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Goldilocks and the 3 Load Balancers

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Sep 4, 2019 1:25:43 PM

Once upon a time there was an enterprise application named Goldilocks. She decided to explore the local tech show.
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Topics: load balancer, ADC, Software Load Balancer, software-defined load balancing, software load balancing, Hardware, hardware load balancer vs software load balancer

Does Your Load Balancer Spark Joy?

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Feb 14, 2019 11:14:48 AM

The world is ablaze with Marie Kondo and her KonMari Method™. Her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and her Netflix series have impacted the lives of millions around the globe. Marie Kondo's method starts with a simple question: “Does it spark joy?” If a particular item sparks joy, keep it. If not, part ways with it.
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Topics: Software Load Balancer, software-defined load balancing, software load balancing, Hardware, f5 vs avi networks, hardware load balancer vs software load balancer

5 Ways to Recycle Your Old F5 Load Balancers

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Nov 19, 2018 10:42:58 AM

Last year, I had a bit of fun defending hardware appliances with my article Avi vs. F5: 9 Reasons Why Hardware is Better than Software. If you couldn’t tell, sarcasm is my first language.
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Topics: Hardware

Three Lessons Application Managers Can Learn from the Electric Scooter Invasion

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Apr 26, 2018 10:32:22 AM

San Francisco is an uproar over electric scooters. Thanks to startups like Bird, LimeBike and Spin, the motorized two-wheelers invaded San Francisco’s streets, seemingly overnight, and quickly became the Tech Bus issue of 2018. While commuters and tourists enjoy the environmentally friendly transport, residents bemoan broken toes, near-miss collisions and abandoned scooters littering the sidewalk. Meantime, the city legislators are struggling to know how to deal with the new and high-profile roll-out, which apparently has no formal permits.
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Topics: Application Delivery Controller, Load Balancing, Software Load Balancer, Hardware, WAF

Avi Networks Saves Companies Millions In Application Delivery

avatar Chandra Sekar
Posted on Apr 11, 2018 10:32:24 AM

We know companies that use our intent-based application services are happy they chose Avi Networks. But we wanted to find out exactly how much benefit comes from using Avi Networks versus physical or virtual application delivery controllers.
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Topics: Application Delivery Controller, Software Load Balancer, software-defined load balancing, software load balancing, Hardware, Research

5 Easy Ways to Spot Cloud Washing in Your Load Balancer

avatar Guru Chahal
Posted on Mar 19, 2018 1:13:56 PM

Over the last decade, public cloud has gone from a fringe use case for startups to a mainstream choice for CIOs worldwide. In the past year or two, this trend has gained so much momentum that on-premises hardware appliance vendors are now forced to acknowledge it, rather than their previous tactic of spreading FUD. So here’s the prediction: there is going to be a lot, and I mean A LOT, of “cloud washing”.
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Topics: Public Cloud, Hardware, Cloud Migration, Cloud Washing, What is Cloud Washing, Cloud Washing Load Balancers

Swisslos Improves Application Availability, Performance, and Security at 60% Lower Cost

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Mar 13, 2018 12:17:01 PM

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.
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Topics: Customers, Software Load Balancer, Hardware, WAF

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

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

Smart Load Balancer | Avi Networks Video Series

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Aug 10, 2017 1:51:46 PM

They say a picture speaks a thousand words, and the same is true of video. This week we decided to parody Apple’s famous “Get A Mac” ad campaign by applying it to the load balancing and ADC industry.
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Topics: Software Load Balancer, software-defined load balancing, software load balancing, Hardware, video

  
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