Whether you are an enterprise, service provider or Web giant, A10 AX ADC offers key benefits to make your data center applications available, accelerated and secure.

Application Availability

Highly available applications and data centers: Advanced Server Load Balancing (SLB) and Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) maximize uptime by detecting local and remote outages. Acting on advanced health checks, A10 AX Series directs connections to active servers and data centers in a way that is transparent to the end user.

Next-generation cloud data center evolution: Equip your network for the next phase in network evolution with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) capabilities. Benefit from integration of software defined networks (SDNs) with overlay networking (VXLAN and NVGRE), cloud orchestration systems (OpenStack, Microsoft SCVMM and more), and enable service chaining and traffic insertion.

Fast deployment, proven application configuration and provisioning: Rapidly enable and deploy business critical applications with predefined smart templates for popular applications from Microsoft (Exchange, Lync, SharePoint), Oracle and many more, to deploy in hours, not days or weeks.

Application Acceleration

Application acceleration for a better user experience and infrastructure utilization: Offload application infrastructure from CPU and memory intensive tasks to reduce costs. Techniques include SSL offload (including offload of demanding 2048- and 4096-bit key operations), HTTP compression, TCP reuse, and RAM caching. Deliver a faster experience for your customers and reduced CAPEX and OPEX as your infrastructure scales efficiently without wasted compute cycles.

Virtualization for ADC and SLB consolidation: Enable multi-tenancy and maximize density with our application delivery partitions (ADPs), providing L3 virtualization and per-tenant role-based administration (RBA) on hardware.

Full control and deep packet inspection (DPI) capabilities to solve complex problems: aFleX® TCL scripting provides granular traffic transformation capabilities to adjust traffic as needed for your applications. Additionally, advanced ADC capabilities enable the most common requirements to be met with specific preconfigured templates and capabilities, for example L7 URL switching.

Flexible management to optimize IT operations: Multiple management capabilities simplify operation tasks using the aGalaxy centralized management system to control any A10 AX device, whether pushing configurations, aFleX rules, backing up SSL keys and much more. Our aXAPI® REST-based API gives complete management control with custom scripting for homegrown management operations or integration into third-party management systems. Also, plug-ins and packages are available to be used with partners' management systems such as Microsoft SCVMM and others.

Secure

Enhance your data center security: Our web application firewall (WAF) guards Web servers against the critical Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) top ten threats facing web-based application servers, while our DNS application firewall (DAF) gives advanced protection against domain name system (DNS) infrastructure exploitation, with granular application rules for query behavior and mitigation methods such as rate limiting.

Enhance, scale and optimize your existing DMZ security infrastructure: With our appliances supporting up to 115 Gbps per device, firewall load balancing (FWLB) enables existing security products to scale seamlessly. AX ADC also provides visibility into encrypted traffic for all devices with SSL intercept (SI), eliminating the SSL "blind spot" facing enterprise networks today by allowing all devices to see and take action on all encrypted traffic. SI also utilizes SSL security processors in hardware appliances to provide high-performance decryption.

Protect against the latest emerging threats: As threats emerge, the AX Series enables your network to be ready with effective countermeasures. DDoS protection features are standard in all appliances, and with FPGA FTA-based models, protection can be enabled for high volume attacks against application servers. The FPGA mitigates common volumetric attacks, while general purpose CPUs can be used to mitigate more sophisticated L7 attacks (e.g., exhaustion attacks like Slowloris and more). For critical applications that require Internet access, whole categories of attacks can be rendered inert by utilizing our application access management (AAM) technology, which presents an authentication challenge and validation against your choice of identity server, before the connection can reach the application server.

A10 AX Series is a family of hardware appliances ready to match your deployment need. Each AX Series appliance is powered by ACOS software, which brings a unique combination of shared memory accuracy and efficiency, 64-bit scalability and advanced flow processing.

AX Series line of hardware ADC appliances fits all size networks with entry-level models starting at 7.5 Gbps and moving up to a 115 Gbps high-performance appliance for your most demanding requirements. All models are dual power supply capable, feature solid-state drives (SSDs) and utilize no inaccessible moving parts for high availability. All models benefit from our Flexible Traffic Acceleration (FTA) technology, with select models featuring field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for hardware optimized FTA processing; this provides highly scalable flow distribution and distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection capabilities.

