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Why Application Delivery Belongs in the Cloud

Marc Gaffan (Incapsula)
Grand Ballroom E
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Traditionally, application delivery solutions were run off physical appliances (controllers) inside the data center, and in many cases they were integrated into a load balancer. With more applications moving to the cloud, load balancers and application delivery controllers are on the move as well.

So where are load balancers moving to? Who is responsible for application delivery when it’s hosted in the cloud? How does this affect the technology and the way it is used? This session discusses how moving application delivery to the cloud makes sense, and shows how the cloud supports cloud and physical environments, makes monitoring easier, makes managing large deployments simpler, and delivers solutions that are more cost-effective.

This talk will discuss and contrast the growing role content delivery networks (CDNs) and PaaS in application delivery. Both CDNs and PaaS are in a good position to close the gap that is created when applications move to the cloud. However, while PaaS providers are copying on-premise application delivery technology into their own platforms, CDNs are expanding on the concept and creating new use cases for application delivery. This session will also review new and old challenges faced by DevOps, and how they are better addressed by cloud based application delivery.

This session is sponsored by Incapsula

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Marc Gaffan


Prior to founding Incapsula, Marc was Director of Product Marketing at RSA, EMC’s security division, Responsible for strategy and go to market activities of a $500M IT Security product portfolio.

Before that, Marc was the Director of Marketing for the Consumer Solutions Business Unit at RSA. While at RSA, Marc presented at the US Congress, FDIC and Federal Trade Commission on cyber security and identity theft topics.

Marc Holds a double major B.A. in Computer Science and Economics from Tel Aviv University and an M.B.A. from Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration.