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FlexPool Consumption-based Licensing

Our FlexPool subscription model allows businesses to flexibly allocate and re-distribute capacity across applications, multiple clouds, and data centers.

Discover How Capacity Pooling Works for You

A10 Networks addresses your current and future needs with its FlexPool consumption-based software model.

Flexible Allocations
  • Check-out, check-in licenses
  • User-defined instance sizes
  • Guaranteed capacity
  • Elastic instance

Investment Protection
  • Portable across multi-cloud
  • Apportion on-demand
  • Grow pool size on demand
  • Eliminate overprovisioning

Operational Simplicity
  • Central license management
  • All-inclusive, multi-services
  • Visibility and usage monitoring
  • No service disruption on upgrade

Solutions Supported by FlexPool

FlexPool is a capacity pool license available for our software solutions, spanning virtual, bare metal and multi-cloud. FlexPool supports software services, including virtual and bare metal versions of:

Ever-evolving, modern cyber threats

FlexPool is available with Gold Support included and includes fast and efficient phone support 24 hours a day/7 days a week, plus software updates

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Supported Infrastructure Environments

FlexPool and vThunder® virtual appliances support a wide range of third-party environments — from private to public cloud — including VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM hypervisors. FlexPool also supports private clouds using OpenStack, VMware vRO and public cloud offerings AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

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Capacity Overview

Capacity Overview

FlexPool is configured to function as capacity pool, available in 10 Gbps, 50 Gbps, 100 Gbps or custom levels in the Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) of bandwidth. Subsequent pools maybe procured and added to the original pool, on-demand, or in 10 Gbps increments. The pool can be flexible allocated to the various software instances down to 25 Mbps allotments, and granularly scaled in steps of 1 Mbps.


  • 10G, 50G, 100G, Custom
  • Floating license pool


  • 1 year, 3 years
  • ELA


  • Gold support included
  • Software upgrades included
  • No feature licenses
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Deployment Options

Deployment Options


SINGLE POOL: An enterprise-wide single pool to consume networking and security services. Capacity is enforced at the user and application level.

MULTI-POOL: A dedicated pool for each site. Capacity can be enforced at the pool level.

INSTANCE POOL: This model is an enterprise-wide single pool for businesses to consume networking and security services and that want to deploy a floating pool of fixed size instances.




Insight and reporting are imperative when consuming solutions through a software subscription license. Visibility is critical for your business. You are entitled to analytics that provide a comprehensive view into the effectiveness of your capacity pool. FlexPool puts you in the driver’s seat; you control your capacity and license usage.


  • Stay on top of crucial metrics to make the right business decisions
  • Monitor usage of licenses across your users with our Global License Manager (GLM)
  • Use real-time data to optimize usage of licenses and determine whether your organization is using more than the purchased number of licenses
  • Gain visibility into billing, analytics and audit trails through your GLM account

The GLM gathers information to help you understand your license usage.

“As organizations worldwide adopt multi-cloud strategies, they’re also embracing IT as a service (ITaaS) and cloud consumption models … These customers are looking to their technology vendors to assist them in expediting these shifts. In introducing FlexPool, A10 is helping customers allocate consistent application-delivery resources dynamically and flexibly, as and when needed, regardless of how each enterprise ultimately decides to harness multi-cloud application environments.”

Brad Casemore, Research Director, Datacenter Networks at IDC