To succeed in this dynamic environment, organizations must create networks that combine core layer 4-7 functionality, programmability, and application fluency into a scalable Application Delivery Network. While these components all bring their individual benefits, the real lasting value lies in the resulting synergy of the combined solution. Read this whitepaper to learn about the five advantages of F5 when evaluating a replacement for Cisco ACE.
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.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
Life sciences companies are facing increasing pressure to provide new products to market faster than ever before while adhering to the growing number of safety and regulatory needs. Pfizer, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, is transforming its business with an application network that enables the scale and speed necessary to compete in the digital economy.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
How Pfizer achieved a 69% decrease in IT project delivery costs with API-led connectivity.
How Pfizer’s application network enabled omnichannel physician engagement and secure clinical data sharing.
How Pfizer’s Center for Enablement (C4E) unlocked speed and agility through API reuse across the enterprise.
Research from leading IT analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has evidenced strong and growing interest in cloud deployment models. While public cloud has gotten the earliest attention, stronger adoption is happening within private and hybrid models. In the EMA April 2014 report “Managing Networks in the Age of Cloud, SDN, and Big Data Network Management Megatrends 2014,” over 50% of respondents reported public/hybrid cloud initiatives were driving network management priorities. Since 2012, cloud projects have moved from early adopter status to mainstream business initiatives, and their impact on network management grew from 36% in 2012 to over 50% in 2014.
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.
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.
Effective security for cloud-hosted web applications requires full visibility into the environment in which the apps live and the potential exposure to vulnerabilities — and to do so consistently, while proactively monitoring for attacks without causing delays in application development and delivery.
Cloud adoption means that a focus on perimeter security is not sufficient and may even be obstructive, because it can impact application performance and availability.
Similarly, relying on your cloud service provider’s security services is insufficient; any provider will tell you that securing the cloud environment is a shared responsibility between cloud service provider and customer, and the responsibility for specifically securing web applications is the sole responsibility of the customer. And although the industry as a whole has become better at protecting lower-level network and server resources, as attackers look for targets, they are moving up the application stack.
"Agile companies push new application versions to production every few weeks, sometimes even faster. With super-fast Beta cycles being the norm, getting various user groups, such as remote QA teams, access to staging environments can slow down your delivery timelines. What if you could enable secure access for any number of users in 15 minutes?
BubblewrApp’s Service Access Service (SAS) is a turnkey, cloud-based service that acts as the first line of defense for your applications. BubblewrApp’s SAS enables its customers to grant easy access to applications deployed ""behind the firewall"" (on premise) or ""inside the Virtual Private Cloud"" (in a public cloud) from any remote location. Customers can begin leveraging SAS within minutes without requiring any changes to pre-existing network and security policies. The result is a vastly superior secure application access model that enables a zero CapEx, low OpEx model for secure application access, both on premise and in the public cloud."
Virtualization was supposed to be the disruptive technology that saved IT. The cost savings from consolidation and the ease at which applications can be deployed promised to vastly improve delivery of IT services, free up IT staff to work on other projects, and not strain budgets.
Unfortunately, lack of insight into IT resource status in highly virtualized environments and the complexity of the interactions between server, storage, and network elements have added to IT staff manual workloads and led most companies to dedicate too much time to operations and not enough time to innovation. This basically negates the major benefits of virtualization.
There is a need to address key business and technological transitions in terms of application delivery and consumption. As such, data center managers are assessing what new capabilities their existing networks needs.
The modern applications delivery environment is distributed and dependent on data centers and network connectivity. Therefore, users are increasingly dependent on consistent network performance for day-to-day activities. Learn what pitfalls a business should avoid when implementing a network monitoring solution.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 15, 2014
Any strategy for managing the network infrastructure must include a direct understanding of how well the network is playing its role in application and service delivery. This is the realm of Application-aware Network Performance Management (ANPM), and it is essential to understand the primary requirements for such systems in order to adequately evaluate and select tools and products that will best meet the need. This paper reviews the challenges that ANPM solutions are best fit to address, which qualities and capabilities are of most importance, and how one alternative, Riverbed’s Cascade Solution, stacks up.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Aug 19, 2014
Over the past nine years, WAN optimization has transformed from a point-product that solved isolated problems into a strategic
cornerstone for application delivery. New acceleration capabilities boost user productivity and satisfaction while reducing time to
market. WAN optimization can now be more flexibly integrated into environments to accelerate diverse traffic types, and it includes
functionality such as inbound QoS, network performance visibility, and application-intelligent control.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 20, 2015
Applications are the life of any enterprise and key enablers of workforce productivity and business agility. But, the application landscape is changing rapidly - the number and type of applications is increasing, the move to cloud and SaaS for application delivery is growing, bandwidth costs are decreasing and the reliability of the Internet has improved. Inevitably, there are also changes in network and infrastructure topologies.
The hybrid enterprise has become a reality. The hybrid enterprise has become a standard.
KEMP Technologies LoadMaster Application Delivery Controller and Server Load Balancer appliances provide full support for Microsoft Windows Terminal Services (WTS). The LoadMaster WTS capabilities helps organizations maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their networks. KEMP delivers this at an affordable price.
Today’s small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) are undergoing the same IT evolution as their enterprise counterparts, only on a smaller scale. For SMBs, website reliability, flexible scalability, performance and ease of management are as essential to SMB website infrastructure as they are to an enterprise. It’s fare to say that these capabilities are an important operational imperative for businesses of all sizes.
Today’s web and application infrastructure continues to expand applications for e-commerce, and communications with customers, partners and internal employees. For those responsible for deploying, maintaining and supporting these networked applications, there is an increasing need to get the highest performance out of datacenter equipment, while simplifying the complexity that causes excess overhead and unnecessary costs.
Small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) are increasingly relying upon web-based applications and web-enabled services for running their business. Applications such as CRM, e-commerce transactions and other web-enabled applications are accessed both locally and remotely from outside the business facilities. These web-based applications are vulnerable to attacks from viruses, intrusions, and denial of service (DoS) attacks, as traffic comes into the network through various ports and firewalls without being inspected.
Kemp Technologies’ LoadMaster Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Server Load Balancer (SLB) appliances are low energy consumers. Reducing energy use at the point of consumption, LoadMaster provides benefits to other areas by reducing load on power and cooling facilities, which in turn reduce their own energy use.
The Web experience is changing for consumers. While the National Retail Federation reports that over 90 percent of customers research products on the Web before purchasing, a single product photo and description is not enough to close the sale. Through broadband, with Flash and JPEG product images, retailers are providing information to potential customers which will improve the likelihood of closing the sale.
Chances are, if you’re utilizing SSL, you’re not utilizing it to its full potential. SSL is a powerful technology that can help organizations protect their data as well as their users. While the technology behind SSL is solid, the most common best practices for its implementation do not take full advantage of the benefits that SSL brings. And this may be inadequate to provide proper security to the modern web application environment.