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What DevOps Teams Should Track on Black Friday/Cyber Monday

November 19, 2018 / Chris Preimesberger

Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) have been integral in managing traffic and helping organizations avoid outages. In fact, they’ve been around for decades as legacy hardware solutions, but now new software-based ADCs are being developed that are making the ADC even more adept at preventing outages--even on days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday where spikes in traffic can be near impossible to manage.Unlike legacy solutions, they work in any environment and don’t require companies to purchase dozens of extra servers to sit dormant most of the year waiting for the need to be used on these infrequent occasions, a proposition that is incredibly cost-prohibitive. ADCs provide a huge amount of value to websites, e-commerce stores and API backends and were traditionally under the purview of the IT department. But DevOps teams are now utilizing the ADC to take a more holistic approach to protecting applications, ensuring the efficiency and securiry of their mission-critical...