17th March 2017

in Business

“Business Development” is not a sales pitch – it’s a process

Posted by Daniel Leng 17th March in Business

One of the pains in the modern business environment is the overuse of the phrase “Business Development”. In most cases, this simply means a sales guy who is determined to sell you something that you don’t really need. Whether it’s that extra option, the extended warranty, the upsell or whatever. Once you are talking to someone who has that job title, you already know what’s coming.

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5th March 2017

in AWS and Azure

Vendor lock-in sucks – How do I leave my cloud software provider?

Posted by Malcolm Turnbull 5th March in AWS and Azure

Loadbalancer.org - Vendor lock-in sucks – How do I leave my cloud software provider
As a business owner - I love being able to rent software solutions in the cloud. It's flexible, fast to deploy and evaluate, easy to scale, no large up-front capital investment... But what happens when you want to leave? What happens if ... the provider doubles the price? Halves the performance? Goes bust?
Have you realised just how much freedom you have lost by not having a perpetual licence?

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2nd March 2017

in AWS and Azure

IAM what I am

Posted by Dave Saunders 2nd March in AWS and Azure

Amazon is a fantastic company and one of the pioneers of cloud computing, forging the path which many vendors have followed. They have recently rectified something has long been a bugbear of mine - the ability to retrospectively add an IAM role to a running instance in AWS. For several years, if an instance was launched in AWS and during the initial configuration an IAM role was not defined, the only option available was to stop/terminate the instance and launch another, however, this has now changed!

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1st March 2017

in Load Balancing

DelftDI Medical Imaging Case Study – Healthcare Industry

Posted by Jake Borman 1st March in Load Balancing

DelftDI recommends Loadbalancer.org for critical medical imaging systems DelftDI, a Canon group company, develops, delivers and maintains radiology and patient imaging systems for hospitals across the globe. For more than ten years, it has been recommending and installing products from Loadbalancer.org to ensure the high availability and performance of these crucial medical applications.

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22nd February 2017

in Security

Not so sweet, Sweet32 vulnerability…

Posted by Dave Saunders 22nd February in Security

When configuring SSL Termination/Offloading and using the default cipher list, a scan using SSL Labs will produce an A which is great. One thing with our default list is that it could result in a scan indicating that there may be a vulnerability to Sweet32. Sweet32 has several potential methods to be exploited but the one which potentially affects a Loadbalancer.org appliance is the use of the Triple-DES legacy cipher when performing SSL Termination/Offloading. To mitigate this, it is a simple case of altering the cipher list slightly, adding a !3DES, to prevent the use of the Triple-DES cipher.

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22nd February 2017

in Business

Loadbalancer.org & BenQ Case Study

Posted by Jake Borman 22nd February in Business

BenQ meets user expectations with high-performance Microsoft Exchange platform in Europe With employees spread across ten European countries, BenQ needs to ensure that its email system in Europe delivers high performance and exceptional availability. It installed Loadbalancer.org products as part of a new centralized Microsoft Exchange platform and they work so effectively, they are almost forgotten.

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14th February 2017

in Virtual

Loadbalancer.org Enterprise VA with oVirt(RHEV) 4.1

Posted by Aaron West 14th February in Virtual

I’ve had a fruitful weekend getting up to speed with oVirt the awesome virtualization platform founded by Red Hat. It’s been great fun getting to grips with it’s features making me quite jealous as I’m normally a Libvirt/KVM user, so seeing all the pretty and useful features available in this offering has been awe inspiring…

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