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Application Delivery Controllers and Software-Defined Networking: SDN is a Layer 2–7 Industry Now

November 5, 2015 — by Shamus McGillicuddy0

Software-defined networking (SDN) started out as an architecture for solving the inefficiencies of Layer 2/3 networks. SDN initially neglected the rest of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) stack, but that should change quickly as application delivery controllers (ADCs) and other network services expand their involvement in the SDN industry.

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HTTP/2 Is Ready, But Are You Ready for It?

October 21, 2015 — by Shamus McGillicuddy0

Shamus McGillicuddy is a Senior Analyst for EMA and is a featured guest blogger.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) published HTTP Version 2 (HTTP/2) as RFC 7540 in May 2015, and already several browsers (including Firefox and Chrome) support it. However, adoption of the new web application protocol probably won’t be particularly rapid. In fact, uptake of HTTP/2 might progress at a pace similar to that of IPv6. For many, there will be no compelling reason to implement the protocol, given the hassle involved.

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Web Performance Optimization: Treat Your Enterprise Apps Like E-Commerce Apps

October 7, 2015 — by Shamus McGillicuddy1

Shamus McGillicuddy is a Senior Analyst for EMA and is a featured guest blogger.

Online retailers have understood the importance of web application performance for a long time, since back when the Amazon was better known as a river than as an e-commerce giant. Enterprises have been a little slower to catch on. Sooner or later, though, all of them will realize that web performance optimization isn’t just for e-commerce apps anymore.