Avi Networks Solutions Engineer Mitch Chen works with many enterprises moving to the cloud. We sat down with him to get some insights and tips about migrating applications to Microsoft Azure.
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.
A journey into lesser known (but still really, really cool) Avi features
The most commonly deployed F5 iRules offer basic functionality, such as HTTP redirects, content switching, or logging. With Avi, that’s table stakes—it’s all point and click functionality. Thankfully, that’s not what this blog post is about. Today, we’re going to explore some of the cool, advanced iRules functions that are all native with Avi Networks.
When Adobe needed fast and efficient application delivery, it ran its Adobe Experience Cloud solutions on Microsoft Azure. But for Adobe, the on-ramp to cloud transformation was Avi Networks.
Citrix NetScaler’s recently exposed security exploit, which allows attackers to bypass authentication and take full control of the load balancing infrastructure, is frightening. But it is hardly a standalone incident. Every product from every company may eventually succumb to a critical vulnerability. This raises some good questions around security. How does a vendor test the security of their product? If vulnerabilities are inevitable, what is the vendor response and customer strategy?
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.
This week I came across my still functioning iPod Classic “click wheel”. This was my exercise companion for many years and I still marvel at the engineering innovation (holds thousands of songs!) and simple elegance of the intuitive user interface (click wheel!). In today’s consumer society we expect our electronics to be intuitive. When announced in 2003 the “click-wheel” was years ahead at a time most electronics still came with detailed instruction manuals. Launching a consumer product with a click wheel was a radical approach, pushing the end-user experience to the very limits of engineering.
A growing share of Fortune 500 companies are selecting Avi Networks to be part of their cloud migration strategy. These leading enterprise IT organizations realize that they need application delivery services that are born in the cloud to produce results in the cloud. In short, lifting and shifting applications from the data center to the cloud requires more than lifting and shifting legacy appliances from the data center to the cloud.
This message is as much for people who buy load balancers as it is for those who sell them.
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!