RS6500: Net Traffic Cop With a Mission - Page 2

NetScaler RS6500

USABILITY

B

CAPABILITY

B

PERFORMANCE

A

INTEROPERABILITY

B

MANAGEABILITY

B

The RS6500 has plenty of horsepower to manage Web traffic, without requiring a major infrastructure overhaul. NetScalers appliance is well-suited for sites with high-traffic capacities, providing faster response time to Web clients. But sites that want SSL acceleration will have to pay extra.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The RS6500 has straightforward setup, and most sites will see immediate improvements in Web traffic performance after rollout.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The RS6500 can scale Web site performance without expensive server hardware upgrades, providing a good return on investment down the road.

PROS: Comprehensive suite of traffic management features with Request Switching Technology; robust performance; small footprint.

CONS: Extra cost for SSL acceleration; lacks multisite global load balancing.

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