Load Balancers - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2075 en Researcher misinterprets Oracle advisory, discloses unpatched database vulnerability http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/researcher-misinterprets-oracle-advisory-discloses-unpatched-database-vulnerability-191953?source=rss_load_balancers <p>Instructions on how to exploit an unpatched Oracle Database Server vulnerability in order to intercept the information exchanged between clients and databases were published by a security researcher who erroneously thought that the company had patched the flaw.</p> <p>Oracle's <a href="http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuapr2012-366314.html" target="_blank">April 2012 Critical Patch Update (CPU) advisory</a>, published on April 17, credited security researcher Joxean Koret for a vulnerability he reported through cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners.</p> Data Center Data Management Networking Security Oracle Database Administration Load Balancers Patch Management Vulnerability Assessment Data Center Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:26:43 +0000 admin 191953 at http://www.infoworld.com How to run your business on four rack units http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/how-run-your-business-four-rack-units-191402?source=rss_load_balancers <p>For the past eight months or so, I've been running a de facto virtualization test in the lab. I took a variety of lab boxes and internal servers, virtualized them on <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/virtualization-shoot-out-vmware-vsphere-808">VMware vSphere 4.1</a>, and ran them all on two physical servers. It may not seem impressive, but it indicates what's possible for small to medium-size corporate computing. And for those looking to consolidate, it's highly relevant.</p> Data Center Networking Data Center Design Server Virtualization Load Balancers Servers Storage Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 191402 at http://www.infoworld.com Tap the power of Windows network load balancing http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/tap-the-power-of-windows-network-load-balancing-190107?source=rss_load_balancers <p>Admins seeking a secret weapon in Windows environments should look no further than <a href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725691.aspx" target="_blank">network load balancing</a>, an often underutilized capability built right into <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/windows/test-center-preview-windows-server-2008-r2-298">Windows Server</a>, and one that's easy to take advantage of.</p> Computer Hardware Data Center Microsoft Windows Networking Load Balancers Microsoft Windows Server Clustering Servers Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 190107 at http://www.infoworld.com Startup pushes software-defined networking http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/startup-pushes-software-defined-networking-181559?source=rss_load_balancers <p><a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/101911-openflow-summit-252150.html" target="_blank">Software-defined networking</a> startup <a href="http://www.embrane.com/" target="_blank">Embrane</a> this week came out of stealth mode to unveil its product and strategy for virtualizing network services.</p> Cloud Computing Networking Virtualization Load Balancers IaaS Firewall VPN Virtualization Tue, 13 Dec 2011 12:36:45 +0000 admin 181559 at http://www.infoworld.com Exchange 2010: The secret to staying afloat when disaster strikes http://www.infoworld.com/d/windows/exchange-2010-the-secret-staying-afloat-when-disaster-strikes-401?source=rss_load_balancers <p>Exchange 2007 and 2010 both offer multiple server roles. Some are new and have no connection to pre-2007 Exchange, such as the Edge Transport server role and the Unified Messaging server role. Others are similar to their legacy counterparts, such as the Mailbox role being equivalent to Exchange 2003's Mailbox server, the Client Access Server (CAS) role being equivalent to Exchange 2003's front-end server, and the Hub Transport server role being equivalent to Exchange 2003's Bridgehead server.</p> Microsoft Windows Networking Microsoft Exchange Load Balancers Email Software Wed, 15 Dec 2010 11:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 146401 at http://www.infoworld.com Product review: Kemp Load Master goes beyond the basics http://www.infoworld.com/t/networking/product-review-kemp-load-master-goes-beyond-basics-825?source=rss_load_balancers <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">Kemp Technologies' <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/infoworld/img/27TC-kemp-photo.gif" target="_blank" class="regularArticleU">Load Master 1500 appliance</a> sports three 10/100 ports and a basic set of load-balancing features, so it competes with the likes of the Barracuda 240 at the lower end of the market. Like the Barracuda line, the Kemp family includes other models with additional features such as SSL acceleration, higher capacity, active/passive high availability, and up to eight gigabit ports.