7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 9:25 AM by Faisal Memon RSS

R 9.0r2 and aptimizer

pentolino .

Does this 9.0 (and the r2) include the Aptimizer both for IIS and Sharepoint as normally those are 2 separate products?

 

thanks

  • Re: R 9.0r2 and aptimizer
    Faisal Memon

    Hi pentolino,

     

    The 9.0 release does not support IIS or SharePoint.  This will be supported in an upcoming release.  IIS and SharePoint are supported today with plugins that are installed directly on the servers themselves.  For for information please see here:

     

    http://www.riverbed.com/us/products/stingray/stingray_aptimizer.php

     

    Thanks,

    Faisal

    • Re: R 9.0r2 and aptimizer
      pentolino .

      So this below means that Stingray Aptimizer for IIS or Sharepoint are 2 different products, also different from the Traffic Manager and that they work together, not Aptimizer being a Traffic Manager add-on?

       

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      Stingray™ Traffic Manager 9.0 now includes the capability for industry-leading web content

      optimization (WCO), dramatically accelerating web-based applications and websites. This

      capability, delivered by the Stingray™ Aptimizer integration, includes a range of best practice

      optimizations, including compression, caching, merging, and dynamic layout to satisfy the most

      demanding requirements.

       

      ...

       

      This advanced WCO capability is available as a licensed add-on module for Stingray Traffic

      Manager 9.0. Combined, it is industry’s only complete and fully featured solution that integrates

      web content optimization with an application delivery controller (ADC). Stingray Aptimizer is

      available as pure software for server install or as a pre-packaged software appliance for virtual

      and cloud environments.

      • Re: R 9.0r2 and aptimizer
        Faisal Memon

        Correct.  Aptimizer is available as an add on for the Stingray Traffic Manager but as of today that does not support IIS or SharePoint.  We are planning to integrate IIS/SharePoint in a future release.

         

        Faisal

        • Re: R 9.0r2 and aptimizer
          pentolino .

          and excuse my ignorance... what's the difference between "normal" aptimizer, IIS aptimizer and Sharepoint aptimizer?

           

          Will the future traffic manager aptimizer be released as a single product that covers all or there will be developed different aptimizers?

           

          thanks

          • Re: R 9.0r2 and aptimizer
            Faisal Memon

            Hi pentolino.

             

            Sorry fo rthe confusion. Stingray Aptimizer is available in three different flavors:

             

            • As a plugin for the Stingray Traffic Manager for Apache based sites
            • As a plugin that installs directly on the SharePoint server for SharePoint sites
            • As a plugin that installs directly on the IIS server for IIS sites.

            The future release will integrate the IIS and Share Point pieces into the plugin for the Stingray Traffic Manager.  Hope this helps.

             

            Thanks,

            Faisal

            • Re: R 9.0r2 and aptimizer
              pentolino .

              Thanks, it helps enormously!

               

              So future release will give the option to have also IIS and Sharepoint ones directly on the Traffic Manager appliance/VM...

               

              questions:

              - what are the advantages to have Aptimizer integrated with traffic manager? Using just one VM?

              - will the 3 future add-on/packages continues to staay 3 different add-on with different licenses or they will merge in a single "aptimizer" that would do it all? In case that it's the second option, will it be integrated in the Traffic manager or will it remains an add-on?

               

               

              thanks!