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Gartner tabs Citrix as NetScaler® “leader”

On Friday, Citrix Systems announced that it has has been evaluated and positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant in the 2009 Application Delivery Controllers Magic Quadrant*  report. The report evaluates NetScaler®, a key component of the company’s virtualization, networking and cloud computing strategy.

According to Gartner, the definition of a vendor that falls in the Leaders Quadrant have “the ability to shape the market by introducing additional capabilities in its product offerings, and by raising awareness of the importance of these features. Key capabilities for a leader revolve around the advanced platform ADC capabilities that focus on enterprise application capabilities. We expect a leader to have strong or growing market share, especially in the advanced platform ADCs, and to have solutions that resonate with an increasing number of enterprises. Expertise in complex data center application deployment also is a necessity to be a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers.”

“With organizations of all sizes increasingly reliant upon web applications to run their business efficiently, the fast, dependable and secure delivery of these applications is paramount,” said Klaus Oestermann, vice president and general manager of the NetScaler Product Group at Citrix.  “The recent introduction of our next-generation NetScaler® nCore™ technology and launch of our NetScaler® VPX™ virtual appliance is evidence of the continued commitment from Citrix to lead the industry in innovation, both in the enterprise datacenter as well as the emerging cloud computing market. We are honored that Citrix was placed in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2009 Gartner Magic Quadrant.”

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