Barracuda Networks has been a critical part of customers’ Microsoft solutions for almost 10 years now. Since 2003, we’ve been helping customers secure their Microsoft Exchange servers with the Barracuda Spam Firewall and also archive their email with the Barracuda Message Archiver. What customers and partners probably aren’t as familiar with is how the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC has been helping thousands of customers scale and extend the performance of their Microsoft investments.
Today we're happy to announce that we're expanding our Barracuda Load Balancer ADC product line.
For the unfamiliar, the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is an application delivery controller that optimizes the availability of servers and services. This device maximizes the performance of an application through content caching, traffic management, and other technologies. Barracuda launched the Load Balancer ADC in May of this year, as part of our initiative to capitalize on data center opportunities.
Hey everyone, don't forget that we've got an ADC webinar coming up tomorrow. Joe Skorupa from Gartner will be our featured speaker covering the basics of ADCs:
- How and why load balancers evolved into ADCs
- ADC deployment trends
- What mid-market customers should expect from an ADC
In addition, we’ll discuss how ADCs can efficiently and cost-effectively help organizations:
At Barracuda Networks, we work closely with all of our Technology Partners to bring key solutions that solve our customers’ needs. Today I wanted to highlight some of the Load Balancing and scalability solutions that we’ve produced with Microsoft.
Barracuda Networks is a Microsoft certified Unified Communications Load Balancer partner and have been working closely with Microsoft to create certified configurations to scale Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Office Communications Server 2007 R2. We’ve built three key deployment configurations that balance traffic across several servers:
- Reduce load on your backend Web servers
- Improve response times to end users
All without adding extra equipment to your data center.
Almost all applications, including many legacy applications, are accessible through Web browsers and new applications are designed specifically with the Web in mind. Even email servers such as Exchange have Web application components that support Web access, such as Outlook Web Access. Consequently Web application acceleration has become an increasingly important part of any load balancing solution.