Barracuda Networks Launches 40G Load Balancer Appliance

Data Center Knowledge

Barracuda's new 40G load balancer appliance designed to offload network and security traffic from virtual machines. Read More. Technology

Google Strengthens Compute Engine With Load Balancing

Data Center Knowledge

On Wednesday Google announced numerous enhancements to its Cloud Platform, the addition of layer 3 load balancing to Compute Engine, which delivers Google-scale throughput and fault tolerance to manage Internet applications. Cloud Computing Google

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Outlook outage: Microsoft blames European Hotmail downtime on load-balancing fault

Computer Weekly

Microsoft claims connectivity issues that blighted Outlook and Hotmail users for much of Monday 18 September have now been largely resolved

Step-by-Step: Load balancing workloads in Azure

CanITPro

Step-By-Step Azure load-Balancing Pierre Roman Hello folks, The last few weeks I have been meeting with customers in Toronto, Winnipeg, and Calgary. There was one common theme. When we discussed moving workloads to IaaS (Web front ends with SQL back ends) the conversation always came back to scaling.( read more ).

Google Open Sources Data Center Load Balancing Software

Data Center Knowledge

Company developed Seesaw internally because no adequate solution was available Read More. Shared

Using Nginx as a Load Balancer

SPF13

The following configuration demonstrates how to properly use nginx as a load balancer in front of two web servers. Nginx is a relatively new web server that has a light footprint and relatively easy configuration.

Edgenexus Provides Easy-To-Use Load Balancing for Nutanix

Nutanix

Load balancers and Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) have always been dogged by unnecessary complexity. This hidden barrier typically means only a fraction of possible features make it into an organization’s production environment

Step-by-Step: Managing Traffic for Workloads in Azure

CanITPro

Hello Folks, Last week I wrote about load balancing workloads in Azure. Step-By-Step Azure Traffic Manager load-Balancing That generated some other questions, such as “How do I ensure that my stakeholders connect to the closest instance in my web farm?”, ”, “How do I ensure the best.( read more ).

CIOs Need To Realize That Virtualization Isn't All That It's Cracked Up To Be (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Post tags: data-center optimization , dynamic load-balancing , high availability , IaaS , panacea , reduce time to market , reducing costs , scalability , server virtualization , virtual machines , virtual servers , Virtualization , VMs , VMware , workloads. Sure Virtualization Seems Neat In The Beginning, But….

Facebook???s New Cluster Management Software Cuts Power Consumption

Data Center Knowledge

Data center team finds way to do load balancing with energy efficiency in mind. Read More. Blades Facebook Featured Power

How does your SaaS vendor respond to the scalability question.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Ask some CTO’s about how their product scales and they’ll whip out a logical diagram showing you redundant networks, redundant firewalls, load balancers, clustered application servers, redundant databases, and SAN storage. Social, Agile, and Transformation.

Ten Ways to Make Your Cloud More Efficient

Data Center Knowledge

From WANOP and load balancing to automation and orchestration, there are many ways to make your cloud environment more efficient Read More. Cloud Computing Featured cloud

How to install and setup HAProxy on Ubuntu 16.04

Tech Republic Data Center

Looking to load balance your web servers? Here's how to do it with the help of HAProxy on Ubuntu Server 16.04.

Which Data Center Skills are in Demand Today

Data Center Knowledge

Latest State of the Data Center Industry survey results show hunger for automation and cloud, DCIM, load balancing, and more Read More. Data Center World Staffing cloud data center

Another Layer of Defense Against Cyber Attacks

Data Center Knowledge

Once seen only as a tool for load balancing, application delivery controllers (ADCs) are now used as the final line of defense should a malicious attack penetrate the data center's perimeter. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Akanda Releases Orchestration Software for OpenStack Networks

Data Center Knowledge

The company’s orchestration software is designed to function as the centralized management layer for all OpenStack-related networking decisions, including managing routing, load balancing, firewall and more Read More. Networking

Software Defined Power in Virtualized Application Environments

Data Center Knowledge

Software Defined Power requires creating a layer of abstraction that isolates the application from local power dependencies and maximizes application uptime, by leveraging existing failover, virtualization and load-balancing capabilities, writes Clemens Pfeiffer of Power Assure.

Edgenexus Partners With Nutanix

Nutanix

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Nutanix and the certification of our Edgenexus Load balancer/ADC on the Nutanix AHV platform

Converting Kubernetes to an HA Control Plane

Scott Lowe

With those assumptions and that caveat in mind, the high-level overview of the process looks like this: Create a load balancer for the control plane. Create a Load Balancer for the Control Plane. The first step is to create a load balancer for the control plane (a load balancer is required when using multiple control plane nodes). As I mentioned earlier, the use of a DNS CNAME for the control plane load balancer is recommended.).

