MEVIO Selects A10 Networks AX Series to Scale Web Application Delivery for Rapid Growth Entertainment Sites

AX Series Delivers MEVIO the Most Cost-effective, High-performance Server Load Balancing Solution to Support Hundreds of Linux Servers

MEVIO SAN JOSE, CA. - January 21, 2009 -- A10 Networks® announced that MEVIO, one of the fastest growing entertainment sites on the Web with an audience of over six million monthly viewers, selected and deployed A10's AX Series server load balancers to provide a comprehensive Web Application Delivery platform. MEVIO's previous load balancer was bottlenecking with traffic and customer growth. With hundreds of Linux Servers running PHP and MySQL applications on the backend, a new affordable, high-performance server load balancer solution was required.

To ensure its Website is always available and performing without compromise, MEVIO selected A10's AX Series for the exceptional price/performance leadership, platform pricing and server-side return on investment (ROI). Unlike competitive solutions with software licensing fees, the AX Series includes all Layer 4-7 features and hardware-based SSL acceleration in the standard list price. MEVIO is receiving immediate ROI from AX's TCP and SSL offload features that reduce traffic from the servers to the AX, allowing faster transactions and applications.

"The price/performance value proposition delivered by A10's AX Series is a perfect fit for our business," said Dan Benson, director of operations for MEVIO. "The AX platforms are operating at two percent CPU usage, versus 50-60 percent with the previous solution. We are now receiving much more than twice the performance at half the price, and an immediate ROI with server offload features, as well as allowing us to accelerate the customer experience."

The key AX Series features MEVIO leverages include Layer 4-7 server load balancing, SSL acceleration/offload to increase Web transaction speed and TCP offload. In the future, MEVIO plans to leverage AX's Layer 7 advanced scripting feature to customize policies for avoiding traffic bottlenecks. This will allow them to manipulate traffic at the application layer before it reaches the end device, gaining additional control and flexibility to ensure applications perform smoothly.

Additional key features within the AX Series include:

"We are proud to provide MEVIO the superior AX Series that it requires to deliver a premier, high-quality and fast online entertainment network to its millions of viewers," said Lee Chen, founder and CEO of A10 Networks. "The AX Series delivers MEVIO more than twice the performance at half the price of the existing solutions, and it provides extra features and functionality that are critical for the data center."

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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

About CGA Ontario
MEVIO, a premier online entertainment network, provides high-quality new media programming including video, audio and music. MEVIO enables millions to enjoy shows or music on their favorite device-computers, iPods, mobile devices or televisions. The company produces and develops its own lineup of "brand-safe" episodic programming and delivers it on a platform that enables audiences to view, collect, organize, share and create. MEVIO also provides advertisers a brand-safe network to reach and engage audiences with the scale and frequency of television and the interaction of the internet. MEVIO is a privately held company and is backed by leading venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sequoia Capital, Sherpalo Ventures, DAG Ventures and Crosslink Capital. For more information, visit