Building a scalable resilient and cost effective Application Delivery Fabric
The application delivery world has changed as enterprises leverage cloud platforms and operational approaches such as continuous delivery to achieve agility and cost efficiencies. This constantly changing, multi-platform environment requires a fresh approach to how applications are scaled, delivered and made resilient. The old big-box approach of the in-house data center can’t offer the flexibility and cost efficiency demanded by the application environment.
What is required is an application delivery fabric that meets the current and emerging demands of applications running across multiple environments.
Flexibility of Metered Licensing
Break away from the old model of having to purchase a license for every ADC instance with the OpEx model provided by Metered Licensing (MELA). A MELA subscription brings the flexibility of application delivery capacity anywhere, at any scale and the agility to address changing demands.
- Unlimited ADC instances
- Monthly billing
- Subscription tiers from 1Gbit
- Deploy on premises or in the Cloud
Enterprises benefit by having predictable costs and avoiding over-provisioning of ADC resources to meet peak or anticipated demands. IT operations benefit by having the capability to easily deliver ADC resources when and where needed without having to procure new licenses.
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Scale on Demand
With metered licensing, traffic is never restricted due to a license limitation allowing deployed ADC instances to scale down, up and out as demands change. If a single instance needs to deliver additional capacity, simply assign additional hypervisor or cloud resources. If capacity needs to be scaled out, additional instances can be deployed and configured via API.
- Avoid capacity outages
- Scale out with LoadMaster clustering
- Automated scaling via RESTful API
Simplify Cloud Migration
Cloud migrations pose a challenge for traditional ADC architectures. The big-box, multi-tenant appliance approach does not translate to cloud due to performance limitations and infrastructure topologies. When moving to the cloud, tenants will fragment into individual ADCs while individual applications may require dedicated instances. Application delivery in the cloud requires an approach that can cost-effectively address the multi-ADC requirement while retaining control and ease of management.
With KEMP, our metered licensing approach has no restriction on the number of instances that may be deployed. This means that there is no cost overhead on having multiple ADCs on-premises and in the cloud. Kemp 360 Central provides the cross platform management with a single point to control all ADC resources (including 3rd party) and simplifies cloud transition with single click migration of virtual services.
Hybrid and Multi-Cloud
Wherever applications may be deployed, the KEMP Application Delivery Fabric ensures application resilience and total flexibility in where ADC resources are deployed. Because the fabric is licensed based on overall measured throughput, ADC resources are not tied to any application or platform. The fabric has visibility on all ADC instances regardless of where they are deployed which simplifies administration and delivers unified insight on overall application delivery metrics and status.
Preventing Outages with Predictive Analysis
Being able to identify and resolve an issue before it develops into a problem that impacts the application is key to maintaining application availability. KEMP 360 Vision is a proactive monitoring and remediation service that ensures the availability and performance of the application delivery fabric.
Standard monitoring APM and NPM tools only provide a rear view mirror approach to identifying application and network related problems. KEMP 360 Vision identifies emerging issues and provides preemptive remediation using a combination of machine and human analysis.
Automate for Efficiency and Consistency
Automation is key to ensuring that the application delivery fabric can easily and rapidly flex to meet changing usage patterns. The LoadMaster ADC supports automation of deployment and lifecycle management with a rich API that ensures consistent and timely implementation of changes to the application delivery fabric.
Automation is a key component of delivering on the goal of zero application outages as many application outages can be traced to an erroneous manual change. With the same delivery platform across the fabric, consistency and repeatability are easily achieved – greatly reducing the opportunities for outages caused by manual changes.
Enabling DevOPS and Continuous Deployment
With an application delivery fabric, development and test can easily recreate the live production environment without having to share expensive tenant instances or purchase ADC licenses for the development and test processes. With MELA, fully featured ADC instances can easily be provided for individuals and teams without impacting on production environments. The implementation of developed services is greatly simplified with KEMP 360 Central VSMotion with simplifies the migration of virtual service configurations from development, through test and eventually to production.