NetScaler SD-WAN UK first by cloudDNA.
Citrix NetScaler specialist cloudDNA have today announced delivery of the first NetScaler SD-WAN Enterprise Edition end user Proof of Concept (PoC) in the UK.
NetScaler SD-WAN Enterprise Edition combines traditional WAN optimisation capabilities with WAN virtualisation in a single physical appliance, something that no other vendor can currently offer.
“When we gathered the requirements in the initial project conversations, it was evident the use case was a perfect fit”, explained cloudDNA Co-founder Al Taylor.
The end user organisation has a number of branch offices with a fleet of specialist vehicles providing mobile event office support in the field. “While a hybrid WAN solution would help many of the locations, the latency to some of the branches was effecting the user experience. This was even more apparent in the mobile offices as they are predominantly using mobile networks with manual failover to satellite as a back up” he continued.
With critical services hosted centrally, the PoC aimed to demonstrate how NetScaler SD-WAN provides WAN resilience, TCP optimisation, link priority balancing, link metering and a range of mechanisms to specifically support the Citrix ICA protocol.
The results of the testing have given the customer the confidence to proceed to a pilot rollout to 6 sites with around 40 more to follow following field trials. scheduled for completion in Q416.