The leader in crowd-optimized application and cloud content delivery assists ops teams to automate performance through dynamic infrastructure.
Cedexis opened a new chapter for software-defined networking announcing the general availability of its Application Delivery Platform (ADP). The leader in crowd-optimized application and cloud-based content delivery, CDNs and data centers, Cedexis ADP enables IT ops teams to manage and optimize the performance of dynamically dispersed infrastructures. It works by combining an effective and comprehensive view of Internet traffic analysis of 14 billion real users, and resilient integrations with several key data sources along with the flexibility of customer-controlled algorithms to define traffic rules.
Ryan Windham, Cedexis CEO, said, “Cloud platforms and content delivery networks provide a powerful set of infrastructure tools for developers to use, but historically getting the best use out of them has been extremely tricky. While each vendor provides tools, ultimately the burden of delivery optimization lies with the individual operations team. The Cedexis ADP provides objective analyses and recommendations, spanning both the private and public elements of each organization’s network, ensuring that customers are served at the highest level of quality, in the most cost-effective manner.”
The Nitty-Gritty of the ADP
Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) are variedly used by traditional networks based around physical hardware placed in data centers in order to balance and manage traffic within a single location. On the other hand, modern network infrastructure works with a combination of physical data centers and public infrastructure (including clouds, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), IAAS and PAAS). These infrastructures require load balancing and global traffic management spanning numerous sources and vendors. These infrastructures are dynamic in nature and the decision-making depends upon the load carried by each server as well as on the real, measurable customer experience.
The Radar community lies at the core of the Cedexis and evaluates more than 14 billion real user (RUM) outputs daily to build a precise virtual map of the internet’s traffic flow. Analyses of this data feed the Openmix traffic manager, which then ranks the traffic options according to network performance.
The decision-making process draws additional intelligence from the combined effects of the Cedexis Sonar synthetic monitoring service, and the Fusion integration engine (with its connection to dozens of 3rd party data sources). This is done to ensure that servers are available and customers are making the most profitable decisions. As a result of this solution, traffic decisions are made based on the customer business needs including a consolidation of end-user experience, 3rd party data points, or operational cost considerations.
According to Andrew Marshall, Cedexis Director of Product Marketing, “Historically, traditional ADC solutions have delivered highly centralized control over traffic flows into and out of corporate data centers to businesses around the world. However, the dynamic nature of today’s modern, distributed infrastructures requires global automation and control of disparate and distributed virtual resources that are constantly changing. This clearly points to the need for a truly software-defined approach to making delivery decisions. By combining resource-agnostic automation with the advanced real user and synthetic monitoring, actionable third-party data ingestion, and self-healing network functionality, the Cedexis ADP platform allows DevOps teams to automate and optimize application delivery.”
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