In this release, Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager offers a full implementation of TLS session tickets, to support faster re-establishment of sessions in large-scale clusters. To support this, there are additional changes to the REST API and supported cipher suites.
In this new release, Brocade Services Director supports configurations where Services Director is running behind NAT. In addition, this release has been designated as an LTS (Long Term Support) release.
In this new release, Brocade Services Director supports centralized authentication for additional security and user management, including authentication of users against an LDAP, RADIUS or TACACS+ server - for all users accessing services director via REST API, CLI and GUI.
This latest version of Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager includes enhanced flexibility for management, control and more deployment options, including DHCP enabled on admin interfaces, delayed fail-back and PROXY protocol support.
Letsencrypt.org is a free and automated Certificate Authority that makes it easy for organizations to secure websites. It can set up TLS certificates very easily, limited to one domain name (i.e., www.domain.com) and has the advantage that it supports both RSA and ECC certificates.
In this article, we show an example of how to configure Let’s Encrypt to work with Brocade vADC, including:
Issue new certificates
Automated renewal of certificates
Install certificates and tools
Use both RSA and ECC for performance and maximum compatibility
This new release of Brocade vTM extends the performance and capability of the new Data Plane Acceleration (DPA) mode, first introduced in Brocade vTM 11.0. This new architecture allows lower-latency and higher-throughput traffic management, and can drive up to 120 Gbps L4 throughput and 1 million L4 connections per second on commodity x86 hardware. This means Brocade vTM can now deliver a combination of high L4 throughput and rich L7 services.
This version of the Brocade Services Director makes it easier to automate the creation of new services, with the ability for auto-registration of externally deployed instances of Brocade vTM, whether in private cloud or AWS deployments.
Never before has the choice of business application impacted an organization’s competitive edge as much as it does today. In fact, enterprises are spending up to a third of their IT budgets on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications alone—along with more spending for other business applications to streamline processes
Instead of this dystopian sprawl, what if we could use a single license that is based on traffic throughput and allows us to allocate as many ADC functions as we like tied back to that throughput allocation, managed by that single license?
The Pulse Secure vTM bare-metal appliance image, available as either an ISO image or for PXE installation, is intended for customers looking to deploy ADC and load balancer services on high-performance Intel x86 servers. Customers can download the bare-metal appliance image from https://my.pulsesecure.net
Brocade® SteelApp™ Traffic Manager 9.8 offers increased security through TLS 1.2, DNS over TCP based Global Server Load Balancing, powerful new TrafficScript functions and enhanced networking capabilities for AWS VPC deploymentsWhat's New?Stronger transaction security, with support for TLS 1.2Support...