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Best Practices for Load-Balancing-as-a-Service (LBaaS) in OpenStack

Organizations adopt OpenStack to derive the benefits of programmability and flexibility of cloud orchestration and automation. However, companies implementing OpenStack find that networking, scalability, and load balancing functions in OpenStack environments are very challenging:

New software-defined principles are simplifying load balancing capabilities for OpenStack private clouds. On one side, legacy appliances are extremely complex to integrate, require manual provisioning, and can't scale on demand. On the other side, open source solutions do not have the enterprise-grade features to move your workloads into production.

Learn how the Avi Vantage Platform from Avi Networks integrates with OpenStack services to bridge the gap left by legacy and open source solutions while lowering your TCO by more than 70%.

Join us on this webinar to learn how to:

• Deliver advanced LBaaS for OpenStack in minutes
• Get central control and visibility through the Horizon dashboard
• Troubleshoot applications using visual aids and transaction replays
• Automate application services and enable developer self-service
• Accelerate your overall OpenStack implementation
Recorded Apr 12 2016 39 mins
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