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Pros
"The solution is very well integrated into Amazon's services."

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"It has helped us to increase the resiliency of the application and the performance.""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 be licensed up. That's awesome. I don't have to have a license immediately before I can start to deploy things rapidly, rapid deployment is a plus.""Very stable.""Helped us a lot with load balancing.""For desktop application management, I recommend the NetScaler edition. This product is like a Swiss army knife. Citrix NetScaler ADC supports the education front-end.""My customers have told me that the performance of this solution is good.""The solution is very stable. We don't have any downtime or issues of that nature.""The solution was very easy to deploy."

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Cons
"It would be good if we had a product that integrates well with third-party vendors. Some of our customers want a multi-cloud solution. They don't want to be tied up to or be in just one cloud."

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"The technical support has room for improvement.""I would like to see them make it easier to do some of the more complex things. For example, a web re-direct requires two pieces to it. You have two ports and when people want to go to a web page, they just type in the webpage that on the backend it will redirect them to a secure link. The initial setup of that is cumbersome because you have to do it twice. There are things that can be replicated. The IP address, for example, is the same. This change would go a long way. Don't make me do it twice and don't make me have to read tons of documentation to figure out how to do it. Ease of configuration for some of the more complex processes would be a good improvement.""Does not include security. A web application firewall would be a nice addition.""Technical support sometimes takes a little longer because of the multilevel ticket priority.""Citrix should improve the documentation. It is not really clear how to set up many features to our advantage. When we setup Citrix NetScaler ADC, we have to figure it out by ourselves without a lot of documentation.""I would like to see multifactor authentication added to this solution to improve the security.""The solution is a bit more expensive than some of the available solutions in this region. One solution in particular that I noticed was cheaper was Kemp.""We have issues with the certificates. All authorization processes need certificates, however, every three months we needed to change certificates. This process iss complicated for us because Citrix does not have a not user-friendly interface and does not off user-friendly services. This needs a lot of improvement."

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"You get the value for your money. There aren't any hidden fees.""NetScaler does the same thing as an F5 and it's cheaper.""Ninety day free trial makes it easy to try out this solution.""We have a yearly licencing fee, and there are no additional costs.""Licensing is adequate. I wanted to have a more prominent license, but until I do they don't give enough support. The additional cost would be too much.""Citrix NetScaler VPX is not the cheapest solution out there, but you get what you pay for.""The licensing costs for this solution vary depending on which model is being used.""Our licensing fees including technical support are approximately $3,500 USD."

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Top Answer: The solution is very well integrated into Amazon's services.
Top Answer: It would be good if we had a product that integrates well with third-party vendors. Some of our customers want a multi-cloud solution. They don't want to be tied up to or be in just one cloud. In that… more »
Top Answer: We have a lot of customers who are currently not on Amazon; they are running on-premise data centers. When they ask us to migrate, we migrate their applications to Amazon. Load Balancing is often a… more »
Top Answer:  Achieve Operational Consistency Across Clouds Gain Holistic Visibility Across Clouds Ensure Consistent and Comprehensive Security Auto-Scale to Meet Unforeseen Demand Allocate Capacity Where You Need… more »
Top Answer: ADC from Citrix has added functionalities from other products and the usability is very difficult for someone who is used to a simpler user interface, it's a little bit of a mess to use. In terms of… more »
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Also Known As
NetScaler, Citrix NetScaler VPX
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Overview

Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple targets, such as Amazon EC2 instances, containers, IP addresses, and Lambda functions. It can handle the varying load of your application traffic in a single Availability Zone or across multiple Availability Zones. Elastic Load Balancing offers three types of load balancers that all feature the high availability, automatic scaling, and robust security necessary to make your applications fault tolerant.

Citrix ADC is an application delivery controller (ADC) that accelerates application performance, enhances application availability with advanced L4-7 load balancing, secures mission-critical apps from attacks and lowers server expenses by offloading computationally intensive tasks.

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Sample Customers
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks BrothersABB Schweiz, Aer Lingus, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Amnet Technology Solutions, Aramex International, Ascenty, Atos, Autodesk
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Financial Services Firm22%
Manufacturing Company15%
Healthcare Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise45%
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Amazon Elastic Load Balancing is ranked 18th in Application Delivery Controllers with 1 review while Citrix ADC is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers with 21 reviews. Amazon Elastic Load Balancing is rated 0.0, while Citrix ADC is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Amazon Elastic Load Balancing writes "Easy to implement and integrates well with Amazon's solutions, but reporting would be a helpful feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Citrix ADC writes "Has the ability to turn on features without owning a license to test them out and use for a while ". Amazon Elastic Load Balancing is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, whereas Citrix ADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, HAProxy, A10 Networks Thunder ADC and Barracuda Load Balancer ADC.

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