Zeus Technology (News - Alert) has announced that its load balancer technology is powering the Rackspace (News - Alert) Cloud Load Balancers.
With the help of Zeus software, Rackspace, a specialist in hosting and cloud computing, plans to provide its customers the ability to quickly load balance and scale multiple cloud servers for optimal resource utilization.
Zeus Traffic Manager, a pure software application delivery controller, enables Rackspace customers to deliver applications within the Rackspace cloud. The deployment of this solution in Rackspace’s suite of cloud solutions – including cloud sites, cloud files and cloud servers – can help customers improve application performance, increase application availability and better manage application updates.
“With Rackspace Cloud Loud Balancers, we get a failover solution without a lot of effort and expense,” said H. Wade Minter, senior developer and chief architect at TeamSnap, adding that the Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers really save the company in terms of the number of machines that it has to manage – and it’s all based on technology that is solid.
“Better quality software, more redundancy, less work on our end and a solution we and our customers can depend on – it was an easy choice for us,” Minter said.
Noting that cloud computing has established its importance in today’s business landscape, Raja Srinivasan, vice president of cloud computing at Zeus, said that as more companies realize and take advantage of its immense potential, they need to ensure they can maintain consistent delivery and application availability.
“The company is working with Rackspace to offer a software application delivery controller to their customers, highlighting the value of load balancers in the cloud,” Srinivasan said.
Zeus is software-based application traffic management – Application Delivery Controller – company. Earlier in March, the company said that it helped BT (News - Alert) deliver seamless online services across its premier websites serving more than 15 million registered users.
In related industry news, Coyote Point Systems (News - Alert), a provider of application delivery and load balancer products, has inked a partnership with Hurricane Electric, an IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, to provide IPv6 tunnel capabilities to Coyote Point's Equalizer Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs).
The partnership, which combines the best of breed Application Delivery functionality of Coyote Point's Equalizer product line with Hurricane Electric's (News - Alert) world-class Internet6 backbone, will provide users of Coyote Point's Equalizer ADCs with direct access to Hurricane Electric's IPv6 Service offering, company officials said. Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin