Fresh off a finalist selection at Interop Las Vegas 2012 for Performance Optimization, Microsoft’s TechEd conference recognizes Citrix’s new NetScaler 10 with TriScale Technology for its innovation. The TechEd judges comprised of editors from Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, SharePoint Pro and Dev Pro publications reviewed 280 submissions and selected just three finalists in each of fifteen categories. Once again NetScaler 10 was the only Application Delivery Controller (ADCs) to be so recognized; this time in the Networking category. Selections are based on the products strategic importance, competitive advantages, and value to customers.

The addictive appeal of this new offering is clear. Citrix NetScaler 10 with TriScale is the industry’s most advanced cloud network platform, changing datacenter networks into end-to-end service delivery fabrics that optimize the delivery of applications and services.  TriScale injects the scale of public clouds into enterprise datacenters by enabling IT leaders to “scale up” performance five-fold, “scale in” for consolidation of up to 40 appliances into one, and “scale out” an additional 32x via clustering and attain 100% utilization.

Citrix NetScaler makes applications such as Microsoft’s Exchange, Lync, and  SharePoint and cloud-based services run 5x better by offloading app and database servers, accelerating performance, and integrating security. NetScaler is a comprehensive system deployed in front of web and database servers that combines high-speed load balancing and content switching, compression,  caching, SSL acceleration, application visibility and  application security. Dedicated templates for Microsoft applications speed installation and ensure optimal performance.

As the industries only Application Delivery Controller with a SQL-aware policy engine, NetScaler improves the scalability, performance, availability and security of Microsoft SQL Server while lowering overall costs. Placed in the data tier, NetScaler’s DataStream provides native SQL protocol support to deliver intelligent traffic and connection management and high availability, and optimizes the efficiency and performance of database infrastructure.

Citrix will demonstrate NetScaler 10 and highlight DataStream at Microsoft TechEd in Orlando, Florida. This premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers is happening June 11-14, 2012, at the Orange County Convention Center. See us at booth 1800.

The Best of TechEd winners will be announced Thursday, June 14. For more information regarding the finalists, visit the Windows IT Pro booth (#2119). TechEd North America 2012 attendees will also select the winner of the Attendees’ Pick Award by voting for their favorite product. Be sure to elect NetScaler 10 the winner and vote no later than 2:00pm EDT on Wednesday, June 13.