Story image

Citrix takes SD-WAN solution to Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN

17 Jul 2018

Citrix has partnered with Microsoft to provide its SD-WAN solution as the on-ramp to Azure for the new Azure Virtual WAN service, announced by Microsoft.

The joint solution is designed for the WAN edge of Azure to help enhance the user experience, deliver consistent productivity and automate the branch-office network deployments.

Citrix SD-WAN provides an application-aware access solution from each enterprise branch to the Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN Service.

It aims to improve performance, reduce branch and remote connectivity costs, and enhance security at the app and network level by combining packet-level, real-time path selection, WAN optimisation, firewall, routing, and application analytics all in a single solution.

“Microsoft and Citrix have achieved yet another milestone in delivering joint solutions for digital workspace and application networking,” says Citrix A/NZ area vice president Les Williamson.

“These joint solutions give customers a much richer experience, granular levels of security at an app level and more choice and flexibility as they move ahead in their cloud journey.”

Citrix SD-WAN and Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN joint solution can be deployed as a complete SD-WAN service stack.

It can be operated as a do-it-yourself SD-WAN or managed cloud service with built-in automation that simplifies small point-of-sale (POS) networks to large-scale branch-office network deployments.

“Citrix SD-WAN delivered on Microsoft Azure is the latest example of our collaboration with Citrix, which has always been centred on innovation and the success of our mutual customers and partners,” says Microsoft Azure partner PM manager Ross Ortega.

“Together, we defined the virtual desktop category and now we are collaborating on new a Citrix SD-WAN solution on Azure, which will bring new and exciting functionality for our mutual customers.”

The integration of Azure Resource Centre and Citrix SD-WAN Centre allows automatic information sharing between the Azure head-end and the on-premises SD-WAN device.  

It enables cohesive policy management with deep link-usage analytics.

Additionally, Citrix SD-WAN makes network expansion at a massive scale much simpler by supporting template-based cloning.

Microsoft’s large global private network within Azure accelerates content and application delivery through its optimised routes, resulting in significant improvements of the user experience and workspace productivity.

TechOne bringing solar lights to students in need
The company is partnering with charity SolarBuddy to bring solar-powered lights to children in energy poverty to alleviate study stress after dark.
Universal Robots aims for A/NZ growth with new hire
Peter Hern takes on the role of leading customer support, sales and partner development for Universal Robots in Australia and New Zealand.
CylancePROTECT now available on AWS Marketplace
Customers now have access to CylancePROTECT for AI-driven protection across all Windows, Mac, and Linux (including Amazon Linux) instances.
Time's up, tax dodgers: Multinational tech firms may soon pay their dues
Multinational tech and digital services firms may no longer have a free tax pass to operate in New Zealand. 
Nlyte celebrates record year and new board chairman
The company recently announced a strong 2018 calendar year after adding more new customers than any other year in its 15-year history. 
Gartner’s top 10 data and analytics trends for 2019
Data is the fuel for the modern world, and analytics the engine. Gartner has compiled the top 10 trends to watch this year.
D-Link A/NZ launches new home wireless surveillance kit
The Omna Wire-Free Full HD cameras and accompanying Wi-Fi Hub offer a number of new features, including Alexa/Assistant support.
Interview: What you can expect from LogicMonitor's APAC expansion
LogicMonitor is a provider of SaaS-based infrastructure monitoring software for hybrid IT environments – and it has big plans to shake up Asia Pacific this year.