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Citrix extends NetScaler MPX line for SMEs

Three new MPX models based on multi-core Intel processors to run multiple features concurrently

By CBR Staff Writer

Citrix Systems, a provider of virtualization, networking and software as a service technologies, announced the addition of three new appliance models to its Citrix NetScaler MPX product line.

The new NetScaler MPX 9500 and MPX 7500 appliances claim to offer significant price-performance enhancements for mid-to-large enterprises, while the new MPX 5500 brings NetScaler MPX architecture within reach of smaller enterprises.

According to Cirtrix Systems, the new NetScaler MPX appliances offer performance ranging from 500 Mbps of layer seven throughput, up to a maximum of three Gbps. All three new NetScaler MPX models are based on multi-core Intel processors, enabling them to run multiple features concurrently while maintaining maximum application performance. This is expected to create a smaller footprint in the datacenter reducing overall power and cooling requirements.

Citrix Systems said that NetScaler MPX is ideal for organisations which require application security, acceleration, availability and offload capabilities, but faced with budget constraints and limited data center capacity.

Klaus Oestermann, vice president and general manager of the NetScaler product group, said: “The web applications common in small organizations are not that different from those prevalent in large enterprises. In fact, these businesses often have more intensive web application delivery requirements, but the problem is that they also need a more affordable price point. The Citrix NetScaler MPX models will enable smaller companies to tap the power of NetScaler technology and provide solid investment protection.”

NetScaler MPX 5500 and 7500 are expected to be available in the second quarter of 2009 and NetScaler MPX 9500 is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2009.

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