Box.net Selects A10 Networks AX Series to Scale Web Application Delivery for Online Collaboration Services
AX Series Delivers Web 2.0 Provider the Most Cost-effective, High-performance Server Load Balancing Solution to Support Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP)
SAN JOSE, CA. - February 2, 2009 -- A10 Networks® today announced that Box.net, a leading provider of Web-based content management and collaboration solutions, selected and deployed A10's AX Series server load balancers to provide a comprehensive Web Application Delivery platform. To keep its Web 2.0 business running, which includes Internet file sharing and storage, Box.net uses a LAMP stack on the backend, which must always be running without failing or slowing down network traffic. To meet this requirement, a new affordable, high-performance server load balancer solution was required.
To ensure its online collaboration services are always available and performing without compromise, Box.net selected A10's AX Series for the exceptional price/performance leadership, platform pricing and responsive support. 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. Box.net is receiving immediate performance benefits from the AX Series platform, which includes a cutting-edge architectural design that is tuned for multi-core CPUs.
"The price/performance and cutting-edge technology value proposition delivered by A10's AX Series is a perfect fit for our Web 2.0 business," said Jeff Queisser, VP of technical operations for Box.net. "We researched incumbent solutions but discovered the products used older technologies and designs, while including a significant expense. With A10's AX Series, we remove network traffic bottlenecks, allow our data center to run more efficiently and can easily scale for future growth - all at the right price."
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 Box.net the high-performance AX Series that it requires to deliver a scalable online collaboration service to its users," said Lee Chen, founder and CEO of A10 Networks. "The AX Series delivers better performance and lower overall system costs for customers, while providing extra features and functionality that are critical for any Web 2.0 environment."
To read the full case study, please visit: http://www.a10networks.com/resources/files/CS-Box.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.
Founded in 2005 with the mission to help people access their information easily from any location, Box.net now has over 2 million users from thousands of businesses that look to Box.net to help replace FTP software, simplify file management and accelerate team productivity. Its OpenBox platform also provides users and developers with a robust foundation for building customized solutions to meet any business challenge. Visit www.Box.net for more information.
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