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.
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!
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.
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
This whitepaper outlines the key considerations that you should evaluate before you refresh your load balancers and highlights the experiences of global enterprises including TCO savings that they achieved by deploying the Avi Vantage Platform.
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.
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.
Published By: Reactivity
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Load balancers, name servers (e.g. DNS), even stock brokerage services are existing examples of virtual services in the worlds of networking and financial services. This paper will introduce the concept of virtual services for SOAs and provide details of the characteristics of virtual services that enable SOA success.