Citrix NetScaler VPX 1000 Standard Edition - license - 1 virtual appliance is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Maksim Sataev from Load Balancing, Cache Redirection, Content Switching, All Connected With Traffic Management.Valuable FeaturesLoad balancing, cache redirection, content switching, all connected with traffic management.Improvements to My OrganizationWe have removed all NLB clusters on web applications, increased HA for some applications and now we have possibilities such as rewrite and response with more flexible tools.Room for ImprovementMaybe creating policies with simple regular expressions.Use of SolutionThis is my second year.Stability IssuesI had some problems with HA node movements.Scalability IssuesNo, I had a small deployment with two nodes of NS.Customer Service and Technical SupportVery quick every time, even with Severity 4, with successful results.Previous SolutionsNGNX, but it was not my solution.Initial SetupIt was very easy, the NetScaler community is very big. The GUI is very user friendly and not cumbersome.Pricing, Setup Cost and LicensingIt's not for startups or SOHO.Other Solutions ConsideredWe considered F5 Networks.Other AdviceIt's a good choice for ADC; no marketing.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jo o Almeida from Easily integrates with other Citrix productsValuable Features:There are a lot of them:* Load balancing in communications* Global load balancing between data centers* The management* Easy integration with other Citrix products.In the management topic, there are three levels:* 1st Level, most user-friendly, the GUI, in this level we can configures all the features and inclusive test the implementations.* 2nd Level Console, very helpful for easy access to all settings and troubleshooting problems, deep level in settings.* 3rd Level Shell, essential to troubleshooting. Direct access to all logging in the components.Easy integration with Citrix Solution, NetScaler has wizards to help implementation of Citrix solutions, like XenApp/XenDesktop and Xenmobile.Improvements to My Organization:In the organization, we have three systems based in Citrix technology, so there was logic to add a solution which give us security and a focal point of access. With Netscaler, we have a solution divided in two data centers, a secure and unique point of access, and balanced traffic between all the critical components in the Citrix solutions. For the last, we have a mature, solid, and secure component to complete the Citrix environment.Room for Improvement:I think there is always room for improvement in this type of solutions. For example, I think the GUI should be easy to understand.Use of Solution:I have used this version about one year, but Netscaler for about three years.Stability Issues:No, this is a Citrix product. This means there are gobs of documentation, and the support given by CItrix, it's very good.Scalability Issues:No. We have four virtual appliances working. If we need to increase, it's a simple process.Previous Solutions:No, the whole solution is based in Citrix technology.Initial Setup:The system was easy, but the GSLB function was more difficult to configure and test.Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing:It all depends on the features that will be used and the number of accesses.Other Solutions Considered:No.Other Advice:It is important, almost crucial, to have some network knowledge. Have the technical design made, it is very simple to overcomplicate when using this product.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by Michael Robiso from Review about Citrix NetScaler ADCValuable Features:Web Application Firewall, Content Switching Appliactions, SSL HandlingImprovements to My Organization:Deployment of Netscalers on our DMZ enables our organization to implement secured gateway for our Web Portal, Inbound/Outbound application web service calls across our partners/clients, Security, and Traffic Management.Room for Improvement:Since the web management console uses java plugin. Some improvements needed on the web management console in which sometimesUse of Solution:6 yearsStability Issues:We only encountered hardware issue in which were addressed on firmware upgrade.Scalability Issues:NoneCustomer Service:Good. Citrix has been very supportiveTechnical Support:Good.Previous Solutions:NoneInitial Setup:Appliance initial setup was very easy and seamless.Implementation Team:We have our own competency pool for this appliance. Though we have direct support services from Citrix.Cost and Licensing Advice:Consider the sizing first before purchasing the appliance.Other Solutions Considered:Yes, BigF5.Other Advice:None.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by Daniel Dobrioglo from Easy to configure and operate. The vendor team was not great.Valuable Features:* Easy to configure the settings* Easy to operate* A lot of useful network and other great settings* A lot of official and unofficial documentations are available on the internetImprovements to My Organization:It is used specially to provide Citrix Access Gateway to customers and their employees.Room for Improvement:I cannot think of any features that should be added because the product has a lot of useful features already.Use of Solution:Over a year with two customers.Deployment Issues:No, easy to deploy.Stability Issues:No, very stable.Scalability Issues:No, because it can be merged into a cluster.Previous Solutions:Yes, we also use F5 Big-IP LTM and in the past we used Cisco ACE. We didn’t switch specifically to use NetScaler, as we use the most appropriate solution depending on the customers needs.Initial Setup:It depends on the customers needs. If they need high availability, if they need Clustering, the number of virtual servers needed and so on.Implementation Team:We used both of them, but when we used the vendor team, their skills were bad and rework from our in-house was needed.Other Solutions Considered:Yes, we use F5 Big-IP LTM and in the past we used Cisco ACE.Other Advice:Yes, two pieces of advice* Do the official training; and* Use the Citrix documentationDisclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.