The following techniques are mostly used by Application delivery controllers (ADCs) to enhance application performance:
- Load balancing: It refers to distributing incoming requests across a group of servers. The algorithms consider factors such as server capacity, type of content requested, fields in the HTTP header, the client location, etc. to improve performance.
- Caching: It stores the content locally on ADC instead of fetching it from the backend servers every time a client requests it. It increases the speed of delivery and reduces server loads.
- Offloading SSL processing: It replaces the backend servers at the SSL endpoint for connections with the client. It performs the decryption of requests and encryption to work for servers to deliver content by freeing up servers for other tasks.
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