Microsoft® SharePoint Server® 2013 is an innovative way for employee teams to work together. It allows enterprises to create a secure mechanism for teams to store, organize, share, and access information. Documents can be downloaded, edited, and then re-uploaded for continued sharing. SharePoint simplifies how companies can manage information, project teams, and assignments across the organization.
For enterprise IT organizations, delivering Microsoft® SharePoint Server® 2013 via a cloud services deployment model can yield compelling business benefits: greater business agility, faster provisioning, and efficiencies that can reduce costs. To help IT organizations realize these goals, Cisco and Citrix offer leading-edge technologies and a validated reference architecture that can transform SharePoint implementations into secure, scalable, and dynamic cloud services.
Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is the industry's most comprehensive SDN solution built on an open, secure and flexible architecture. The Cisco ACI joint solution with Citrix NetScaler portfolio helps accelerate application deployment onto networks with scale, multi-tenancy, and security. Cisco ACI integrates with NetScaler through open APIs and scripts, providing consistent automation and orchestration of Application Delivery Controller (ADC) services required to deploy applications in a fast, highly secure, and reliable manner. The combination of these technologies yields an enterprise-ready cloud services model for resilient, secure, and responsive SharePoint collaborative services.
This system solution describes how to configure Citrix NetScaler within the ACI fabric in an optimized deployment for SharePoint Server 2013.