Consumers and business-users can't get enough of Web 2.0 applications. Businesses love the quick deployment, adaptability, and potential to drive sales and increase customer engagement. But Web 2.0 apps have a catch: an insatiable appetite for server computing power.All the instant interactivity that's so seductive about Web 2.0 demands computing power and businesses running successful Web 2.0 apps face the prospect of adding server rack after server rack to face demand. Or as an official Citrix statement put it:
So how to deliver all the features of Web 2.0 apps without going on a server spending spree? Fake it.
That's the idea behind Citrix's addition of push technology to its NetScaler Web application delivery appliance line. The push technology allows a NetScaler system deployed in front of the data center to send date to application users -- reliving the pressure on backend server infrastructure.
Or as Citrix claimed in an official statement:
The new Citrix offering is immediately for the NetScaler Enterprise and Platinum editions and current customers get a free upgrade.