A10 Networks Unveils AX 3530 to Alleviate IPv4 Address Shortages and Aid IPv6 Adoption

New 1RU AX 3530 Delivers Over 100 Gbps Throughput; Leads Market With Features, Scalability And Ease Of Use

SAN JOSE, CA, April 3, 2012 -- A10 Networks™, the technology leader in Application Networking, today unveiled a new 64-bit model in its AX Seriesfamily, the AX 3530, powered by A10's scalable Advanced Core OS (ACOS) to deliver significant performance, flexibility, efficiency and cost advantages for service providers addressing IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 migration. The AX 3530 is a compact 1 Rack Unit (RU) appliance with the industry's highest performance for IPv4 preservation solutions, such as Carrier Grade NAT (CGN), also known as Large Scale NAT (LSN), in addition to IPv6 migration solutions, such as NAT64/DNS64, DS-Lite and 6rd.

Service providers today have multiple options to address IPv4 exhaustion and ensure that their customers' communication and connectivity demands can be met. Choices include acquiring additional IPv4 addresses, maximizing existing IPv4 addresses with NAT techniques or migrating to IPv6. With the IPv4 address supply near exhaustion, CGN offers a proven near-term solution to maximize existing IPv4 addresses by sharing them amongst tens of thousands of users, enabling smooth transition options to IPv6 in the longer term. A10's CGN technology is a mature solution, from the first AX Series CGN deployments, which went live in 2010, to the dozens following worldwide at major service providers.

"2011 witnessed the depletion of the IANA available IPv4 global address pool, which was a definite wakeup call for organizations that they will be at risk of not having enough addresses to service the growing consumer appetite for mobile and other Internet-based applications," said Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst for Enterprise Strategy Group. "Service providers need to either conserve existing IPv4 addresses or migrate to IPv6 to continue to meet core business requirements, and drive innovative services. A10 Networks' AX Series delivers powerful, carrier class IPv4/IPv6 solutions at attractive price points that will enable organizations to preserve existing IPv4 investments and provide a clear path to IPv6."

  • AX 3530 – High-performance, carrier-class, efficient 64-bit AX model delivering service provider solutions for IPv4 preservation, IPv4/IPv6 translation and full IPv6 migration.
    • The AX 3530 delivers an industry record-setting 256 million concurrent connections, 115 Gbps throughput, and 3 million new session setups per second, in a 1RU compact form factor.
    • Includes two Intel Xeon eight-core (Sandy Bridge) processors, 12 x 10 Gb fiber (SFP+) ports, four 1 Gb copper ports, two 1 Gb fiber ports (SFP), 64 GB of error correction code (ECC) memory, solid-state drive (SSD), redundant power supplies (RPS) and hot swappable smart fans.
    • Carrier-class platform with Lights-out Management (LOM) including an integrated Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) sub-system.
    • Maximum power consumption is only 467 Watts.
    • Includes advanced logging, configuration and dynamic routing options; multiple High Availability techniques and fully stateful redundancy for greater service protection.

"The carrier-class AX 3530 delivers scalable IPv4 preservation and IPv6 migration solutions in the industry's most efficient form factor," said Lee Chen, Founder and CEO for A10 Networks. "With the AX 3530, powered by ACOS, service providers can immediately reduce business disruptions from IPv4 exhaustion with Carrier Grade NAT (CGN), while future proofing their investment with a flexible choice of IPv6 migration technologies as needs change in the future."

According to a recent Clear Choice Test published by Network World titled "IPv6 Enabled Application Delivery Controllers," A10's AX Series received the highest score for installation, feature set and manageability, and was recognized as the only vendor to include NAT64/DNS64, DS-Lite and 6rd, in addition to LSN/CGN, shipping today. To read about AX Series solutions for IPv4 preservation and IPv6 migration visit: https://www.a10networks.com/products/thunder-series/thunder-cgn

AX Series

AX Series delivers industry-leading return on investment (ROI) by leveraging A10’s 64-bit Advanced Core OS (ACOS), with a scalable shared-memory parallelism architecture that leaps the competition in scalability and flexibility. AX Series appliances offer carrier grade reliability, high performance and an energy efficient footprint for lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The AX Series leads in IPv4 preservation and IPv6 migration technologies (Carrier Grade NAT/Large Scale NAT, DS-Lite, NAT64/DNS64 and more) with many large scale deployments worldwide.


The AX 3530 is available in April 2012.

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, United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. For more information, visit http://www.a10networks.com

ACOS, aFleX, aXAPI, aVCS, Virtual Chassis, SoftAX, and aFlow are registered trademarks of A10 Networks.

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David Oro
Public Relations for A10 Networks