The department of technical facilities and telecommunications of the West-Ural Bank Sberbank of Russia OJSC needed a solution that would provide uninterrupted, high-performance, and secure access to business applications.
Softline specialists proposed Citrix NetScaler MPX 10500 Enterprise Edition as an optimal solution. This product meets all the customer requirements regarding performance, fault tolerance, and scalability. This device contains two power supplies and enables flexible expansion or upgrade to MPX 12500 if the number of users increases. The customer chose the Enterprise edition because it provides features such as AppCompress, SSL Offload and Acceleration, Load Balancing, etc. The product offers enterprise customers the best combination of scalability and performance while being, according to Citrix, far more cost-efficient than its counterparts. Citrix NetScaler enables an uninterrupted, secure, and seamless web application experience for corporate employees.
The project implementation included three main stages. At the analysis and planning stage, Softline engineers collected and analyzed information about the customer's current infrastructure and prepared a statement of work for solution deployment. When the technical detail had been approved, specialists started the main stage—the deployment. Two Citrix NetScaler MPX 10500 Enterprise Edition appliances were installed in the network infrastructure, creating a High Availability cluster to ensure fault tolerance and high availability. At the same time, Softline engineers configured agents for web server monitoring and load balancing and security controls. In addition, they optimized the web application performance (AppCompress components, SSL Offload and Acceleration, etc.). Deployment was followed by system testing and commissioning. During this stage, Softline experts developed the system testing procedure and methods, tested the fault tolerance and load balancing functions, and organized a short training course for administrators at the customer site.
Softline engaged qualified engineers with Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator statuses for the project, and it took them 10 business days to optimize the web application experience with Citrix NetScaler.
After the successful implementation of Citrix NetScaler MPX 10500 Enterprise Edition, West Urals Bank of Sberbank of Russia PJSC received free one-year technical support for the system. Customer representatives have been very satisfied with the project.