Morgan Gerhart

  1. Launch Citrix NetScaler with 1-Click® Simplicity on Amazon Web Services

    Cloud computing is about making it easier to get the services – both application services and the infrastructure services supporting those apps – we need. “Easy” of course means different things to us in different situations. Sometimes easier means faster. Sometimes easier means less bureaucracy. Sometimes easier means lower cost.  Sometimes easier means simpler. Today, Amazon Web Services made things easier by bringing the simplicity of 1-Click® ...

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  2. Scale-out and Scale-in Simultaneously

    Citrix TriScale – scale-up, scale-out and scale-in – is about elasticity, flexibility and investment protection. It might seem that scaling-out and scaling-in are total opposites. If I were to do both simultaneously, they'd cancel each other out. With NetScaler SDX and TriScale clustering, we can in fact do both, and get way ahead. Scale-out is all about building N+1 clusters. Many devices, acting as one. Scale-in is all ...

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  3. The networking platform that runs the cloud, now available on the cloud

    It's kinda funny how things go full circle. today, at AWS re: Invent, we launched NetScaler on AWS. Literally. As in, from the AWS Marketplace, you can launch a NetScaler AMI or a CloudBridge AMI into your AWS cloud environment. NetScaler got its start in the cloud, before we were even calling it the cloud. That is, NetScaler's first deployments were in the data centers that ...

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  4. Flying in AppFormation: Next-gen NetScaler SDX

    Citrix released NetScaler SDX about 18 months ago. It solves a real problem: “appliance sprawl.” Specifically, NetScaler SDX runs multiple NetScaler instances on a single purpose-built appliance. However, to a business unit, to application developers, to other network admins, to even the admin of one of the NetScaler instances, it looks as if each instance is still an individual, dedicated appliance. Under the covers we use ...

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  5. Networks built on clouds, which are built on networks

    Today at Synergy we announced the availability of a technology preview of NetScaler for Amazon Web Services. The formal announcement is here. To get access to the tech preview, start here. We often say "NetScaler was running the biggest clouds before they were even called clouds." What we're getting at is that NetScaler got its start powering the original "dotcom"/"webmonster" data centers. Looking back, we now ...

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  6. NetScaler CloudConnectors – The Future is a Hybrid

    “The industry is moving from the PC era to the cloud era” is a common expression heard in the halls of Citrix these days. Certain parts of the industry are moving much faster than others. And the part that is moving the fastest is the apps themselves. By this I don’t mean “apps are moving to cloud datacenters.” Well, actually many of them are running ...

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  7. Connect to the CDN

    Today at the O'Reilly Velocity conference, Citrix announced it has made a strategic investment in Cotendo. Cotendo is a fairly recent (2009) entrant in the content delivery network (CDN) marketplace, focusing specifically on providing a set of advanced services for accelerating and optimizing the highly dynamic, highly customized and highly personalized mobile and web applications that increasingly dominate the application landscape. Today application delivery controllers (ADCs) ...

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  8. Keep What’s Yours Yours. Make What’s Theirs Yours Too.

    We've all heard the expression "what's mine is mine, what's yours is mine." Maybe we've said it. Maybe we've had it said to us. My boss says it all the time, usually referring to my time <grin>. Anyway, it's generally not considered a very positive expression, bringing back memories of school yard bullying, "might makes right" and what not. However, if you think about it, that's what ...

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  9. Service Delivery – The New Front Door to the New Datacenter

    The other day, Sunil Potti blogged about how two forces, consumerization and the rise of the cloud, were forcing IT to change not only how it does things, but what it fundamentally does. And what its doing is evolving from application delivery to service delivery. At Your Service Before discussing service delivery, we should define what we mean by "service". If you are already using cloud ...

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  10. Since We’re Part of the Problem, We Figure’d we’d be Part of the Solution

    Here at CTIA, Sandvine announced it is using Citrix NetScaler as part of a larger solution to help mobile operators optimize their mobile packet core infrastructure. The mobile packet core is, to a large extent, the heart of a mobile operator's network. And this part of the network is under tremendous stress these days, given the explosion of "apps" and the amount of data traffic ...

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