This message is as much for people who buy load balancers as it is for those who sell them.
Your application owners expect network and performance issues to be quickly resolved so they can deliver their apps faster. Your networking team expects this perfectly elastic load balancer that can scale itself automatically to meet application traffic patterns. Your CIO wants to accomplish all of this, while lowering costs.
Ranga Rajagopalan, CTO of Avi Networks, met with Executive Director, Richard Harris of the App Developer Magazine to discuss the importance of having healthy app server performance and elasticity for businesses online today.
We recently had our sales kickoff meeting here in the heart of Silicon Valley and we were very fortunate to have some incredible guest speakers. One of them was a former high-ranking executive of a large Silicon Valley software company. He was brilliant in his story-telling, talking about the early days at the firm and drawing parallels to our journey here at Avi Networks.
This blog post originally appeared in Cisco's Data Center Blog site
Software load balancers are making a big splash in recent times driven by developer-centric and application-led initiatives. Adding to this growing space of excitement is the up and coming Avi Networks (a Gartner Cool Vendor in Enterprise Networking 2016) which makes load balancers cool again!
As a marketer, I always look forward to the event themes for tech conferences. The theme and the associated captions illustrate the host company’s vision.
Enterprises are facing significant changes in the way that they need to think about application deployment. They are taking a critical look at choices for their computing infrastructure, application services, and tooling. Many enterprises are making changes up and down the networking stack to drive automation with API-driven capabilities that empower application developers. Specifically, new thinking is driving decisions about load balancers or application delivery controllers (ADCs). In a recent blog post, Andrew Lerner of Gartner says, “Application-centric personnel drive a return to lightweight, disaggregated load balancers, creating challenges and opportunities for I&O leaders.” You can read more about this in the Gartner’s research note (subscription required) on the topic.
Webscale organizations such as Facebook, Google, and other large cloud vendors have modernized their infrastructure with open source software and commodity hardware. Bringing such a Webscale IT approach to mainstream enterprises was hard because they lacked the tools for such a transformation.
In Innovators stand on the shoulders of giants I argued that innovation builds on the work of our predecessors.