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Avi iWAF Wins “Stevie” Medal at 2018 American Business Awards

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Posted on May 2, 2018 1:16:38 PM

We’re proud to share the news of our recent Stevie award. Avi won a bronze medal at the 2018 American Business Awards for its role in revolutionizing application performance and security with its Intelligent Web Application Firewall (iWAF).
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Topics: Innovation Award, WAF

Three Lessons Application Managers Can Learn from the Electric Scooter Invasion

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Posted on Apr 26, 2018 10:32:22 AM

San Francisco is an uproar over electric scooters. Thanks to startups like Bird, LimeBike and Spin, the motorized two-wheelers invaded San Francisco’s streets, seemingly overnight, and quickly became the Tech Bus issue of 2018. While commuters and tourists enjoy the environmentally friendly transport, residents bemoan broken toes, near-miss collisions and abandoned scooters littering the sidewalk. Meantime, the city legislators are struggling to know how to deal with the new and high-profile roll-out, which apparently has no formal permits.
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Topics: Load Balancing, Software Load Balancer, Application Delivery Controller, Hardware, WAF

Make Your New Cloud House a Cloud Home - The State of the Cloud: An Application-Centric Guide to Cloud Migration (Part 3 of 3)

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Posted on Mar 30, 2018 10:21:25 AM

In the two previous posts in this series, we’ve explained cloud migration using the analogy of moving to a new home. The analogy presents applications as personal belongings and infrastructure as the properties you’re moving between.
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Topics: Application Services, Cloud Migration

Swisslos Improves Application Availability, Performance, and Security at 60% Lower Cost

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Posted on Mar 13, 2018 12:17:01 PM

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.
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Topics: Customers, WAF, Software Load Balancer, Hardware

“Think with Portals” Across Hybrid Cloud and Multi-Cloud Environments - The State of the Cloud: An Application-Centric Guide to Cloud Migration (Part 2 of 3)

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Posted on Mar 7, 2018 9:59:06 AM

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.
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Topics: Cloud Migration, Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Public Cloud, private cloud

How To Migrate Your Grand Piano from the Data Center to the Cloud - An Application-Centric Guide to Cloud Migration and Digital Transformation (Part 1 of 3)

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Posted on Feb 27, 2018 1:26:49 PM

Many enthusiastically chant “cloud, cloud, cloud” but haven’t thought about what it takes for a successful application migration to the cloud. 
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Topics: Application Architectures, Cloud Migration, Digital Transformation, Containers, Modernization, Application Centric, Microservices, Public Cloud, cloud, application migration to cloud, cloud migration strategy

2018 is the Year of #NoHardware

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Posted on Dec 7, 2017 10:18:24 AM

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.
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Topics: Hardware, Software Load Balancer, Application Delivery Controller

IT Professionals: Stop Fighting Fires During the Holidays

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Posted on Nov 29, 2017 12:22:16 PM

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.
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Topics: Elastic Scale, Elastic Load Balancing, black friday, cyber monday, holiday survival tips

Virtual Load Balancers: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

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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. As your enterprise begins to migrate to the cloud, legacy load balancers are left out in the cold. You can’t take your F5 or Citrix NetScaler hardware with you. Operationally, they just don’t function in cloud environments.
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Topics: Software Load Balancer, Load Balancing, Elastic Load Balancing, Hardware

Cloud Migration Strategy | Lift and Shift Apps to the Cloud

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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

   
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