Riverbed integrates cloud-ready Stingray Traffic Manager Software with vFabric application director
INDUSTRYBy BiztechAfrica - Aug. 29, 2012, 1:59 p.m.
Riverbed Technology this week announced the integration of Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager, its software and virtual application delivery controller (ADC), with VMware vFabric Application Director, a hybrid cloud application provisioning solution.
This solution combines Stingray Traffic Manager software application acceleration capability with VMware vFabric Application Director automation to allow customers to create application blueprints that can be used to provision and scale multi-tier applications, faster and smarter in a hybrid cloud environment. These application blueprints can use application delivery features of Stingray Traffic Manager software for a higher level of application portability across cloud services and repeatable deployments of selected applications with standard deployment settings.
Application development and portability are evolving and can become more complex as companies continue to move to the cloud. The need for real-time updates of application functionality changes frequently in scale, and user demand for constant availability and reliability place new pressure on application architects. These challenges are time consuming and can be costly for an enterprise deploying and updating its applications in the cloud. Stingray Traffic Manager software provides enterprises with a solution to accelerate, automate, provision, and scale their clouds cost effectively.
“Though cloud computing provides enterprises with many benefits, the need to instantly meet user demands can prove challenging for application architects,” said Rohit Mehra, director of Enterprise Communications Infrastructure at IDC. “Solutions for these challenges must match the nature of the cloud itself – they must be innovative and flexible. The merging of acceleration and automation capabilities is invaluable for organisations seeking to quickly and cost-efficiently deploy and provide high-performing applications.”
VMware vFabric Application Director, a cloud application provisioning solution for hybrid clouds, simplifies creating application deployment topologies that are truly portable across private, public, and hybrid cloud environments through the use of application deployment blueprints.
With the integration of Stingray Traffic Manager software with vFabric Application Director, application architects within IT organisations can now easily—with a drag and drop interface—choose to accelerate and load balance their enterprise applications in the cloud. The solution is available on VMware Cloud Application Management Marketplace. The marketplace allows VMware partners, customers, and end user communities to develop and publish application blueprints that are truly portable across clouds. This gives application and infrastructure teams the flexibility, freedom of choice and a collaborative environment for implementing a forward looking IT strategy for cloud application delivery into cloud.
“VMware vFabric™ Application Director™ is a cloud-ready solution that delivers deployment efficiency and agility, accelerates time to market, reduces costs, and leverages existing investments,” said Ramin Sayar, vice president and general manager, Virtualisation and Cloud Management at VMware. “With cloud environments becoming more pervasive, customers must have flexible, easy-to-use solutions that can be quickly integrated into highly dynamic virtual and cloud infrastructures. The integration of Stingray Traffic Manager software with vFabric Application Director fits with our solution to accelerate, automate, and scale applications in the cloud.”
Riverbed will also leverage other product vendors in VMware’s Cloud Applications Management Marketplace to expand the solution. The first collaboration is with Zend, a provider of software and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications in the cloud. This collaboration has yielded a blueprint for Magento E-Commerce store on a clustered high availability Zend server fronted by Riverbed. Customers who need high performing PHP applications in the cloud would be able to use new blueprints by Riverbed and Zend that can save them significant application development time and resources.
Designed for the cloud, the Riverbed ADC solution is a comprehensive layer seven software ADC that can be deployed seamlessly in private, public, and hybrid clouds. Stingray Traffic Manager software offers simple scripting, easy user interface-based configuration management, and robust application programming interface (APIs) that enable the solution to be managed as an application and provisioned like a service. This makes it better suited than a hardware load balancer to accelerate multi-tier applications in a virtual or cloud environment.
“As applications move to the cloud and become more dynamic, performance solutions must keep pace with how they are changing,” said Apurva Davé, vice president of products, Stingray Business Unit at Riverbed. “The Stingray Traffic Manager software was designed with the cloud in mind, and its ability to accelerate applications is unrivaled. Riverbed and VMware have a longstanding history that enables better-performing IT for enterprises. Integrating Stingray Traffic Manager software and vFabric Application Director™ is an important progression for application architects and enterprises operating in the cloud, as this collaboration will enable faster and easier deployments of highly-optimised applications.”
MORE INDUSTRY NEWS
Emerson: Wireless technologies revolutionise plant managementEmerson Process Management Middle East and Africa has revealed actions taken on safer, more secure and smarter wireless plant. Read More
Fortinet advances its network security platform with new enterprise firewall capabilitiesFortinet answers the question, “What’s Next in Next-Generation Enterprise Firewalls?” with its new FortiOS 5 enterprise-class capabilities. Read More
Aastra Transform campaign targets Africa’s legacy PBXsAastra is offering a cost-efficient migration from legacy to IP technology to enterprises in MEA. Read More
Polystar delivers network solution to Tanzania’s Rural NetCoRural NetCo Ltd, a Tanzanian based communications company, has successfully implemented Polystar's Network and Quality Assurance solution. Read More
Next-gen fuel cell system addresses telecoms backup power needsBallard Power Systems has announced the launch of the next-generation ElectraGen™-ME backup power system for use in the telecom market. Read More
Internet Solutions Mozambique enhances SLA reporting servicesInternet Solutions Mozambique has transformed SLA (service level agreement) reporting with the release of detailed, highly transparent monthly reporting, which includes on-demand information. Read More
Avaya announces Avaya Video Collaboration Solution for IP OfficeAvaya has introduced a comprehensive and affordable video collaboration solution for Small and Midsized Enterprises. Read More
Astel, Systech to provide M2M devices across AfricaAstel (UK) ltd is now distributing Systech’s line of SysLINK M2M Modular Gateways and IPG Internet Payment Gateways into African markets. Read More
Dell Latitude 10: a tight Windows 8 powered machine in a business friendly wrapperThe new Dell Latitude 10 is the latest in a line of Windows 8 hybrids that are perfect for the business market, says Tarsus. Read More
SkyVision launches new corporate voice, data and video services at Nigeria’s “NOGTech 2013″SkyVision Global Networks, a leading global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fibre optic systems, launched its new corporate voice, data and video services at NOGTech 2013. Read More
FEATURED STORYAirtime transfer big business in Ivory Coast
Airtime transferred direct to mobile is proving popular among consumers and is generating jobs in Ivory Coast.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHThe high and lows of ICT entrepreneurship
One year after graduation, the founders of Ctech tell Gregory Gondwe about their experiences as a start-up.