A dozen years ago, who could have predicted the massive rise of mobile commerce? Who knew customers would be using smartphones and tablets 24/7, exponentially increasing network traffic? And who could have forecasted the evergrowing number of cloud applications? Put simply, who knew that today networks would have a veritable firehose of data unleashed on them … with no sign of the torrent decreasing?
Under this data deluge, it’s not surprising that applications can’t cope and performance dissolves. But it’s not just the data that is the problem. You are being slowed down by a combination of factors, including the way in which transactions are steered through your network to your application servers.
You may have Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) in place to manage the workload. At peak demand, you can assign more resources to the apps and web pages that need it. But higher traffic volumes and changing traffic patterns make it difficult to predict peak times or manage the workload. Load balancing appliances meet workload requirements less than half the time, and often add to performance headaches.
Then, there are the complications caused by the cloud. You undoubtedly expected that your cloud initiatives would reduce costs and make it easier to deploy new applications. Unfortunately, you discovered that traditional ADCs are unable to leverage your virtual environment because they are linked by static connections to your virtual application servers.
The Pressure Is On
You are under increased pressure to make the business more competitive in this data-driven economy. But how do you reduce application latency, improve response time, make more efficient use of network bandwidth, and resolve performance bottlenecks?
The answer: adopt a “virtual” ADC strategy. Instead of only managing workload peaks and troughs, vADCs continually monitor applications and web-based services, making it easy to adjust bandwidth and performance in real time. A vADC makes it easy to add extra capacity and to auto-scale applications to match the transaction load, releasing resources that are no longer required.
With a virtual ADC strategy, you can deploy ADC resources across all your data center environments, with no need for “just in case” provisioning. You experience improved reliability and scalability, increased security, better application performance, and enhanced integration and control.
So, keep the data pouring in: your vADC can handle the data deluge!