The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation

CTOvision

Caching, load balancing, optimization. By Bob Gourley. Friends at O’Reilly Media have just alerted me to a call for participation in the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference, which will be held 17-19 March in Boston MA (see: [link] ). More info is below: The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation.

Step-By-Step: Enabling A Secondary AD FS 3.0 Server in Azure for Office365 Single Sign-On

CanITPro

The process itself can be repeated on one or many more servers depending on user base load balanced against the number of.( Now that the first AD FS server is setup and federated with Office365, additional servers can be introduced into the AD FS farm. read more ). Step-By-Step Azure Office 365 Active Directory MVP how-to

18 Steps for End-to-End IaaS Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Resource Manager (ARM), PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC)

IT Pros Rock!

as of this article’s publication date, to perform end-to-end provisioning of a common IaaS VM scenario: load-balanced web applications. Support for provisioning and managing Azure IaaS virtual machine environments via Azure Resource Manager (ARM) was recently launched as a Generally Available (GA) feature!

Understand 3 Key Types of Machine Learning

CEB IT

Example use cases for reinforcement learning include: Load balancing, for example, by teaching the algorithm to minimize the number of jobs waiting based on available compute resources. From fraud detection to image recognition to self-driving cars, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) will revolutionize entire industries. Together, ML and AI change the way we interact with data and use it to enable digital growth.

Step-by-Step: Automated Provisioning for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure, XPlat CLI, JSON and Node.js ( Part 2 )

IT Pros Rock!

In this article, we'll leverage these tools for automatically provisioning an end-to-end highly available Linux server farm environment, including storage, networking, load-balancing, virtual machines and application workloads.

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Build Your Private Cloud Foundation - Networking with Windows.

IT Pros Rock!

Load balancing modes: Address hash or Hyper-V port hash? When implementing a NIC team for datacenter networks, you will generally see the best load balancing and overall performance by configuring your team with: Teaming mode: Use Static or Dynamic ( LACP ) network teaming modes with intelligent core switches that provide support for teaming. Load balancing mode: Use Address hashing for network load balancing mode to gain the best level of bidirectional load balancing.

FireMon, Breaking into Australian and New Zealand Markets

CTOvision

We don’t make the firewall, we don’t make the F5 load balancer, we don’t make the Cisco router, but we make them better,” DeBell said. Katie Kennedy. FireMon has made their way into Australian and New Zealand markets by extending its global partnership with Westcon Group.

Why R2? Your Next SAN with SMB 3.02 Scale-out File Servers

IT Pros Rock!

With the tuning and load-balancing improvements made in Windows Server 2012 R2, we’re seeing performance results that are not only comparable to traditional SANs, but can now also achieve increased performance over traditional SANs, particularly when leveraging higher-speed 40Gbs Ethernet and 56Gbps Infiniband network interfaces. S TORAGE!

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Accelerating DevOps with the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and Friends: The Series

IT Pros Rock!

After watching this episode, be sure to step through these related Step-by-Step guides to explore further in your own cloud: STEP-BY-STEP: Configure a Load-Balanced Set. STEP-BY-STEP: Implementing Internal Load Balancing in Microsoft Azure. UPDATE! Today's article in this series is. WATCH: Scaling and Auto-scaling Cloud Applications – Up or Out?

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Looking back at 10 years of compartmentalization at AWS

All Things Distributed

By using zones, and failover mechanisms such as Elastic IP addresses and Elastic Load Balancing, you can provision your infrastructure with redundancy in mind. The calls used to launch and manage EC2 instances, fail over an RDS instance, or handle the health of instances behind a load balancer, all work within one zone. At AWS, we don't mark many anniversaries.

VMware or Microsoft? Automated Server Workload Balancing for Heterogeneous Private Clouds

IT Pros Rock!

includes automated server workload balancing in the vSphere Enterprise and Enterprise+ premium suites via two feature sets: Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and Distributed Power Management (DPM). DRS and DPM together are intended to provide an automated method for balancing compute capacity and reducing energy consumption in a highly virtualized datacenter. Automated VM Load Balancing. VMware vSphere 5.x

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Why Kubernetes Is So Popular in the Tech World

Galido

This helps them react to unexpected website traffic load with no problem. Traffic routing and load balancing. Kubernetes also comes with built-in load balancers to distribute the load across multiple pods. Information Technology Blog - - Why Kubernetes Is So Popular in the Tech World - Information Technology Blog. Kubernetes — an orchestration tool like no other in the world!

End-to-End IaaS Workload Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC ( Part 2 )

IT Pros Rock!

