With Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) set to optimize enterprise application environments and end user performance, the application delivery specialist Array Networks (News - Alert) made available its Microsoft-approved load balancing solution for Lync Server 2010.
Array’s APV series application delivery controllers will ensure the availability of Lync services when the application servers are down and those running Lync 2010 unified communications will also get compelling value, according to company officials.
Enterprises can optimize Lync traffic across multiple servers and data centers by using intelligent load balancer technology for an improved local and global user experience.
Array's APV series enable intelligent load balancing of Lync services across multiple servers, re-distributes traffic when servers fail or are overloaded, ensures local and global availability of services and protects Lync servers from DDoS attacks.
“Our joint solution with Microsoft (News - Alert) for Lync Server 2010 is a perfect example of how we are working with application developers to create end-to-end solutions that ensure the performance, availability and security of applications over the Internet,” said Michael Zhao, CEO at Array Networks.
The company’s application delivery controllers can provide connectivity to multiple front-end servers, multiple directors in an array or provide connectivity to both internal and external network interface cards for multiple edge servers in an array.
Some Lync functions are offloaded from the servers to dedicated Array devices for optimized performance. These appliances, built for simplicity, scale and performance, deliver lower total cost of ownership and reduce server and allied costs.
“Array has worked closely with Microsoft to create products that accelerate and optimize the delivery of Lync services,” said Neville Nandkeshwar, director of product marketing at Array Networks.
As a Microsoft qualified load balancing solution for Lync 2010, APV Series application delivery controllers have met all requirements for interoperability with Lync Server 2010.
In other industry news, a few weeks ago Coyote Point Systems (News - Alert) unveiled this spring’s hottest IT item, the Equalizer OnDemand – a robust Application Delivery Controller based on Coyote Point’s new EQ/OS 10 architecture that runs as a VMware virtual appliance. With this latest release, Equalizer ADCs can now be deployed as hardware or software to provide content routing, load balancing and application acceleration to optimize application performance, according to company officials.
“If you are a VMware customer, this is the easiest and most cost effective way to get our technology into your data center,” Jim Puchbauer (News - Alert), director of marketing, Coyote Point Systems, told TMCnet. “To deploy our equipment on your virtual infrastructure is so easy now – you just download, get a license key and you are done.”
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin