Articles : DevOps (2)
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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3 MINUTES

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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