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What is a Load Balancing Fabric, And Why You Need One

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Apr 17, 2019 2:17:11 PM

When you enter a query into the Google Search Engine, thousands of containers distributed across a global network spring into action to give you results instantly. That is also how YouTube and Gmail work too.
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Topics: Software Load Balancer, automation, IT Automation, intent-based load balancer, Multi-cloud Load Balancing, load balancer automation

Controller vs. Instance Manager - Why You Should Look Under the Hood of your Load Balancer

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Mar 28, 2019 9:38:22 AM

If you work with load balancers, you’ve probably heard the term “controller” lately. Enterprises have had to significantly increase their load balancer footprint to keep up with the growing number of applications. The controller is the way to automate the management and lifecycle of load balancers across data centers and clouds. But here’s the problem, load balancing vendors like F5 Networks, Citrix, and NGINX do not have a controller. They have an instance manager. Let’s explore the difference.
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Does Your Load Balancer Spark Joy?

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Feb 14, 2019 11:14:48 AM

The world is ablaze with Marie Kondo and her KonMari Method™. Her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and her Netflix series have impacted the lives of millions around the globe. Marie Kondo's method starts with a simple question: “Does it spark joy?” If a particular item sparks joy, keep it. If not, part ways with it.
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Topics: Software Load Balancer, software-defined load balancing, software load balancing, Hardware, f5 vs avi networks, hardware load balancer vs software load balancer

It's Time to Say "Goodbye" to the Load Balancer Appliance

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Jan 8, 2019 2:33:47 PM

The start of a New Year serves as a great reminder to re-evaluate objectives, initiatives, and technologies. As we move forward into 2019, it is important to leave the past in the past and begin building towards the future. And appliance load balancers are something enterprises need to say “goodbye” to ASAP — and for good reason!
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Topics: software-defined load balancing, f5 vs avi networks, hardware load balancer vs software load balancer

Announcing Universal Service Mesh: Avi Networks Integration with Istio

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Dec 4, 2018 10:14:17 AM

Today, Avi Networks announced plans to integrate with Istio to create a Universal Service Mesh that spans traditional and containerized applications on cloud, VM, and bare-metal infrastructure.
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Topics: service mesh, universal service mesh, istio service mesh, Istio integrations, integration with istio

Point-and-Click Simplicity or Enterprise-Grade Application Security? Why Not Both!

avatar Lei Yang
Posted on Nov 28, 2018 11:32:49 AM

Why encrypt with SSL/TLS in the first place? This is like asking why use car seats. It might be obvious now but just a few decades ago, it wasn’t uncommon for a group of unbuckled kids to be piled in the back of a car or truck (this would be a nightmare for parents today).
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Topics: SSL, HTTP, application security, Enterprise-grade application security

5 Ways to Recycle Your Old F5 Load Balancers

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Nov 19, 2018 10:42:58 AM

Last year, I had a bit of fun defending hardware appliances with my article Avi vs. F5: 9 Reasons Why Hardware is Better than Software. If you couldn’t tell, sarcasm is my first language.
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Topics: Hardware

From Fragmented Microservices Ecosystem to Service Mesh

avatar Manish Chugtu
Posted on Nov 15, 2018 1:21:22 PM

In the last couple of years, we have seen a rapid shift in application architecture to a distributed microservices architecture—where monolithic and a bulky applications are decomposed into smaller individual services that can be independently changed, built, deployed and managed.
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Topics: Microservices, service mesh, microservices ecosystem, microservices architecture

Configuring Avi Cloud Using Kubernetes Job

avatar Bhushan Pai
Posted on Nov 14, 2018 11:38:13 AM

Avi Vantage provides enterprise grade load balancing for container ecosystems like Kubernetes. To install Avi on Kubernetes, a Cloud needs to be configured on the Avi controller, which allows it to run APIs to the Kubernetes master to automate service discovery and load balancing.
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Introducing Avi SaaS — The First SaaS Load Balancer with Multi-cloud Capabilities:

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Oct 30, 2018 9:51:50 AM

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of Avi SaaS, a cloud managed solution to deliver Avi's load balancing, WAF, GSLB, and service mesh across multi-cloud environments.
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Topics: Multi-cloud Load Balancing, saas

  
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