Also, in select models, dedicated security processors provide SSL offload, and switching and routing processors provide high-performance network processing. Each appliance offers high performance per rack unit and efficient power supplies to ensure a green solution and reduce power consumption costs. Coupled with high density 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps port options, AX ADC appliances meet the highest networking bandwidth demands.

Additional management options are also available to enhance your AX Series infrastructure. A10's aGalaxy® line of hardware and software appliances centrally manage all AX Series appliances for streamlined operations, resulting in reduced OPEX.

Non FPGA Models
FPGA Models

Non FPGA Models AX 1030 ADC AX 2500 ADC AX 3030 ADC AX 3000-11-GCF ADC AX 3530 ADC
Application Throughput (L4/L7) 7.5 Gbps / 7 Gbps 11 Gbps / 10 Gbps 27 Gbps / 26.5 Gbps 30 Gbps / 29 Gbps 115 Gbps / 114 Gbps
Layer 4 CPS 430k 300k 580k 1 million 1.3 million
Layer 4 HTTP RPS 1.9 million 1.6 million 2.9 million 4.7 million 5.6 million
Layer 7 CPS (1:1)^ 220k 160k 240k 370k 890k
SSL CPS (1024/2048) 5.5k / 1.2k 30k‡ / 5k‡ 12k / 2.7k 51k‡ / 24k‡ 120k‡ / 98k‡
Application Delivery Partitions (ADP) RBA/L3V 128 / 32 128 / 32 128 / 64 128 / 64 255 / 127
Network Interface
    1 GE Copper
    1 GE Fiber (SFP)
    1/10 GE Fiber (SFP+)
    40 GE Fiber (QSFP+)

6
2
0
0

8
4
0
0

6
2
2
0

8
8
4
0

4
2
12
0
Management Interface Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lights Out Management No No No No Yes
Console Port Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Solid-state Drive (SSD) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Processor Intel Xeon Quad-core Intel Xeon Quad-core Intel Xeon Quad-core Intel Xeon Hex-core 2 x Intel Xeon Octo-core
Memory (ECC RAM) 8 GB 6 GB 16 GB 24 GB* 64 GB
Hardware Acceleration
    64-bit Linear Decoupled Architecture
    Flexible Traffic Acceleration
    Switching/Routing
    SSL Security Processor
    SSL Card Option
    Compression Card Option
    Total Optional Card Per Unit

Yes
Software
Software
Yes
No
No
0

Yes
Software
Software
Yes
1
1
1

Yes
Software
Software
Yes
No
No
0

Yes
Software
Software
Yes
1*
1
1

Yes
Software
Software
Option
1 x 2 cards
No
2
Power Consumption (Max) 155W 250W 188W 315W 467W
Heat in BTU/hr (Max) 529 853 641 1,075 1,593
Performance Per Watt (PPW)** 2,774 1,200 3,085 3,175 2,784
Power Supply (DC option available) 1 x 400W*** Dual 400W RPS Dual 400W RPS Dual 400W RPS Dual 750W RPS
100 - 240 VAC, Frequency 50 – 60 Hz | DC option available***
Cooling Fan Hot Swap Smart Fans
Dimensions 1.7 in (H), 17.2 in (W), 16.6 in (D) 1.75 in (H), 17 in (W), 21.8 in (D) 1.7 in (H), 17.2 in (W), 16.6 in (D) 1.75 in (H), 17 in (W), 21.8 in (D) 1.75 in (H), 17.25 in (W), 22.8 in (D)
Rack Units 1U 1U 1U 1U 1U
Unit Weight 17.5 lbs 25 lbs 19.5 lbs 25 lbs 29.6 lbs
Operating Ranges Temperature 0° - 40° C | Humidity 5% - 95%
Regulatory Certifications FCC Class A, UL, CE, TUV, CB, VCCI, NEBS^^, FIPS 140-2^^^
Standard Warranty 90-day Hardware and Software

‡ With maximum SSL cards | ‡‡ XFP | * RAM is doubled from number shown with select SSL option cards | ** Layer 4 CPS per watt | *** For AX 1030, optional RPS available and no DC option | ^ Layer 7 connections per second - measures number of new HTTP connections (1 HTTP request per TCP connection, without TCP connection reuse ) within 1 second | ^^ NEBS Level 3 for AX 2500 | ^^^ FIPS model must be purchased

