Array Networks' Application Delivery Controllers Approved to Provide High-Availability for Microsoft Lync Server 2010
Added On:5/14/2012 1:00:00 PM
Array Networks Inc has announced the immediate availability of its Microsoft-approved load balancing solution for Lync Server 2010. Array's APV Series application delivery controllers ensure the availability of Lync services by optimizing resource utilization, maximizing throughput, minimizing response times and ensuring a seamless user experience in the event that application servers become unavailable. Moreover, the joint Array and Microsoft solutions deliver compelling economics and value versus alternative load balancing solutions for enterprises running Lync 2010 unified communications.
Maximum Value and Superior Economics
Array's application delivery controller appliances are purpose-built for simplicity, scale and performance. Enterprises can leverage these feature-rich appliances to intelligently load balance and optimize Lync traffic across multiple servers and datacenters for an improved local and global user experience. In addition, Array's purpose-built appliances deliver lower TCO by providing superior price performance versus alternative solutions and reducing costs associated with servers, software licenses, bandwidth and energy.
Array's APV Series application delivery controllers can provide connectivity to multiple front-end servers in an enterprise pool, provide connectivity to multiple directors in an Array or provide connectivity to both internal and external network interface cards (NICs) for multiple edge servers in an array.
Essential functions performed by Array APV Series application delivery controllers deployed for Lync Server 2010 include:
•Intelligent load balancing of Lync services across multiple servers
•Service persistence to PCs, laptops and mobile devices including tablets and smart phones
•Health-checks for Lync services to detect failed or overloaded servers and automatically re-route traffic
•Offloading of connection management and other non-core Lync functions from application servers to dedicated appliances for optimized performance
•Local and global availability of services with seamless redirection of users in the event of server or site failure
•Protection of Lync servers from DDoS attacks
•Scalability from ten to tens-of-thousands of concurrent users on a single appliance, with the ability to cluster up to 32 APV Series appliances for unlimited scalability
As a Microsoft qualified load balancing solution for Lync 2010, APV Series application delivery controllers have met all requirements for interoperability with Lync Server 2010, provide a quick start guide for rapid installation and configuration and have demonstrated enterprise-class standards for reliability and scalability.
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