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An Insider’s guide to DNS and Global Load Balancing

by pwallace_1 on ‎01-13-2015 01:00 AM - last edited on ‎05-29-2015 01:26 PM by PaulWallace (2,109 Views)

(This article is the last in the series starting with In the previous article, we looked at the two different ways in which SteelApp can use DNS to provide a GLB service, and in this article, we take a closer look at the way DNS works in detail.DNS in more detailBehind the scenes, the DNS system is ...

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How does SteelApp Global Load Balancing Work?

by pwallace_1 on ‎01-08-2015 03:16 AM - last edited on ‎05-29-2015 01:35 PM by PaulWallace (2,108 Views)

(This article is part of a series starting with In the previous article, we covered how the Internet uses the DNS service to resolve addressing between different data center locations, and in this article, we look at how SteelApp implements a Global Load Balancing service. SteelApp Traffic Manager can...

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Global Load Balancing, DNS and the Internet

by pwallace_1 on ‎12-18-2014 07:10 AM - last edited on ‎08-11-2015 01:41 PM by Community Manager (2,455 Views)

(This article is part of a series starting with Telephone Directories and Call CentersIn the previous article in this series, we looked at the basic concepts of Global Load Balancing, and compared it to a Global Telephone Directory. In this article, we will see how the Internet uses a system called “...

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The Layman’s Guide to Global Load Balancing

by pwallace_1 on ‎12-11-2014 03:59 PM - last edited on ‎05-29-2015 01:54 PM by PaulWallace (1,529 Views)

(This article is part of a series starting with Telephone Directories and Call CentersIn this new series of articles, I delve into the topic of Global Load Balancing, how it works, and how you can use SteelApp to enhance application delivery for all applications, wherever they are based.Let’s start ...

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Back to Basics - Global Load Balancing With SteelApp

by pwallace_1 on ‎12-11-2014 03:59 PM - last edited on ‎08-11-2015 12:48 PM by Community Manager (3,419 Views)

In the last Back to Basics series, I looked at what “ADCs” and “Traffic Managers” actually do, and how they differ from ordinary “Load Balancers.” In this new series of articles, I am going to look at the topic of Global Load Balancing, how it works, and how you can use SteelApp to enhance application...

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Fixing errors on a website with Stingray

by pwallace_1 on ‎03-28-2014 02:46 AM (1,704 Views)

Most people start off using Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager to improve the availability and reliability of a website, then focus on how they can improve its performance and response time, but Stingray really starts to shine when you discover how easy it is to enhance the presentation of your website... Read more...

Controlling Service Levels with Stingray

by pwallace_1 on ‎03-05-2014 07:05 AM (2,059 Views)

Bandwidth is a limited resource for many websites, and in this article, we’ll investigate how you can use Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager to make the most of that resource, by controlling the level of service that different users get as they access your website.On your web site, you might have a range... Read more...

Control and Flexibility with Stingray Traffic Manager

by pwallace_1 on ‎02-17-2014 12:02 AM - last edited on ‎05-29-2015 04:15 PM by PaulWallace (2,581 Views)

We have covered load balancing, health monitoring and some caching in my last blog, and now it’s time to look at why Stingray Traffic Manager really shines when you need to add more control your applications.First, Stingray gives you closer control over services and users and transactions, and lets ...

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In this series of articles, we have covered the key aspects of load balancing and health monitors to improve availability of web applications, and now it’s time to look at how you can use simple caching to improve the performance of your applications.Imagine a website which uses a database to hold transactions... Read more...

Health monitoring with Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager

by pwallace_1 on ‎01-26-2014 04:02 PM (2,465 Views)

In the previous article on load balancing, we showed how easy it is to create a new service with Stingray software. Stingray can use a range of different algorithms to distribute the workload, but in this article we will look at how we monitor the performance and health of all the web servers which ... Read more...

How to set up load balancing using Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager

by pwallace_1 on ‎01-20-2014 06:28 AM - last edited on ‎05-29-2015 04:21 PM by PaulWallace (3,662 Views)

In the two previous articles, I covered some of the basic concepts, but now it is time to look at the first stage that most people start with – simple load balancing. Setting up basic services is made easier in Stingray Traffic Manager using Wizards, and for simple load balancing we use the Manage a...

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Three ways to use Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager

by pwallace_1 on ‎01-06-2014 05:02 PM - last edited on ‎05-29-2015 04:33 PM by PaulWallace (2,730 Views)

In the first article in this series, I used the example of a call center to show how an ADC or Traffic Manager helps to control the traffic flow in and out of applications. In this second installment, we will look at how a powerful ADC such as Riverbed Stingray gives you much greater availability, performance...

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Back to Basics - What is a Traffic Manager, Anyway?

by pwallace_1 on ‎01-06-2014 04:02 PM - last edited on ‎05-29-2015 04:43 PM by PaulWallace (4,658 Views)

I was asked recently about what “ADCs” and “Traffic Managers” actually do, and how they differ from ordinary “Load Balancers,” and I was reminded of how I first learned about it. So in this series of articles, I will cover some of the key features that can make real a difference to your applications...

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In a previous video we showed how to bring up Stingray Traffic Manager in a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Now we will walk through the deployment of a cluster of Stingray Traffic Managers in a VPC on AWS. The clustering feature as well as other features such as SSL offloading... Read more...

Stingray ADC200 Class NYC June 10th-14th

by jmartin_2 on ‎05-29-2013 01:02 PM (3,114 Views)

COURSE DETAILSJune 10-14, 2013New York City, NYRegistration is open forCustomers & PartnersCustomers $5,000(50) Training CreditsSVC-TRA-CRCUST01-COnline Registration LinkPartner NFR $2,000(50) Training CreditsSVC-TRA-CRPTNR01-PContact Training TeamTraining LocationRiverbed TechnologyOne Penn Plaza17th... Read more...