Government Agency Upgrades Application Infrastructure…and by doing so provides a great proof point of why old load balancers should be virtualized (source: IDC) .
Faced with challenges of an aging application infrastructure and needing to scale application delivery state wide with security and performance, the Delaware Department of Technology and Information (DTI) deployed the industry’s only virtualized application delivery solution.
Why virtualized old load balancers?… I’ll let Scott Huffman of DTI do the talking:
“The ability to perform virtual context was really one of the main reasons we selected ACE because we would have had to purchase roughly 16 devices from the other vendor to perform the virtual context we can do with a single ACE module.”
“We were able to take several of the older devices, collapse them down into one ACE module and virtualize it, and we quickly found that we no longer needed separate hardware. We were able to make virtual instances and were even able to take some of the devices from our previous load-balancing solution and virtualize them in ACE. That was definitely a winner for us.”
“Given the state of our current economy, anywhere I’m able to find savings in the IT budget puts our group in a good light. And the fact that we were able to package several of the older devices down into one ACE module was huge.”
So the takeaway is don’t replace your old load balancers with new physical devices , instead what you really should be doing is virtualizing them by investing in a virtualized application delivery solution. DTI did and by doing so they were able to consolidate existing and aging load balancers which resulted in significant cost saving (OPEX/CAPEX) and were able to provide a high performance, scalable and secure application delivery infrastructure for their customers.
See DTI deployment results in detail: Government Agency Upgrades Application Network Infrastructure