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The Application Delivery Network can be best defined as a set of technologies that offers application
availability, acceleration, visibility and security. This is a combination of WAN optimization and application
delivery control.


Application delivery networking is characterized by numerous functions, like layer 4 load balancing and
layer 7 content switching. Other functions include the following:-



        Integration of web application firewall system
        DDOS and Malware protection
        SSL offload and acceleration capacities
        TCP offload and acceleration capacities




Mulling on the same note, Load balancing is a computer networking procedure that helps in distributing
workload across various computers, or network links, computer cluster, disk drives, central processing
units, and any other resources to attain optimum resource utilization, increase response time and avert
overload. By utilizing various constituents along with load balancing appliances, rather than a single
component might help in maximizing the consistency through redundancy. Load balancing service is
generally offered by a dedicated hardware of software, for instance a Domain Name System server or
multilayer switch.


Today eminent service providers have come up with load balancing and link load balancing solutions.
Some of the benefits of server load balancing are as follows:-



        Enables global and local server load balancing with multi-unit clustering for 99.999% application
        uptime as well as data center scalability
        Offers advanced application traffic management for optimized delivery of critical business
        applications and other IP services
        There is offloading of application and Web servers for high efficiency, capacity as well as return
        on investment
        There is incorporated TCP connection multiplexing, high-speed HTTP processing, compression
        and caching for a 5X improvement in application functionality
        SSL acceleration for safeguarding data in transit, offloading compute-intensive processes from
        servers and enhancing application performance
        There are reverse-proxy infrastructure with an advanced packet-inspection firewall for securing
        applications without influencing the performance
        There are application-specific criteria and configuration guidelines for quick implementation of
        optimized configurations
        Advanced performance of 2048-bit SSL encryption for aligning with NIST and certificate authority
        security needs
        Extensible XML-RPC for incorporation along with proprietary and other third party data center
        management and monitoring products




The new age server load balancers offers a strategic point of control that helps in optimizing the safety,
accessibility and performance of IP data services, data center devices and enterprise applications.


Also read on - Secure Remote Access, SSL VPN Appliance

				
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Description: The Application Delivery Network can be best defined as a set of technologies that offers application availability, acceleration, visibility and security. This is a combination of WAN optimization and application delivery control.