A10 Networks Unveils VirtualN for Web Application Delivery - Scaling on Demand
Provides Unprecedented Scalability to Meet Growing Application Networking Performance and Throughput Demands with the Industry's Best Price/Performance
SAN JOSE, CA. - April 29, 2008 -- A10 Networks® today unveiled VirtualN, an innovative Web Application Delivery - Scaling on Demand solution that provides unprecedented total performance scalability, high availability and flexibility. VirtualN is a revolutionary new patent-pending feature within A10's AX Series family of new generation server load balancers. It is the industry's first solution to satisfy the demands of Web Application Delivery customers without requiring chassis-based systems to meet growing application networking performance and throughput requirements.
VirtualN sets an industry performance record with up to 2 million Layer 4 connections per second, up to 4 million Layer 7 transactions per second and up to 40Gbps throughput with 4 AX devices (see April 2008 Tolly Group Report). VirtualN with 8 AX devices tops all performance charts with up to 4 million Layer 4 connections per second, up to 8 million Layer 7 transactions per second and up to 80Gbps throughput.
With VirtualN, the AX Series appliances act like a single virtual load balancer. Customers can start out with two AX Series appliances in a VirtualN (virtual load balancer) configuration and add more devices as their application demands grow. A total of up to 8 AX's can be used in the VirtualN solution. With VirtualN, customers can provision a single virtual IP (VIP) across multiple devices, or provision multiple virtual IPs across multiple devices. The AX Series appliances in a VirtualN configuration automatically distribute the load between them to provide extremely high performance and resiliency.
Key customer benefits with VirtualN include:
- Total Performance Scalability: All aspects of performance scale linearly with the addition of more AX appliances.
- High Availability: Extremely high availability is achieved by using two or more devices. When any AX Series in a VirtualN configuration fails or is offline for maintenance, the traffic will transfer seamlessly to the remaining devices.
- Flexibility: Customers have great flexibility in choosing topologies, networking modes and features.
- Manageability: With VirtualN, the AX Series appliances can be managed as a single virtual load balancer for all application management needs.
- Reduced Total Cost of Ownership: VirtualN provides the most cost effective "green" solution on the market. Each AX Series is a 2U device so a VirtualN configuration provides the best price/performance, performance per watt and performance per rack unit then any other competing solution on the market.
VirtualN leverages the Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) architecture inherent in all A10 AX Series server load balancers. With ACOS, the AX Series is the industry's first server load balancer platform that is tuned for multi-core CPU systems to realize the performance benefits of modern hardware architectures.
"VirtualN is a leading initiative for increasing the efficiency of the data center. With A10's new VirtualN feature within our award-winning AX Series, customers no longer need to purchase large, expensive chassis-based systems or multiple pairs of high-end load balancers to meet increasing Web application performance and throughput needs," said Lee Chen, president and CEO of A10 Networks. "VirtualN provides Web Application Delivery - Scaling on Demand with the industry's best price/performance, performance per watt and performance per rack space, making it the most "green" high-performance server load balancing solution in the entire industry."
About A10 Networks
A10 Networks was founded in Q4 2004 with a mission to provide innovative networking and security solutions. A10 Networks makes high-performance products that help organizations accelerate, optimize and secure their applications. A10 Networks is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in the United States, Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.a10networks.com.
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