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Provides customers with greater high availability for their enterprise applications within a single site and across...
The MAS integration for HDX Insight has provided teams with significant visibility into network performance of the user's connection.
The NetScaler appliance has provided a lot of customers with greater high availability for their enterprise applications within a single site and across multiple locations.
We now get notifications when pool members go down, and we eliminate our downtime by not sending traffic to downed pool members.
We have about 30,000 connections going through at any one time and it's fine, it doesn't seem to sweat. It doesn't get overloaded.
Most important for us that it makes sure that the load is distributed and that we always have access to the end servers.
The user interface precludes need to be well versed with Linux IPVS command line. This make it easy for junior team members to participate in managing load balancing needs.
Reducing the overhead required for AppFlow data collection, specifically for HDX Insight, would be a huge improvement.
I think there is always room for improvement in this type of solutions. For example, I think the GUI should be easy to understand.
Scripting and writing expressions need to be improved by putting logic behind the rules and improve policies involving some of the scripting part, which is a tedious task to do.
I would like to see support for scripting, like "iRule", which gives you the option to implement any configuration which is not available out of the box.
I would like a notification when a new version of the software is available. They told me to sign up for their newsletter, but I have not received any notification for a newer software version.
Possibly a more graphical overview page (with colors) to give a two second overview to see if everything is working fine.
The automatic refresh of the System Overview webpage: It sometimes has an extra webpage reload (after a change) before you see it is executed. This can be confusing.
They're mostly designed to balance a particular type of traffic. I wanted to load balance DNS, and they just don't do it the way that we wanted to. So they're not used as DNS load balancers.
It would be great if there was a way to gain access to the graphing data, to create custom reports. If we had a way to use the graphing data, we could use it to present certain information to our client, such as the uptime status for their service.
If I have to say something, I suppose they could add an automated configuration backup to an FTP location (or something similar) so you don’t have to manually do it. I don’t see this as a problem, of course, as the configuration rarely changes and we only need one backup, but maybe for other users that feature would be handy.
Pricing and Cost Advice
It is inexpensive, and even their “unlimited” version, the VA MAX is still far cheaper than competitors.
I love that they do not price on some arbitrary throughput rating where you are guessing at what the load balancer is going to handle.
We've got an unlimited license, which doesn't costs that much compared to other vendors, and we don't have to buy it again.
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|Also Known As||NetScaler|
|Overview||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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