Citrix NetScaler is the industry's leading web application delivery solution. It increases the performance and availability of all applications and data.
Cisco ACI and Citrix Integration
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Features and Capabilities
You can deploy the Citrix NetScaler 1000V on demand, anywhere in the data center, using the Cisco Nexus 1100 Series Cloud Services Platform (CSP) with Hardware SSL offload or running as a virtual appliance on ESXi or KVM. When running on KVM, you can integrate it with OpenStack using the Cisco Prime Network Services Controller.
The simplicity and flexibility of the NetScaler 1000V make it cost-effective to fully optimize every web application and more effectively integrate networking services with application delivery.
Integrating the Citrix Netscaler 1000V with Cisco ACI
Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) supplies the critical link between business-based requirements for applications and the infrastructure that supports them. The Citrix NetScaler 1000V connects infrastructure and applications. It makes their configuration available to the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) through integration.
Citrix NetScaler 1000V and Cisco ACI help data center and cloud administrators to holistically control Layer 2 to Layer 7 network services in a unified manner. You do this through seamless insertion and automation of best-in-class NetScaler 1000V services into next-generation data centers built on Cisco's ACI architectures.
NetScaler 1000V uses the APIC to programmatically automate network provisioning and control on the basis of application requirements and policies for both data center and enterprise environments. Cisco ACI defines a policy-based service insertion mechanism for both physical and virtual NetScaler 1000V appliances.