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Owen Garrett, Product Manager of Zeus Technology, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Cloud Computing is transforming how services are being deployed across organizations. The agility of an ‘in the cloud' application infrastructure unlocks ways to deploy, manage and monitor network and internet services. This presentation describes how load balancing and application traffic management software can deliver unexpected and cost reducing benefits in the cloud, without deploying unnecessary proprietary appliances. Specific techniques will be discussed, such as solutions to improve performance, utilize dynamic caching, shape and compress traffic to minimize the effects of CPU oversubscription and how to use ‘in the cloud' technology to maximize application delivery without... (more)

Zeus to Manage the Cloud

Zeus Technology Journal on Ulitzer Zeus Technology, the Anglo-American concern whose web server ran 3% of the world's web sites back before the dot.com bubble burst, third in the race behind Apache and Microsoft, was asking around among CIOs, IT director and senior IT managers at large organizations and came to find out that although 75% of them, give or take, are either in the cloud or soon will be, only 27% have a solution in place to manage it and so are basically flying without a net. Which is bully for Zeus because it's got just the ticket - or soon will have - in its back pocket and claims to be the only application traffic manager that can handle virtual resources and the cloud because it's pure software. In 2004 Zeus released Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager (ZXTM), based on its earlier Zeus Load Balancer to make up for its web server losses. ZXTM manages ap... (more)

GoGrid Cloud Computing Achievements of 2009

Sometimes it is important to reflect back on activities and achievements of the past year in order to focus on the road ahead. 2009 was a year full of “firsts” and exciting announcements for GoGrid and I thought that I would quickly summarize and highlight a some blog posts of interest. I have personally enjoyed documenting our achievements, analyzing trends, reviewing opportunities, showcasing new clients and partners as well as musing about Cloud Computing in general. Much of the writing on the GoGrid blog during 2009 was my own, however, the people who have helped provide me inspiration are countless, ranging from those within GoGrid to others creating the cloud community at large. The journey through 2009 has definitely been an exciting one. Looking back on 2009 should make all users, creators and consumers of the cloud very proud. We have done a tremendous amou... (more)

Build and Automate Your Own Cloud HA Config at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $800 Savings here! What is the current state of the cloud? In their session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Josh Odom, Product Line Leader of Platform at Rackspace Hosting, and Raja Srinivasan, Vice President of Cloud Computing at Zeus Technology, will educate attendees on how to build a robust HA solution in no time and provide a live demo to prove it. They will discuss how to save time, utilize load balancing solutions through either the control panel or programmatically via the API - and how this leads to cost savings, scalability and ultimately the peace of mind that your web-based application or site is ready for massive amounts of traffic. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bios: Josh Odom leads product development at Rackspace for the Cloud Platform offerings. In this role, Josh is responsible for pro... (more)

Ipanema Technologies nomme Ben Heisler aux fonctions de Vice-Président Senior pour conduire la croissance sur le continent américain

Ipanema Technologies – chef de file de la fourniture de solutions de réseau garantissant aux entreprises la performance de leurs applications, a annoncé aujourd'hui la nomination de Ben Heisler au poste de Vice-Président Senior chargé des ventes sur le continent américain. Basé à New York, M. Heisler mènera les initiatives de croissance et sera responsable de la supervision des ventes et des partenariats dans la région. Il rendra directement compte au PDG d’Ipanema Technologies, Jim Darragh. M. Heisler rejoint Ipanema après deux années au poste de Vice-Président régional chez Zeus Technology, société acquise par Riverbed. Il a également occupé un poste de cadre supérieur chez Coraid, qui fournit des solutions de stockage aux fournisseurs de services cloud et aux entreprises. Auparavant, il a travaillé chez Opalis Software, VERITAS, Oracle et ADP. Sa nomination faire... (more)

