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With GDPR, Let the Load Balancer Take the Lead

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on May 7, 2018 1:10:00 PM

It’s go-time for GDPR. The EU’s sweeping new General Data Protection Regulation is set to take effect May 25. Any business that controls or processes the personal data of customers in the European Union has less than a month to comply.

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Topics: Software Load Balancer, Compliance

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

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

10 F5 iRules Native to the Avi Vantage Platform

avatar Nathan McMahon
Posted on Feb 14, 2018 10:10:40 AM

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.

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Topics: Security, Load Balancing, Software Load Balancer, Policies

Avi Networks is the On-Ramp for Adobe’s Cloud Transformation on Microsoft Azure

avatar Chandra Sekar
Posted on Jan 10, 2018 2:07:28 PM

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.

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Topics: Customers, Load Balancing, Public Cloud, Software Load Balancer, Elastic Load Balancing

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

Application Delivery | The Importance of Design

avatar Ted Ranft
Posted on Sep 12, 2017 12:56:40 PM

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.

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Topics: Architecture, Application Delivery Controller, Load Balancing, Software Load Balancer, Application Architectures, Elastic Load Balancing

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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