Considerations for Load Balancers When Migrating Applications to the Cloud

Considerations for Load Balancers When Migrating Applications to the Cloud

According to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, total spending on IT infrastructure for deployment in cloud environments is expected to total $46.5 billion in 2017 with year-over-year growth of 20.9%. Public cloud data centers will account for the majority of ... Read More
Single Sign On (SSO) Use Cases

Single Sign On (SSO) Use Cases

SSO reduces password fatigue for users having to remember a password for each application. With SSO, a user logs into one application and then is able to sign into other applications automatically, regardless of the domain the user is in in or the technology in use. SSO makes use of ... Read More
Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) Use Cases

Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) Use Cases

Whenever applications are deployed to multiple locations (physical or virtualized data centers and/or public cloud), some mechanism is required to distribute the user requests for content across all application instances to provide optimal experience. The applications may be in the same geographical location or in different geography. GSLB is the ... Read More
Automation in Software Defined Data Centers

Automation in Software Defined Data Centers

Automation is an interesting conversation that I have had with many of our customers lately, especially with cloud migration in play and DevOps processes with continuous development becoming prevalent. We have seen many service disruptions in large cloud service providers. For example, in 2017, Amazon Web Services (AWS) had its ... Read More
Operational Visibility for Load Balanced Traffic in SDDC

Operational Visibility for Load Balanced Traffic in SDDC

Management and monitoring in Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) benefit from automation principles, programmability, API and policy-driven provisioning of application environments through self-service templates. These best practices help application owners to define, manage and monitor their own environments, while benefiting from the performance, security, business continuity and monitoring infrastructure from ... Read More
Load Balancers and Elastic Licensing

Load Balancers and Elastic Licensing

Last week I met with a very large enterprise in finance that has adopted provisioning on demand. They spin up applications on demand, having virtualized most of their infrastructure and have developed tools to automate the provisioning of applications and servers for customers and internal application developers through self-service applications ... Read More
Load Balancers and Microservices

Load Balancers and Microservices

Many organizations, such as Netflix and Amazon, are using microservice architecture to implement business applications as a collection of loosely coupled services. Some of the reasons to move to this distributed, loosely coupled architecture is to enable hyperscale, and continuous delivery for complex applications, among other things. Teams in these ... Read More
Single Sign-On (SSO) for Cloud and On Premise Apps

Single Sign-On (SSO) for Cloud and On Premise Apps

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 ... Read More
Securing Applications: Why ECC and PFS Matter

Securing Applications: Why ECC and PFS Matter

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 ... Read More
Are You Migrating Applications to the Cloud?

Are You Migrating Applications to the Cloud?

According to a recent report from IDC, by 2020, almost half of IT infrastructure spend will be on cloud IT infrastructure. Organizations migrate applications to the cloud for many reasons – lowering cost of IT due to economies of scale, scalability due to elastic consumption, operational instead of a capital ... Read More