An ADC Platform is a comprehensive solution that facilitates efficient application delivery across networks. Its key functionality includes load balancing, SSL offloading, and web application firewall (WAF), ensuring that applications are available, secure, and perform optimally.
How does an ADC Platform resolve the prevailing challenges of application delivery?
Load balancing – Always on approach / non stop service approach
Amid the growing trend of remote work and the exponential increase of cloud-native applications, organizations face a dual challenge: ensuring optimal application availability while managing latency and scalability.
By intelligently distributing network traffic across servers based on real-time conditions, an ADC mitigates potential bottlenecks and ensures quick, responsive application performance. This minimization of delay is vital in maintaining user engagement and optimizing overall system efficiency.
Moreover, an ADC Platform brings a robust solution to the issue of scalability. As business needs evolve and demand grows, the platform allows for the effortless scaling of application delivery infrastructure. Whether it's managing a surge in user traffic or accommodating the expansion of business operations, the ADC ensures that application performance remains consistent and reliable.
Another prominent challenge is the security of applications, especially with rising cybersecurity threats.
Another prominent challenge is the security of applications, especially with rising cybersecurity threats. Traditional perimeter-based security solutions are insufficient as they don't fully protect applications exposed to the internet. ADC Platforms, with their built-in web application firewall (WAF), provide robust security, protecting against known and unknown threats, including DDoS attacks and web vulnerabilities.
A modern ADC will help secure customer facing applications, API’s, Internal SaaS applications, microservices and maintain regulatory compliance.
Microservices Visibility and Control
The shift towards microservices architectures and containerization can increase network complexity, making application delivery more challenging. ADC platforms can alleviate this issue by providing comprehensive visibility and control over your application environment. It simplifies application deployment and accelerates troubleshooting, thus enabling more streamlined operations.
For businesses operating in a multi-cloud environment, managing applications across different platforms can be a significant challenge. ADC platforms offer a unified control plane, enabling consistent application delivery and security policies across multi-cloud deployments. This unified management simplifies operations and ensures compliance with business and regulatory requirements.