Load Balancing in the GoGrid Cloud<br />Utilizing F5 BIG IP to Manage <br />Traffic Spikes and Uptime<br />Cloud Implement...
Agenda<br />Overview<br />GoGrid <br />F5 Networks<br />Load Balancing with GoGrid and F5 BIG IP®<br />Benefits of load ba...
Complex Infrastructure Made Easy™<br />Infrastructure management tools<br />Web-based UI & API<br />Multiple data centers<...
Load Balancing in the GoGrid Cloud<br />
Benefits of Load Balancing <br />$$ $<br />www.mysite.com<br />Security patch<br />
Benefits of Load Balancing<br />
GoGrid Standard 6 Free F5 Load Balancers in GoGrid Data Centers<br />Load Balancer Type Options<br />Round Robin<br />Leas...
GoGrid Standard Use Cases<br />Use Cases<br />Manage Traffic Spikes and Rapid Scaling<br />Application Uptime<br />
Cloud Connect<br />
F5 Networks<br />Value Innovation<br /><ul><li> Unique TMOS architecture
 Industry’s only open iControl API & SDK
 Powerful iRules and DevCentral Community
 Numerous Industry Patents</li></ul>Proven Results<br /><ul><li> Over 16,000 Customers
 FY09 Revenue: $653 M  
 #1 in Advanced Platform ADC Market – Gartner
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Cloud implementation experts from GoGrid and F5 presented and discussed the top use cases and best practices for load balancing in the cloud. This presentation was delivered on 8/25/10 in an online webinar.

In this educational presentation, the following topics were discussed:
* Enterprise grade hardware load balancers
* Multi-data center resource provisioning
* Configuration options at different levels: load balancing types and persistence

Presenters:
F5 Networks: Doug Lohf, Senior Systems Engineer
GoGrid: David Michael, Sales Engineer
GoGrid: Rob Larson, Product Manager

For more information, please visit: http://www.gogrid.com

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Load Balancing in the GoGrid Cloud – Utilizing F5 BIG IP to Manage Traffic Spikes and Uptime (Webinar Presentation)

  1. 1. Load Balancing in the GoGrid Cloud<br />Utilizing F5 BIG IP to Manage <br />Traffic Spikes and Uptime<br />Cloud Implementation Experts<br />F5 Networks: Doug Lohf, Senior Systems Engineer<br />GoGrid: Rob Larson, Product Manager<br />GoGrid: David Michael, Sales Engineer<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Overview<br />GoGrid <br />F5 Networks<br />Load Balancing with GoGrid and F5 BIG IP®<br />Benefits of load balancing overview<br />Use cases<br />Best practices<br />Q&A Session<br />
  3. 3. Complex Infrastructure Made Easy™<br />Infrastructure management tools<br />Web-based UI & API<br />Multiple data centers<br />Virtual & physical<br />No vendor lock-in<br />Standards based<br />Scale as your <br />business grows<br />Automation<br />Self service<br />F5 hardware load balancing<br />Global CDN<br />Cloud Storage<br />Flexible payment options and terms<br />No long-term commitment<br />Pay-as-you-go<br />Usage-based discounts<br />Net-30 terms<br />
  4. 4. Load Balancing in the GoGrid Cloud<br />
  5. 5. Benefits of Load Balancing <br />$$ $<br />www.mysite.com<br />Security patch<br />
  6. 6. Benefits of Load Balancing<br />
  7. 7. GoGrid Standard 6 Free F5 Load Balancers in GoGrid Data Centers<br />Load Balancer Type Options<br />Round Robin<br />Least Connect<br />Persistence Options<br />None will cause selected algorithm to determine routing<br />SSL Sticky<br />Source Address<br />Each GoGrid account includes three Virtual IP (VIP) addresses per data centers. A VIP is the IP address the F5 load balancer uses to direct traffic to servers <br />
  8. 8. GoGrid Standard Use Cases<br />Use Cases<br />Manage Traffic Spikes and Rapid Scaling<br />Application Uptime<br />
  9. 9. Cloud Connect<br />
  10. 10.
  11. 11. F5 Networks<br />Value Innovation<br /><ul><li> Unique TMOS architecture
  12. 12. Industry’s only open iControl API & SDK
  13. 13. Powerful iRules and DevCentral Community
  14. 14. Numerous Industry Patents</li></ul>Proven Results<br /><ul><li> Over 16,000 Customers
  15. 15. FY09 Revenue: $653 M  
  16. 16. #1 in Advanced Platform ADC Market – Gartner
  17. 17. SSL VPN Market Leadership Award – Frost & Sullivan</li></ul>F5 Ranked Among the Fastest Growing <br />Technology Companies in North America<br />Application Partnerships<br /><ul><li> Unique F5 and application vendor integration
  18. 18. Application partner tested and documented solutions
  19. 19. F5 solutions in partner labs
  20. 20. Cooperative Support Agreements </li></li></ul><li>Availability: The Healthcheck Challenge<br />Customer Problem: Monitoring Availability is Too Costly<br /><ul><li>Web server generates 404 codes for any product errors
  21. 21. The “Monitoring Gap” - 5 Minute intervals are problematic
  22. 22. Can’t scale monitoring to support 35 sites with millions of pages</li></ul>Market Pervasiveness<br /><ul><li>Monitoring consumes up to 10% of our traffic F500 Financial
  23. 23. 76% of the customers would leave the website on seeing a broken link Gomez
  24. 24. Internet surfers will wait no more than 20 seconds to see content Gartner</li></ul>@ 3000 cps<br />Monitor every <br />5 Minutes<br />Approx 1000cps<br />Failure at minute 2<br />
  25. 25. Ensure Higher Availability<br />The F5 Solution: Error Code Handling<br />Business Benefit:<br /><ul><li>TM/OS and Response Error Handling – Bi-directional control allows for server side events. Program any action based on the customized error conditions
  26. 26. Ability to fallback to another server based on a server error
  27. 27. Guarantees uninterrupted service for content
  28. 28. Increases traffic manager capacity by 10%- 30%
  29. 29. No impact on the network or applications</li></ul>Failure at minute 2<br />Server Errors<br />404<br />
  30. 30. GoGrid Custom Solutions Best Practices<br />Reach out to your GoGrid Technical Account Manager<br />Growth plan for next 6 months, 1 year, 18 months, 2 years<br />Have an idea of your application’s requirements <br />Bandwidth<br />Application topology – Diagram to share helpful<br />Size of a typical front-end transaction (between GG infrastructure and end-user)<br />Security requirements<br />Build a MyGSI with your servers’ application stacks pre-installed<br />Allows rapid spin-up of new servers and recover if servers should go down<br />
  31. 31. Summary<br /><ul><li> Enhance or introduce load balancing to your infrastructure topology
  32. 32. GoGrid enables companies of all sizes to easily deploy F5 via the UI or API
  33. 33. Best practices – collaborate with us to build your customized infrastructure in the cloud
  34. 34. Ready to get started?
  35. 35. Call GoGrid Account Manager today
  36. 36. US & Canada: 1.877.946.4743Worldwide: +1.415.869.7444
  37. 37. Check your inbox tomorrow for details on how to activate your $50 credit.</li></li></ul><li>Questions?<br />Maria Gallegos<br />Product Marketing Coordinator<br />maria@gogrid.com<br />Doug Lohf<br />Senior Systems Engineer<br />d.lohf@f5.com<br />David Michael<br />Sales Engineer<br />Dmichael@gogrid.com<br />Rob Larson<br />Product Manager<br />rlarson@gogrid.com<br />Copyright 2010 GoGrid<br />

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