Zeus Enables XML, SSL, and Traffic Management

Zeus Technology, a leader in Web infrastructure management, released a high-level overview designed to show how Zeus Extensible Traffic Manger (ZXTM) with TrafficScript, can solve many problems encountered in service architectures. Zeus recently added Document Systems to its list of client companies who have adopted its next-generation traffic management system. Unlike other similar applications, TrafficScript can read every and all incoming requests from any protocol, allowing companies to route messages according to their needs. Zeus utilizes the XML language itself in making informed routing decision. Business logic is often embedded within this mark up language, which TrafficManager parses using a feature known as XPath found in TrafficScript. Many customers are attracted to Zeus' flagship product because of the high degree of scalability it offers. ZXTM allows... (more)

Sun Microsystems Announces Technology Preview of Open Source Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server

Sun Microsystems and the GlassFish community announced the availability of the technology preview release of the Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server version 3 and new Sun GlassFish Communications Server. Sun also announced a new GlassFish Partner initiative designed to provide developers, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and System Integrators (SIs) with access to a large number of frameworks and applications running on the GlassFish application server. GlassFish is an open source application server with more than 7 million downloads since its first release in May 2005. The new release simplifies Web 2.0-style application development with a new modular architecture that developers can use with specific versions of Java technology optimized for their applications and a new update center will notify users about component updates, enabling on-demand downloads. The tech... (more)

Zeus and Ntractive Join to Market SaaS

Zeus Technology, a leading provider of application delivery controller software announced that ZXTM (Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager) has been selected by NTractive as part of its infrastructure to manage its hybrid web application, Elements SBM. Elements SBM is a feature-rich online business management application that offers subscribers a combination of CRM (Customer Relationship Management), ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and PIM (Personal Information Management). Available as Software as a Service (SaaS), Elements SBM is aimed at the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market. Says Justin Bartak, Co-founder and CTO of Ntractive "In order to offer Elements SBM as a reliable '24/7‘ Software as a Service (SaaS), we needed our infrastructure to be robust and scalable. We chose ZXTM because it offers a cost-effective entry point, with the ability to scale both horiz... (more)

ZXTM 5.0 Integrates Java Technology to Create an Application Delivery Platform

Zeus Technology announced the release of ZXTM 5.0 (Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager). This latest version is equipped with Java Extensions, enabling application architects, administrators, and developers to control their application delivery using policies that build on the body of reusable Java application code. Zeus released the latest version of its software and announced an Early Access program where participants can be among the first to experience the improved functionality of ZXTM 5.0 (www.zeus.com/zxtm5). Java, one of the most widely-used programming languages to build web applications, has a wide range of reliable and proven class libraries to accomplish any application task – from communicating with a database, to signing a PDF file, to compressing images. With Java-enhanced ZXTM 5.0, architects, developers and administrators can expand the number of diffe... (more)

3Tera Announces AppStore at Cloud Computing Expo Europe

Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Europe Gold Sponsor 3Tera announced today the introduction of the 3Tera AppStore - the first marketplace for cloud components where enterprise users, software vendors and datacenter experts can exchange production-ready, scalable and highly available cloud components on a pay-per-use basis. 3Tera's AppStore is a globally available portal offering enterprise-class, supported software stacks, packaged for use in public, private and hybrid AppLogic(R) cloud deployments. 3Tera booth at the Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Europe 2009 in Prague The AppStore catalog spans all types of datacenter infrastructure elements and complete applications, from networking components (such as load balancers, firewalls, routers, traffic managers, content switches), server components (such as Web servers, directory servers, databases, application serve... (more)

Zeus Powers Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers

Zeus Technology, a pure, software-based application traffic management (Application Delivery Controller) company, on Tuesday announced that its load balancing technology is powering the Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers. With Zeus software, Rackspace, a specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, is providing its customers with the ability to quickly load balance and scale multiple Cloud Servers for optimal resource utilization. Zeus' pure software application delivery controller, Zeus Traffic Manager, helps to enable Rackspace customers to deliver applications within the Rackspace cloud. Implementing this solution in Rackspace's suite of cloud solutions, including Cloud Sites, Cloud Files and Cloud Servers, can help customers improve application performance, increase application availability and better manage application updates. "With Rackspace Cloud Lou... (more)