Hitachi BladeSymphony® Chassis Integrates Server Load Balancing with A10 Networks

SAN JOSE, CA. - September 1, 2009 -- A10 Networks®, the technology leader in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC), today announced that its revolutionary Advance Core Operating System (ACOS) has been selected as the operating system for Hitachi's BladeSymphony® 320 Load Balancer Blade. The BladeSymphony® 320 is Hitachi's compact high density model for its Integrated Service Platform. The Load Balancer Blade for the 320 Chassis enables high performance Web Application Delivery onto a common blade server chassis, reducing costs and optimizing rack space. Marketing and distribution of the Load Balancer Blade will be solely performed by Hitachi.

Hitachi's new Load Balancing Blade running on BladeSymphony® 320 provides customers with a next-generation consolidated Web Application Delivery platform in a single system, making network design easier and reducing management costs. After evaluating server load balancing technology options, Hitachi selected A10 Networks' ACOS as the new operating system for the Load Balancing Blade. Hitachi's compelling reasons for selecting ACOS include its superior scalability, performance, flexibility and usability.

As part of this partnership, A10 enables ACOS, which powers its AX Series product family, to run on the Hitachi BladeSymphony® 320 Load Balancer Blade. The combination of A10's highly scalable ACOS and Hitachi's top quality hardware enables fast deployment of high performance server load balancing solutions.

Hitachi's Load Balancing Blade dramatically decreases the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of today's complex system environment by consolidating management functions with centralized operation. The Load Balancing Blade is an innovative initiative, addressing fast growing virtualization and cloud computing network architectures, made possible through the strategic alliance of two technology leaders, Hitachi and A10.

"Hitachi has been strongly promoting system consolidation through the release of our "HDD Expansion Server Blade," which increases server storage capacity, and "PCI Expansion Server Blade," which improves network performance. The Load Balancing Blade will further enable system consolidation and TCO reduction, adding new value to our Integrated Service Platform, BladeSymphony®," said Mr. Akio Yamamoto, Division President, Enterprise Server Division, Hitachi, Ltd. "We are proud to develop the Load Balancer Blade with A10 Networks. Hitachi also has a technology alliance with A10's AX Series family of high-performance application delivery controller appliances and we plan to strengthen the partnership between the two companies."

"The inclusion of our ACOS with Hitachi's Blade Server is a powerful combination. Together, Hitachi's superior hardware quality and comprehensive professional services, and A10's technology leadership, deliver customers an effective solution for data center consolidation," said Lee Chen, Founder and CEO of A10 Networks. "The combined solution also benefits customers by lowering cost and power consumption, and enabling initiatives such as virtualization and cloud computing. We are proud to deliver innovative solutions with Hitachi, a company renowned for its strong technical expertise, and high quality."

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