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Slow Applications Need an IT Hero – Learn How to Boost Your Applications

by PaulWallace on ‎03-18-2016 09:59 AM (2,081 Views)

What exactly is it that’s slowing you down?

 

Too much data? Applications can’t cope? Don’t turn off the fire hose of data pointing at your applications. Turn up your applications to manage the data!

 

Who could have predicted the uptake of Mobile Commerce? Who knew customers would be using smartphones and tablets, increasing network traffic and the sheer amount of data?

 

And who could have forecast the ever-growing number of cloud applications, and the resulting strain on the network?

 

65% of IT leaders say the scale of peaks is unpredictable

 

You’re under pressure to make the business more competitive.

 

You want to reduce application latency and response time, make more efficient use of network bandwidth, or resolve performance bottlenecks.

 

However, it’s not just the fire hose of data or the applications that are slowing you down, it is a combination of factors, including the way in which transactions are steered through the network to the applications servers.

 

Let your Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) manage the workload

 

At peak demand, ADCs assign more bandwidth to the apps and Web pages that need it.

 

But higher traffic volumes and changing traffic patterns make it difficult to predict peak times or manage the workload. Load balancing appliances meet workload requirements less than half the time, and often add to your performance headaches.

 

65% of IT leaders say that services just aren't fast enough

 

Need to add applications? Why not just add more load balancers? 

 

Traditional ADCs are expensive, and difficult to configure. And as they’re only deployed to deal with high peaks and workloads, they’re often under-utilized.

 

But surely your new cloud initiative will reduce costs and make it easier to deploy new applications? Well, it would if apps could ramp up to meet the fire hose of data coming your way.

 

But traditional ADCs are unable to leverage your virtual environment, because they are linked by static connections to your virtual application servers.

 

So what’s the answer?

 

The clue’s in “virtual.” A software-based ADC makes it easier to add extra capacity, and to auto-scale applications to match the transaction load, releasing resources that are no longer required.

 

It’s way more cost-effective than a hardware-based appliance, lowering both CapEx and OpEx. But the real benefits are the agility and flexibility offered by a virtual ADC (vADC).

 

Instead of just managing the workload peaks and troughs, vADCs continually monitor applications and Web-based services, adjusting bandwidth and performance automatically, in real time.

 

Reduce your server estate by half 

 

Not all vADCs are created equal.

 

Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager (vTM) is the industry’s only complete software-based Layer 7 ADC with integrated Web Content Optimization (WCO) capability.

 

Designed for virtualization and cloud portability, it frees applications from the constraints of hardware-based load balancers. So you can deploy ADC resources across all data center environments, with no need for “just in case” provisioning.

 

Become an IT hero to your colleagues.

 

Brocade vADC solutions deliver improved reliability and scalability, increased security, better application performance, and enhanced integration and control. So it’s easier to roll out new applications, get maximum value from virtualized servers, and keep your customers happy.

 

It’s just another example of how Brocade paves the way for the New IP––with open, flexible, and software-enabled technologies that transform the way the world does business.

 

Learn more and view this vADC infographic or to download the free trial