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

  • From: "Robert K Coffman Jr - Info From Data" <bcoffman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 09:05:43 -0400

Timely topic.  I just found out that we are installing Riverbed
Accelerators.  Anyone using these?
- Bob Coffman

-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Joe Shonk
Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 1:16 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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.





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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