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Attribute Ratings

  • Azure CDN is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Azure CDN and Citrix ADC are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Azure CDN

84%
6 Ratings
8.4

Citrix ADC

84%
19 Ratings

Usability

Azure CDN

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Citrix ADC

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.0

Azure CDN

80%
2 Ratings
7.7

Citrix ADC

77%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure CDN

If you are looking for a secure, easy to manage, solution to store and distribute your content around the US and/or world, the Azure CDN may be the right solution. The only thing I would caution users on is that once your content is published and distributed it cannot be easily refreshed on the endpoints. Instead, you are at the mercy of the default time to live when the content was first uploaded.
Andrew Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ADC

Citrix Netscaler can be a powerful network appliance for environments that are fully committed and open to utilizing a network appliance that isn't made by a traditional network vendor. Administrator user experience has improved over the years and will continue to improve with the flexibility of virtual and physical appliances available for medium and large enterprises.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure CDN

  • New websites can be boosted up quickly
  • Easily scalable according to our performance requirements
  • Easy integration with other Azure services
  • You only pay for what you need
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ADC

  • Flexibility. NetScaler assumes its admins know a bit about networking and in-depth details surrounding the applications they are configuring access for/to. This being so, the range of configuration options is very broad allowing various versions' combinations of protocol patterns, expressions, rules etc., all to the benefit of the admin.
  • Granularity. Having such a broad range of configuration options available, while still allowing simple options to be configured simply. The GUI is well-stylized and navigation has a good flow.
  • Ease of control. For load-balancing of simple services right out of the box, NetScaler makes it pretty easy, compared to the range of options available in the surrounding GUI and under the hood.
Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure CDN

  • For the longest time they didn't have a robust SDK. They have one now, but it could be better.
  • The different flavors of Azure CDN (Akamai, Verizon, etc) have different costs, but not well differentiated features. Might be confusing to new users.
  • I'm not overly familiar with it, but AWS does have a programmability in their CDN offering (Lambda @ Edge) and Azure doesn't seem to have an equivalent (Azure Functions is region-specific).
Erik Ralston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ADC

  • The documentation could use an overhaul with specific examples related to the command line as well as GUI. Explanations in the documentation would also be helpful.
  • Being able to have more than just one routing table would allow the ability to leverage security.
Josh Bugbee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure CDN

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Citrix ADC

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Usability

Azure CDN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Citrix ADC

Citrix ADC 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Improve on the specifics I mentioned previously and could be a 10/10 product. It is also a confusingly branded product that I have supported in two large enterprises where IT departments are unsure if the product belongs to the Citrix remote access support team or the Network infrastructure support team (it should be the later) and typically under utilized.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure CDN

Azure CDN 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Great support from the team whenever we're stuck. Very proactive in resolving issues and also making changes as per the requirements of the organization.
Maria Carver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ADC

Citrix ADC 7.7
Based on 7 answers
Overall, our organization's experience with Citrix support is that support can be hit or miss. Oftentimes it takes multiple attempts and much longer than desirable to obtain a viable solution for issues experienced with their products. It would be great to see Citrix invest time, effort, and almighty dollars into improving their support and bug fix process across the board.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure CDN

More user friendly and it’s so easy to learn, the prices may be close to each other, but the service is excellent.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ADC

Our company uses both Citrix ADC and F5 BigIP. This is mostly due to team preference. F5 seems to require the use of separate types of devices to do multi-site load balancing while Citrix ADC functionality is the same software on all devices you implement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure CDN

  • Azure CDN reduced origin instance load by removing the need to constantly serve large numbers of static files, meaning applications can be deployed with smaller/fewer instances.
  • Azure CDN reduces apparent load times to customers by serving cached files out of POPs in the local region of those clients, instead of requiring those clients to make multiple, lengthy requests through to the origin servers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ADC

  • It has saved a tremendous amount of money and manpower by allowing for broad support without the need for a VPN.
  • The security functions within Netscaler enabled our business to pass additional IT-based audits.
  • Having a full Citrix stack from front to back makes our business look more professional both to our users and outsiders.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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