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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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. When we discussed moving workloads to IaaS (Web front ends with SQL back ends) the conversation always came back to scaling.( read more ).

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

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


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


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

Automating the management of Amazon EC2 using Amazon CloudWatch, Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing

All Things Distributed

The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) embodies much of what makes infrastructure as a service such a powerful technology; it enables our customers to build secure, fault-tolerant applications that can scale up and down with demand, at low cost.

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


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

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 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.

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

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.

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.

Kubernetes Port Names and Terminating HTTPS Traffic on AWS

Scott Lowe

I recently came across something that wasn’t immediately intuitive with regard to terminating HTTPS traffic on an AWS Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) when using Kubernetes on AWS. aws-load-balancer-backend-protocol : http. aws-load-balancer-ssl-cert : arn:aws:acm:{region}:{user id}:certificate/{id}. aws-load-balancer-ssl-ports : "https" spec : selector : app : echo-pod. aws-load-balancer-backend-protocol : http.

Aruba switch can cut the need for separate, single-function appliances

Network World

But its most intriguing component is an integrated Elba programmable data processing unit (DPU) from Pensando that helps eliminate the need for separate appliances for security and load balancing, for example.

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.).

Technology Short Take 149

Scott Lowe

Baptiste Collard has a post on Kubernetes controllers for AWS load balancers. One takeaway from this post for me was that the new AWS load balancer controller uses a ton of annotations. Welcome to Technology Short Take #149! I’ll have one more Technology Short Take in 2021, scheduled for three weeks from now (on the last day of the year!).

Edgenexus Partners With Nutanix


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

A lifetime subscription to iBrave Cloud Web Hosting is on sale for 96% off

Mashable VR

You'll be able to enjoy unbeatable, load-balanced, and unlimited cloud hosting through a global content delivery network, which means your website's performance will never be affected by issues with the programming.

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.

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. 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!

Save hundreds on this lifetime subscription to iBrave's cloud web hosting

Mashable VR

You'll be able to enjoy unbeatable, load-balanced, and unlimited cloud hosting through a global content delivery network, which means your website's performance will never be affected by issues with the programming.

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.

Understand 3 Key Types of Machine Learning


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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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Solutions for Cybersecurity Defense – What’s effective?

Doctor Chaos

In an architecture where products share telemetry among themselves, you get a view of the end-to-end topology including network switches, access points, web application firewalls, load balancers, endpoints and other devices across the network for a further drill down for status and statistics.

Technology Short Take 143

Scott Lowe

Here’s a quick look at using Envoy as a load balancer in Kubernetes. Welcome to Technology Short Take #143! I have what I think is an interesting list of links to share with you this time around. Since taking my new job at Kong, I’ve been spending more time with Envoy, so you’ll see some Envoy-related content showing up in this Technology Short Take. I hope this collection of links has something useful for you! Networking.

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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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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.

Why Kubernetes Is So Popular in the Tech World


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.

Technology Short Take 144

Scott Lowe

Rudi Martinsen has an article on changing the Avi load balancer license tier (this is in the context of using it with vSphere with Tanzu). Welcome to Technology Short Take #144! I have a fairly diverse set of links for readers this time around, covering topics from microchips to improving your writing, with stops along the way in topics like Kubernetes, virtualization, Linux, and the popular JSON-parsing tool jq. I hope you find something useful! Networking.

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Active DDoS Attack – What to Do

Doctor Chaos

Typical knee-jerk reactions to the shock of the attack may be to hastily turn off the network's firewalls and re-configure the load balancers. Don't Panic! You will inevitably be affected by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack at some point.

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