Load Balancing

Avi Networks Launches Avi SaaS, Industry's First SaaS Solution for Multi-Cloud Load Balancing and Application Services

Avi Networks today launched Avi SaaS, the industry's first SaaS solution for multi-cloud load balancing. Avi SaaS provides cloud-managed software to deliver application services including load balancing, web application firewall (WAF), global server load balancing (GSLB), and service mesh for containers across a multi-cloud environment. The solution overcomes the limitations of appliance-based ADCs, which are not designed for the public cloud. Avi SaaS combines the easy deployment of cloud-provider solutions and enterprise-grade features without being constrained to a single environment. Avi SaaS delivers consistent capabilities regardless of infrastructure, accelerates time-to-value, lowers OpEx, and drives operational simplicity.

Avi SaaS complements Avi's flagship product, the Avi Vantage Platform, by delivering the Avi Controller as a cloud-managed service. Avi's SaaS model delivers the fastest path to productivity for provisioning load balancers, monitoring application performance in real time, and rapidly resolving application issues. Avi's central control plane is wholly provisioned and managed for customers by Avi, with the Avi Service Engines (distributed load balancers) deployed close to the applications that enterprises own.

The unique benefits of Avi's SaaS delivery model and architecture include:

How Load Balancing Impacts the Cost of Cloud

Grazed from CloudComputing. Author: Lori MacVittie.

It's not the first time we've heard the statement that cloud can be too expensive and I doubt it will be the last. This latest episode comes from Alexei Rodriguez, Head of Ops at Evernote by way of Structure 2014: https://twitter.com/joeweinman/status/479769276027379712. It is important to note that this admission - like those in the past - have come from what we call "web monsters."

Web monsters are, as the name implies, web-first (and usually only) organizations who have millions (or billions) of users. Modern web monsters generally have only one application for which they are responsible, a la Evernote, Netflix, Facebook, etc...
It is unlikely that most enterprises will encounter this same conundrum - that of the cloud actually costing more than a DIY approach - for short-lived projects...

Cloud Computing: Check out what SDN can do! Google lets you load balance across regions

Grazed from GigaOM. Author: Stacey Higginbotham.

Google is adding two new storage and networking features to its Google Cloud Platform ahead of its user conference next week, both designed to make its cloud offerings faster and easier when compared to competing products from Amazon Web Services or Microsoft. Google is adding persistent flash storage, which my colleague Barb Darrow has already covered, and HTTP load balancing across regions.

The load balancing is a fulfillment of the hope for automatic shifting of compute resources from data center to data center without disrupting the workload. It offers developers the opportunity to scale up compute in certain regions closest to demand and could theoretically offer a developer a chance to follow the cheapest computing costs around the globe if Google offered something like spot pricing...

Load Balancing Considerations for Private Clouds

Grazed from 2X. Author: Charlie Williams.

Private clouds can be used for a number of different purposes, but one of the most popular uses involves providing users with virtual desktops. Building a private Desktop as a Service (DaaS) architecture involves more than just hosting desktop operating systems on a hypervisor. There must be a system in place to connect end users to the virtual desktops.

Matching end user requests to virtual desktops is usually the job of a connection broker. In most DaaS environments, the connection broker receives the end user’s request for a virtual desktop session and then connects the user to one of the available virtual desktops within a virtual desktop pool. Although this brokering of connections is of undeniable importance, there are other tasks that the connection broker must also perform if the DaaS infrastructure is to operate efficiently. One of the most important of these tasks in load balancing...

Cloud Computing: GoGrid Launches New Dynamic Load-Balancing Service

Grazed from PRWeb. Author: PR Announcement.

GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced the availability of GoGrid's Dynamic Load Balancer, a cloud-based load-balancing solution that provides an ideal, cost-effective way to design, power, and manage high-availability infrastructure. With this new service, customers can deploy and scale load-balancing services in minutes, allowing them to dynamically scale network services to support essential infrastructure. This highly available solution helps businesses control spending, eases maintenance, and provides the elasticity and on-demand control needed to efficiently manage cloud infrastructure.

"If you're deploying applications in the cloud, load balancing is an essential requirement," said Mark Worsey, GoGrid's CIO and EVP of technology. "During development, our priority was making sure this service is virtualized and programmable like our other compute and storage services. For the past 10 years, GoGrid has pioneered cloud IaaS services that let global businesses dynamically scale their infrastructure on-demand. With our new Dynamic Load Balancer, we bring our cloud computing expertise to this essential network layer."...

Load Balancing in the Cloud

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Arthur Cole.

The beauty of the cloud is that it puts an end to IT's constant struggle to provide adequate resources to meet current and expected data loads.

But since data has a way of spiking with little or no notice, even the most state-of-the-art cloud environment will be of little use without a highly robust, automated load balancing component.