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Load Balancing in 2020 and Beyond

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Happy New Year! Load balancing enters 2020! As we reflect on the previous decades, it’s interesting to see how applications, infrastructure, and load balancers have evolved: The 1990s — Monolithic applications and bare metal infrastructure in data center racks were the lifeblood of enterprise IT. Hardware load balancer appliances were developed to ensure high availability. The Read more...

The Avi Controller: A Modern Approach to Load Balancing

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If you’re here, chances are you’ve heard a bit of buzz about Avi Networks. You probably know that VMware acquired Avi Networks in July 2019 and that Avi makes a software-defined (read: software-only) load balancer and WAF that you can deploy across data centers and clouds. But what you may not know is how Avi Read more...

Replace Your Entire Fleet of Load Balancers with a Single Load Balancing Controller

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The load balancing industry has a Goldilocks problem. Traditional solutions, like hardware and virtual appliances, are rigid, difficult to manage, and highly inefficient in both cost and capacity utilization. On the other hand, cloud-based load balancing solutions leverage automation and are more nimble, but they don’t have the depth of features you want and are Read more...

VMware and Avi Networks FAQs

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Welcome to the VMware Load Balancing and WAF blog! This blog was launched after the acquisition of Avi Networks and it is where the Avi team will share updates, news, and ideas about our load balancing and WAF solutions. This is also the new home for the Avi Network’s blog. We will migrate many of Read more...