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.
Joris Vuffray, Head of Network and System Management for Swisslos stated in the press release, “We couldn’t adequately balance peak loads and offer the required flexibility and automation. The lack of elasticity was impacting our ability to deliver our services to customers of our internet gaming platform.”
Swisslos saw an opportunity to improve availability, performance, and security for their applications while reducing operating costs by switching to a software-defined solution. The Avi Vantage Platform was able to ensure ticket purchases during peak times through use of the Smart Load Balancer and Intelligent Web Application Firewall (iWAF) features.
The switch from hardware to software provided several unique benefits to Swisslos. First, the company could scale application services quickly without having to deploy or configure physical appliances. Second, due the analytics and automation provided by Avi, troubleshooting times were cut in half. Finally, the total cost of operating Avi’s load balancing and WAF security solution was 60% lower than the incumbent solution.
“Swisslos was able to deploy the Avi solution within two hours,” Vuffray said. “We quickly saw the advantages: the load balancer and WAF are extremely user-friendly, Avi’s analytics give an immediate picture of application performance and the solutions were designed from the ground up for automation.”
Swisslos joins enterprises across the globe that value the speed, security, and savings that Avi Networks delivers. To learn more about Swisslos’ implementation of the Avi Vantage Platform, please read the case study and press release.