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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, Istio integrations, universal service mesh, integration with istio, istio service mesh

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).   All right, back to HTTPS which is a secure version of HTTP, also known as HTTP over SSL, HTTP over TLS, or HTTP Secure. A TLS/SSL certificate is like online identification card and is required to secure and encrypt all HTTPS transactions. Now let’s look at three examples how Avi gives you enterprise-grade application security with point-and-click simplicity. 
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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. The main advantages of this model are simplicity and speed along with ease of upgrade and independent scaling with minimal or no dependencies on other services. This fits in well with Agile and DevOps methodology, that has been successfully adopted by many web scale companies. Most of these companies have this model working fairly well for several years, but the two biggest initiatives that made it to the mass market in the last few years has to be Docker and Kubernetes. Docker simplified building these microservices as Linux containers and Kubernetes helped to deploy, manage, and scale these microservices in a resource-optimized manner.
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Topics: Microservices, service mesh

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. This can be a one-time, manual step if the kubernetes cluster is long- lived. But for cases where the setups are tied into a CI/CD framework, whole clusters may be created and destroyed frequently along with the apps being tested. This requires an automated way to configure Avi every time a Kubernetes cluster is created.
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Introducing Avi SaaS — the first SaaS multi-cloud load balancer

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

How to Bring Intent-Based Networking to Life

avatar Lei Yang
Posted on Oct 2, 2018 11:37:13 AM

My colleague wrote a blog on What is “Intent-Based” Anyway? To see is to believe and that’s exactly what this blog “intends” to do. Let’s put your fingers on something tangible while catching you up on the next big thing that is “intent-based networking”.
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Topics: intent-based networking, intent-based load balancer, Multi-cloud Load Balancing, intent-based application services, Multi-Cloud

Troubleshoot like a BADaaS and Get More Sleep with Avi's Load Balancer

avatar Lei Yang
Posted on Sep 20, 2018 1:56:50 PM

Any vendor will tell you they have detailed analytics and an intuitive interface (GUI). They'll state that certain tasks can be done in “just a few clicks”. Most vendors over-promise and under-deliver in this area, which is why we at Avi Networks took up the challenge of showing (not just telling) how much better the experience can be with our load balancer.
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Topics: Troubleshooting, Analytics, Load Balancing

Automation: Avi Networks is to the Jetsons as F5 Networks is to the Flintstones

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Aug 16, 2018 10:41:45 AM

Visit AviNetworks.com or F5 Networks’ website and there will be no shortage of the word “automation”. In fact, both load balancing solutions sound very much alike according to their marketing teams, but in practice they couldn’t be more different.
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Topics: automation, Autoscaling

Multi-Cloud Load Balancing: Separating Fact from Fiction

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Jul 11, 2018 10:02:54 AM

We now live in a multi-cloud world. And it makes sense. Enterprises need highly available applications that can support customers all over the globe. Hybrid and multi-cloud environments, the concept of managing multiple infrastructure environments together as one, give businesses choice and flexibility with their infrastructure. Why would you lock themselves into a single data center or a single cloud?
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Topics: Multi-Cloud, multicloud traffic management, intent-based load balancer, Software Load Balancer, Multi-cloud Load Balancing

   
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