Load Balancing

Why your next ADC should prioritize East-West load balancing

Microservices architecture is the new black when it comes to designing software applications. Developers are abandoning monolithic application structures and adopting microservices, particularly for very large applications, because they are more flexible, highly scalable, easier to manage and can provide the agility that DevOps teams require.

But as more applications are decomposed into microservices, which all need to communicate with each other, this is putting considerable strain on traffic loads in the data center. Traditional hardware load balancers and Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) that were not designed to cope with microservices are struggling to keep up and are slowing down DevOps activities. The surge in data center traffic resulting from the rapid adoption of microservices demands a new approach to Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) that is optimized for “East-West” load balancing.

What to look for in a Next-Gen Software Load Balancer

Your company is growing, and that’s great, but network performance is suffering under the additional load. You’re hearing from the higher-ups that downtime numbers are unacceptable, and site load speed is costing you customers. The pressure is on to take control of these performance issues and implement a cost-effective load balancing solution that will scale with your company’s needs.

6 Key Metrics You Need to Track for Load Balancing

Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and IT managers of all breeds are finding themselves at the sharp end of business change, sitting alongside operational leaders to help make key decisions and deliver customer value. But with this new responsibility comes the need to evolve the metrics that they use to inform their moves and to ensure that they align with the core strategic priorities of the business.

How to Scale Your Website With a Load Balancer

When your business starts to become successful, it will usually see a dramatic increase in web traffic. That increase in traffic is one of the biggest trials for your company's website because the site's servers need to be able to withstand the load of all the new traffic. If they can't handle the new traffic, the website will be inaccessible. This downtime results in lost income and bad publicity, so it's important to make sure your website scales well.

5 Reasons to Use a Software Load Balancer

Today, computer and internet usage are at an all-time high, and reliable performance is demanded and critical for businesses of all sizes. To increase the speed of system loading, decrease downtime, and eliminate single points of failure, load balancing is the answer.

Using an ADC to Load Balance Remote Desktop (RDP) Connections

More and more organizations are moving towards the widespread use of remote desktop (RDP) connections across their enterprise, and with good reason. RDP reduces the cost of application licenses and hardware, improves resource availability to roaming users and offers enhanced data security, especially in environments where BYOD is in place.

However, problems can start to occur when an organization starts to outgrow its existing RDP infrastructure through expansion or simply giving more users access to remote desktop functions. As RDP servers start to hit capacity, issues such as dropped or refused connections can have a significant impact on productivity.

An effective solution to this problem is to route all RDP functions through a load-balanced server farm using an application delivery controller (ADC). Application delivery controllers have gained traction over the years, largely due to their ability to improve the resiliency, security and performance of web-delivered applications.
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