While network performance challenges are often addressed by adding additional bandwidth, there are ways to yield more “good-put” (good net payload throughput) out of the same network infrastructure. In this blog post, I’ll discuss five improvements related to how a good application delivery solution can help.read more
It’s no secret application delivery controller (ADC) services are often perceived as complex to master and administer. Although they may use the latest ADC device, many ADC deployments only use basic layer 4 load balancing. It can be challenging to find an ADC champion who can really take advantage of the most advanced capabilities of an application delivery solution and maximize its business benefits.read more
The devastation wrought by superstorm Sandy is a stark reminder of just how fragile our environment is versus the power of nature. In just a couple of days, a single storm disrupted the lives of so many people and paralyzed a large number of businesses even days after it passed. In the wake of the storm, one of the questions on my mind is, how can we help businesses remain functional after such a massive hit regardless of their size?
Working for an Application Delivery Controller company, I’m no stranger to disaster recovery. Most often, disaster recovery is initiated by large enterprises that invest big money to build entire backup datacenters with the ability to automatically provide all online services in case their main datacenters become unavailable. A reality faced by many businesses in and around New York after the storm.
Written by: Meryl Robin, Director of Virtual Solutions, Radware Inc and Yaron Azerual, Product Marketing Manager, Radware Inc.
The challenges of application slowdown: Identify where the slowdown occurs and why. Give your users unmatched QoE and routinely meet the highest level of SLA
We should discuss what the main goal for deploying an ADC is: 95% of the time, it is to enforce increasingly more stringent application SLA’s. To achieve this, we have to consider improving application availability, whether you’re solving local server failure with local server load balancing or fixing global downtime through GSLB with a DR site. It’s also important to improve performance by offloading some of the CPU intensive tasks from the server to the ADC, like SSL, compression, or even smart caching (dynamic caching for even faster response time of the application).read more
Here is a trivia question to all of you website owners or web application administrators: could your online business do better if your website would perform better… always?
Not many are aware what a one second faster response time of a web application can do for their online business. According to KissMetrics, a web measurement company, a one second faster page load time can result in a 7% conversion rate and corresponding revenues. Also, a major research firm reported that a one second faster load time can increase page views by 11% and decrease abandonment rates by 16%.read more