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New Citrix NetScaler MPX Slashes Datacentre Costs by Delivering Twice as Many Web Applications with Same InfrastructureFootprint

  • 29 April, 2008 09:37

<p>SYDNEY – Apr. 29, 2008 — Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, today announced its new NetScaler MPX line of web application delivery systems. The new NetScaler solutions feature a massively parallel multi-core system architecture that significantly increases datacentre capacity and delivers 2.5 times more (based upon internal testing conducted by Citrix using standard testing methods) web applications with the same infrastructure footprint. Citrix® NetScaler® MPX also provides unmatched performance when delivering applications that demand the highest security and best end-user experience.</p>
<p>Today’s web applications are straining traditional load balancers and rigidly-constructed datacentres with the integration of rich media capabilities, service oriented architectures (SOA) and interactive Web 2.0 capabilities. These applications are significantly more complex and resource intensive, yet they must still be delivered with the fastest performance, best security and lowest cost. NetScaler MPX is the industry’s first web application delivery controller to drive greater than ten gigabits per second (Gbps) of real world application performance while concurrently providing advanced acceleration, traffic compression, and integrated web application firewall security – all in an energy-smart appliance form factor.</p>
<p>As an integral component of the Citrix Delivery Centre™ product family, NetScaler MPX also enables the push toward dynamic datacentres that can more easily adapt to the needs of today’s increasingly complex web applications. As part of this end-to-end solution architecture, NetScaler MPX provides sophisticated workflow virtualisation that senses changes in application demand and automatically invokes the necessary application and server resources to meet dynamic workloads. This unique capability provides a fundamental building block of the new dynamic datacentre by offering the necessary scalability and virtualisation capabilities needed to cost effectively deliver both enterprise and Internet-facing web applications.</p>
<p>“With its high-performance architecture, NetScaler MPX relieves key customer pain points in large, dynamic datacentres, including the challenge of reducing power consumption while managing traffic loads that are beginning to cross the 10 Gbps threshold,” said Cindy Borovick, Research Vice President for IDC’s Datacentre Networks service.</p>
<p>NetScaler MPX appliances are designed for the next class of dynamic datacentres, and incorporate advanced capabilities, including:</p>
<p>- Delivers 2.5 times More Web Applications: The ultra-fast performance of NetScaler MPX enables datacentres to support 2.5 times the number of web applications per appliance. In addition, the massive application-layer processing capacity of the MPX system architecture drives multi-gigabit acceleration, traffic compression and application firewall performance to provide the industry’s most scalable platform enabling real-time data protection and compliance with strict new Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) regulations going into effect in June of 2008.</p>
<p>- Reduces Power Consumption for “Green” Datacentres: The highly efficient design of the NetScaler MPX platform drives far lower power consumption for web application delivery. Compared with previous generation appliances, MPX solutions require nearly 50 percent less power (based upon internal testing conducted by Citrix using standard testing methods. With power being a principal cost factor for companies of all sizes, NetScaler MPX can help organisations achieve more efficient datacentres while also meeting corporate-mandated energy efficiency, or “green,” initiatives.</p>
<p>- Provides Dynamic Workload Virtualisation: NetScaler also integrates with Citrix XenServer™ to automatically provision and allocate server resources to meet shifting web application capacity requirements. As a result, datacentre managers no longer have to overprovision separate and discrete server infrastructures to accommodate unexpected traffic loads for every application. Automatic provisioning with NetScaler MPX enables expensive server resources to be shared across critical applications for maximum flexibility and lower costs.</p>
<p>“As applications become more dynamic, so must the network and datacentres that support these resource-intensive applications,” said Klaus Oestermann, vice president and general manager, Application Networking Group for Citrix Systems. “NetScaler MPX solutions provide the critical set of application delivery and infrastructure virtualisation services necessary to transform static datacentres into dynamic delivery centres.”</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability
Citrix NetScaler MPX 15000 and MPX 17000 are available this month through authorised Citrix NetScaler resellers worldwide. NetScaler MPX suggested retail pricing begins at $180,000 per pair.</p>
<p>About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 200,000 organisations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100 percent of the Fortune 100 companies and 99 percent of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 7,680 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2007 was $1.4 billion.</p>
<p>For Citrix Investors
This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks associated with revenue growth and recognition of revenue, products, their development and distribution, product demand and pipeline, economic and competitive factors, the Company’s key strategic relationships, acquisition and related integration risks as well as other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.</p>
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