Cloud-native controller streamlines web app delivery
Getting the best performance, and thus return on investment from their app projects is essential for an increasing number of organizations.
But in traditional delivery models the optimization layer is either separate from the application servers in the form of a content delivery network (CDN), or requires constant manual management and operation.
Web application control specialist Webscale is launching a cloud application delivery controller (ADC) for web applications that delivers access to essential, real-time capabilities for application performance, availability, and security.
"In our core markets of e-commerce, e-learning, and financial services, where application delivery is mission-critical, customers' needs vary dramatically," says Sonal Puri, CEO of Webscale. "Even across markets, it's self-evident that companies need to derive the highest possible ROI from their technology investments because these are massive cost centers and not their core business. What's more, in industries where disruption of production applications could mean millions of dollars per minute in lost revenues, customers need more than a point solution. They need end-to-end assurance of performance, security, and scalability delivered just in time. That’s the promise of a Webscale partnership."
Webscale Cloud ADC is deployed across multiple cloud providers globally, is enabled per application, and sits in close proximity to the customer application back end, providing a 360-degree view into all the sessions entering and exiting the application.
Its data plane senses application and session behavior and, combined with the decision engine of the Webscale distributed control plane, makes real-time decisions to enhance performance, infrastructure scaling, and security. Customers have the ability to influence application behavior in real-time as compared to other distributed solutions like CDNs or appliance-based ADCs that sit in data centers and cloud providers making reactive decisions. The SaaS delivery model keeps data and sessions isolated by customer or, alternatively, enables a dedicated deployment within a customer cloud.
You can find out more about how it works on the Webscale site.