How Modern ADCs Make Deployment Easy

When evaluating Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), ease of deployment should be high on the list of must-haves. ADCs ensure business-critical applications are secure, performing well and always available. But if ADC deployment is difficult, that can outweigh the benefits to application delivery. IT projects that are tough to deploy can be significantly delayed and over budget, which leads to higher total cost of ownership (TCO) and slower return on investment (ROI) than originally anticipated. To avoid this scenario with your ADC, it’s important to recognize common deployment challenges and how to overcome them.

When is the right time to upgrade your ADC?

“Timing is everything,” is a phrase that applies to a lot of things in life, and it’s certainly pertinent when making IT purchasing decisions for your business. If you invest too soon in a technology platform, you might miss out on upcoming innovations that could save money or greatly improve performance. Wait too long, and poor performance on the existing system could reduce employee productivity or repel customers, resulting in inefficient operations and lost sales. It’s not easy to determine exactly the right time for IT upgrades.

How Intelligent Load Balancing Avoids Common RDP Pitfalls

Today’s workforce is increasingly mobile and remote, as many of us can now work effectively outside our traditional offices thanks to broadband connectivity, advances in networking technology and more capable mobile devices. Remote working not only increases employee productivity but also makes for happier employees who don’t have to contend with the stresses of commuting and can more easily balance work and life commitments. Companies that offer remote working are also more attractive to talented job seekers. But businesses need to be smart about how they support remote access to internal servers in order to minimize costs, prevent network downtime and provide secure connections.

Multi-Site Clouds Get Smart with GSLB

It’s increasingly common for online businesses to distribute web infrastructure across multiple data centers, or clouds, located in different regions and even in other countries. Rather than putting all their eggs in one cloud basket, deploying in multiple sites ensures web services stay up and running while also improving the performance of those services. Ever wonder how Amazon or Google can serve up requested content in mere seconds to users all over the globe? Part of the reason is that their infrastructure is globally distributed so that they can store and process content closer to where their customers are.

4 Ways an ADC Helps Your Business Grow Cost-Effectively

Most business leaders have faced a time in their careers when they were eager to grow their companies but were concerned about how they could afford it. That’s because the painful truth is that achieving growth often requires additional investment, whether that’s opening offices in new markets, hiring more employees, increasing marketing spend or ensuring IT systems have enough capacity to keep the business running smoothly at a higher level. It’s not easy to get the right balance of investment across the business to support growth.

How to prepare for a traffic surge and make the most of it

Increased traffic on your website is a good sign that your business is doing well. It indicates that you’re getting more visitors and potential new customers to your site, selling more products or services and generating better engagement with your brand and business. But sometimes your site can experience a spike in traffic that will overload your web server, and even bring down your site, if you’re not prepared.

Snapt has just published a helpful e-book on “How to Survive a Traffic Surge” that explains how surges are caused, the consequences for your business and the solutions for protecting your website.

3 Ways to Optimize Microsoft IIS with an Application Delivery Controller

Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) is one of the world’s most popular web servers for hosting just about anything on the web. A big part of the attraction, especially for companies that employ DevOps methodologies, is that it’s compatible with all Windows services and runs in Windows environments, which makes it easier to integrate and support business-critical apps. But IIS web servers can also put excessive strain on computing resources and slow down website response times.

Top 3 Benefits of Software Load Balancers for Fast-Growing Companies

Whether you’re a small startup, SME or large enterprise, if you’re a high-growth company you have aggressive targets to outpace the market. Your investors, employees and customers expect your business to sustain rapid revenue growth, and nothing should get in the way of that. To keep up the pace, your IT systems must be agile. When it comes to the critical task of load balancing that keeps your website and backend systems up and running, a software-based solution is the best way to ensure IT agility to support your business growth.

3 Reasons Why Your HAProxy Needs Active Alerts

HAProxy is a popular open source solution for load balancing and proxying. Using HAProxy in your server environment will undoubtedly improve its performance and reliability; but if you want to unlock even more of your platform’s potential and adopt a proactive stance to your web server management, then you should also consider adding active alerts.

In this post, we will share why you should add active alerts to your HAProxy installation and how it can take your IT operations to the next level.

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