deployments, NetScaler has been strictly a replacement to get something new in. It was cheaper than F5. We… more»

What needs improvement?

From an SDX perspective, having the ability to spin up a VPX, the way we spin up our regular features, quickly and have a… more»

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

There are the regular license costs and you also have to pay for licenses if you want more DPXs or whatever. A standard… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

NetScaler does the same thing as an F5 and it's cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it an eight out of ten because nobody is a ten. I would give it a nine if it was a little easier to pick up… more»
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OMKaewsaenchai
Real User
Total Solution System Engineer at AMR Asia Co., Ltd.
Apr 10 2019

What is most valuable?

It mobilizes everything in and out, leading over bandwidth and manages all of the applications. We use it for front-end… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For desktop application management, I recommend the NetScaler edition. This product is like a Swiss army knife. Citrix… more»

What needs improvement?

There are a lot of features. It has to keep up with the demands of the network for complete file management. Citrix should… more»

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

Licensing is adequate. I wanted to have a more prominent license, but until I do they don't give enough support. The… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We started as a Citrix client at first. We used NetScaler in the very beginning. For a long time, we have only used this… more»

What other advice do I have?

Citrix NetScaler already has tons of features, already too many. We want any new advanced features that they release. One… more»
Vitor Arruda
Real User
IT Infrastructure Analyst at WEG
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 of… 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 was… more»

What other advice do I have?

Be careful in the choice of a partner to implement this product.
Vitor Arruda
Real User
IT Infrastructure Analyst at WEG
Apr 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the management and application delivery for Layer 7 traffic.

How has it helped my organization?

The product has helped us a lot with load balancing because we had limited experience with it.

What needs improvement?

At the current time, the solution is not missing any features that I would like to have implemented.

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

We have a yearly licencing fee, and there are no additional costs.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Prior to this, we used the Cisco ACE solution until the product was discontinued.

What other advice do I have?

Customers need to look to the future and purchase the right model for their necessities. A new license can be purchased… more»
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 management… 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 us… 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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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»
Anonymous User
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 primary… 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»
Anonymous User
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 balancing… 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 can… 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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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»
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