As enterprises become more application-centric, the need for nimble operational models for infrastructure, networking, and application services is growing accordingly. The move to agile infrastructure and operations is underway, and now it’s reached critical networking components in the stack such as application delivery controllers (ADCs). An upcoming DemoFriday with Avi Networks will look at how ADCs built on software-defined principles can significantly improve the way application services are delivered and scaled.
Appliance-based ADCs operate contrary to “cloud-like” characteristics in an environment where IT infrastructure and services must to be automated to keep up with the speed of business. Traditional ADC appliances don’t have centralized visibility or control of the load balancing infrastructure, forcing administrators to manage every appliance as a separate entity with no visibility to virtual services, very few opportunities to automate, and scaling that’s restricted to the limits of the appliance.
The DemoFriday will show how Avi Networks’ Avi Vantage Platform uses software-defined load balancing to deliver public-cloud-like agility for application services. Architected to provide separate central control and distributed service delivery, the Avi Vantage Platform creates a singular view of load balancing resources across the environment. It displays the graphical relationships between virtual services and applications in a consolidated view.
The demo with Avi Networks Vice President of Product Guru Chahal will show how administrators can spin up load balancers in seconds where necessary – or down to a load balancer for every application – and make application-centric decisions to allocate resources or troubleshoot problems. He also will demonstrate advanced capabilities that show DemoFriday attendees:
- How to eliminate overprovisioning and overspending
- How to elastically and predictively scale not just load balancers but also applications based on real-time traffic patterns
- How to take advantage of x86 servers, VMs, and containers to deliver application services close to individual applications
- Powerful tools to visualize application topology and performance with central management of all your load balancing resources.
Join us for the DemoFriday on May 13 at 10:00am PT to learn how software-defined ADCs better support multi-cloud deployments and cloud-native applications, while freeing IT from repetitive tasks through intelligent automation.