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A Better Way to Deploy Applications in Today’s Data Centers (Part 1)

July 10, 2012 — by Meryl Robin0

Today, organizations need to support all types of end users that access services and applications in the data center. This means longer and more complicated application deployments on the ADC.

To successfully deploy an application on the ADC, one needs a lot of specific knowledge about the application. For example, you need to know what health checks to do, what should be synched to the backup device, acceleration enhancements and more. The applications require a significant testing phase and there are many parameters on the ADC that need to be monitored in the day-to-day operations.

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Flattening the Data Center Network… Part 1

July 5, 2012 — by Lior Cohen0

Networks grow like untreated vegetation in the hidden corner of a backyard — it is not unusual in data centers to find many layers whose sole purpose is to support other network layers.

Consider the fact that half of the network ports in the three-tier networks we all grew to know connect network devices with other network devices, while the other half connect servers to the network. There has to be a way to improve that ratio. IT has woken up and realized the need to reduce the cost of networking gear, and in turn, spend less time (and money) running the network. Put simply, the way to get there is to flatten the data center network.

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A Not to be Missed Event for the Virtualization Community

June 22, 2012 — by Meryl Robin0

June 26th through June 29th the Red Hat community will be converging upon Boston for the Annual Red Hat Summit/ JBoss World. The event, held at the Hynes Convention Center, will be jam-packed with exhibitors and the top cloud and virtualization professionals in the technology industry, representing more than 80 Red Hat strategic partners. With over 1,800 attendees there will be plenty of opportunity for learning about and networking with the vendor and user communities.

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Key Trends Impacting the Next-Gen Data Center – Part 2

May 29, 2012 — by Nir Ilani0

In the first part of my blog series, I shed light on the key trends that impact the next-generation data center including consolidation, virtualization, connectivity, convergence and green IT. In this part, it’s time to discuss what are the best-of-breed solutions to address these trends in the most cost-effective way. I chose to start with data center consolidation and virtualization not only because I believe they’re the prominent ones – but also since they go hand in hand together. So here we go:

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Key Trends Impacting the Next-Gen Data Center – Part 1

April 15, 2012 — by Nir Ilani0

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.

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Radware’s Alteon VA™ Virtual Appliance Combines with IBM’s Next Generation Platform to Change the Enterprise IT Experience

April 11, 2012 — by Yossi Vardi1

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.

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Impressions from a Business Seminar in Vienna: Freezing Outside, Hot Inside!

February 12, 2012 — by Nir Ilani1

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). 

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Alteon 5224: Future-Proof ADC that Makes it a Breeze

January 29, 2012 — by Nir Ilani2

If you’re part of the IT/network infrastructure industry or, even better, if you own an application or a line of business (LOB), you surely know that the data center has some well known requirements including application availability, performance and security.  These can be addressed using an Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) or, simply put, a load balancer.  While Radware is not the only ADC vendor out there, it does provide one of the finest ADCs and definitely the most future-proof ADC on the market: The Alteon 5224.

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Clouding the Company: What You Need to Know if You Plan to Move to the Cloud In 2012

January 20, 2012 — by Eitan Bremler2

I recently participated in an ADC challenge hosted by Network World, in which we discussed the concept of migrating applications into the cloud and what it did for Radware as an application delivery controller (ADC) vendor.

We started by setting the background to what it meant to migrate an application to the cloud. We all agreed that migrating an application to the cloud means either moving all of its tiers to the cloud (web, application, etc.) or only the web tier.

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Our Next-Generation ADC Rocks! (or so our customers say…)

December 29, 2011 — by Nir Ilani1

Several weeks ago I returned from a business trip to Europe, in which I met with customers and new prospects from the UK and Czech Republic. Meeting with both carrier and enterprise customers, it was interesting to learn that many data centers are being re-architectured and some are even completely redesigned. Driving these changes are the introduction of new services and applications, standardization on new enterprise data center technologies (federation of network segments, new acceleration techniques, etc.) and core mobile data technologies (Diameter network adoption, as well as LTE and VoLTE in their plans) – together with the overall need to have more cost-effective data center operations and better cost structure.