2008 Application Delivery Challenge
Produced by Layland Consulting and Webtorials
The Critical Role of an ADC in the Data Center and the Internet
The data center is the heart of the corporationís information infrastructure. A well-functioning data center is critical to keeping users, customers, and management happy. Selecting the right solutions for the data center is one of the most important tasks facing network managers. The Application Delivery Controller (ADC) is at the center of any data center architecture and having the right ADC is critical to keeping everyone happy.
The ADC plays a key role in directing traffic, defending and securing the data center, and accelerating applications, while controlling the ever escalating cost of the data center. How do you know which ADC is right? What are the key functions and requirements for an ADC?
The Application Delivery Challenge will help you answer these questions and better understand which vendors can assist in building a high-performance data center. Two of the leading ADC vendors, Foundry Networks and Citrix, present their own views on the right ADC for an enterprise data center. Also, Akamai explains how ADC technology and functions complete the picture outside the data center and in the Internet cloud. These views will help you understand how to build a world-class network with an ADC at the center.
The previously announced paper is now augmented by podcast conversations with
Robin Layland with representatives of each of the sponsoring companies.
These conversations each provide the opportunity to delve more deeply into key
questions surrounding the sponsor's unique strengths and overall views on
selection and implementation issues.
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