Array Networks announced the immediate availability of its ArrayOS version update for the APV Series application delivery controllers. This new version offers several new enhancements to help customers and partners expand load balancing capabilities to new use cases.
The most notable update in this version is the added custom-tailored support for Oracle Tuxedo, a middleware widely used in industries such as banking and telecom to support mission-critical applications that use multiple programming languages in distributed computing environments. While Array has previously offered Tuxedo support, this new update simplifies Tuxedo deployment and setup right in the code, eliminating the need for complex and error-prone scripting.
By load balancing Tuxedo traffic, Array customers and partners will gain high availability, scalability and better performance by evenly distributing loads across servers, monitoring server health, and seamlessly routing around servers that have become overburdened or unresponsive.
In addition to Tuxedo support, Array also adds Layer 2 bridging to its APV series. This implementation of IEEE 802.1D transparent bridging allows the APV appliance to be added to the network without requiring any network segment changes.
"Array's APV Series application delivery controllers already provide the availability, scalability, performance and security essential to keeping applications and servers running efficiently," said Paul Andersen, VP of Sales and Marketing at Array Networks. "That said, with this latest update, we continue to simplify our support for Oracle Tuxedo with tighter integration and paying close attention to user experience and productivity."