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Smart vs. Dumb Load Balancers | Expect More From Your Load Balancer

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Jul 6, 2017 11:35:20 AM

We haven’t expected much from our load balancers in the past. And why should we? Traditional load balancers had a relatively simple job (e.g. distribute traffic, SSL, some content switching), and functioned relatively well. End of story.

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Topics: Software Defined Networks, Load Balancing, Software Load Balancer, TCO, Elastic Scale, Elastic Load Balancing, Hardware

F5 BIG-IP LTM Better Than A Software Load Balancer? Think Again

avatar Swarna Podila
Posted on Jun 23, 2017 7:08:00 AM

Last week, my colleague Chris wrote about his "buyer's remorse" (not!).  If you are an F5 BIP-IP LTM (or a Citrix NetScaler SDX or MPX) customer, I would like to get you thinking about software load balancers.

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Topics: Software Load Balancer, TCO, Elastic Scale

The Hardware Tax | The Downsides of ADC Hardware

avatar Ted Ranft
Posted on Jun 13, 2017 9:03:18 AM

Unlike other countries, all U.S. citizens residing out of the country are required to pay their normal Federal taxes back to the “mother-ship.” This became painfully clear during my two tours of duty living in the United Kingdom. To make matters worse, the U.S. tax year has a different timing cycle than the U.K. tax year. Because of the offset tax years (and my domicile alternating twice between London and New York) I have spent the last six years filing taxes in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Not fun or easy to deal with.

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Topics: Software Load Balancer, Elastic Scale, Hardware

Elastic Application Services | Next Level Application Services

avatar Swarna Podila
Posted on Apr 6, 2017 5:45:00 AM

What are “Elastic Application Services”?

Last year, Ranga Rajagopalan, our CTO wrote a very informational post on “Application Services 101” that has been referenced in many prospect/customer discussions ever since!  If you haven’t read the post, I highly recommend you do.  

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Topics: Application Services, Application Services 101, Elastic Scale, Elastic Application Services Fabric

Ludicrous Scale | Elastic Load Balancing Put to the Test

avatar Chandra Sekar
Posted on Feb 1, 2017 6:24:51 AM

Today, Avi Networks shared news of demonstrating unprecedented elasticity and scale with software-defined load balancers. The demo started as a pet project of our CTO, Ranga Rajagopalan. Ranga always knew that the software-defined architecture for Avi’s load balancers that he conceived and implemented with his fellow founders was highly scalable and elastic as verified by Avi’s performance testers. But, what would it take to put Avi through its paces beyond the QA lab?

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Topics: Load Balancing, software-defined load balancing, Elastic Scale, Ludicrous Scale, Million TPS, Elastic Application Services Fabric

   

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