If you’ve ever been handed a pile of performance data and been stymied by the various measurement terms you encounter, you’re not alone. Even within our industry, standardizing our language is an ongoing challenge. In this post, we’ll walk through five of the most commonly used measurement terms, define them using language a normal person can understand, and talk about when you should care about each.read more
As the industry and the media keep feeding the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) hype and vendors introduce SDN products into the market – it is becoming increasingly important to understand the difference between various offerings as well as the ways in which they can help end users.
The majority of the discussion has centered on changes in forwarding functionality – the functionality of forwarding packets between interconnection ports of networking devices. With OpenFlow (which is not SDN, but is what triggered a lot of the SDN discussion) the intelligence making the forwarding decisions, which lies in the control plane, has moved out of the forwarding platforms that connect the external systems into the network and into the controllers. Here we have decoupled OpenFlow switches and controllers.
The hosting market is booming as more businesses look to third-party hosting providers to outsource much of the storage, delivery and network security of their applications. By doing this, business are able to take advantage of emerging technologies and expert level service, while keeping costs low, lowering risk and removing complexity from their IT network.
With that growing demand comes technology maturity and the proliferation of technologies for a cloud-in-a-box solution, which has lowered the basic barrier of entry to the market. While most providers offer basic services – like networking, local storage capacity and processing power provided by physical or virtual machines — there are a number of other capabilities that are needed for enterprise data centers. Let’s take a look at a few of them below, so you know what customers are looking for when searching for their next hosting provider.read more
A couple of weeks ago, I participated in the annual Velocity Conference, which took place in Santa Clara, California. For those who are not familiar with it, Velocity is the number one industry event focusing on web development, operations and optimization. It was a great opportunity for the Radware team to chat directly with technical-level, hands-on IT professionals and decision makers, plus see the latest and greatest solutions in the field of Web acceleration, application performance monitoring, business intelligence and more.read more