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1 Why wait... Solve your customers’ problems today. Simon Cuthbert – Sales Director, EMEA Nick Bond – Pre-Sales Engineer Zeus Technology

2 Zeus. Why wait... What we do... Zeus software enables our customers to create, manage and deliver exceptional online services. Slide 2 © Zeus Technology 2008

3 Zeus. Why wait... Why we do it... Three challenges in today’s datacenter: – Managing growth and change within the datacenter – Ensuring successful service delivery and disaster recovery – Maximizing the return from investments in virtualization and other technologies All of this must be done while: – Delivering an excellent user experience – Controlling costs and complexity – Making the entire platform easier to manage – Remaining mindful of security and compliance issues Slide 3 © Zeus Technology 2008

4 Zeus. Why wait... What is ZXTM? ZXTM is an Application Delivery Controller (ADC): An ‘Application Delivery Controller’ provides: – The functionality of a Load Balancer and Traffic Manager; – A programmable rules language that can manipulate traffic and control how it is managed. © Zeus Technology 2008 Slide 4 App Delivery Controller Traffic Management Rules Traffic Inspection Traffic Rewriting Additional Functionality Traffic Manager Traffic Shaping Cache, Compress Offload Load Balancer High Availability Scalability Load Balancing

5 Zeus. Why wait... ZXTM makes your online services faster, more reliable, secure and easier to manage. Apache, IIS, Zeus...WebLogic, WebSphere, JBoss,.NET, SharePoint... Web Services, Database, Email, VoIP, Streaming Media, DNS... FASTER: SSL and XML offload Content Compression HTTP Caching HTTP Multiplexing TCP Offload MORE RELIABLE: Load Balancing Fault Tolerance Monitoring Custom health tests Request Rate Shaping MORE SECURE: Server Isolation Traffic Filtering Traffic Scrubbing DoS protection Application Protection EASIER TO MANAGE: RuleBuilder policies TrafficScript rules Java Extensions Reporting and alerting ZXTM Control API How does it do this? What services? Slide 5 © Zeus Technology 2008

6 Zeus. Why wait... ZXTM is available as: – Software – Virtual – Appliances © Zeus Technology 2008 Slide 6

7 Zeus. Why wait... Some customer examples ZXTM is a network toolbox for improving online services, solving a range of application delivery problems Slide 7 © Zeus Technology 2008

8 ZXTM in action…(this is low def version) Slide 8 © Zeus Technology 2008

9 Zeus. Why wait... Implementing change UK Government organization purchased ZXTM for compliance reasons Had delayed rollout of new CMS – Budgeted 6 man month’s work to update content © Zeus Technology 2008 Slide 9

10 Zeus. Why wait... Rewriting links... How to rewrite requests: – http://www.site.com/depot/file/123094.sml – http://www.site.com/content/file/123094.sml How to rewrite documents on-the-fly: Change embedded links to /depot to /content © Zeus Technology 2008 Slide 10 if( http.getResponseHeader( "Content-Type" ) != "text/html" ) break; $body = http.getResponseBody(); $body = replaceAllI( $body, " { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "http://images.slideplayer.com/13/4132033/slides/slide_10.jpg", "name": "Zeus.Why wait... Rewriting links...", "description": "How to rewrite requests: – http://www.site.com/depot/file/123094.sml – http://www.site.com/content/file/123094.sml How to rewrite documents on-the-fly: Change embedded links to /depot to /content © Zeus Technology 2008 Slide 10 if( http.getResponseHeader( Content-Type ) != text/html ) break; $body = http.getResponseBody(); $body = replaceAllI( $body,

11 Zeus. Why wait... Performance Not just about how fast the service is... What else slows your business? – It takes too long to fix problems Downtime – “You can’t change that!” Slow to implement change... infrastructure rigor mortis – “It’s going to take 2 weeks to get that... then where will we put it?” Hardware problems © Zeus Technology 2008 Slide 11 © Zeus Technology 2008

12 Zeus. Why wait... Slow application upgrade process Zeus enterprise customer suffered 4 hours downtime on application upgrades Why? © Zeus Technology 2008 Slide 12 © Zeus Technology 2008

13 Zeus. Why wait... Smooth application upgrade process... Three application instances running © Zeus Technology 2008 Slide 13 © Zeus Technology 2008

14 Zeus. Why wait... Smooth application upgrade process... Clone one and direct developer users to it © Zeus Technology 2008 Slide 14 © Zeus Technology 2008

15 Zeus. Why wait... Smooth application upgrade process... Ready to deploy... Clone the new application version © Zeus Technology 2008 Slide 15 © Zeus Technology 2008

16 Zeus. Why wait... Smooth application upgrade process... Smoothly migrate users from ‘old’ to ‘new’ © Zeus Technology 2008 Slide 16 © Zeus Technology 2008

17 Zeus. Why wait... Smooth application upgrade process... Reap the old application once all sessions are complete © Zeus Technology 2008 Slide 17 No downtime No interruption in service No time pressure during testing Fully process controlled Can roll-back at any point Slide 17 © Zeus Technology 2008

18 Zeus. Why wait... The next big change in the industry... Virtualization and Cloud Computing – What does this mean for your customer’s business? – How quickly can they move, once they’re ready and satisfied that Cloud Infrastructure is sufficiently mature? – What’s going to stop them moving? © Zeus Technology 2008 Slide 18

19 Zeus. Why wait... What’s going to stop your customers moving? Phase out and avoid any products or technologies that they cannot take with them into the cloud. © Zeus Technology 2008 Slide 19

20 Zeus. Why wait... Winding up If you’ve encountered any of the performance problems I’ve mentioned today: – Talk to us. We can help. If you’re preparing for Virtualization or Cloud Computing: – ZXTM is the one ADC you can take with you into the cloud. © Zeus Technology 2008 Slide 20

21 Zeus. Why wait... Thank you... Questions? © Zeus Technology 2008 Slide 21


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