Citrix NetScaler delivers deep visibility for mobile and cloud services

New NetScaler Insight Center brings network big data analytics to the data centre.

Citrix has announced NetScaler Insight Center, a new solution based on the company’s advanced cloud networking platform that delivers deep visibility and control to critical business applications and mobile services across public and private cloud environments. Based on the innovative open standard AppFlow, the new NetScaler Insight Center leverages existing networking real estate – uniquely situated at key focal points in the application path - to provide a 360-degree view for all mobile, web and virtual desktop traffic. The result is a network big data analytics platform that enables unprecedented visibility and real-time insight into datacentre traffic.


As businesses embrace mobility and consumerisation, traditional enterprise applications are increasingly being complemented by a variety of new cloud, desktop and mobile applications. The need to successfully deliver these applications over a variety of networks to myriad device types is creating new constraints on traditional enterprise datacentres. As the enormity and variety of data in the datacentre grows, IT managers face the challenge of monitoring both application and network traffic in a way that can be used to ensure an enhanced user experience and improved user productivity, while ensuring business continuity. Organisations need a new approach to business intelligence that gives IT access to real time data and control across a range of applications.


NetScaler already leverages analytics to feed real time statistics back to the IT team and automatically optimises the delivery of apps, virtual desktops and mobile services, thereby adding control. With the new Insight Center technology, companies will now be able to dynamically change policy in real time based on data extracted from existing NetScaler real estate.


Capabilities
Key monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities offered in the new NetScaler Insight Center are enabled by HDX Insight and Web Insight.
• HDX Insight: HDX Insight provides Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop customers a unique, cost-effective, and easy-to-use solution for monitoring and troubleshooting XenApp and XenDesktop deployments and the critical applications that they run. For the first time, desktop and network administrators can ensure optimal user experience, employee productivity, and maintain SLAs for any user, anywhere, on any device.
• Web Insight: Web Insight enables visibility into enterprise web applications and allows IT administrators to monitor all web applications being served by the NetScaler providing integrated, real-time monitoring of application and client traffic for troubleshooting along with historical reporting for capacity planning. Web Insight provides critical information such as user and server response time, enabling IT organisations to monitor and improve application performance and availability SLAs.

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