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June 30, 2020

How do Layer 4 and Layer 7 Load Balancing Differ?

Load balancing is one of the most important functions of an application delivery controller (ADC), optimally distributing network traffic across servers to provide the best possible application performance and availability. There are a few different ways this can be done; you’ll see references to layer 4 load balancing, layer 7 load balancing, and even L4-7…

June 17, 2020

What is High Availability Load Balancing?

Today’s enterprises are more dependent on their networks than ever. Trends like mobile broadband, multi-cloud and hybrid cloud, virtualization, remote work, and bring your own device (BYOD) enable employees to be productive from almost anywhere—as long as they have reliable connectivity. That puts tremendous pressure on IT to ensure high availability for mission-critical applications such…

April 26, 2019

What is Kubernetes Ingress?

This article is a brief overview of the Kubernetes ingress architecture including the Kubernetes services and ingress controllers. Ingress is a Kubernetes core concept responsible for managing ingress network traffic between hosted application services and external clients. Ingress infrastructures have specific technical and business requirements such as high availability, scalability, security, performance or specific application…

March 27, 2019

5G Key Technologies

This article provides an overview of several of the most important new technologies developed for the 5G Networks. To meet the 5G design vision, service and performance requirements, new technologies were required; some are extensions of 4G and, some are developed explicitly for 5G. Related articles: What is 5G? 5G Network Reliability Explained 5G Energy…

March 27, 2019

What is IOT Telemetry

This article describes telemetry - the technology of collecting and receiving data from remote sensors or data collection systems. The market is exploding with new telemetry systems in the form Internet of Things (IoT) devices and billions of devices are being deployed worldwide. Related articles: What is 5G? 5G Network Reliability Explained 5G Energy Efficiency…

March 27, 2019

5G Network Reliability Explained

This article describes the 5G network architecture and underlying technologies deployed by mobile network carriers to provide ultra-reliable and mission-critical network services. One of the design requirements of the new wireless generation 5G infrastructure is guaranteeing nearly 100 percent uptime and ultra-consistent network services. Many of the services that rely on 5G include self-driving vehicles,…

March 27, 2019

What is 5G?

This article is an overview and includes links to a series of detailed articles describing 5G wireless features, supporting infrastructures and related emerging technologies. The convergence of new technologies and products is creating a quantum leap forward in transforming industries and world economies, profoundly affecting everyone. Technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and smart…

July 10, 2018

What is Carrier Grade NAT (CGN/CGNAT)?

Carrier Grade Network Address Translation (CGN or CGNAT), also known as Large Scale NAT (LSN), is an extension of traditional Network Address Translation (NAT) technologies for large scale networks and Internet Service Providers (ISPs).  CGN provides a solution to relieve IPv4 exhaustion and is an integral part of IPv6 migration.  The adoption of Carrier Grade NAT…