White Paper: Boost Performance with Software-Defined Infrastructure on Bare Metal

Virtualization delivers agility and cost savings. Enterprises and service providers alike are reaping the benefits of adding virtualization to their data center strategies.

And virtualizing through the use of software-defined infrastructure (SDI) on bare metal hardware makes the benefits of virtualization even more compelling.


To give service providers and enterprises an edge, A10 Networks offers application networking software for bare metal environments running on Intel processor-based hardware. Together, the A10 and Intel combination is proven to boost performance, flexibility and efficiency.

For example, deploying A10’s high-performance ADC software on Intel-based bare metal servers delivers full ADC functionality and can double the number of L4 connections per second compared to KVM-virtualized servers.

Additional benefits of software-defined infrastructure with Intel-based hardware include:

  • Managing both purpose-built appliances and SDI functions without increasing OPEX
  • Reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) by decoupling software
  • Gaining a full suite of application delivery and security services on bare metal
  • Delivering software solutions with metered, pay-by-the-hour cloud consumption models for subscribers
  • Drastically reducing latency found in traditional virtualized networks
  • Achieving up to 40 Gbps throughput via A10’s ACOS software on bare metal environments

Download the complimentary white paper now and learn how software-defined infrastructure on bare metal boosts performance and reduces costs.