Software-defined architectures have transformed enterprises seeking to become application-centric, with many modern data centers now running a combination of cloud-native applications based on microservices architectures alongside traditional applications. With application owners seeking public- cloud-like simplicity and flexibility in their own data centers, IT teams are under pressure to deliver services and resolve application issues quickly, while simultaneously reducing provisioning time for new applications and lowering costs for application services.
Legacy load balancing solutions force network architects and administrators to purchase new hardware, manually configure virtual services, and inefficiently over-provision these appliances. At the same time, new container technology choices are also enabling IT teams to re-architect applications into microservices from monolithic or n-tier constructs.
These transformations are forcing organizations to rethink load balancers, also known as application delivery controllers (ADCs), in their infrastructure. Your IT operations demand agile, cost-effective solutions for any cloud because modern applications can be deployed anywhere. In this book, you’ll learn about a more innovative approach to modern application delivery – one that focuses on business outcomes, instead of manually defined inputs, to support digital transformation initiatives and position enterprise IT for the future in a multi-cloud environment.
You need a modern software load balancer which separates the data and control plane to deliver application services beyond traditional load balancing solutions. Services such as real-time application analytics, security and monitoring, predictive autoscaling of application traffic, multi-cloud global server load balancing, and end-to-end automation.
More About This Book
This book consists of five chapters that explore:
» Traditional load balancer challenges in a multi-cloud world (Chapter 1)
» The requirements and benefits of modern multi-cloud load balancing (Chapter 2)
» How web application firewalls and an elastic service mesh securely enable modern application services (Chapter 3)
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