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Virtual Load Balancers: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Sep 20, 2017 9:46:47 AM

More specifically, virtual load balancers are just legacy load balancers trying to find a home in your data center or the cloud.

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Topics: Load Balancing, Software Load Balancer, Elastic Load Balancing, Hardware

The Importance of Design in Application Delivery

avatar Ted Ranft
Posted on Sep 12, 2017 12:56:40 PM

This week I came across my still functioning iPod Classic “click wheel”. This was my exercise companion for many years and I still marvel at the engineering innovation (holds thousands of songs!) and simple elegance of the intuitive user interface (click wheel!). In today’s consumer society we expect our electronics to be intuitive. When announced in 2003 the “click-wheel” was years ahead at a time most electronics still came with detailed instruction manuals. Launching a consumer product with a click wheel was a radical approach, pushing the end-user experience to the very limits of engineering.

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Topics: Architecture, Application Delivery Controller, Load Balancing, Software Load Balancer, Application Architectures, Elastic Load Balancing

Lift and Shift Applications to the Cloud, Not Appliances

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Sep 7, 2017 12:03:56 PM

A growing share of Fortune 500 companies are selecting Avi Networks to be part of their cloud migration strategy. These leading enterprise IT organizations realize that they need application delivery services that are born in the cloud to produce results in the cloud. In short, lifting and shifting applications from the data center to the cloud requires more than lifting and shifting legacy appliances from the data center to the cloud.

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Topics: Load Balancing, Public Cloud

Digital Transformation: Completing the Last Mile

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Aug 31, 2017 10:22:15 AM

You can't work in enterprise IT without hearing the phrase "digital transformation". This trend usually refers to the adoption of the cloud, containers, and microservices, or the use of automation and modern approaches. While initiatives to explore and implement these technologies abound, few are experiencing the promise of digital transformation.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Modernization

Smart Load Balancer | Avi Networks Video Series

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Aug 10, 2017 1:51:46 PM

They say a picture speaks a thousand words, and the same is true of video. This week we decided to parody Apple’s famous “Get A Mac” ad campaign by applying it to the load balancing and ADC industry.

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Topics: Software Load Balancer, software-defined load balancing, software load balancing, Hardware, video

WAKE UP CALL! It’s Time to Rethink Load Balancing

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Aug 2, 2017 9:50:04 AM

This message is as much for people who buy load balancers as it is for those who sell them.

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Topics: ADC, Load Balancing, Software Load Balancer, Elastic Load Balancing, Hardware

Christmas in July: How Avi Networks Powers the North Pole

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Jul 18, 2017 9:22:05 AM

Nothing demonstrates the need for elasticity and scale like the Holiday Season. Manufacturing, distribution, and eCommerce companies experience a huge spike in their business, but nobody feels the pressure more than the big guy up North. You know—the jolly fellow, red suit, white beard—ring a (jingle) bell? It’s Santa Claus!

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Topics: Load Balancing, Software Load Balancer, Case Study, Ludicrous Scale, Elastic Load Balancing

APM Tools | Network Monitoring Simplified by Avi Networks

avatar Grant Swanson
Posted on Jul 11, 2017 12:02:37 PM

Application performance management (APM) tools are commonly used to monitor, manage, and/or maintain the performance and availability of software applications. Modern businesses rely on many APM tools to reliably deliver mission-critical applications to end users.

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Topics: APM

Smart vs. Dumb Load Balancers | Expect More From Your Load Balancer

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Jul 6, 2017 11:35:20 AM

We haven’t expected much from our load balancers in the past. And why should we? Traditional load balancers had a relatively simple job (e.g. distribute traffic, SSL, some content switching), and functioned relatively well. End of story.

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Topics: Software Defined Networks, Load Balancing, Software Load Balancer, TCO, Elastic Scale, Elastic Load Balancing, Hardware

F5 BIG-IP LTM Better Than A Software Load Balancer? Think Again

avatar Swarna Podila
Posted on Jun 23, 2017 7:08:00 AM

Last week, my colleague Chris wrote about his "buyer's remorse" (not!).  If you are an F5 BIP-IP LTM (or a Citrix NetScaler SDX or MPX) customer, I would like to get you thinking about software load balancers.

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Topics: Software Load Balancer, TCO, Elastic Scale

   
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