Citrix is unveiling the integration and certification of its market-leading application delivery controller, NetScaler, with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. For the first time, customers can now assemble their cloud infrastructure using best of breed components from Citrix and Red Hat. The joint solution provides customers with access to a broader portfolio of products to further boost the performance and scale provided by Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform deployments.

NetScaler is used as core infrastructure for some of the largest cloud providers in the world, and this announcement brings the power of comprehensive networking infrastructure solutions to customers choosing to build their clouds on OpenStack.

Earlier this year, Citrix joined the Open Stack Foundation with a view towards supporting industry and customer initiatives in building highly scalable public and private clouds. As customers drive towards building fully-integrated, “lights-out” datacenters with minimal manual configuration and intervention, this integration provides them with fully automated control over services through a single control point — the newly available NetScaler Control Center.

"Citrix is committed to providing customers with unparalleled flexibility and choice as they build their datacenters with best of breed technology, including OpenStack. Red Hat is well recognized as a leader in the OpenStack community, and Red Hat OpenStack customers can now use the market-leading NetScaler platform to ensure the scalability, availability and security of their workloads," said Nand Mulchandani, vice president of market development, Delivery Networks at Citrix.

NetScaler Control Center offers customers the ability to deploy complex configurations including clustering, all managed through a single management control pane. NetScaler Control Center allows for the full range of deployment methods natively integrated with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, and customers can use a single, native OpenStack configuration to automatically drive configuration changes to NetScaler.


This article was originally posted “Citrix Collaborates With Red Hat” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.