Citrix NetScaler Series - Part 10: Features Deep Dive - Content Switching

Content Switching is Layer 7 Load Balancing. Content switching can be used to distribute traffic across multiple back-end servers based on host-headers, device type, language, cookie and layer 3-4 data. This feature can be very useful for multi-tenant solutions hosting web services including SharePoint or Exchange. A Content Switch is a virtual server that can…

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Azure News - Week 1

Four integrated services for Microsoft Operations Management Suite now available Microsoft Operations Management Suite now offers four new integrated services for a complete Azure-based management solution: Insights & Analytics Automation & Control Security & Compliance, and Protection & Recovery Update Management, part of Automation & Control, is now generally available and gives time estimates as…

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Citrix NetScaler Series - Part 9: Features Deep Dive - Single Sign-On

Single Sign-On is fast becoming the norm due to consumption of services like ShareFile & Office 365.   Personally, I think Single Sign-On is currently the coolest NetScaler feature; I like the idea of federated authentication and the end of having so many accounts and passwords. Additionally, you can federate in to your hosted services…

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vCloud Usage Meter 3.5

vCloud Usage Meter 3.5 Overview The vCloud Usage Meter simplifies monthly reporting by tracking configured products and is able to email the monthly reports on the desired date for submission. vCloud Usage Meter is also configurable to provide usage consumption of customers within the service providers environment. Image Source: https://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/vcloud_usage_meter The latest version (3.5) allows…

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Citrix NetScaler Series – Part 8: Features Deep Dive – Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)

Global Server Load Balancing manages traffic across multiple network entry points or data centres. For example, GSLB would distribute traffic across two or more data centres (active-active) or initiate automated data centre failover in a DR scenario (active-passive). GSLB can also direct traffic based on geo-location information, providing the best user experience.  For example, if…

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Citrix NetScaler Series - Part 7: Features Deep Dive - Layer 4-7 Load Balancing

Load Balancing is a simple but extremely effective way to distribute load and protect your services - and your customers’ services - from single points of failure. Over the years some rudimentary traffic distribution methods have been found wanting when something goes wrong and a relatively small investment is all that’s needed to obtain extensive…

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Get Microsoft SPLA Certified

  Microsoft Get Licensing Ready offers a range of licensing certifications to demonstrate your proficiency in Microsoft licensing. One of the certification paths available on the Get Licensing Ready site, is the Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) track. The Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) is for service providers and independent software vendors (ISVs) who…

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