Archive: 2016 October

Explaining GSLB

Especially during periods of particularly high traffic, you need a way to balance the demands you place upon your servers and network architecture. Too much traffic traveling along any one path can be disastrous – like an overloaded elevator, or a highway during rush hour. As an administrator, you know this; chances are you’re already aware of a few load balancing methods you can use to keep your servers running healthily, even during high-traffic periods. Today, we’re going to take a look at one method in particular: Global Server Load Balancing, or GSLB for short. What IS GSLB? With Global Server Load Balancing, server loads are managed by splitting traffic through the use of DNS and geographical locations. A user […]

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What Is Cloud Neutrality, and Why Does It Matter to Your Business?

As you likely already know, cloud computing represents an enormous business opportunity for organizations both small and large, coupled with the capacity to level the playing field for smaller firms. Unfortunately, like many new technologies, the cloud can also lend itself to a great deal of abuse. This is precisely why cloud neutrality is so essential – and why it’s critical that you understand what it is. What IS Cloud Neutrality? You wouldn’t be incorrect in assuming that cloud neutrality has a very similar meaning to carrier neutrality. In essence, it refers to an environment in which there is healthy competition between cloud providers. No vendor has an unfair advantage over any other vendor, and clients making use of a […]

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