Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 32 | Page 68

CASE STUDY
CITRIX NETSCALER
Availability-threatening DoS attacks have been growing in frequency and sophistication in recent years . For most organisations , defending against this class of threats will involve a combination of complementary cloud-based scrubbing services and customer premise-based DoS mitigation technologies . On the customer-premise side of the equation , Citrix NetScaler represents a solution .
With NetScaler , enterprises can leverage the same platform that enables them to transition from legacy and rigid computing environments to highly adaptable cloud data centres to establish a robust , multi-layer defence against potentially business crippling DoS attacks . Other benefits of the NetScaler solution include :

BY USING CITRIX TO SECURELY SHARE ITS INVENTORY . . . NAKILAT CAN SUPPLY ANY REQUIRED PARTS TO SHIPS WHEN THEY DOCK TO TAKE ON THEIR CARGO OF GAS .

transmission using the VSAT satellite link is very high .” major energy companies , and we see Citrix becoming more important to us .
• A rich set of protection mechanisms capable of effectively thwarting DoS attacks across all layers of the computing stack
• The inclusion of innovative techniques for dealing with the most insidious forms of DoS attacks without having to needlessly impact legitimate transactions
• The ability to leverage the same NetScaler footprint to also enable the transformation from the rigid , legacy data centres of the past to the scalable and adaptable enterprise cloud networks of today
Citrix XenApp CITRIX XENAPP
However , Nakilat is working with Citrix to provide a virtual desktop with the online / offline capability required to manage the frequent dead zones that ships encounter .
As Nakilat ’ s operations continue to expand , Hamad sees the role of Citrix as a strategic partner continuing to expand .
“ Our cloud supplier will be Azure , our transactions will be with SAP and Citrix will provide secure virtualisation ,” he said .
“ Together , they will provide the strongest backbone for Nakilat . We have many more joint ventures coming along , many with
“ We will continue with a hybrid cloud and on-premises model , and for us , Citrix is the right choice .”
Working together
Combining Citrix and Fujitsu expertise has helped streamline IT operations for Hamad ’ s team . " Fujitsu has reduced the resources required to run our business , which has led in turn to dramatic cost savings ,” he said .
“ We have halved our annual IT investment and when you add in the decreased manpower required to manage the SAP environment , further savings are made .” •
XenApp is an application virtualisation solution that helps optimise productivity with universal access to virtual apps , desktops and data from any device .
By centralising data systems using Citrix XenApp it ’ s possible to eliminate redundant infrastructure and introduce cost savings , while also making it easier for employees to submit data at the project location in real time .
The result is employees have the freedom to work from anywhere while IT costs are cut .
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