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Implementing NetScaler VPX??? - Second Edition

By : Marius Sandbu
Book Image

Implementing NetScaler VPX??? - Second Edition

By: Marius Sandbu

Overview of this book

With a large demand for responsive websites and availability of services, IT administrators are faced with an ever-rising need for services that are optimized for speed. NetScaler VPX is a software-based virtual appliance that provides users with the comprehensive NetScaler feature set. Implementing apps and cloud-based services is much easier with its increased service performance and integrated security features. This book will give you an insight into all the new features that NetScaler VPX™ has to offer. Starting off with the basics, you will learn how to set NetScaler up and configure it in a virtual environment including the new features available in version 11, such as unified gateway and portal theme customization. Next, the book will cover how to deploy NetScalar on Azure and Amazon, and you will also discover how to integrate it with an existing Citrix infrastructure. Next, you will venture into other topics such as load balancing Microsoft and Citrix solutions, configuring different forms of high availability Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB), and network optimization. You will also learn how to troubleshoot and analyze data using NetScaler's extensive array of features. Finally, you will discover how to protect web services using an application firewall and will get to grips with other features such as HTTP, DOS, and AAA.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Implementing NetScaler VPX™ Second Edition
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Chapter 4. Mobilestream

Mobilestream is a set of features on NetScaler that, in essence, optimizes traffic going back to endpoints. This chapter will focus on three of its features: compression, caching, and frontend optimization. The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • What is mobilestream?

  • What is caching?

  • What is compression?

  • What is frontend optimization?

  • How do they work?

  • How to configure mobilestream for web services

NetScaler Mobilestream, as I mentioned, is a set of key features in NetScaler that enhances service delivery to mobile devices. However, in essence, it's a marketing term that combines features such as TCP optimization and application firewall—which are both subjects that we will cover in a later chapter—but it also contains features such as frontend optimization, compression, and caching, which are more HTTP-based application features. Let's explore what these features are and how they work:

  • Compression: This is the ability to reduce the number of bits within data...