Application delivery controllers (ADCs) have become a crucial network element for scaling and optimizing applications. But the explosion of virtual ADCs (vADCs) within on-premises data centers and the cloud has introduced a new challenge: How to manage numerous vADC network elements, and how to do so simply. A recent DemoFriday from Brocade highlighted a new and easy way to manage application delivery services.
As applications continue to move from static- to distributed-based architectures, networks must become more adaptable and flexible, and they must be able to automate the instantiation of network components. The October 16th DemoFriday highlights Brocade Services Director, an ADC solution that helps administrators automatically provision, deploy, license, meter, and manage the inventory of thousands of ADCs and vADCs.
Led by Brocade’s Senior Product Manager Ajay Bharadwaj and Senior Solutions Architect Arun Annavarapu, the DemoFriday covered how Services Director offers a dynamic new architecture that improves agility and provides high automation levels and faster times to service. They demonstrated how Service Director can be leveraged with OpenStack to:
- Simplify license management for ADCs and manage the complete lifecycle of Brocade vADC products in a way that can significantly reduce current cost structures
- Seamlessly facilitate resource management of vADCs and cloud application workload management
- Centrally manage multicloud installations for capacity, resource planning, and license fulfillment
Services Director allows ADC services to be scaled elastically and right-sized to suit each application in the data center, providing high-density, full isolation, and multi-tenancy capabilities.
Watch the full DemoFriday presentation to learn more about how the solution can provide improved resource management for application workloads, as well as simplification for advanced application-aware programmability.