Delivering application services (load balancing, service discovery, tenant isolation, traffic and performance analytics, etc.) in a multicloud environment on OpenStack does not seem to be a cakewalk. Legacy, appliance-based load balancers, according to our customers, are neither flexible nor agile. They do not offer the self-service capabilities that our customers need to continuously innovate and deliver.
One such customer’s story that we are extremely proud to share with you today is about how EBSCO automated their multicloud application strategy with Avi Networks and OpenStack.
EBSCO Information Services is one of the largest divisions of EBSCO Industries with more than 5000 employees. EBSCO IT is designed to support more than 4.5 million transaction per day. Nate Baechtold, IT Architect at EBSCO discusses their multicloud application objectives, the challenges they faced, solutions they evaluated and chose, results they've seen so far, and their future plans in this case study.
EBSCO was looking for a cloud-first approach when they evaluated load balancing solutions for their OpenStack environment. After evaluating a variety of solutions, they chose the Avi Vantage Platform for their multicloud application deployment use case.
Avi enabled EBSCO to achieve their agility and flexibility goals with OpenStack by:
- Enabling their dev teams with self-service virtual IP provisioning and load balancing pool configuration
- Simplifying troubleshooting with granular visibility into app performance and traffic
- Delivering a software load balancer that integrates elegantly with OpenStack components (Nova, Neutron, Horizon)