Citrix announcement: Citrix Access Gateway Product Line Simplification

It has been rumored for a while, but the official announcement from Citrix is here for the changes to the Citrix Access Gateway product line.

The Citrix Access Gateway team is pleased to announce changes being made to simplify the product line and sales process. On September 17, 2012 the following changes will be announced:

Products being discontinued (End Of Sale is March 31, 2013):

Access Gateway VPX (non-NetScaler code)
Access Gateway 2010 appliance
Access Gateway software editions 4.x and 5.x
Extended warranty option for Access Gateway MPX 5500

Name Change:

Access Gateway MPX (formerly Access Gateway 5500)

New! Citrix Access Gateway VPX
Citrix is announcing the new Access Gateway VPX virtual appliance based on NetScaler to replace the discontinued Access Gateway VPX.

Current Access Gateway VPX customers can migrate to the new Access Gateway VPX platform at no additional charge. This program will be available ongoing. Note: the actual migration site will go live later in the year.

via Citrix EMEA communications.

Finally all physical and virtual Access Gateway appliances will be based on the NetScaler code and therefore share the NetScaler code-base whether you’re choosing the Access Gateway only functionality or the many additional functionality the NetScaler has to offer as well, like Load Balancing, GLBS, etc.

Time to once more get myself familiar with all the features and functionality the new product line has to offer …

Esther Barthel
Senior Consultant at PepperByte

Esther has been working in different roles and functions as an IT consultant ever since she finished her Masters degree in Computer Science in 1997. She has worked as a web developer, database administrator, and server administrator until she discovered how Server-Based Computing ( SBC ) combined servers, desktops, and user experience in one solution. Esther has been specializing in virtualization solutions such as SBC, VDI, application, and server virtualization for over eight years now and is currently working as a Senior Consultant at PepperByte, where she designs and implements Citrix® solutions for both small-business and large-enterprise infrastructures scaling from 100 to 15,000 users.
In january 2014 her first book Citrix XenApp 6.5 Expert Cookbook was published by Packt Publishing.

Esther is awarded as a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) from 2015 - 2017.
Esther is awarded as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in 2017.

Esther is a Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE-V), Citrix Certified Professional – Mobility (CCP-M), Citrix Certified Professional – Networking (CCP-N) and RES Software Certified Professional (RCP).

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