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Single Sign On (SSO) Use Cases

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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 a federation services or login […]

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Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) Use Cases

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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 act of redirecting users requesting content to specific […]

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Maintaining Your Data Center’s Agility and Making the Most Out of Your Investment in ADC Capacity

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Deciding on an appropriate application delivery controller (ADC) and evaluating the need for supporting infrastructure is a complex, complicated, and challenging job. Such challenges result from the fact that ADCs are increasingly used across diverse environments and virtual, cloud, and physical appliances. Insufficient ADC capability that is commonly associated with low SSL processing power may […]

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An Overview of the TCP Optimization Process

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The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) drives major internet operations such as video streaming, file transfers, web browsing, and communications, accounting for very high percentages of fixed access internet traffic and even more of mobile internet traffic. Surprisingly, the TCP performance is yet to reach its full potential. Sub-optimal TCP performance translates into undesirable consequences for […]

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Automation in Software Defined Data Centers

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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 services disrupted on the U.S. […]

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Operational Visibility for Load Balanced Traffic in SDDC

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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 the IT teams. SDDC also […]

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Load Balancers and Elastic Licensing

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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. Rather than build-out and manage […]