If you have signed into Gmail and noticed that you were also able to access Google portfolio apps such as Google Maps, YouTube, Google Play, Google Photos and other Google applications, you are already using SSO! The user logs in once to a Google account, and has access to other Google applications.
Many of us are familiar with Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTPS) that uses a cryptographic protocol commonly referred to as Transport Layer Security (TLS) to secure our communication on the Internet. In simple terms, there are two keys, one available to everyone via a certificate, called a public key and the other available to the recipient of the communication, called a private key. When you want to send encrypted communication to someone, you use the receiver’s public key to secure that communication channel. Once secured, this communication can only be decrypted by the recipient who has the private key.
Just as cloud computing means different things to different people, so does the term Service Provider (SP). For the purpose of this blog, I include Cloud Service Providers (CSP), Hosting providers (colocation and managed) as well as Telcos in the SP category.
Isn’t it nice to know that when you are traveling, you have access to digital maps and precise location technologies like GPS? It is even nicer that with a mobile connection, your map can update your route in real-time based on traffic and road conditions. If there is an accident or road work, the navigation system can automatically calculate a new route to optimize your route to the desired destination.
Load balancers, also known as Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), are often being deployed with today’s enterprise and web applications. What should you look for in an ADC? What factors must you consider? What benefits should you make sure an ADC has to offer? In this post, I break down the top six pitfalls to avoid when selecting a load balancer to help guide your ADC purchasing process.
Load-balancers are all about availability, scalability and performance of mission critical web-based applications. Therefore, cloud load balancing services are needed to enable enterprises to migrate their mission and performance critical application to the cloud. Mission critical web-based applications are typically multi-tier and distributed. The load balancer connects the application to the external network and load-balancing incoming web-client sessions between the different frontend web-servers.