According to Wikipedia, an application
delivery controller (ADC) is a network device in the
datacenter that helps perform common tasks done by web sites
in an effort to remove load from the web servers themselves.
Many also provide load balancing. They usually sit between the
firewall/router and the web farm. The ADC is in many cases
described as the next generation load balancer.
One need not look very far for a
network appliance suitable for load balancing; but an ADC is a
lot more than just a load balancer. What if you are looking
for a network appliance that does more than just
load-balancing and/or a platform on which more than one
application can be built, not to mention multi-tenancy support
and a competitive advantage in performance and power/cost
Read on to find out how a solution for
such multi-faceted challenge was derived using Lanner's FX-7210,
an unique network appliance that integrates control,
management and data processing in one system.