A10 Networks Enables Application Workloads in Oracle Cloud

The application delivery controller (ADC) is in the critical path between the user and application. A purpose-built ADC provides capabilities like high availability, acceleration and security for the applications it front-ends. Applications deployed on-premises require special user and traffic management, monitoring and logging capabilities that are addressed with the purpose-built ADCs.

The A10 vThunder® solution is a purpose-built ADC and is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. It enables enterprises to carry their secure application delivery policies and practices to Oracle Cloud. Access to real-time visibility into the application traffic is fundamental information for businesses in the multi-cloud world. The A10 Harmony Controller® is a deep analytics and management platform and provides real-time visibility into application traffic at a per-application, per-flow level.

Here is the list of key features enabled by the A10 vThunder ADC on Oracle Cloud:

Full-Featured Layer 4 and Layer 7 ADC

vThunder provides advanced load-balancing for Layer 4 (TCP/UDP) and Layer 7 (HTTP/HTTPS) applications. It has granular pre-defined health checks for popular applications like databases, mail, http/https and custom health-checks for any application. It can terminate TLS/SSL connections, inspect and rewrite headers based on user-defined policies. It also provides faster caching functionality and conditional source NAT for improved user experience and optimal use of infrastructure resources. If there is anything specific that is handled by an enterprise’s on-premises ADC, it is also available with the vThunder ADC on Oracle Cloud.

Per-App Visibility Across Hybrid Clouds

The A10 Harmony Controller dashboard enables real-time visibility for every application deployed regardless of where the application is deployed or the underlying infrastructure on which it is deployed.

See below for examples of a web application from the dashboard.

End-end latency analytics for a user-chosen application deployed in Oracle Cloud

End-end latency analytics for a user-chosen application deployed in Oracle Cloud

High Availability Support Across Oracle Availability Domain and Regions

vThunder ADC provides stateful high availability (HA) of the application and user sessions between different Oracle availability domains, thereby providing infrastructure fault-tolerance for enterprise applications between the availability domains.

vThunder ADCs deployed as a high availability pair
vThunder ADCs deployed as a high availability pair

Fault-tolerance across Oracle regions or between on-premises and Oracle Cloud can be enabled by using global server load balancing (GSLB). GSLB enables use cases like elastic cloud bursting, business continuity / disaster recovery and traffic optimization by intelligently routing the end user to the nearest application location.

High availability and intelligent traffic distributing across Oracle regions
High availability and intelligent traffic distributing across Oracle regions

Host Multiple Applications

vThunder ADC is designed for multi-tenancy with fine-granular role-based access control (RBAC), and it allows enterprises to host multiple applications on the same HA pair. This not only provides efficient use of the infrastructure, but also eases the operations and management associated with network and security functions.

Integrated Application Security Stack

The integrated security stack with vThunder provides multiple layers of application and networking security.

IPSec: A secure point-to-point connectivity between the on-premises location to Oracle Cloud

DDoS: To detect and block DDoS attack from bots and malicious sources at the network and application layer

WAF: Web application firewall (WAF) to detect and block application attacks like cross-site scripting, command injection and protection against application vulnerabilities

IAM/AAM: Application access management (AAM) functionality along with integration with identify providers to enable single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication for enterprise applications

The vThunder on Oracle Cloud Marketplace is supported in several form factors and is available with both a bring-your-own license or pay-as-you-go through the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Visit the A10 Networks-Oracle Cloud solution in the Marketplace.


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September 18, 2019

About Saurabh Sureka

Saurabh Sureka is director of product management at A10 Networks, where he leads the team developing the scope of the company’s multi-cloud product roadmap and solutions. He works closely with customers and partners to enable and expand the company’s product portfolio. READ MORE