Akshay Mathur
September 14, 2018

About Akshay Mathur

Akshay serves as Senior Product Manager at A10 Networks. His two-decade experience spans in both technical as well as business sides and in various domains, including wi-fi security, social networking, online retail, cloud applications and application delivery. He is a startup enthusiast and have been founding team member of multiple companies. He loves blogging and teaching on technical as well as non-technical topics via meetups and other platforms.

Recent posts by the Author

September 14, 2018

Cloud Bursting with A10 Lightning Application Delivery Controller

Cloud bursting is an application deployment model in which an application that normally runs in a private cloud or in a data center "bursts" into a public cloud when the application needs additional resources (i.e. computing power) and uses cloud computing for the additional resource requirement. Think of a scenario in which an e-commerce application…

June 11, 2018

Announcing Application Load Balancing for Kubernetes

With more application workloads moving to containers, Kubernetes is becoming de-facto standard. According to SDxCentral,, Kubernetes adoption has seen a sharp increase – 10x increase on Azure and 9x increase on Google Cloud. Kubernetes does not provide application load balancing. It is your responsibility to build this service. In theory open source application load balancers…

June 26, 2017

A10 Integration with Cisco CloudCenter Simplifies Multi-Cloud Deployment, Orchestration and Management

The deployment, orchestration and management of applications in a multi-cloud environment traditionally required myriad disparate tools, thus often slowing cloud application deployments to a crawl and adding extra costs. Meanwhile, application teams were left examining which functions to offload to their application delivery controller (ADC) to expedite the development and rollout of their cloud solutions. Despite the…

June 21, 2017

Application Security in the Cloud: Who's Responsible?

This is a recap of a talk I gave at Cisco’s DevNet Create, a developer conference held last month in San Francisco. We’ve all heard about the benefits of cloud infrastructure: improved productivity, cost savings, efficiency, agility and a host of other buzzwords that paint cloud as the be all, end all for IT. Most…

May 2, 2017

How to Identify and Block an Application Attacker

Attacks against applications have become increasingly common. In this post, we explain how you can identify and block an application attacker using A10 Lightning Application Delivery Service (ADS) and A10 Harmony Controller. The Problem – Application Attacks Attacks on web applications are becoming a major problem – it’s a trend that’s on an upward swing.…

March 6, 2017

How to Use A10 Lightning ADS in Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Using the A10 Lightning Application Delivery Service (ADS) in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) helps operations teams easily implement advanced application traffic management capabilities, including elastic load balancing with rich application analytics and integrated application security. Here, we look at how to use A10 Lighting ADS in GCP. A10 Lightning ADS A10 Lightning ADS is a…

April 16, 2015

Challenges with Application Visibility

After I create a web application and make it generally available to people for use, the first challenge I encounter is to finding the number of servers that need to be deployed to sustain the incoming traffic. To determine the number of servers, I need to know the volume of traffic that will landing on…

January 12, 2015

Blue-Green Deployment with Traffic Steering for Phased Rollouts

Does this conversation sound familiar? "Why the sad face?" asked Daniel. "Didn't you just launch that new release?" "Yeah. The release was done," Cary said. "But we had to roll back. And there was downtime. We completed the regression tests, system integration tests and performance tests and the tests passed 100 percent. Everything was fine,…