</p></div> Networking Load Balancers Network Monitoring Networking Mon, 30 Jun 2008 10:00:00 +0000 admin 36825 at http://www.infoworld.com Test Center guide: Load balancers and Web accelerators http://www.infoworld.com/t/networking/test-center-guide-load-balancers-and-web-accelerators-827?source=rss_load_balancers <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">Whether you call them application delivery controllers, application accelerators, application traffic managers, or just load balancers, the solutions for scaling out Web sites and improving the performance of Web applications have come a long way from their humble beginnings. The result is a great deal of choice in the marketplace, from bare-bones appliances with basic functionality to high-capacity switch-based systems that handle Web traffic in wildly sophisticated ways.</p></div> Networking Load Balancers Network Monitoring Networking Mon, 30 Jun 2008 10:00:00 +0000 admin 36827 at http://www.infoworld.com Product review: Barracuda Load Balancer leads with value http://www.infoworld.com/t/networking/product-review-barracuda-load-balancer-leads-value-760?source=rss_load_balancers <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">Known for anti-spam appliances and firewalls, Barracuda Networks is relatively new to the load-balancing game. <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/infoworld/img/27TC-barracuda-photo.gif" target="_blank" class="regularArticleU">The company's series of load balancers</a> span the range from a basic 10-server model that starts at $1,995 to an enterprise model with an entry price of $8,999 and that supports an unlimited number of servers and virtual clusters. As the models increase in size and cost, they also add some nice features.</p></div> Networking Load Balancers Network Monitoring Networking Mon, 30 Jun 2008 10:00:00 +0000 admin 36760 at http://www.infoworld.com 2008 Technology of the Year Award winners http://www.infoworld.com/t/networking/2008-technology-year-award-winners-679?source=rss_load_balancers <!--paging_filter--><img src="http://images.infoworld.com/img/img94369.jpg" border="0" alt="Technology of the Year awards" vspace="4" hspace="4" class="srImg" align="left" /><b></b><br clear="all" /><br /><a class="blueVrd14" href="http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/2008/01/143-2008_technology-1.html">Application development</a><br /><span>Winners in this category include the best RIA and enterprise mashup platforms, best Java IDE, best BRMS, and best application debugging solution among all of the application development solutions we evaluated in 2007. </span><br /><div class="field field-type-text field-field-special-report-dek"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drawn from the hundreds of IT products evaluated by the InfoWorld Test Center over the past year, our annual awards recognize the most capable, most polished, most groundbreaking, and most valuable products on the IT landscape. Find out which products earned top honors in our slideshow series. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-special-report-from-web"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--> </div> </div> </div> Data Explosion Backup and Recovery Anti-spam Application Development Business Process Management Development Environments Load Balancers Service-oriented Architecture Collaboration Software Development Tools Virtual Desktop DBMS Content Management Laptop PCs Enterprise Application Integration Data Security Network Router SaaS Storage Area Network Endpoint Protection Servers VoIP Wide Area Networking Search Engines Applications Vulnerability Assessment Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Data Management Mobile Technology Networking Operating Systems Security Storage Technology Business Virtualization Accuracy/Effectiveness Mon, 07 Jan 2008 11:00:00 +0000 admin 52679 at http://www.infoworld.com Coyote Point load balancer sticks to the essentials http://www.infoworld.com/t/networking/coyote-point-load-balancer-sticks-essentials-111?source=rss_load_balancers <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">Coyote Point Systems was one of the first vendors to produce a commercial load balancer in the mid-Nineties, and the company has always offered good basic features at very competitive prices. The Equalizer E550si is no exception. Starting at $10,995, it is not the least expensive load balancer available, but few of the products with lower price tags have 20 gigabit Ethernet ports or many of the advanced features found in the Equalizer.