Leading Online Gaming Provider Chooses A10 Networks' AX Series Advanced Traffic Manager to Boost Application Performance

AX Series Delivers Game Flier a New generation Server Load Balancing Solution for High-volume Applications

GamerFlier SAN JOSE, CA. - March 31, 2008 -- A10 Networks® today announced that Game Flier, a leading online gaming provider in Taiwan, chose two of A10's AX 2100 Advanced Traffic Managers to maximize application availability, scalability and performance; and enhance its end users' online gaming experience. The AX 2100 is one of A10's five new generation server load balancer models, delivering a scalable platform capable of handling high-volume applications such as Game Flier's gigabit throughput online gaming Web portal system.

With 300 employees, 10,000 to 20,000 users online at any given time and a growing user base, Game Flier needed a highly reliable and scalable Web Application Delivery platform to limit bottlenecks from online gaming customers to its systems. To meet this need, Game Flier desired the highest performance server load balancer solution on the market at the most competitive price. In a recent independent third-party test report from the Tolly Group, A10's AX 2100 was determined to deliver four to ten times the performance at less than half the price of F5's BIG-IP 3400.

"We chose A10's AX Series because it is the best price/performance server load balancer on the market and the first in the Web application delivery market that is tuned for multi-core CPU systems to receive the performance benefits of modern hardware architectures," said Mr. Rick Ku, MIS assistant chief at Game Flier. "The A10 team is staffed with Layer 4-7 networking experts that carefully designed the server load balancing solution for our exact high-performance network and gaming Web portal needs."

A10 Networks' AX Series family helps enterprises of all sizes and ISPs build secure, high availability application server farms. Key features within the AX Series include:

"We are proud to provide Game Flier with A10's award winning AX 2100 as it continues to extend its popular online gaming systems," said Lee Chen, president and CEO of A10 Networks. "The AX 2100s are highly-affordable, reliable and scalable, new generation appliances that deliver a significant price/performance advantage for the Web application delivery market."

Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS): Optimized Multi-CPU Architecture
The Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) - built by A10's team of distinctive engineers with high performance Layer 2-3, Layer 4-7 and super computing expertise - is the distinguishing technology that makes the AX Series stand out in the Web Application Delivery Controller market. Many of the incumbent vendors' solutions are based on legacy architecture not designed to address the greater scale of Internet traffic and security requirements - for today and tomorrow. In order to address the need for speed, vendors continue to move their single-CPU software solutions to more powerful multi-CPU traffic management systems. But without the complete redesign of the software, performance benefits as a result of more powerful hardware will never be realized.

A10's AX Series with ACOS includes an optimized multi-CPU architecture, built from the ground up. It has maximum per-CPU independence with near zero interference among CPUs. ACOS linearly and concurrently scales processing resources in true parallel fashion. By evenly distributing application traffic to the system's processors, ACOS eliminates performance bottlenecks caused by unevenly loaded processors – allowing applications to perform as desired, especially during peak usage conditions.

To read the full case study regarding Game Flier's successful AX Series deployment, visit: http://www.a10networks.com/resources/files/CS-GamerFlier.pdf

For more information about A10's AX Series Advanced Traffic Management switches, visit: http://www.a10networks.com/products/axseries.php

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