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SteelApp™ Traffic Manager in the Cloud (formerly Stingray Traffic Manager in the Cloud)

Unlike legacy ADCs, SteelApp™ Traffic Manager is software-based. It's been architected from ground up for virtualization and to enable Cloud users to easily integrate SteelApp ADCs into their environments more effectively and flexibly. It also gives developers and operational teams the ability to capitalize on the ADC's strategic location in multi-tier applications to enable greater control of the user experience.

SteelApp advantages
Many Cloud providers offer a basic load balancer, sometimes an open source product, which will enable you to provide a degree of fault tolerance in your infrastructure.

SteelApp™ Traffic Manager is an Enterprise class ADC that you can use on a pay-as-you-go basis through many Public Cloud Service Provider environments, offering a rich set of layer 7 services for your application delivery needs that far exceed basic load balancing:
  • Flexibility: Application owners look at ADCs as a key control point for a distributed application because they see every single user request and response. However, if the ADC isn't dynamic and flexible like the application itself, the application owner is essentially developing with one hand tied behind his back.
  • Layer 7 intelligence: A Layer 7 ADC allows for application level operations and optimizations. It can make decisions based on the application, the user, a given page, a particular kind of response, and much more. It can even change the behavior of the application if necessary. With deep application level intelligence, ADCs can protect advanced threats to security, including SQL injection attacks, cross-side scripting (XSS) attacks, and denial-of-service threats.
  • Improved user experience: Software ADCs do more than boost efficiency: they go further to ensure that users have a fast, reliable experience. They tap into the application content and, through automated web content optimization (WCO), deliver it fast and consistently every time. This allows ADCs to give users a better experience by reacting to browser platform, user requirements, and even user location and other characteristics.
  • Developer support: Imagine your developers running a software ADC in their own development environments. At their fingertips, they'd have Layer 7 functionality, scale, offload, content optimization, and security components all built into one toolset. They'd be able integrate and test apps while running the ADC has part of the application stack. Your developers can easily use the ADC when it's best suited for the job. And best of all, they can do it for free with Stingray Developer Edition.

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