Load balancers are often an essential component, in a data centre design or major application rollout.
Applications are being consolidated, centralised and outsourced. In many cases, consolidated applications perform poorly often due to long distances between users and applications.
Applications can be scaled by offloading the user traffic to dedicated load balancers, specifically designed to handle large traffic volumes that share the traffic equally between your multiple backend servers. These devices also protect against a complete site outage, load balancing devices can transparently direct customers to other Web sites. Further load balancing helps provide customers with faster Web response times by directing them to the nearest (fastest) site.
These application switches integrate routing and switching by forwarding traffic at layer 2 speed using layer 4-7 information. They are designed from the ground up to optimise networks for application performance.
Application switches are commonly used in server farms, data centers, web hosting sites or wherever availability, performance and security are required. The Redcentric solution can be tailored to work with applications from leading vendors including Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, and SAP.
For Redcentric load balancers are often an essential component, in a data centre design or major application rollout. Redcentric partners with the following application acceleration vendors:
- Radware (alteon) application switch range
- Citrix WanScaler and NetScaler
- Cisco Application control engine (ACE) appliances