FPGA Models AX 3200-12 ADC AX 3400 ADC AX 5200-11 ADC AX 5630 ADC
Application Throughput (L4/L7) 19.5 Gbps / 18.5 Gbps 38 Gbps / 37 Gbps 40 Gbps / 38 Gbps 77 Gbps / 74 Gbps
Layer 4 CPS 1.1 million 2.5 million 4.8 million 6 million
Layer 4 HTTP RPS 6.6 million 12.3 million 12.5 million 32.5 million
Layer 7 CPS (1:1)^ 310k 620k 1.37 million 1.5 million
SSL CPS (1024/2048) 44k‡ / 24k‡ 84k‡ / 24k‡ 155k‡ / 130k‡ 180k‡ / 174k‡
Application Delivery Partitions (ADP) RBA/L3V 128 / 64 128 / 64 128 / 127 128 / 1023
Network Interface
    1 GE Copper
    1 GE Fiber (SFP)
    1/10 GE Fiber (SFP+)
    40 GE Fiber (QSFP+)

20
4
4
0

20
4
4
0

0
4
16‡‡
0

0
4
24
4
Management Interface Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lights Out Management No No No Yes
Console Port Yes Yes Yes Yes
Solid-state Drive (SSD) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Processor Intel Xeon Quad-core Intel Xeon Hex-core 2 x Intel Xeon Hex-core 2 x Intel Xeon Octo-core
Memory (ECC RAM) 12 GB* 24 GB* 48 GB* 128 GB
Hardware Acceleration
    64-bit Linear Decoupled Architecture
    Flexible Traffic Acceleration
    Switching/Routing
    SSL Security Processor
    SSL Card Option
    Compression Card Option
    Total Optional Card Per Unit

Yes
1 x FTA-2 FPGA
Hardware
Yes
1*
1
1

Yes
2 x FTA-2 FPGA
Hardware
Yes
1*
1
1

Yes
2 x FTA-2 FPGA
Hardware
Option
1-4*
1-2
4

Yes
4 x FTA-2 FPGA
Hardware
Option
1 x 2 cards or 2 x 2 cards
No
4
Power Consumption (Max) 313W 338W 660W 890W
Heat in BTU/hr (Max) 1,068 1,153 2,253 3,037
Performance Per Watt (PPW)** 3,514 7,396 7,273 6,742
Power Supply (DC option available) Dual 400W RPS Dual 400W RPS Dual 1200W RPS 2+1 1200W RPS
100 - 240 VAC, Frequency 50 – 60 Hz | DC option available***
Cooling Fan Hot Swap Smart Fans
Dimensions 1.7 in (H), 17 in (W), 24.6 in (D) 1.7 in (H), 17 in (W), 24.6 in (D) 3.5 in (H), 17 in (W), 29 in (D) 5.3 in (H), 16.9 in (W), 28 in (D)
Rack Units 1U 1U 2U 3U
Unit Weight 26 lbs 26.5 lbs 62 lbs 67 lbs
Operating Ranges Temperature 0° - 40° C | Humidity 5% - 95%
Regulatory Certifications FCC Class A, UL, CE, TUV, CB, VCCI, NEBS^^, FIPS 140-2^^^
Standard Warranty 90-day Hardware and Software

‡ With maximum SSL cards | ‡‡ XFP | * RAM is doubled from number shown with select SSL option cards | ** Layer 4 CPS per watt | *** For AX 1030, optional RPS available and no DC option | ^ Layer 7 connections per second - measures number of new HTTP connections (1 HTTP request per TCP connection, without TCP connection reuse ) within 1 second | ^^ NEBS Level 3 for AX 2500 | ^^^ FIPS model must be purchased

Customer Testimonials

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WWE

"WWE operates a real-time web voting system, which causes frequent and unpredictable "flash crowds" during our wrestling events that result in peak traffic conditions. The aFlow™ feature adds another intelligent layer on top of the existing AX rate and limit controls to protect our servers from being overwhelmed, ensuring our viewers can continue to vote for their favorite wrestlers in real-time and uninterrupted."

Philip James, Manager, Digital Media Operations, WWE

Shopzilla

"We deployed multiple A10 AX Series prior to the holiday shopping season, and the appliances easily handled the increased traffic. AX Series delivers the new generation of server load balancers required to ensure our eCommerce site is highly scalable with consistent low latency, and always operational."

Burzin Engineer, VP of Technology, Shopzilla