</p></div> Networking Load Balancers Network Monitoring Networking Thu, 15 Nov 2007 11:00:00 +0000 admin 33111 at http://www.infoworld.com Citrix NetScaler meets the need for speed http://www.infoworld.com/t/networking/citrix-netscaler-meets-need-speed-049?source=rss_load_balancers <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">The Citrix NetScaler handles standard load-balancing functions, but is billed as an Internet application accelerator, due to the features that speed up delivery of browser-based applications, including caching, TCP buffering, TCP session consolidation, compression, and SSL offload. These technologies can have a tremendous impact on Web application performance and reduce network traffic as well. The NetScaler is an extremely capable load balancer, an application-layer firewall, and an application accelerator.</p></div> Networking Load Balancers Network Monitoring Networking Mon, 12 Nov 2007 11:00:00 +0000 admin 33049 at http://www.infoworld.com Silver Peak hits new WAN-optimization heights http://www.infoworld.com/t/networking/silver-peak-hits-new-wan-optimization-heights-109?source=rss_load_balancers <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">You know what makes network administrators happy? Making efficient use of their equipment and eliminating "performance stinks" calls from end-users. Thus, investing in an effective WAN optimization and acceleration solution such as Silver Peak NX-5500 2.0 can put a big smile on your network admin's face.</p></div> Networking Load Balancers Network Router Wide Area Networking Computer Hardware Networking Thu, 12 Jul 2007 10:00:00 +0000 admin 30109 at http://www.infoworld.com Exclusive: Juniper DX3680 boosts Web sites' speed and reliability http://www.infoworld.com/t/networking/exclusive-juniper-dx3680-boosts-web-sites-speed-and-reliability-344?source=rss_load_balancers <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">The days of the proprietary client are waning fast, as more and more enterprise applications become Web-enabled or entirely Web-based. Critical applications from e-mail to CRM to custom internal apps are all running on either internal or external Web sites, and they need both quick response times and fault tolerance.</p></div> Networking Load Balancers Networking Thu, 05 Apr 2007 10:00:00 +0000 admin 28344 at http://www.infoworld.com 15 enterprise tech startups http://www.infoworld.com/t/application-development/15-enterprise-tech-startups-558?source=rss_load_balancers <!--paging_filter--><img src="http://images.infoworld.com/img/img78194.gif" border="0" alt="" vspace="4" hspace="4" class="srImg" align="left" /><b></b><br clear="all" /><br /><a class="blueVrd14" href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/05/15/78028_20FEstartupsintro_1.html">Tech startups to watch</a><br /><span>InfoWorld selects 15 startups whose technologies meet tough IT challenges and introduce intriguing new capabilities</span><br /><br /> <a class="blueVrd14" href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/05/15/77884_20FEstartups1_1.html">ActiveGrid speeds Web application development</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-special-report-dek"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These rising enterprise stars may not be on your radar yet ... but they should be </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-special-report-from-web"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--> </div> </div> </div> Data Explosion Access Control Application Servers Backup and Recovery Compliance Internet Anti-spam Computer Memory Disaster Recovery DRM Server Virtualization Application Development Business Process Management Data Mining Development Environments E-commerce Load Balancers Service-oriented Architecture Storage Virtualization Collaboration Software Development Tools Data Warehousing DBMS Desktop PCs Hard Drives IaaS Authentication Content Management Laptop PCs M&A CRM Network-attached Storage OLAP Outsourcing Data Loss Prevention Enterprise Application Integration Network Monitoring Risk Management Data Security Email Software Mobile Apps Network Router Printers XML ERP Processors SaaS Server Clustering Storage Area Network Endpoint Protection Network Testing Servers Technology Consulting Firewall Instant Messaging Storage Management Systems Management Storage Server Identity Management Tape Drives VoIP Office Software Wide Area Networking Internet Privacy Open Source Software Wireless LAN Intrusion Detection Project Management Software Malware Search Engines Applications Supply Chain Management Patch Management Security Management Web Applications Security Standards Social Engineering VPN Vulnerability Assessment Wireless Security Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Data Management Mobile Technology Networking Operating Systems Security Storage Technology Business Virtualization Accuracy/Effectiveness Mon, 15 May 2006 10:00:00 +0000 admin 52558 at http://www.infoworld.com Load balancers from F5 Networks and Zeus Technology tip the scales http://www.infoworld.com/t/data-management/load-balancers-f5-networks-and-zeus-technology-tip-scales-131?source=rss_load_balancers <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">Load balancers used to be fairly simple, distributing user requests from the Internet to a group of servers instead of just one. Between the drive to differentiate themselves and the increasing sophistication of Web sites and enterprise intranets, current load balancers add a plethora of additional features, from SSL off-loading to Web application acceleration to content inspection and security filters that guard against hackers exploiting known vulnerabilities to gain control of Web servers or applications.