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WAKE UP CALL! It’s Time to Rethink Load Balancing

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Aug 2, 2017 9:50:04 AM

This message is as much for people who buy load balancers as it is for those who sell them.

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

Christmas in July: How Avi Networks Powers the North Pole

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Jul 18, 2017 9:22:05 AM

Nothing demonstrates the need for elasticity and scale like the Holiday Season. Manufacturing, distribution, and eCommerce companies experience a huge spike in their business, but nobody feels the pressure more than the big guy up North. You know—the jolly fellow, red suit, white beard—ring a (jingle) bell? It’s Santa Claus!

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Topics: Load Balancing, Software Load Balancer, Case Study, Ludicrous Scale, Elastic Load Balancing

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 vs. Avi Networks: 9 Reasons Why Hardware Is Better Than Software

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Jun 14, 2017 9:34:01 AM

I originally joined Avi Networks because I believed they had a robust, software-defined application delivery solution. It could do everything F5’s physical load balancers could do… or so I thought. After one week on the job, I’ve realized that Avi Networks only cuts costs by up to 70% only because you aren’t paying for hardware—hardware that can do a lot of things that Avi Networks just can’t do.

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Topics: Software Defined Networks, Load Balancing, Software Load Balancer

Virtual Load Balancers | Hardware in a Software Disguise

avatar Grant Swanson
Posted on May 19, 2017 6:00:00 AM

When it comes to load balancers you have probably heard terms such as, "Software Defined Hardware" (yes, they actually said that!) or "Software First" from vendors like F5 Networks and Citrix NetScaler. What they are really telling you is that they understand the importance of software, but need to keep selling you hardware. 

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Topics: SDN, Load Balancing, Virtual Load Balancer

Hardware Load Balancing | Financing Your Vendor's Technical Debt

avatar Josh Grose
Posted on May 3, 2017 10:11:30 AM

A CIO’s mantra for 2017: Relentlessly automate. Digitally transform. 

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Topics: load balancer, Load Balancing, sales 101, vendor technical debt, enterprise selling

Got frAgility? IT Agility Solutions with Avi Networks

avatar Rob Duncan
Posted on Apr 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The drive for IT agility is everywhere; to the extent that the word of 2017 is “transformation.”  Whatever you call it, I find it astounding how fast we are innovating.  The adoption of “cloud-like” architectures and microservices is outpacing the impact of virtualization just a few years ago. 

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Topics: load balancer, Load Balancing, fragility, agility

Elastic Load Balancing | The Transition from Hardware to Software

avatar Swarna Podila
Posted on Feb 23, 2017 7:57:00 AM

 

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.

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Topics: ADC, Load Balancing, Software Load Balancer, Elastic Application Services Fabric

Optimizing App Server Performance | Scalability with Avi

avatar Swarna Podila
Posted on Feb 22, 2017 7:58:00 AM

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.

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Topics: ADC, SSL, Load Balancing, Scalability

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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