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Sponsor:   Citrix Systems, Inc.     View all reports from this sponsor

Title: Citrix ADC VPX Performance vs. F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition

Publication date:   12 January 2021
Document number:    221100


Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) are the unseen workhorses of the internet. Every back-end application that consists of two or more servers has an ADC of some type on the front end to optimize delivery to the user. Citrix ADC VPX (formerly NetScaler) is designed to enhance end-user experience by providing high performance traffic management coupled with low latency.

Citrix Systems commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of Citrix ADC VPX virtual appliance and compare with the F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE). Tests were run in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment and included tests of ADC and web application firewall (WAF) capabilities using different encryption protocols. Tests focused on measuring latency as an indicator of responsiveness, transaction throughput, and, ultimately, end-user experience. Tests measured P99 latency which measures the latency of the worst 1% of the flows.

The Citrix ADC VPX outperformed the F5 BIG-IP VE in all test scenarios having lower (better) latency with lower CPU utilization when benchmarked with comparable throughput levels.

Number of pages: 8      Publication price: $0.00

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