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The IP Address – Identity Disconnect

The advent of virtualization brought about awareness of the need to decouple applications from IP addresses. The same holds true on the client side – perhaps even more so than in the data center. I could quote The Prisoner, but that would be so... Read more
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WILS: Client IP or Not Client IP, SNAT is the Question

Ever wonder why requests coming through proxy-based solutions, particularly load balancers, end up with an IP address other than the real client? It’s not just a network administrator having fun at your expense. SNAT is the question – and the... Read more
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WILS: A Good Hall Monitor Actually Checks the Hall Pass

Are you monitoring the network, servers, stack, or the application? The answer may mean the difference between your application being available or not. One of the biggest problems with moving away from simple load balancing to application... Read more
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WILS: Network Load Balancing versus Application Load Balancing

Are you load balancing servers or applications? Network traffic or application requests? If your strategy to application availability is network-based you might need a change in direction (up the stack).   ... Read more
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Cloud Computing Makes Servers Obsolete

The concept of a server needs to go the way of the dodo One of the reasons I enjoy Twitter is that quite frequently – if you’re following the right people – you’ll see a tweet that is absolutely profound despite its simplicity and the... Read more
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The Disadvantages of DSR (Direct Server Return)

I read a very nice blog post yesterday discussing some of the traditional pros and cons of load-balancing configurations. The author comes to the conclusion that if you can use direct server return, you should. I agree with the author's list... Read more
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