Over the past 2 years, Radware has offered virtualized ADC appliances with virtual ADC instances that can be used on hardware appliances or on general-purpose servers. During this time, we’ve noticed two schools of thought emerging on the all-important question of vADC density. The first, argues that vADC density is one of the key criteria to consider when evaluating a virtualized appliance. The second, however, claims that organizations will typically avoid utilizing density higher than 10-16 vADC on a single piece of hardware. In search of greater clarity, we went back after implementing hundreds of ADC consolidation and virtualization projects with thousands of vADCs to check and see if there were any identifiable trends in vADC density deployment.read more
It’s been hard to ignore all the talk around the datacenter industry since July 23rd when VMware announced their definitive agreement to acquire Nicira. Oracle followed VMware, recently announcing that it will acquire Xsigo. Overall, it seems like there are tectonic moves in the datacenter space – big vendors are stacking up. With these different acquisitions, VMware seems to be aiming at becoming the do-all virtualization software platform, and Oracle seems to be closing all the gaps in their product portfolio to offer a complete, business application optimized data center platform. Top that with the Cisco UCS idea (not new), adding Compute to their portfolio, which seems to be succeeding but still a major move in the way people buy datacenters, it truly shows how things are different than the way they used to be when HP and IBM were fighting head-to-head.read more
Everyone’s talking about these various next-gen data center trends – and there are so many buzz-words which makes it hard to follow. So I’ve decided to pick-up the glove, and in my next blog series I will try to explain the key trends that impact the next-generation data center, see what each trend means and finally discuss how they can be addressed in the most cost-effective way.
Radware’s Alteon VA™ Virtual Appliance Combines with IBM’s Next Generation Platform to Change the Enterprise IT Experience
On April 11, IBM announced the availability of IBM PureSystems, a new family of integrated systems with built-in expertise to address complex business and operational tasks automatically with integration to tune systems for optimal performance and efficiency. I’m pleased to announce that Radware is playing a key a role in IBM’s new family of offerings as Radware’s Alteon VA™, an industry-leading application delivery controller (ADC) packaged as a virtual appliance, is optimized to run over IBM’s next generation platform called IBM PureFlex System.read more
Imagine you want to rollout a new business application in your organization? How long does it take? How many steps are there along the way?
If we think about it, rolling out a new application usually includes the following high-level steps:read more
A couple of weeks ago, during part of my European business travel to visit our customers, I had the privilege of being invited to speak at a seminar focused on next-generation data center needs & trends at Interxion in Vienna, Austria. While the outside temperature was almost zero, the seminar was one of the best (read: fun) I’ve ever attended.
But first, who’s Interxion? Interxion is a leading pan-European provider of hosting and colocation services - which means that their end-customers own and manage their servers/network equipment while Interxion takes care of the data center space, electricity, cooling and connectivity. They have huge, impressive operation operating 28 data centers in 11 countries and serving 12,000 customers (carriers, enterprises, content providers, mobile service providers and more).read more