2007 Application Delivery Challenge

Produced by Layland Consulting and Webtorials
 

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2007 Application Delivery Challenge: Solutions for the Data Center

The Conversations
 

This on-demand Webtorial section of the challenge presents and opportunity for each of the sponsors present their unique solution via a conversation with Robin Layland.  While you may choose to download a copy of the slides for your reference, it is highly recommended that you listen to each of the multimedia presentations in order to experience the full story from each sponsor.

 

Foundry Networks
bullet On-demand Audio
bullet Approx. 26 Minutes
bullet Handout
bullet Approx. 2.7 MB

 


Gary Hemminger
Director of Product Marketing
Foundry Networks

 
Cisco Systems
bullet On-demand Audio
bullet Approx. 18 Minutes
bullet Handout
bullet Approx. 877 kB

 


Kash Shaikh
Senior Manager, Market Management
Cisco Systems

 
Juniper Networks
bullet On-demand Audio
bullet Approx. 25 Minutes

 


DJ Skillman
Manager, Technical Marketing
Application Acceleration/ Load Balancing
Juniper Networks
Citrix Networks
bullet On-demand Audio
bullet Approx. 22 Minutes
bullet Handout
bullet Approx. 2.3 mB

 


Morgan Gerhart
Group Manager, Product Marketing
Citrix Networks
 

 

2007 Application Delivery Challenge: Solutions for the Data Center

The Paper

 

You have come to the right place if you are looking for the best networking solution for servers and applications. The leading solution providers - Foundry Networks, Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks and Citrix Systems - have all come together to explain why they have the best overall solution.

This networking solution for the data center goes by many names: Application Switch, Application Delivery Controller (ADC) or Application Front End (AFE). Itís the next evolution of Server Load Balancers or Layer 4-7 switches. While we have not decided on a name, and we didn't even settle on one in the past, letís call it an application switch since it is one less word. Regardless, it plays a critical role in the network.

Does a solution exists that can make everyone happy? Well, there may be no perfect solution but these vendors have come close. They did it by packaging a combination of features that work together in the application switch.

 

The key features include:
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Server and appliance load balancing

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Server and appliance awareness

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Server off-loading

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Security

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Application acceleration


The vendors have also addressed the issue of managing the application switch, providing a scalable solution for small to large implementations; providing high performance; reducing heat, power, space requirements; and having hardened their equipment to keep them running and keep the bad guys out.
 
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