Radware helps ibibo to deliver next-generation network in India
Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), the leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, announced today that ibibo, one of India’s fastest growing dotcoms, has successfully deployed Radware’s intelligent Application Delivery Controller (ADC) solution, AppDirector 1000 at different datacenters in Delhi and Mumbai. This will ensure the high availability, performance and security of ibibo network systems, and vigorously offer the best Internet experience - simple, secure and fast - to its end-users.
ibibo Web (P) Ltd was founded in August 2006 and has become one of the fastest growing Internet-based social media businesses in India. Faced with increasing network usage and rising network issues including overload, uneven traffic distribution and server instability, ibibo identified the need for load balancing of internal applications along with Internet facing web servers. The key requirement was that source and destination servers both needed to be in the same vlan/subnet. Therefore, ibibo needed a solution to handle this type of load balancing without the administrative burdens that tend to result from this. Additionally, another key requirement was the need to have health monitoring on any desired TCP/UDP port and the generation of an alert in case service went down.
With the installation of Radware’s AppDirector 1000 platforms, ibibo realized substantial performance improvement with the option to schedule the maintenance of servers without any impact to the end user. In addition to delivering high availability, ibibo selected Radware’s solution based on other parameters such as unique features to work in active/active mode, GUI, administrative-friendly, certification training offered by Radware and last but not least, local expertise.
“With Radware’s solution, we are able to provide continuous availability of web servers to Internet users even while conducting server maintenance,” stated Dinesh Kumar Aggarwal, Lead- Networking of ibibo. “The most important factor has been the support we get from local Radware representatives for design and deployment. This has helped us tremendously in solving many issues specific to our environment.”
AppDirector uses advanced Layer 4-7 policies with advanced health checking capabilities based on HTTP and URL, and granular application intelligence - to eliminate traffic surges, server bottlenecks, connectivity disconnects and downtime - to assure full application access, continuity and redundancy of ibibo’s infrastructure.
“Our integrated APSolute product family is designed to address a broad range of functions critical for business-smart networking to enable our customers to enhance business competitiveness and streamline operations so that IT becomes a competitive advantage for the company’s business.” Mr. Nikhil Taneja, Country Manager of Radware, India & SAARC said. “Companies like ibibo understand the importance of aligning network infrastructure with business priorities. We look forward to helping them achieve greater application performance and business continuity, thus, improving operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.”