Coyote Point

CoyotePoint is a leader in affordable application delivery and load balancing solutions that enable IT personnel with greater control in managing user requests to web and application servers. CoyotePoint delivers reliable, optimized and accelerated application delivery to meet the needs of small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that rely on datacenters and the Internet for delivering e-commerce and enterprise applications. CoyotePoint's affordable Equalizer, Envoy and VLB products deliver industry leading price/performance value. SMEs can rapidly grow their business with 24/7 server and network high-availability, optimized server and WAN performance, flexible scalability and secure network access - while lowering IT costs. Removing server bottlenecks and network congestion, and applying application acceleration policies to efficiently route users to the servers and data they need, network managers can easily adapt datacenter technologies to meet business needs.

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Whitepaper: ADCs Take Over Where Server Load Balancers Leave Off

by Coyote PointAug 30, 2010

Application delivery controllers evolved from load balancers. Beyond addressing scalability and availability problems, an ADC understands applications, and optimizes server performance, offloading compute-intensive tasks that swamp CPUs, slowing the server�s ability to quickly deliver applications.

In the last decade, server load balancers�were hailed as�the�solution to website scalability and availability problems. These devices balanced traffic across servers to ensure the site was available and could handle traffic spikes. If one server went down, the load balancer�redirected traffic. When a site got "slashdotted" you could add more servers transparently.

Flash forward to 2010� Web servers aren't just delivering static content, they're delivering applications. Businesses are using web-based applications to�deliver�mission-critical functionalities to employees and customers. Simple load balancing is no longer sufficient. Fortunately, load balancers have evolved into Application Delivery Controllers. This new species understands application specific traffic, and can�optimize application server performance by offloading many of the compute-intensive tasks that would otherwise bog down CPUs, thus, slowing down the server�s ability to quickly deliver applications.

While, incredibly valuable to the data center, server load balancers lack the advanced application-aware functions that today�s data centers require. For example, they are unable to support persistent sessions based on cookies and HTTP headers; they lack application layer routing capabilities; they are unable to perform TCP and HTTP protocol connection management; and they can become a performance bottleneck when they multitask the many server offloading and acceleration functions.

Today�s advanced application delivery controllers have evolved from server load balancers. This white paper discusses how Application Delivery Controllers have taken over where load balancers left off.

Whitepaper: Cost Effective Scaling with Virtualization

by Coyote PointSep 01, 2007

Virtualization is likely to be the single most significant technology of the decade. Leveraging it to reduce costs and attain greater efficiency isn�t double-talk � it is something that every company can easily verify themselves using empirical methods.

A critical component to achieving the goals of virtualization is ensuring that the distribution of work is indeed balanced across all of the servers in the compute farm. Coyote Point provides high application availability and load balancing technology optimized for the virtualization environment enabling you to do just that.

As you evaluate virtualization to see what it can do for your organization, understand how virtualization dramatically impacts server performance. Scaling load, distributing load, and removing unnecessary load are all critical elements for success. Furthermore, integration between network load management and virtualization is critical in managing scale. After all, if a load balancer requires manual server management, is it the right load balancer?

The virtualization technology such as VMware has helped to popularize, is here to stay and will transform the economics of computing for years to come.