Application Delivery Controllers understand applications and optimize server performance - offloading compute-intensive tasks that prevent servers from quickly delivering applications. Learn how ADCs have taken over where load balancers left off.
Because of its location in the data center network, the selection of an Application Delivery Controller requires careful consideration of both function and finance. This paper explores elements to evaluate, like network performance, and security.
Are your load balancing strategies up to date? Download our guide to assess your current capabilities and understand where your focus should be. Included in this year's report is research, best practices, and conversations with teams at over 180 Global 2000 companies.
Can your current ADC solution elastically scale load balancers and application servers? Does it provide real-time insights and visibility into traffic? There is a lot to consider when it comes to the future of your load balancing strategy. Download our free e-book today!
Vendors such as F5 Networks and Citrix NetScaler have done little to keep up with the needs of modern applications. Learn how deploying the Avi Vantage Platform resulted in TCO savings for global enterprises in our free whitepaper.
A new ZK Research study reveals significant shifts in application delivery practices as enterprises are automating or adopting cloud-native applications.
In the process of modernizing their infrastructure, enterprises are addressing on-demand scalability requirements, improving management, and lowering costs.
This study discusses:
- Enterprise preferences for their next load balancers
- Capabilities that are most sought after by network teams
- How businesses are preparing for hybrid and multi-cloud environments
Download Legacy Hardware-Based ADCs: Are Companies Holding Back?
"ZK Research conducted a recent study of the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) market and finds that the landscape for load balancers and ADCs is rapidly changing in the face of these market forces.
Join Principal Analyst Zeus Kerravala for an informative session to learn:
- Common application delivery challenges
- On-premises vs. cloud considerations for ADCs
- Trends in delivering cloud-native applications
- Trends in troubleshooting
- Future solutions being considered
- What are the features most in demand that network engineers aren't getting
Watch the On-Demand Webinar by filling out this form."
"This live workshop will explore the technology and value behind the Smart Load Balancer. During this workshop, you'll:
- Learn differences between Smart Load Balancers and Legacy Load Balancers.
- Understand the value of Smart Load Balancers in traditional and modern use cases.
- See a live demonstration of Avi Networks’ Smart Load Balancer in action.
Leading enterprises across financial services, media, technology, oil & gas, and eCommerce have already made the switch to Avi Networks.
To watch the workshop, fill out this form."
Download this whitepaper to view Cisco's move limiting Application Control Engine development which shows that the time for stand-alone load balancers has passed. IT leaders should now focus on leveraging more advanced application delivery.
Cisco's move limiting Application Control Engine development shows that the time for stand-alone load balancers has passed. IT leaders should focus on leveraging more advanced application delivery controller features to improve application deployments.
Flexible infrastructure choices and application architectures are changing the way that modern enterprises run their computing.
Enterprises have become application-centric, investing significant effort and resources on continuous delivery goals and DevOps
practices to achieve automation of routine IT and operations tasks. With application owners seeking public-cloud-like simplicity
and agility in their own data centers, IT teams are under pressure to reduce wait times to provision applications and updates.
This whitepaper details how ADCs and virtual appliances are inflexible, expensive, and lacking in visibility in contrast to the central management, autoscaling features, intelligent analytics, and flexibility offered by the Avi Vantage Platform. This document
also outlines 7 key considerations that you should evaluate before you refresh your current load balancers:
1. Automation and Self-Service
3. Applica tion Analytics and
5. Hybrid Cloud
6. Ecosystem Integrations
7. Total Cost of Ownership
"To provide trusted identities and secure transactions to your customers, you want a flexible, scalable monitoring solution that offers a unified view on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.
Learn how Entrust Datacard can help your organization quickly identify, resolve, and prevent issues by using a cloud-native platform to deliver seamless customer experiences every time.
Watch our on-demand webinar and gain valuable insights into:
• How to use a DevOps approach to monitoring
• The best practices to scale your monitoring solutions
• How Entrust Datacard monitors trace, syslog and metric data from sources like Amazon CloudWatch, Application Load Balancer, and Amazon Aurora"
Turning on firewall features can sometimes result in a significant performance hit, creating an obstacle for network architects. In this Network World Clear Choice test, learn about a firewall solution that can help your business overcome these performance challenges by maxing our network capacity while also offering filtering and attack protection capabilities.
