Cloud-Based Load Balancer Must Be On The Agenda

  • December 02, 2013
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Cloud services have found their way into the enterprise IT. It provide cloud applications the same requirements as traditional in its own data center operated. However, there is a mismatch between the systems used by many companies for network services and security in their data centers, and those in the cloud.

The call for uniform internal and cloud-based load balancer platforms is loud. Large Infrastructure -as-a-Service (IaaS) providers like ESDS now supply a range of functions as part of their cloud services. These include Application Delivery Control, WAN optimization and network security. Many companies have service level agreements and strict business process specifications, which they must follow.

There are different approaches to implement this idea into action. For example, ESDS has a software-based Load Balancer for Cloud Web Hosting Solutions. It offers the load-balancing mechanism and improves the availability and performance of Cloud environments.

The reason for the increase in support of cloud platforms is because of the needs of enterprise users. The cloud-based IT solutions would grow and the integration with eNlight Cloud Services pull alongside Cloud environment for the customers. The pressure to act for the load balancing vendors so come to a considerable extent from the need to bring together heterogeneous hybrid IT environments.

With the shift from private to public cloud environments, IT staff would need ADC technology, which is for a consistency between internal data centers and public cloud provides. Only then, they can ensure a certain degree of control. Likewise, the functionality provide them with their IDC solutions in their own data center, even after migration to public cloud environments use – or even expand this yet.

Cross Section Function Of Load Balancing and Application Delivery Controller (ADC)

The cloud is one of the key factors that sets trends in the market for load balancing and ADC. In the medium term certainly, this also includes the areas of Mobility and Software Defined Data Center (SDN). You can make new demands on the ADC and the network traffic. Load distribution is more complex in software defined data centers and in mobile networks. The network environments are changing and businesses need, simultaneously with the Application Delivery, and availability and network security.

Safety is the keyword for a current trend, the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are concerned about. The set that is often the Forefront Threat Management Gateway, for securing web access to their Internet-enabled applications. SMEs now have the choice to purchase at a mature update either the successor solution like eNlight Cloud, or to look for substitutes, which provides the functionality of supplement.

Application-Layer Firewall

While the first variant still a ways off, there is already an application-layer firewall as an add-on to the existing eNlight Cloud. As an appliance or available as virtualized server load balancer they now have a further safety feature for Internet-enabled applications – including client-side pre- authentication and single sign-on.

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