Supporting datacenter consolidation
Enterprise datacenters are migrating to virtual architectures that share resources across business units and individual applications. As part of the process, organizations are consolidating networking services and collapsing multiple network appliances into a single, scalable platform that can support the datacenter requirements. NetScaler SDX is the ideal platform to enable this service consolidation within the virtual datacenter while continuing to preserve the necessary traffic isolation and performance and service levels expected by application owners.
Providing multi-tenancy the right way
Virtual datacenters enable key services to be delivered efficiently to individual tenants such as internal business units, individual application owners and external service provider customers. NetScaler SDX satisfies multi-tenant requirements by:
- Running completely independent NetScaler instances—with separate policies—to deliver all NetScaler capabilities
- Providing complete isolation of traffic among clients to meet compliance requirements
- Supporting different NetScaler software versions to meet the lifecycle needs of each client
- Maintaining separate IP addressing for easy deployment into virtual datacenters
Maintaining tenant isolation without compromise
NetScaler SDX traffic flows and data paths from different clients remain separate at the hardware layer, enabling consolidation benefits to span security zones without appliance sprawl. Hardware virtualization bypasses and replaces software-based traffic classification / sorting methods, enabling administrators to maintain L2 separation without the typical latency associated with virtualizing datacenter workloads. Independent processing stacks and routing segregate traffic and network information to support multiple isolated tenants on a single platform.
Enabling cloud datacenter build-outs
Enterprises leveraging cloud infrastructures need the ability to provision networking capabilities on-demand to meet dynamic application needs. As applications shift from the enterprise datacenter to a cloud environment, much of the application delivery functionality supporting the application must also migrate. NetScaler SDX distributes flexible NetScaler application delivery capabilities across multiple applications running in the cloud through a common control plane—while providing the full reliability and performance of NetScaler hardware.