Crescendo HyperScale Enables On-Demand ADC Scaling

At Interop, Crescendo Networks showed off its new HyperScale architecture, which enables IT administrators to expand their application delivery controller environments on demand and aggregate multiple ADCs to support up to 100G bps of throughput.

Crescendo Networks is looking to enable data center administrators to scale their application delivery capabilities in an on-demand fashion, making it easier and more cost-efficient to handle the growing Web traffic.

At the Interop show in Las Vegas, Crescendo officials on April 27 unveiled their new HyperScale technology, which will be an option on all of the company's AppBeat DC CN-7000 series ADCs (application delivery controllers). HyperScale will begin appearing as an option in June.

According to Crescendo officials, HyperScale will enable IT administrators to handle increases in Web traffic by adding more AppBeat DC units rather than by replacing existing devices or buying expensive blade solutions that might have more limited capacity.

With HyperScale, businesses can handle up to "100GB of ADC throughput by aggregating controllers with smaller capacities," the company said, and then creating as many virtual clients as needed from the pool of resources. New AppBeat units are put into the logical pool of resources automatically.

Crescendo officials said they are planning to upgrade HyperScale to allow for unlimited scalability to handle the expected explosive demand for throughput.

"In today's IT environment, exponentially increasing Web load is a reality that cannot be resolved simply by linearly adding more servers and load balancers," Crescendo CEO Adoram Ga'ash said in a statement. "The combination of data center consolidation and virtualization, cloud computing, and sheer growth in online services presents increasing challenges in delivering predictable performance for end users. ... HyperScale future-proofs Web-based businesses by offering a new architecture design that eliminates the need to discard existing ADC hardware."

ADCs were a focus of the Interop show. F5 Networks showed off its Dynamic Services Model, designed to enable enterprises to extend their data center infrastructures into cloud computing environments.

The Dynamic Services Model includes the latest version of F5's Big-IP software, new ADC hardware, an upgraded operating system and a virtual ADC platform.