Citrix brings big data analytics to the datacenter
Citrix announced NetScaler Insight Center, a new solution based on the company’s 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 open standard AppFlow, the new NetScaler Insight Center leverages existing networking real estate – 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 datacenter traffic.
As businesses embrace mobility and consumerization, 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 datacenters.
As the enormity and variety of data in the datacenter 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. Organizations 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 optimizes 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.