Last decade's Load Balancers are today's Application Delivery Platform. Time to get up to date.
- The Edgenexus ADP Application Delivery Platform is the natural evolution of the ADC (Application Delivery Controller) that is in turn the evolution of the humble load balancer.
- It is also the only most advanced Edge computing platform available.
The Edgenexus ADP is a platform that delivers all the services and functionality that you need to deliver fast, scalable and secure applications both now and into the future.
It can be deployed almost anywhere, in practically any format, and offers not just the key functionality we need now such as advanced load balancing, security, application firewall, global DNS, cloud migrations etc., but a platform to deliver new services.
By deploying new apps and services directly onto the platform, the role and functionality can change as your business requirements change, thus ensuring your solution is future proof.
Its is not really an evolution of the load balancer, but a generational step-change and its role in the application network is fully enforced.
How does it actually work?
- Advanced ADC
By deploying new apps and services directly onto the platform, the role and functionality can change as your business requirements change thus ensuring your solution is future proof.
- Containerization Stack
Edgenexus current use Docker, to provide abstraction and additional security between the applications and the host platform, i.e. the ADP.
This is where you can find new applications to deploy on your ADC. You can also download new traffic management rules and platform updates, amongst other things. You are also able to purchase and deploy internet integrated services.
- The Forge
The Forge is where you create your own Apps - As long as it can run on Linux it can probably run on the ADP.
This is how we secure and deliver apps. Smartfiles are encrypted files that contain the app and other data such as the vendor, version, logo and integration instructions etc. Smartfiles are encrypted for the platform they are intended for.
- CSM: Cloud Service Manager
The Cloud Service Manager allows the ADP to integrate and deploy external cloud-based services, from CDN to Multi-cloud device management.
- Full REST API
The 'Glue' that connects the platform to the components. Allows the monitoring and configuration of the ADP from external software.
- Hummingbird Advanced GUI
Ease of use is engineered into, and across the platform as a first principle. This assures all the tools translate into business, technical and commercial agility.