Citrix Adds Web 2.0 Push to NetScaler Product Line - 1

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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