Software-defined architectures have transformed enterprises to become more application-centric. With application owners seeking public-cloud-like simplicity and flexibility in their own data centers, IT teams are under pressure to reduce wait times to provision applications.
Legacy load balancing solutions force network architects and administrators to purchase new hardware, manually configure virtual services, and inefficiently overprovision these appliances. Simultaneously, new infrastructure choices are also enabling applications to be re-architected into autonomous microservices
from monolithic or n-tier constructs. These transformations are forcing organizations to rethink load balancing strategies and application delivery controllers (ADCs) in their infrastructure.
A five-year-long quest for software-defined application delivery and services came to a fruitful end for this $4 billion enterprise when they chose Avi Networks and Cisco ACI as part of their move to a next generation data center architecture. Avi Networks represented the perfect complement to the network automation benefits delivered by Cisco ACI at the company.
Software-defined architectures have transformed enterprises to become more application-centric. With application owners
seeking public-cloud-like simplicity and flexibility in their own data centers, IT teams are under pressure to reduce wait times to
Legacy load balancing solutions force network architects and administrators to purchase new hardware, manually configure
virtual services, and inefficiently overprovision these appliances. Simultaneously, new infrastructure choices are also enabling IT
teams to re-architect applications into autonomous microservices from monolithic or n-tier constructs. These transformations
are forcing organizations to rethink load balancing strategies and application delivery controllers (ADCs) in their infrastructure.
The advent of cloud computing and software-defined data center architectures for modern application delivery has made networking more sensitive than ever before. Applications in the digital age require networks that can expand and contract dynamically based on consumer demand. Enterprises are implementing software-defined networking (SDN) to deliver the automation required by these new environments, but the dynamic nature of SDN makes network management and monitoring fundamentally more challenging.
Network infrastructure teams need monitoring tools that can provide visibility into these new and constantly changing networks. This white paper explores the importance of SDN monitoring and examines a leading example of a solution, CA Performance Management with CA Virtual Network Assurance integration.
Organizations are looking to SDN to improve network agility by incorporating network automation in cloud computing platforms. So far the focus of SDN has been on L2-L3 switching and routing services. However applications donít just need network connections. They also need L4-L7 network services.
Information technology is at a crucial turning point. Enterprise IT departments are under constant pressure to meet user and application demands, aware that cloud deployments offer an easier and faster alternative but often pinned down by legacy deployment models. The problem stems from the inability of those legacy models to adapt to meet expectations for rapid provisioning, continuous delivery, and consistent performance across multiple environments. Read this whitepaper to learn more about the evolution of application delivery and the services your enterprise can utilize to successfully manage the increased pressure on network and application infrastructure.
Together, VMware and F5 enable global IT leaders to empower the Anywhere Enterprise to deliver enterprise applications across all devices and clouds built on SDDC principles. Today VMware and F5 offer the most sophisticated, end-to-end solutions for mobility, application delivery and network security to help CTOs and CIOs:
- Ensure unprecedented application agility with a software-defined infrastructure and application services platform;
- Automate application delivery while ensuring performance, availability, scalability, efficiency and security;
- Achieve simplified end-to-end networking through an application-centric approach.
To help their business clients unleash innovation and support growth, IT teams need to evolve to a modern data center that is virtualized, software defined and automated, with a consistent operational model for infrastructure and application delivery.
In this collection of case studies, we reveal how companies are building more agile, innovative businesses based on VMware solutions.
What is SD-WAN?
Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is the application of software-based
network technologies to WAN connections to more effectively route all network traffic
between headquarters or data centers, remote and branch offices, and the cloud.
More simply, it is the method of leveraging the benefits of the cloud, the bandwidth of
broadband and existing enterprise-wide network infrastructure to more efficiently and
cost effectively transmit media (data, video, voice) and quickly access cloud
applications from every location in the network.
SD-WAN dynamically utilizes multiple available connections (MPLS, broadband, LTE)
to find the optimal delivery path for traffic across the entire network, shaping the
bandwidth as needed to eliminate jitter and dropped data packets, thereby delivering
an optimal user experience regardless of location.
The more sophisticated solutions will first attempt to dynamically steer traffic to the
best available link and if the available link
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