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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

TCO, Analytics, and Automation: Software Load Balancing Trifecta at Cisco Live 2016

avatar Swarna Podila
Posted on Jul 18, 2016 5:37:55 PM

Cisco Live is a conference that we look forward to attending every year. This event gathers network administrators and networking into one physical network, er, I mean, physical location.  

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Topics: Cisco Live, Analytics, Troubleshooting, automation, TCO

   

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