[THIN] Re: WAN Accelerators and WAN Accelerators with CItrix

Joe,
 
Just talked to the network engineer. His list to test is more extensive
than I thought already, and this list may be the order in which he
regards the products at this point. That could be based on quality and
or pricing or best fit. Will ask those questions as well.
 
Juniper

Riverbed

Citrix (orbital data)

Internap

Cisco


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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
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Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 1:16 PM
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Subject: [THIN] Re: WAN Accelerators and WAN Accelerators with CItrix



Which product are you looking at?  Expand, for example, claims 300%-400%
acceleration for ICA traffic.  Some Citrix SEs are seeing a slight bump
in performance by piping ICA traffic through the NetScaler...   No word
on WanScaler yet.

 

Joe

 

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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Steve Parr
Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 9:29 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] WAN Accelerators and WAN Accelerators with CItrix

 

 

Is anyone familiar with WAN Accelerators? One of our network engineers
is going to begin testing this out. We have offices in North America and
overseas in Europe. I can understand why he would want to use something
like this. However because we already use Citrix for most of our
overseas remote access I am doubting if perhaps the 2 technologies will
play together nicely or at all and perhaps even confilct. If ICA packets
are already wrapped, efficient and without real data being passed across
the WAN because only mouse and key strokes as well as screenupdates are
being passed I don't see how a WAN accelerator will do much for us.
There may be some need to directly access intranet or some direct file
access outside of Citrix in which case the WAN Accelerator concept would
make sense via the specialized caching of data being employed by this
new technology. How have people found the performance of WAN
Accelerators as well as stability and other issues that may be occuring?
And will there be issues for ICA packets being "accelerated" or as with
packetshaping would special priorities and exceptions have to be made? 

 

Steve Parr 
Systems Analyst 

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