There are three main factors that impact the reality of data communications: where data is stored, how and from what device data is accessed and the amount of data that’s stored.read more
Brad Casemore is Research Director for IDC’s Datacenter Networks practice and is a featured guest blogger.
Cloud computing requires a datacenter network and corresponding network services that are more flexible and responsive than traditional datacenter network architectures. Responding to that need, software-defined networking (SDN) has emerged as a means of realizing network virtualization and network programmability, while also ensuring that the network can deliver the virtualized network and security services that are essential to the provision of scalable multi-tenant services.read more
Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs): The Last Physical Hurdle to the Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC)
Effectively a next generation load balancer, enterprises are deploying Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) to front-end their mission critical applications. The enterprise ADC market is mature with well established players and solutions. Yet when moving applications to the cloud – it’s a completely different playground. The business need is to support a new application life cycle—one that allows the business to scale across hybrid cloud environment.
In this post I will explore an application life cycle use case across hybrid cloud, and how to properly deploy an ADC in the cloud to support the application life cycle.read more
How Cloud Ready Are You? Download Radware’s Alteon VA Blueprint Directly from the VMWare Cloud Application Marketplace
Anyone intimately connected to the world of server virtualization and cloud computing is no stranger to the name VMware. From an early stage, Radware and VMware have been strategic partners, delivering comprehensive and cost-effective virtual ADC solutions for enterprises and carriers operating in the cloud. Today, with the release of VMware’s Application Director 5.0, the two companies are offering an integrated virtual ADC solution that helps customers simplify and automate the management of their Software-defined-Datacenters (SDDC). Radware’s Alteon VA with VMware’s provisioning solution VMware vFabric Application Director is now generally available for download on VMware’s Cloud Application Marketplace.read more
About a month ago, I wrote a post on cloud load balancing versus application delivery controllers. In that post, I explored the core differences between cloud-managed load balancing and self-managed commercial load balancing, using an application delivery controller virtual appliance running over cloud infrastructure. In part two of this series, I take a closer look at some of the themes laid out in my earlier post with an emphasis on the role application delivery controllers play in addressing the challenges associated with migrating legacy applications to a general purpose cloud infrastructure.read more