Mirantis and Citrix are partnering to facilitate deployment of Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller in enterprise and service provider data centers, targeting the Mirantis NFV reference platform. NetScaler creates an ADC connectivity layer that can provide functionality such as Load Balancing on demand at any desired point in a VNF or virtualized infrastructure layer service chain. Citrix has also created a Fuel Plugin to simplify deployment of XenServer, a commercial virtualization platform based on the open-source Xen Project Hypervisor, opening up new avenues for enterprise application and desktop virtualization.