During Citrix Synergy 2011, Citrix announced a new product called NetScaler Cloud Bridge. NetScaler Cloud Bridge provides connectivity between enterprise datacenters and off-premise clouds, making the cloud a seamless extension of the enterprise network. NetScaler Cloud Bridge is a complete network solution - available as a standalone physical or virtual appliance or integrated into NetScaler Platinum - enabling enterprises to transparently shift web and app servers to the cloud while keeping the database safely within the enterprise datacenter.
NetScaler Cloud Bridge provides four key network services that make the cloud appear as a native extension of the enterprise network:
- Seamless Network: L2 network bridging makes the cloud network a natural extension of the enterprise's L2 network, making it easy to shift resources to the cloud w/out having to re-architect the application.
- Secured Tunnel: IPSec security ensures that data remains secure as it traverses the network links between the enterprise and the cloud
- User Transparency: Global server load balancing gives end-users get a single, consistent path to their applications regardless of which enterprise or cloud datacenter happens to be hosting the application at any given time.
- Optimized Access: TCP optimizations, compression and data de-duplication minimize WAN-caused performance degradation between enterprise datacenters and the cloud.
Gabe Knuth from BrianMadden.com interviewed Pete Downing from Citrix about NetScaler Cloud Bridge. Watch the video interview here...