Barracuda Load Balancer ADC and Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions are indispensable to enterprises today. Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp are considered market leaders in providing VDI solutions, simplifying standardization and deployment of desktops and applications. Unparalleled user experience, fault tolerance and security are critical for their success.
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is the perfect complement to enhance Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp. In a single cluster, it provides intelligent load balancing to ensure constant high availability. Continuous polling to check server health and load delivers the information required so that the built-in adaptive scheduling can direct to users to the nearest available server.
In case of multiple clusters, Barracuda Load Balancer ADC can front-end the deployment and boost availability and resilience. The Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) capabilities ensure that non-operational servers are taken out of the distribution and the users are redirected to the nearest available server farm. Session persistence ensures that users are directed to the same server in order to hasten load times.
All connections between servers and users are encrypted to provide extensive traffic protection. Barracuda Load Balancer ADC also provides SSL offloading which frees up servers to focus on delivering rich applications to end users.
Administrators can configure granular access since the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC fully integrates with Active Directory/LDAP and RADIUS authentication services. This ensures that non-authenticated traffic doesn’t cross the DMZ.
Barracuda is known the world over as the leader in providing solutions that protect users, applications and data with solutions that are intuitive, efficient and affordable. With customer centricity at its heart, Barracuda provides invaluable subscription-based solutions that secure and protect data.
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