Citrix is now offering Netscaler VPX Express licenses with throughput increased from 1 Mbps to 5 Mbps! This will help tremendously in test lab environments for a lot of people. Most of my important test environments where I need some extra bandwidth were on VPX 10 or VPX 200 licenses already but now with a 5 Mbps throughput VPX Express for free, it gives me a little more wiggle room before I need to shell out the cash for these licenses.
That’s not all! Now those of us that are existing Netscaler customers are entitled to VPX Developer edition licenses with Platinum edition features! This makes testing features like integrated caching for example easier without having to pay for a license first. Sadly you are limited to 1 Mbps but it should be more than enough to test low bandwidth apps against Platinum features. You can always get a 90 eval though which has a 1 Gbps limited if you really need the extra bandwidth for testing.
Good move on Citrix’s part! This how how you corner the application delivery market and then stay on top. Give it away for free and let people see how powerful the Netscaler platform is first hand.
Read more about the changes on the Citrix Community blog here.
August 20, 2013 at 10:34 AM
i don’t believe they are continuing the developer program for version 10. at least i dont see it.