Load balancing and application delivery in VMware vCloud. How to best serve your applications?

Whether you are building a private cloud or deploying applications over a public cloud infrastructure, you will be using application delivery functionality such as load balancing to scale out application workloads. The level of required application delivery functionality differs between environments. While cutting edge web applications are often designed using REST oriented architectures which require the load balancer only to distribute traffic evenly, typical applications heavily rely on application delivery functionality such as SSL offloading, L7 policies, and session stickiness to properly operate. Furthermore, due to the strategic placement of ADCs in the application stack – in front of the application – security and performance optimization are natural extensions to effectively optimize application delivery.

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55 Web Performance Stats You’ll Want to Know

2013 was a fantastic year for Radware on the research front. We released numerous studies and blog posts about topics ranging from ecommerce performance to the neuroscience behind mobile user expectations. Below I’ve corralled 55 amazing things you should know about how your visitors use the web.

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DDoSed by the Troll

For a large number of online gamers that planned to spend their holiday break playing online games such as League of Legends,  Minecraft, DayZ, Eve Online, and even ClubPenguin, they were met with an unpleasant surprise. A hacker group with the name “DERP” was attacking many of the Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) sites over the last couple of days.

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Your Favorite Posts of 2013

Here’s a roundup of our most-read posts of 2013.  We thought it’d be interesting to look back on a year’s worth of blogs and see what garnered the most attention. So here are the top five posts — Thanks to our readers, partners, customers, and team members for another great year.

We look forward to a smart, success-filled and secure 2014.  Cheers!

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Credit Card Breach at a Major U.S. Retailer – Are you one of the 40 Million Targeted?

If you’re one of the 40+ million people who went shopping this holiday season at Target, hackers may have stolen the information that’s carried on the magnetic strip of your credit or debit card attained from a data breach. The breach impacted customers who shopped in their U.S. stores from November 27th to December 15th according to a public statement made on their corporate website.

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Accelerating Enterprise’s Effectiveness – Automating IT Services Without Increasing Cost

Yesterday morning, Alcatel-Lucent unveiled new software defined networking (SDN) technologies for the OmniSwitch Ethernet LAN portfolio of its Enterprise division that will help companies meet the increasing demands of employees and customers to use the applications they want, when and where they want to use them.

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Mobile Web Stress: The impact of network speed on emotional engagement and brand perception [REPORT]

I’m very excited to announce that, today at Radware, we’re releasing our latest report: a pioneering neuroscientific study into the behaviour and perceptions of mobile shoppers.

Among other things, we found that network delays of as little as 500 milliseconds can result in up to a 26% increase in peak frustration. We also learned that slow performance can  damage brand perception in areas unrelated to speed, such as quality of content, visual design, and ease of navigation.

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Personal Data – When the Invaluable Falls into the Wrong Hands

Recently, the news has listed numerous egregious data thefts from large insurance companies as well as concerns of data security from the infamous Healthcare.gov site. Recently, close to 840,000 individuals may have had their personal information compromised including some “clinical” information through the theft of two company laptops owned by a large medical insurance company.

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