How We See IT – The History and Capabilities of Application Delivery Controllers
Written by: Ahmed Abdalla, Solutions Architect at CentricsIT
Modern consumers of network applications, both customers and internal users, demand increasingly available access to services. To satisfy these demands, companies must focus on high availability and scalability of networks, servers, and software. Managers, architects, and administrators have to consider a number of disparate systems that must successfully work together to meet these requirements. Both the fundamental interdependence of these systems and the architecture required to ensure stable operation need to be considered and accounted for in a modern data center.
Recent and ongoing trends in data center operations show an increasingly consolidated approach to hosting and delivery. Vendors are focusing on merging multiple services onto single platforms; network devices are becoming more application-aware and software advances enable improved support for multi-system operation. Discussing all these topics in detail would require multiple texts. However, this whitepaper, written and distributed by CentricsIT, will focus specifically on the Application Delivery Controller, a bridge between the vertical network and horizontal scalability.
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