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


Step-by-Step: Load balancing workloads in Azure


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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 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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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!


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.


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

IT Pros Rock!

S TORAGE! For most IT Pros that I speak with, storage is a huge chunk of their IT budget – often accounting for as much as 30%-40% (more in some cases) of their annual capital IT costs.


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


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!


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


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.


The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation


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.


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

All Things Distributed

Route53 support for WRR load balancing. Weighted Round Robin is a DNS based load-balancing scheme that allows you to select multiple IP address for a name to be resolved to and to assigns frequencies ("weights") to how often the name should resolve to each address.


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.


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


Fountainhead: New AWS enable "Real" Elastic Clouds


Amazon Elastic Load Balancing: A for-fee ($0.025/hour/balancer + $0.008/GB transferred) which automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances. It enables you to achieve even greater fault tolerance in your applications, seamlessly providing the amount of load balancing capacity needed in response to incoming application traffic. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead.


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


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.


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.


Teradata: Embrace the Power of PaaS

Cloud Musings

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) has always been the unappreciated sibling of the cloud computing service model trio.


Lessons Learnt from Running a Container-Native Cloud

Scott Lowe

The cloud offers container-based services (load balancing, scheduled jobs, functions, etc.). This is a liveblog of the session titled “Lessons Learnt from Running a Container-Native Cloud,” led by Xu Wang. Wang is the CTO and co-founder of, a company that has been working on leveraging hypervisor isolation for containers. This session claims to discuss some lessons learned from running a cloud leveraging this sort of technology.


End-to-End IaaS Workload Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC ( Part 1 )

IT Pros Rock!

In the param section of our runbook workflow above, you'll note that we defined a $numberOfVMs parameter to accept, as input, the number of load-balanced VMs that we'd like to provision for our application.


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


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.


Federation Solutions And The New IT Agenda

Chuck's Blog - EMC

database, app server) can dynamically configure an isolated “soft” network, complete with firewalls, load balancers, security policies, etc.     Although this is an explicit process today (sorry, no automated load balancing!)