Citrix Adds Web 2.0 Push to NetScaler Product Line - 1

By Sharon Linsenbach  |  Posted 2009-04-21 Print this article Print

As Web 2.0 applications creep into the enterprise, solution providers are finding that social networking and other rich, interactive Web applications are placing increasing demands on server infrastructure, slowing performance and decreasing utilization rates.

Citrix's new Web 2.0 Push technology aims to combat server overload and sprawl caused by Web 2.0 applications by offloading Web 2.0 workloads, thereby freeing up bandwidth for line-of-business applications and improving performance and utilization rates.

Web 2.0 Push will debut as an integrated feature in Citrix's flagship NetScaler product line, says Greg Smith, director of product marketing for Citrix. In addition to performance and utilization rate improvements, Smith says Web 2.0 Push can also help solution providers reduce the number of servers customers need in their data center as well as lower the costs associated with the remaining servers.

While Web 2.0 applications bring enhanced functionality, collaboration and responsiveness for end users, they are a highly inefficient way to use server computing resources, Smith says.

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Sharon Linsenbach Sharon Linsenbach is a staff writer for eWEEK and eWEEK Channel Insider. Prior to joining Ziff Davis, Sharon was Assistant Managing Editor for CRN, a weekly magazine for PC and technology resellers. Before joining CRN, Sharon was an Acquisitions Editor for The Coriolis Group and later, Editorial Director with Paraglyph Press, both in Scottsdale, AZ. She holds a BA in English from Drew University and lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her significant other and two neurotic cats. When she's not reading or writing about technology, Sharon enjoys yoga, knitting, traveling and live music. Sharon can be reached at

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