To say traffic patterns are “unpredictable” for a lottery company would be an understatement. The larger the jackpot, the larger the spike in traffic. That’s why Swisslos, the Swiss lottery company, decided they couldn’t leave their application infrastructure to chance.
Migrating to the cloud is a lot like moving to a new house. A measuring tape is vital to ensure your grand piano and other unwieldy pieces of furniture will fit. Many enterprises have loads of legacy applications and technical debt that can’t be ignored when attempting a transition to the cloud.
I’ve spent over 20 years of my career in IT reacting to up-and-coming trends that are meant to “radically transform” the way enterprises do business. My experience has taught me that hype exceeds reality. These trends have merit but are more evolutions—not revolutions—in technology. For example, innovations like virtualization and cloud infrastructure were clearly the future, but took significant time to mature to a point where businesses use them in production at scale.
Topics: cloud, Public Cloud, Microservices, Containers, Application Centric, Application Architectures, Digital Transformation, Modernization, Cloud Migration, cloud migration strategy, application migration to cloud
A journey into lesser known (but still really, really cool) Avi features
The most commonly deployed F5 iRules offer basic functionality, such as HTTP redirects, content switching, or logging. With Avi, that’s table stakes—it’s all point and click functionality. Thankfully, that’s not what this blog post is about. Today, we’re going to explore some of the cool, advanced iRules functions that are all native with Avi Networks.
This week we had the chance to come together as a team, toast last year’s success and discuss our ambitious plan for the new fiscal year. As with any high growth company, we do not always take the time to celebrate. Moments to pause and reflect are often lacking as the next mile-marker rapidly approaches on the horizon.
When Adobe needed fast and efficient application delivery, it ran its Adobe Experience Cloud solutions on Microsoft Azure. But for Adobe, the on-ramp to cloud transformation was Avi Networks.
Hardware used to be the foundation of IT. You couldn’t deploy an application without configuring dozens of servers and hardware appliances. But modern enterprises can’t be held back by a walls of knobs any longer. Proprietary physical hardware is expensive, slow, and works counter to your digital transformation.
The Holiday Season is upon us, and if you do business online, you understand the importance of performance and availability. We love the holidays because they prove, year after year, Avi Networks is the Next-Gen Application Delivery Platform. Many of the world’s largest retailers and financial services companies use Avi Networks specifically due to the value our software delivers during the holidays.
One hundred and twenty-two years ago German physics professor Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the power of X-rays with the “X” signifying “unknown”. The hand on left on the image below is the first X-ray “radiograph” that Roentgen created of his wife’s hand in 1895. In today’s modern society it’s easy to take things for granted but prior to the invention of X-Ray machines, broken bones, tumors, or the location of shrapnel were all diagnosed by physical examination. Yikes! Exams involved guess-work, were prone to error, and were dangerous to the patient. I am grateful to live in today’s world of modern medicine where physicians have improved tools to diagnose and help treat illness and trauma without as much guesswork.