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Meltdown and Spectre: Array Products Not Affected

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By now, most members of IT staff and management have read about the latest vulnerabilities to make major headlines: Meltdown and Spectre, which affect Intel, AMD and other CPUs developed over the last couple of decades. Array products exclusively use Intel processors. In regards to both Meltdown and Spectre, though, Array’s AVX Series network...

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12 Jan, 18

And the Survey Says: NFV!

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Channel Partners, one of the premier media covering indirect sales channels that serve the tech industry, ran a poll on their site on December 13 that asked in part, “What’s the next big ‘software-defined’ sales opportunity?” By a wide margin, respondents chose the trend toward NFV and virtual network functions (VNFs) replacing dedicated appliances...

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18 Dec, 17

Major Enhancements for Array’s Load Balancers Released

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Recently, Array released software version of our ArrayOS for the APV Series application delivery controllers. This new version offers a number of major new features and enhancements, which will help customers and partners expand load balancing capabilities to new use cases. First and foremost, APV adds custom-tailored support for Oracle Tuxedo. Tuxedo...

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14 Nov, 17

10 Steps to a Smoother ADC Deployment (plus a Bonus)

posted in ADC, Application Delivery Controllers, Global Server Load Balancing, Link Load Balancing, Server Load Balancing, virtual adc by

According to Wikipedia, application delivery controllers (a.k.a. load balancers) began to hit the IT market around 2004. Array was founded in 2000; as company legend has it, one of our earliest engineers became frustrated at the lack of server resources to demonstrate a project he was working on – as a startup, budgets were...

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05 Oct, 17

New Array AVX Series Software Release – AVX 2.5

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We’re very pleased to announce the release of AVX 2.5, which brings a number of new features and capabilities to the AVX Series Network Functions Platform. Key highlights include: Virtual switch enhancements, including support for Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), VLAN, multi-queue and port mirroring, as well as support for a unique and fixed MAC...

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01 Aug, 17

Getting from ‘Could’ to ‘Cloud’

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In a recent email, an esteemed co-worker* typed ‘could era,’ when he/she intended to write ‘cloud era.’ Or perhaps they were the victim of another one of those unfortunate spell-check autocorrects like ‘covfefe’ may have been – or not. It’s best to leave that to the political pundits to try to decipher. But that...

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26 Jul, 17

The Dystopian New Normal of Ransomware

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In the IT world, it’s become sort of a dystopian new normal to see massive, headline-grabbing network attacks, often on a global scale. The latest of these, just over a month ago, was WannaCry – which was estimated to have infected more than 200,000 computers worldwide in its first wave*. This ransomware/worm is particularly...

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22 Jun, 17

Settle for More, Not Less

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Broadcast satellite provider DirecTV last year ran an amusing ad series called “The Settlers” in which a pioneer-style family – complete with log cabin, 19th century clothing and horse-drawn farming equipment – chose cable TV service in order to preserve their values as settlers. Their surrounding neighbors, with modern suburban homes and all the...

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10 May, 17

AVX Network Functions Platform: Imagine the Possibilities

posted in ADC, Network Functions Platform, Server Load Balancing, Virtualized ADC by

We’ve blogged fairly frequently about our AVX Series over the past couple of years. In its initial incarnations, this multi-tenant, virtualized appliance supported multiple Array virtual appliances (load balancing and SSL VPN, primarily) with guaranteed performance and variable-sized instances. Many of our IaaS, SaaS and enterprise customers have embraced the AVX Series for its...

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06 Apr, 17

Choosing the Right ADC Deployment Model

posted in ADC, Application Delivery Controllers, Global Server Load Balancing, Multi-Tenant, Server Load Balancing, SSL Offloading, virtual adc, Virtualized ADC by

Today there are more deployment models than ever before for load balancing and application delivery. The trick is know which one, or which combination of these models, is the best fit for your needs. As in any choice in networking deployment models, there can be trade-offs that need to be evaluated carefully – typically...

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27 Feb, 17