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Customer Advocacy and Culture at Avi Networks

avatar Ted Ranft
Posted on Feb 12, 2018 9:46:43 AM

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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.

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Topics: Customers, Avi Culture

Avi Networks Is the On-Ramp for Adobe’s Cloud Transformation on Microsoft Azure

avatar Chandra Sekar
Posted on Jan 10, 2018 2:07:28 PM

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.

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Topics: Customers, Load Balancing, Public Cloud, Software Load Balancer, Elastic Load Balancing

2018 is the Year of #NoHardware

avatar Chris Heggem
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: Application Delivery Controller, Software Load Balancer, Hardware

IT Professionals: Stop Fighting Fires During the Holidays

avatar Chris Heggem
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, black friday, cyber monday, holiday survival tips, Elastic Load Balancing

Application Visibility | The Key to Network Health | Avi Networks

avatar Ted Ranft
Posted on Nov 2, 2017 11:05:06 AM

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.

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Topics: Analytics

Application Infrastructure | Escape from the Upside Down

avatar Guru Chahal
Posted on Oct 26, 2017 1:58:24 PM

The tech stack has a problem. It’s serious. It’s pervasive. And it’s insidiously hard to spot.

Look at a typical tech-stack diagram; infrastructure at the base, platforms and middleware services above, applications at the top.

Everything seems in order? The parts are all there. The diagram reflects how most organizations approach IT: infrastructure first, then platforms and services, finally applications.

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Topics: Application Centric

Intelligent Web Application Firewall | Why Avi Developed iWAF

avatar Ashutosh Gupta
Posted on Oct 24, 2017 1:33:30 PM

We all can agree that cyber attacks are on rise. Be it Yahoo's data leak in 2013 where 1 billion user accounts were compromised or the more recent Equifax data leak which affected its 143 million customers, these events show the increased risk each web application is facing. Web applications are the bones and flesh of today’s businesses, and are often soft targets for damaging attacks. Unfortunately, applications need to access, collect, process, and relay sensitive data to execute business logic. Web application security is paramount for businesses that provide services using sensitive data. To understand the problem in more detail, we should examine what occurred in the case of Equifax—the attack is mind boggling in its scale and damage.

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Topics: Security, WAF

Good APIs or Bust | The Importance of Good APIs

avatar Josh Grose
Posted on Oct 3, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Without good APIs Google would fall to the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook, claimed Steve Yegge in his seminal 2011 internal memo. Although the intention was to emphasize the importance of APIs for webscale service providers, the need for robust, scalable, and secure APIs has increasingly gained traction among today’s enterprises seeking to “digitize” their organization.

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Topics: Platforms, APIs

Load Balancer Security | How a Smart Load Balancer Can Help

avatar Nathan McMahon
Posted on Sep 28, 2017 11:04:53 AM

Citrix NetScaler’s recently exposed security exploit, which allows attackers to bypass authentication and take full control of the load balancing infrastructure, is frightening. But it is hardly a standalone incident. Every product from every company may eventually succumb to a critical vulnerability. This raises some good questions around security. How does a vendor test the security of their product? If vulnerabilities are inevitable, what is the vendor response and customer strategy?

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Topics: Security, Load Balancing

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.

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

   
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