App Proxy or ADC?
Choosing between BIG-IP and LineRate isn't as difficult as it seems....
Our recent announcement of the availability of LineRate Point raised the same
question over and over: isn't this just a software-version of BIG-IP? How do
I know when to choose LineRate Point instead of BIG-IP VE (Virtual Edition)?
Aren't they the same??
No, no they aren't. LineRate Point (and really Line Rate Precision, too) is
more akin to an app proxy while BIG-IP VE remains, of course, an ADC
(Application Delivery Controller). That's not even pedantry, it's core to
what each of the two solutions supports - both in their capabilities, their
extensibility, and the applications they're designed to deliver services for.
Platforms and Proxies
First, let's remember that an ADC is a platform; that is, it's a software
system supporting extensibility through modules. That's why we ha... (more)
Israel-based startup Porticor launches this week with technology aimed at
giving enterprises a way to encrypt data held in cloud computing services,
including those from Amazon and Rackspace.
Porticor Virtual Private Data is focused on protecting data at rest in
cloud-based computing centers where customers rent disk space or servers,
says Gilad Parann-Nissany, Porticor’s co-founder and CEO. What Porticor is
doing that’s distinct is relying on a so-called “split-key” method in
which the service to encrypt and decrypt doesn’t work unless both pieces of
the key are together.
The ... (more)
Rackspace on Monday launched new cloud capabilities featuring the world’s
first large-scale, production ready next generation cloud, powered by
OpenStack and backed by Fanatical Support. Built on OpenStack, the next
generation cloud incorporates a robust portfolio of cloud solutions such as
Cloud Servers, Cloud Databases, Cloud Block Storage, Cloud Networks, a
completely new cloud Control Panel, Cloud Monitoring and support for the
“The open era of the cloud is a reality and Rackspace has positioned itself
at the forefront of this massive, technological shift,” sa... (more)
Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here!
Do you like fast MySQL databases? How about superfast databases - like near
300 TPSs? Do you think you can't find them in the cloud? Well, think again!
In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Daniel Morris, Senior
Product Manager at Rackspace Hosting, explains why databases in the cloud are
a reality and how you can benefit by implementing them. He will cover
built-in redundancy and automated configurations as well as how using
container-based virtualization will make your cloud database become blazingly
fast - without locking y... (more)
At VMworld this year, both in San Francisco and Barcelona, VMware CEO Pat
Gelsinger introduced the concept of the Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC).
This builds on the concept that as more and more of the Data Center becomes
virtualized (servers, desktops), delivering greater cost-savings and agility
to customers, software-defined automation and functionality (network,
security, storage, backup) become the next logical steps to help IT deliver
greater value to the business.
As with any new technology or vision, there are often many questions about
how this will impact the marke... (more)
Marc Andreesen said recently that 2012 will be remembered as the year of
SaaS. What he meant is that SaaS has been around for a while, but it came of
age this year, with examples of successes such as the Workday IPO. No one
questions the significance of SaaS any more. But the year 2013 will see a
shift to PaaS (Platform as a Service) with “most” new activities. There
is already a blurring of the lines between IaaS and PaaS, as seen from
Amazon’s AWS stack. But programmatic interface in PaaS will dominate as we
move forward, catering to the developer community. The incumbents such... (more)