What is NetScaler ?
NetScaler is a hardware device (or network appliance) manufactured by Citrix, which primary role is to provide Level 4 Load Balancing. It also supports Firewall, proxy and VPN functions.
“Citrix NetScaler makes apps and cloud-based services run five times better by offloading app and database servers, accelerating app and service performance, and integrating security. Deployed in front of web and database servers, NetScaler combines high-speed load balancing and content switching, data compression, content caching, SSL acceleration, network optimization, application visibility and application security on a single, comprehensive platform.
By using NetScaler to create a services delivery fabric overlay spanning enterprise and cloud datacenters, enterprises can make the cloud a transparent extension of their own network. IT organizations can extend existing in-place processes and tooling to the cloud-based services the business adopts.
“Netscaler optimizes application availability through advanced L4-7 load balancing and traffic management in order to accelerate performance” .
Netscaler ADC :
” A hardware and software solution providing advanced application and service delivery. Netscaler is a reverse-proxy with high-speed load balancing and content switching, data compression, content caching, SSL acceleration, network optimization, application visibility and application security on a single platform”.
Here are some models of the Netscaler hardware available (or discountinued) on the market
Citrix NetScaler 7000
Citrix NetScaler 9010
Citrix NetScaler 10010
Citrix NetScaler 12000
Citrix NetScaler MPX 5500
Citrix NetScaler MPX 7500 and MPX 9500
Citrix NetScaler MPX 9700, MPX 10500, MPX 12500, and MPX 15500
Citrix NetScaler MPX 17500, MPX 19500, and MPX 21500
Citrix NetScaler MPX 15000
Citrix NetScaler MPX 17000