</p></div> Data Management Load Balancers Network Monitoring Network Router Computer Hardware Data Management Networking Mon, 01 May 2006 10:00:00 +0000 admin 22131 at http://www.infoworld.com Zeus lightens the load balancing http://www.infoworld.com/t/networking/zeus-lightens-load-balancing-279?source=rss_load_balancers <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">Zeus Technology has been shipping a load balancing product for a number of years, originally available as software only, and now as an appliance. The Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager (ZXTM) 7000 with Version 4 of the ZXTM software shows a level of maturity that experienced administrators will find comforting. It offers an easy, wizard-based configuration for beginners, command-line access for advanced users, and a dedicated scripting language that allows extensive adaptation to changing conditions in traffic control or load balancing.</p></div> Networking Load Balancers Network Monitoring Networking Mon, 23 Jan 2006 11:00:00 +0000 admin 20279 at http://www.infoworld.com Hardware isn't enough http://www.infoworld.com/d/hardware/hardware-isnt-enough-395?source=rss_load_balancers <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">IT buyers live in a golden age of commodity hardware. Processors, servers, networks, storage, you name it: Every segment of the IT stack keeps getting faster, cheaper, and more commoditized. No surprise, then, that IT managers often resort to a checkbook-waving strategy, throwing hardware at every IT problem, from a balky WAN to an application speed bump.</p></div> Computer Hardware Data Explosion Security Access Control Application Development Load Balancers Network Monitoring Network Router Servers Systems Management Office Software Wide Area Networking Wireless LAN Intrusion Detection Project Management Software Applications VPN Business Intelligence Computer Hardware Data Management Mobile Technology Networking Operating Systems Security Storage Technology Business Accuracy/Effectiveness Mon, 28 Nov 2005 11:00:00 +0000 admin 19395 at http://www.infoworld.com Put your load testers to work http://www.infoworld.com/d/developer-world/put-your-load-testers-work-293?source=rss_load_balancers <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">To enable predictive and scalable performance, a testing strategy should be injected throughout the development lifecycle.</p></div> Application Development Networking Application Development Load Balancers Networking Mon, 21 Nov 2005 11:00:00 +0000 admin 19293 at http://www.infoworld.com Prep your Web apps for stellar performances http://www.infoworld.com/d/developer-world/prep-your-web-apps-stellar-performances-301?source=rss_load_balancers <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">High-performance Web sites and apps don't happen accidentally. A detailed performance and scalability <a href="/tmp/archives/article/2005/2005_4800.xml" class="regularArticleU" sys_contentid="71406" sys_variantid="388">testing strategy</a> is needed throughout the development lifecycle -- and that requires a good load-testing solution.</p></div> Application Development Networking Application Development Load Balancers Networking Mon, 21 Nov 2005 11:00:00 +0000 admin 19301 at http://www.infoworld.com Enterprise networks go back to school http://www.infoworld.com/t/security/enterprise-networks-go-back-school-479?source=rss_load_balancers <!--paging_filter--><img src="http://images.infoworld.com/img/img62410.gif" border="0" alt="" vspace="4" hspace="4" class="srImg" align="left" /><b></b><br clear="all" /><br /><a class="blueVrd14" href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/07/18/29FEintelnet_1.html">Building the intelligent network</a><br /><span>Faced with application consolidation, network latency, and security issues, it's time for your network to get smart</span><br /><br /> <a class="blueVrd14" href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/07/18/29FEintelnetremote_1.html">The dumb remote office</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-special-report-dek"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Major vendors are building intelligence into next-generation networking hardware, speeding performance, improving security, and reducing the burden on servers and staff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-special-report-from-web"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--> </div> </div> </div> Access Control Internet Load Balancers Network Monitoring Network Router Firewall Wide Area Networking VPN Computer Hardware Data Management Networking Operating Systems Security Mon, 18 Jul 2005 12:00:00 +0000 admin 52479 at http://www.infoworld.com