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Data Center Agility with Software-defined Load Balancing and NFV

Load balancing and what load balancers can do are undergoing significant changes as enterprises seek to deploy cloud-native applications in data centers and public clouds. According to Gartner, “Application-centric personnel are driving a return to lightweight, disaggregated load balancers, creating challenges and opportunities for I&O leaders.”

Simultaneously, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is now reaching mainstream enterprises with the Cisco Cloud Services Platform (CSP) 2100. Avi Networks and Cisco CSP integrate to provide a turn-key solution for the rapid deployment of application services such as load balancing, analytics, and autoscaling on an elastic NFV platform, without requiring any additional expertise. The joint solution ensures that administrators can efficiently roll out elastic, high-performance, load balancing and application monitoring capabilities.

Join Avi Networks and Cisco guest speaker, Gunnar Anderson to learn how enterprises now have an opportunity to take advantage of software-defined load balancing and NFV quickly and easily using:

• Standard x86 servers
• Virtualized/software-based functions
• API-driven approach
• Elastic scaling to millions of SSL TPS
Recorded Sep 29 2016 45 mins
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Guru Chahal – VP of Product Management, Avi Networks and Gunnar Anderson – Product Manager, Cisco CNSG
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Avi Networks gives you public-cloud-like flexibility for application services beyond load balancing including analytics, predictive autoscaling, micro-segmentation, and self-service IT in any private or public cloud. Unlike legacy ADCs which cause overprovisioning and overspending, the Avi Vantage Platform delivers agile, software defined application services that mirrors next generation data center architectures.

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