The end goal of this effort is to provide accelerated "push-button" delivery of highly available, load-balanced cloud applications. In Part 1 of this series, I provided an example of leveraging Azure Automation runbooks and PowerShell Workflows in a concerted approach to fully automate all aspects of deploying new load-balanced VM's on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

New Route 53 and ELB features: IPv6, Zone Apex, WRR and more.

All Things Distributed

I am excited that today both the Route 53 , the highly available and scalable DNS service, and the Elastic Load Balancing teams are releasing new functionality that has been frequently requested by their customers: Route 53 now GA : Route 53 is now Generally Available and will provide an availability SLA of 100%. Route53 support for WRR load balancing. Route 53 and Elastic Load Balancing integration. Elastic Load Balancing support for IPV6.

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Step-by-Step: Enable Network Monitoring in Azure.

CanITPro

Hello folks, When building network infrastructures in the cloud live VNets, ExpressRoute, Application Gateways, Load balancers, and more… You need tools and processes to monitor and troubleshoot any issues that may arise. Go ahead, load it up! Hello folks, When building network infrastructures in the cloud live VNets, ExpressRoute, Application Gateways, Load balancers, and more… You need tools and processes to monitor and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.

Solarflare’s Open Compute Platform, Software-Defined, NIC Card

CTOvision

Solarflare adapters are deployed in a wide range of use cases, including software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), web content optimization, DNS acceleration, web firewalls, load balancing, NoSQL databases, caching tiers (Memcached), web proxies, video streaming and storage networks. Marty Meehan.

Azure Training Courses | New January Releases

Linux Academy

Create a Load Balanced VM Scale Set in Azure. When Microsoft announced all-new Azure certification exams last September, we added four new Training Architects focused on preparing our students. When Microsoft incorporated live environments into those exams, we gave our students instant, hands-on labs to help them get ready.

Creating an AWS ELB using Pulumi and Go

Scott Lowe

You can probably infer from the code above that this example creates an ELB that listens on TCP port 6443 and forwards to instances on TCP 6443 (and is therefore most likely a load balancer for the control plane of a Kubernetes cluster). In case you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a kick with Pulumi and Go recently. There are two reasons for this.

VMworld 2013 – Network Virtualization: Moving Beyond the Obvious (My Notes)

Virtualized Greek

The Second are is the higher level layers such as load balancing. F5 for example has announced a load balancing solution that support VXLAN for load balancing hosts connected to a physical port with a virtual host connected to the virtual network. Speaker: Martin Casado (VMware Networking CTO). Martin started out pretty well, talking about the value proposition of NSX. I asked the question earlier how does NSX bring value to the enterprise.

Top 10 Most Popular Hands-On Labs

Linux Academy

Setting Up an Application Load Balancer with an Auto Scaling Group and Route 53 in AWS. In this hands-on lab, you will set up an Application Load Balancer with an Auto Scaling group and Route 53 to make our website highly available to all of our users. First, you will create and configure an Application Load Balancer. Creating a Secure Web Application from Scratch with a Bastion Host, NAT Gateway and Application Load Balancer in AWS.

Technology Short Take 123

Scott Lowe

Eric Sloof mentions the NSX-T load balancing encyclopedia (found here ), which intends to be an authoritative resource to NSX-T load balancing configuration and management. Welcome to Technology Short Take #123, the first of 2020! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season, but now it’s time to jump back into the fray with a collection of technical articles from around the Internet. Here’s hoping that I found something useful for you! Networking.

Solarflare’s Open Compute Platform, Software-Defined, NIC Card

CTOvision

Solarflare adapters are deployed in a wide range of use cases, including software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), web content optimization, DNS acceleration, web firewalls, load balancing, NoSQL databases, caching tiers (Memcached), web proxies, video streaming and storage networks. Marty Meehan. Delivers 1000s Virtual NICs for Ultimate Scalability with the Lowest Possible Latency.

Changing the calculus of containers in the cloud

All Things Distributed

With Fargate, you don't need to stand up a control plane, choose the right instance type, or configure all the other components of your application stack like networking, scaling, service discovery, load balancing, security groups, permissions, or secrets management. Fargate has native integrations to Amazon VPC, Auto Scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, IAM roles, and Secrets Management.

Weekly Update 6-3-2019

Linux Academy

Configure auto-scaling with load balancers. Last week we talked about our brand new hands-on labs interface and new courses that we released. If you want to know more, make sure to take a look, or watch last week’s weekly update video. . This week, we’re talking all about serverless computing, what it is, why it’s relevant, and the release of a free course that can be enjoyed by everyone on the Linux Academy platform, including Community Edition account members.