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Is The Cloud Going To Kill Traditional Application Delivery

Dvir Shapira (Incapsula)
Location: 120/121
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Application delivery controllers provide load balancing, acceleration, traffic shaping and other services that improve the performance, availability and security of web applications. But with more and more web application developers hosting their applications in the cloud, using application delivery hardware is often a non-starter.

This talk will discuss the architecture of a new type of service called the application delivery cloud. This new cloud service not only offers critical performance, availability and security capabilities to web application vendors, it goes beyond its hardware analog to deliver new capabilities that today’s applications require, including regional content policies and up-to-the-minute security intelligence. In this talk we will cover:

  • History of application delivery controllers
  • The application delivery cloud architecture
  • Accelerating global content delivery with an application delivery cloud
  • Geographic load balancing with an application delivery cloud
  • Why an application delivery cloud is better at stopping modern DDoS attacks
  • Crowdsourcing security using an application delivery cloud

Examples of end customers and cloud infrastructure providers using an application delivery cloud will be used to illustrate the effectiveness of this new approach.

This session is sponsored by Incapsula

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Dvir Shapira


Serving as Product Manager for Incapsula’s cloud-based Application Delivery service, Dvir is responsible for planning and execution of product roadmaps, defining product requirements, setting product positioning and pricing, and leading product development and release efforts.

Dvir has worked for over a decade in management and engineering roles at leading technology companies. Prior to joining Incapsula, he was an R&D project manager at Check Point software technologies, where he led the development and release of a new appliance product line. Earlier in his career, he served as a project manager at Logic Industries and as a system design engineer at Applied Materials.

Dvir earned an MBA as well as B.Sc degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.