Certified General Accountants of Ontario Selects A10 Networks AX Series to Scale Enterprise Web Application Delivery
AX Series Delivers CGA Ontario an Advanced Server Load Balancer Solution for the Blackboard Academic Suite
SAN JOSE, CA. - January 12, 2009 -- A10 Networks® today announced that Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario), an affiliate of the Certified General Accountants of Canada, selected and deployed A10's AX Series Advanced Server Load Balancer to provide a comprehensive enterprise Web Application Delivery platform. CGA Ontario has close to 30,000 staff, members and students accessing the network at any given time. To assist its affiliates with everything from selecting courses to making payments online, CGA Ontario delivers to its users enterprise applications such as Microsoft Sharepoint 2003 for document management, Microsoft Exchange 2003 for enterprise email applications and the Blackboard Academic Suite.
As a leader in the delivery of online distance education, CGA Ontario selected A10's AX Advanced Server Load Balancer for its value, advanced features and ease of use. AX quickly integrated with the Blackboard Academic Suite environment to guarantee performance, allowing CGA Ontario the flexibility to deploy additional servers and applications for future growth.
"I took an interest in A10 Networks based on the company's stellar reputation in the online community," said Philip Philippides, senior network administrator for CGA Ontario. "When I implemented the AX Series in our network environment, I was pleased by the ease of use and flexibility of the product."
The key AX Series features CGA Ontario leverages include Layer 4-7 server load balancing and the aFleX scripting feature, which redirects traffic from a built-in Web page to a custom Web page. CGA Ontario also leverages AX's Advanced Persistence feature to ensure clients stay on the right server. CGA Ontario discovered immediately that the AX Series is simple to deploy and easy to use with an intuitive GUI and industry standard CLI. Servers can be added quickly without troubleshooting, allowing load to be easily distributed and balanced. The A10 support engineers are always available and responsive to questions, ensuring an effective, fast and successful implementation.
Additional key features within the AX Series include:
- Revolutionary Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) to provide the most scalable server load balancing solutions
- Comprehensive layer 4-7 features and performance, SSL acceleration, hardware compression and RAM Cache at a cost-effective price
- Carrier-grade hardware components and redundancy
- All features are included in the platform, without additional software licensing fees
"We are proud to provide CGA Ontario with the Web Application Delivery platform it requires to deliver a suite of critical enterprise applications to its staff, members and students," said Lee Chen, founder and CEO of A10 Networks. "The AX Series delivers twice the performance at half the price of any enterprise server load balancing solution on the market today."
To read the full case study, please visit: http://www.a10networks.com/resources/files/CS-CGA.pdf
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.
About CGA Ontario
The Certified General Accountants of Ontario is a self-governing body that grants the exclusive rights to the CGA designation, and controls the professional standards, conduct and discipline of its members and students in the province of Ontario. Certified General Accountants (CGAs) are committed to meeting the needs of their businesses and organizations with strategic insight, leadership and demonstrated abilities. In Ontario, there are 19,000 CGAs and approximately 9,000 students working towards their designation. For more information, visit http://www.cga-ontario.org/
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