Articles : DevOps (2)

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5 Key Metrics For Improving Application Performance

by Iwan Price-Evans on DevOps • February 25, 2020

The rise of DevOps engineers has changed how IT teams monitor the health of their systems and networks. Rather than having a siloed organization with specialized staff managing specific pieces of equipment, a DevOps team comprises tech generalists who take a more holistic view of the system and prioritize application performance. They need a different set of metrics, along with notifications and alerts, to analyze how business-critical applications are performing. This blog highlights five key metrics for optimizing application performance. 

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3 MINUTES

How to Choose the Best ADC Load Balancer for Kubernetes

by Dave Blakey on DevOps • February 12, 2020

If you’re running your business applications in containers and managing those with Kubernetes, you’re probably aware of the limitations of traditional Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) and Load Balancers in this environment. Traditional load balancers simply do not have the scalability and agility needed for cloud native deployments. Whether you’re already up and running in containers or just getting started, this blog will tell you all you need to know for choosing the best load balancer for Kubernetes.

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6 MINUTES

Why your next ADC should prioritize East-West load balancing

by Dave Blakey on DevOps • July 15, 2019

Microservices architecture is the new black when it comes to designing software applications. Developers are abandoning monolithic application structures and adopting microservices, particularly for very large applications, because they are more flexible, highly scalable, easier to manage and can provide the agility that DevOps teams require. But as more applications are decomposed into microservices, which all need to communicate with each other, this is putting considerable strain on traffic loads in the data center. Traditional hardware load balancers and Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) that were not designed to cope with microservices are struggling to keep up and are slowing down DevOps activities. The surge in data center traffic resulting from the rapid adoption of microservices demands a new approach to Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) that is optimized for “East-West” load balancing.

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4 MINUTES

What to look for in a Next-Gen Software Load Balancer

by Dave Blakey on Business • March 21, 2019

Your company is growing, and that’s great, but network performance is suffering under the additional load. You’re hearing from the higher-ups that downtime numbers are unacceptable, and site load speed is costing you customers. The pressure is on to take control of these performance issues and implement a cost-effective load balancing solution that will scale with your company’s needs.

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Staying Agile: The Importance of Flexibility in Your ADC

by Gabi Goldberg on Business • March 13, 2019

First-generation application delivery controllers (ADCs) hit the market in the early 2000s. Since then, we’ve seen the mass adoption of smartphones, a more than 82 percent increase in worldwide internet use, and the morphing of consumers into highly engaged users who demand applications that are feature-rich, fast, and flawless.

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