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Announcing the Latest in Load Balancing and WAF from VMware to Help Enterprises Modernize

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July marks the one-year anniversary of VMware’s acquisition of Avi Networks. In the past year, the engineering team has been busy enhancing and accelerating the product capabilities that helped propel Avi Networks as a powerful, enterprise-grade alternative in a market dominated by appliance-based ADC vendors. VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (formerly Avi Networks) v20.1 announced Read more...

Deliver Any App Like a Web-Scale App with an Elastic, Intelligent Load Balancing Fabric

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A web-scale application requires high performance and massive scalability to support a large number of simultaneous users with an outstanding user experience. They must be scalable on-demand while delivering great performance, agility and resiliency. Today’s modern applications either have hyper-scale requirements from day 1 or may grow rapidly in the future. It requires a scalable, future-proof application delivery platform for load balancing, web application firewall and application analytics, which is immensely challenging. Businesses are always on the lookout to save on Read more...

How Avi Networks is Changing Web Application Security

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A couple weeks ago at the 2020 RSA Conference, the Avi Networks team was presenting on the state of web application security and the shortcomings of traditional Web Application Firewalls (WAFs). This blog post highlights many of the slides from the booth presentation concluding with a link to a recent Tech Field Day demo where Read more...

Let’s Disrupt the Load Balancing Industry!

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The team at Avi Networks is a fiery, passionate team that has set their sights on disrupting the load balancing industry. And that goal hasn’t changed since we’ve become part of VMware. “Disruption” may have sounded like mighty big talk from a relatively small team but we are not small anymore. Our actions always speak Read more...

Introducing Horizon Integration with VMware Advanced Load Balancer

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Today we are happy to announce that VMware Advanced Load Balancer (by Avi Networks) can now seamlessly integrate with VMware Horizon and is available as an add-on license.  This is a significant performance and monitoring boost for virtual desktop interface (VDI) systems. VDIs, like VMware Horizon, give enterprises flexibility and scale by providing a software Read more...

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 traditional load balancing methods 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 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...