Network application delivery is a technique by which software is delivered to clients over a network (an Application Delivery Network, or ADN). Applications are delivered to users rather than installed on the client computer, and the hardware from which the applications are served can be in the form of general purpose servers or specialized network appliances.
Applications for network delivery include:
- Information security
Network acceleration/Traffic shaping
Business productivity software
Centralized LAN administration
By transplanting business logic into the network, network application platforms can provide predictable performance for critical business applications. This results in increased staff productivity, better management of network infrastructure and real cost reductions in terms of network hardware, administration and bandwidth access.
Today’s network applications require specialized network appliances to keep pace with multi-gigabit transfer speeds while allowing real-time deep packet processing at the application layer and consolidation of multiple applications on the same system. Neither general-purpose server platforms nor specialized ASIC-based systems provide the performance and flexibility to be the foundation of a scalable, adaptable, and modular hardware platform that provides customers superior cost-performance, investment protection, and flexible upgrade paths.
Lanner Electronics manufactures a range of hardware platforms and components to support network application delivery, and with over 20 years of experience designing and manufacturing high performance, reliable and secure network communication products, Lanner can help you launch your next revolutionary network application with lower startup costs and faster time to market.
Specific Lanner products for ADN applications include Deep Packet Inspection cards, rackmount and desktop network appliance platforms, VPN acceleration cards and network-attached storage (NAS) solutions. Lanner also offers product development and customization services to design and deploy the perfect hardware solution for your network-delivered application.