A look at AVI networks, a BADaas in load balancer land
At VMworld I was talking to my dear friend Swarna from AVI networks, we got to talk about what AVI Networks does and her role there. As load balancers (now I would get smacked on the head if she was close enough) are not really my thing I didn’t look that much at them. A load balancer is a load balancer, right? Wrong, since VMworld I’ve been reading up on AVI Networks and I feel pretty dumb that I didn’t notice them before.
First I will look at what they are offering without actually deploying one. Lets understand what they do and move from there.
Old skool Load balancer
When I think of load balancers I think of dumb appliances that have a specific task, a very important but also a very boring task;
- Load balancing traffic between two components
- Making sure a connection is going to the same component every reconnect
- Offering high availability in case of disaster
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via Rob Beekmans.net