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Balance Remote Working, Digital Transformation and Distributed Environments with Right Load Balancing

2020 not only changed the functioning of the entire world but also led to one of the most drastic changes in the work environment. The concept of remote working which involved either work from home (WFH) or work from anywhere (WFA) was considered as a privilege, but the pandemic led nearly all verticals down a new road. The change has been so drastic that governments and enterprises across verticals are thinking and some have already declared that remote working is either permanent or extended till 2021 and have reformed the policies for smoother remote working. The data supports this statement where a survey reports that 88 percent organizations opted for WFH and 67 percent are planning to make it a permanent work culture. While doing all of this, there is one aspect that many organizations, CISOs, employees and their respective clients worry about, and that is scalability, availability, efficiency and safety as the data that enters the system and the data that exists should not be a reason for disruption. Array Networks’ simple, yet scalable, powerful yet cost-effective APV Series.

“This is the right time and situation for the re-entry of load balancers into all the verticals that finds its necessity and can implement it in their organizations irrespective of their operation size. Many industries now deal with distributed work environments, employees working from home and some are even now going ahead with the digital transformation in their organizations. All of these have one common necessity which is the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) which provides load balancing services. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are progressively relying upon web-enabled services and web-based apps for running their business. These web-enabled apps are prone to the Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and attacks from intrusions and viruses as traffic enters the network through different firewalls and ports without inspection. ADCs help reduce risks related to IT security and ensure compliance with data security and privacy regulations,” said Shibu Paul, Vice President – International Sales at Array Networks.

When organizations take up digital transformation projects, they are complex and have the potential to become unwieldy. The failure rate is high, and there is the need for change management across the organization; only a suitable load balancer is capable of delivering the transformation that organizations require. Open source load balancers are increasingly finding a home on e-commerce sites and in companies. Open-source software has not affected the use of more advanced application delivery services, such as running a firewall on top of a load balancer. Array APV Series ADC provides the availability, scalability, performance, security and control essential to keeping applications and servers running in their power band.

Integrated local and global server load balancing, as well as link load balancing, ensure the highest levels of resiliency for applications, while connection multiplexing, SSL offload, caching and compression work together to deliver the fastest end-user experience possible. What’s more, by terminating connections on APV Series ADCs, applications are protected behind Array’s WebWall application security suite and advanced DDoS protection with machine learning. APV Series physical and virtual appliances are deployed in front of Web and application servers to distribute traffic, scale server pools, maintain persistence and accelerate applications. The virtual ADC is expected to witness a comparatively higher demand primarily on account of the increasing data traffic. The complexity of managing application traffic will increase as disparate devices are spread beyond the data center, requiring lower latency, larger data workloads, and protection from a growing quantity of security threat vectors.

With this, IT organizations can position themselves to finally strike the balance between managing resources while delivering agility and scalability via next-generation data centers.

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