The focus of this report is performance testing of the core services of an OCS Enterprise Edition Consolidated Configuration and as deployed on an HP BladeSystem and HP StorageWorks solution. One requirement for any solution deploying more than one server in a pool is a hardware load balancer. In this solution a F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager is used.
One of the unfortunate effects of the continued evolution of the load balancer into today's application delivery controller (ADC) is that it is often too easy to forget the basic problem for which load balancers were originally created-producing highly available, scalable, and predictable application services. This White Paper describes the Evolution of load balancing devices to Application Delivery Controllers.
ADCs are advanced load balancers with functions and features that enhance the performance of applications. Today, companies of all sizes with geographical dispersal of people and different data constructs require ADCs to optimize their complex application environments from web applications, to Exchange, SharePoint and databases. It is interesting that before the term ADC was used more recently (in the last decade), companies relied on load balancers for website availability and scalability. In this paper we will describe the fundamentals of a load balancing system and its evolution to an ADC.
This buyer’s guide for load balancers is based on research, best practices, and conversations with network administrators and IT operations teams at over 110 Global 2000 enterprises. It presents guidelines for choosing application services that mirror the needs of modern data centers and public cloud initiatives.
The guide is organized in sections, starting with a pre-assessment of your current application delivery capabilities. With data gathered from your pre-assessment, you can review the considerations involved in creating a software-defined application services strategy; identify opportunities to improve automation of application services and operations. Finally, use the software-defined application services checklist at the end of the guide to identify key priorities in your choice of application service solutions for your enterprise.
Load balancers are officially dead; refocus on application delivery. Read this report and you’ll learn about enterprises that are still focused on load balancing, improving application performance and security, increasing efficiency and more.
Published By: Appcito
Published Date: Apr 09, 2015
Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming web tra?c across multiple EC2 instances. With Elastic Load Balancing, you can add and remove EC2 instances as your needs change without disrupting the overall ?ow of information. If an EC2 instance fails, Elastic Load Balancing automatically reroutes the tra?c to the remaining running EC2 instances. If a failed EC2 instance is restored, Elastic Load Balancing restores the tra?c to that instance.
Published By: Appcito
Published Date: Apr 09, 2015
Social media marketing ?rm ViralMint rolled out a new feature that proved so popular that the increased customer tra?c swamped the capabilities of the existing load balancer solution and greatly increased application response times. Lacking visibility into the volume or nature of its tra?c, ViralMint had no clues for how to address its issues. A fortuitous conversation led to discovery of the Appcito Cloud Application Front End (CAFE) service, which allowed ViralMint to gain control of its cloud application tra?c, retain its customers’ trust and build on its unexpected success.
In the time it took you to download and open this eBook, you could have spun up and configured hundreds of virtual machines in a public or private cloud, deployed your application, database,
middleware, messaging, load balancers, storage, and other components to those configured servers, linked them all together, and had your app live in production - all with a single click.
This isn’t the future we’re describing, it’s right now, and thousands of development teams around the world are doing it. At a high level, we’re describing automation that cloud and APIs enable, and at a low level, we’re describing the outcome of adopting a DevOps mentality and the associated tools. This eBook will look at the basics of DevOps automation, and configuration management to get you started down the right path.
In the time it took to download and open this eBook, you could have spun up and configured hundreds of virtual machines in a public or private cloud, deployed your application, database, middleware, messaging, load balancers, storage, and other components to those configured servers, linked them all together, and had your app live in production - all with a single click.
This isn't the future we're describing, it's right now, and thousands of development teams around the world are doing it. At a high level, we;re describing automation that cloud and API's enable, and at a low level, we're describing the outcome of adopting a DevOps mentality and the associated tooks. This eBook will look at the basics of DevOps, automation and configuration management to get you started down the right path.
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