Virtualization, Dynamic Traffic Management Features, DNSSEC Support and Ease-of-Use Enhancements Included without Additional Fees
SAN JOSE, CA, October 18, 2010 - A10 Networks™, the technology leader in Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), unveiled enhanced customer-driven capabilities with its new AX Series software release today. The entire AX Series family receives a broad range of significant feature enhancements, all without additional licensing fees. A10's AX Series is a new generation server load balancer with an innovative 64-bit shared-memory and multi-CPU Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS™) architecture that leaps the competition in performance, scalability, efficiency and flexibility.
"With our new release, we delivered the first milestone on our Cloud Computing and Virtualization Roadmap by offering customers a wide range of virtualization options with our AX Series," said Lee Chen, Founder and CEO for A10 Networks. "This major enhancement to our feature set demonstrates why A10 is the natural alternative to legacy solutions, offering customers more innovation and better value. A10 is not just the fastest growing application delivery vendor, we are one of the fastest growing companies in America, and we see our growth only accelerating as we deliver on customer requirements."
Key updates in the AX Series include:
"Once a potential buyer test drives one of our vehicles, the rest is easy. I feel the same way about A10's AX Series of appliances - once you try them you'll be sold," said George Hamin, Director of eBusiness & Information Systems at Subaru Canada. "While we have been using the AX Series for a while, the enhancements to the AX Virtualization multi-tenancy feature will allow us to consolidate our two distinct environments; our Microsoft Exchange 2010 environment and our web environment to a single pair of appliances, with high availability. This is a smart choice for Subaru; the AX Series reduces the amount of Application Delivery Controllers in our network and saves us money in the process."
"WWE operates a real-time web voting system, which causes frequent and unpredictable 'flash crowds' during our wrestling events that result in peak traffic conditions," said Phillip James, Manager, Digital Media Operations at World Wrestling Entertainment. "The aFlow feature in A10's new AX Series software release will add another intelligent layer on top of the existing AX rate and limit controls to protect our servers from being overwhelmed, ensuring our viewers can continue to vote for their favorite wrestlers in real-time and uninterrupted."
"A10 is tapping the pulse of the customer and delivering unique cutting edge advanced ADC features such as aVCS, Layer 2/3 Virtualization and DNSSEC support in this release," said Dr. Jim Metzler of Ashton, Metzler & Associates and author of the Application Delivery Handbook. "It is notable that the new features are not just for the high end appliances, but the entire range of 64-bit AX Series appliances, which means A10 is raising the bar."
The AX Series enhancements are available for download in version 2.6 without additional charge and scheduled for release by end of this month.
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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, United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. For more information, visit http://www.a10networks.com
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