San Jose, CA, August 27, 2012 -- A10 Networks™, the technology leader in Application Networking, today announced the aCloud ecosystem initiative based on its AX Series Application Delivery Controller (ADC) platform. The aCloud initiative consists of a combination of AX ADC form factors and management tools for Cloud Service Providers. It enables Cloud Service Providers to create an elastic pay-as-you grow environment and billing infrastructure.
Cloud Service Providers seek to fulfill increasing computing demands as enterprises move IT resources to the Cloud for operational efficiency, increased internal IT agility and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO). This need has created a critical requirement to provide advanced features for components in the Cloud, so that advantages with best of breed internal deployments are not lost. With the AX Series' comprehensive advanced Layer 4-7 load balancing, application acceleration and security features, customers and Cloud Service Providers can rapidly build Cloud environments and deploy on-demand; offering premium feature sets at a competitive price.
"With the rapid adoption of Cloud Computing, customers are turning to Cloud Service Providers to enable their business services without compromising on features and functionality," said Lee Chen, Founder and CEO of A10 Networks. "With our new aCloud ecosystem, we have made it easy for Service Providers to offer differentiated Application Networking services, going beyond simple load balancing to give their customers a range of flexible options."
The aCloud Application Delivery ecosystem includes three key components:
"ViaWest is a leader in the managed service market, and we have standardized on a combination of A10's AX Series hardware and SoftAX virtual appliances for our cloud offerings," said Jason Carolan, CTO of ViaWest. "We chose A10 for many reasons including tight SoftAX integration with VMware vCloud Director, flexibility of hardware and software platforms and the advanced feature set. All of these advantages directly translate to value we can offer to our customers."
"Our customers are demanding a higher level of sophistication in cloud environments versus a few years ago," said Andrew Rosser, Research Fellow at SHI Labs. "A10's aCloud ecosystem offers the right ADC form factor and management tools that are essential to offering a successful feature rich service."
"The AX Series hardware appliance's unique multi-tenancy features were a perfect fit for our network and customers," said Jeffrey Papen, Founder and CEO of Peak Hosting. "Since deploying the AX Series into Peak's Always UP Network℠ we can offer advanced functionality to our customers, which allows us to provide a richer set of offerings to solve our customers' business challenges and reduce their operational costs."
AX Series hardware appliances (and multi-tenancy with ADPs), SoftAX virtual appliances, aGalaxy management software and AX-V appliance are available today.
The aCloud licensing is currently in beta. To participate in the beta please contact A10.
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, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore. For more information, visit: http://www.a10networks.com
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