Mr Worldwide Presents: A Brief Overview of Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)

by Simon Shaw, June 2nd, 2017

What is GSLB and how does it work ? Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) is a method of directing traffic across multiple networks, be it on the same site, or on the other side of the world. GSLB can be used to load balance across two separate networks, where there are no VLANs in place, […]

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WannaCry – What’s next…

by Simon Shaw, May 16th, 2017

Thoughts on the latest NHS “WannaCry” exploit – could it happen again, could it be worse and what lessons can be learned? NHS “WannaCry” exploit – It could happen again and it could be worse! This week we have witnessed the wide spread hacking of computer systems, this has had widespread implications to us all as […]

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Lucky 13 for TLS SNI

by Simon Shaw, January 25th, 2017

It’s hard to believe but TLS Server Name Indication (SNI) has been around for thirteen years. In our modern times, it’s a dinosaur, yet strangely a little used one; although that is finally changing, and it’s in this blog that we explore how edgeNEXUS advanced load balancers can support this feature. SNI deals with one […]

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Preparing IT Infrastructure for Black Friday

by Simon Shaw, November 15th, 2016

Interesting comments from our partner Six Degrees on Black Friday preparation. Is your IT infrastructure ready to accommodate peaks in web traffic and extreme demand at transaction points? Application delivery controller technology enables users to scale their resources to accommodate increases in web traffic. edgeNEXUS load balancers ensure that core business applications are always available […]

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Three-quarters of UK policing websites lack secure encryption

by Simon Shaw, October 11th, 2016

Interesting article highlighting that over 73% of policing websites have significant room for improvement when it comes to security, with some even putting sensitive information at risk. edgeNEXUS Load Balancers hugely simplify the management of Security HTTP Headers, including X-Content-Type-Options, X-Frame Options and HTTP Strict Transport headers to secure traffic and protect users.  The edgeNEXUS […]

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Azure now available in the UK

by Simon Shaw, September 8th, 2016

Microsoft expands its Azure platform to the UK, bringing edgeNEXUS advanced load balancer ADC to UK data centers.  Microsoft today announced that its U.K. data center region is now online. The new region, which the company announced last November, currently offers support for Microsoft’s Azure cloud services and Office 365, with support for Dynamics CRM Online slated […]

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How long will you wait for a shopping website to load?

by Simon Shaw, August 22nd, 2016

Another interesting article which details the business critical importance of fast page load times. This is especially crucial in retail, where a fraction of a second really can impact user experience and shopping cart abandonment rate.Retail sites are increasingly enhancing functionality to offer a personalised service, including deep social media integration, online “dressing rooms” and […]

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AWS and Azure Rated Top Dogs in Gartner’s IaaS Magic Quadrant

by Simon Shaw, August 10th, 2016

The news is out that Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure have stormed ahead as visionaries in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for cloud compute IaaS.  As a Microsoft Gold Partner, our product development has always been informed and enriched by Microsoft technology, so selecting Azure as the foundation of our cloud offering was a natural choice. We’ve […]

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Capita Acquires Trustmarque for £57m

by Simon Shaw, June 21st, 2016

News in that Capita has acquired Trustmarque for £57m in cash. This is the fourth time Trustmarque has changed hands in three years and as a major Microsoft licencing house, it will be interesting to see how this impacts their relationship and the company’s increasing focus on Microsoft Cloud Solutions including Office 365 and Azure. Capita has […]

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How to Secure HTTP Traffic and Protect Users with the HTTP Strict Transport Security Header

by Simon Shaw, April 29th, 2016

It’s amazing that so many specific and active steps still need to be taken to ensure our clients’ and their HTTPS traffic really are as secure as we and they hope. Luckily those steps are quick and simple when you can utilise our flightPATH traffic management rules. flightPATH is a dynamic, event-based rule engine developed […]

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