Application Delivery Controllers understand applications and optimize server performance - offloading compute-intensive tasks that prevent servers from quickly delivering applications. Learn how ADCs have taken over where load balancers left off.
This Wikibon Report offers detailed insight into how Oracle SPARC M7-based servers, and systems, use advanced offload technologies for encryption of systems; have very low encryption overheads; and are an important prerequisite for implementing best-of-breed security without impacting business productivity.
While this dramatic growth occurs, projections call for the cloud to account for nearly two-thirds of data center traffic and for cloud-based workloads to quadruple over traditional servers. That adds another element to the picture: changing traffic patterns. Under a cloud model, a university, for example, can build its network to handle average traffic volumes but then offload data on heavier trafficked days to a public cloud service when demand dictates, such as when it’s time to register for the next semester of classes.
Published By: Alacritech
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Today's systems and servers need an efficient way to move the ever-increasing amounts of data over networks. Many companies have introduced solutions such as TCP/IP Offload Engines (TOE) Network Interface Cards (TNICs), Network Interface Cards (NICs), and iSCSI Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) to solve efficiency and throughout challenges. However, the functionality of these solutions is quite varied, and in some cases, rapidly becoming obsolete.
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