AX 3530 Honored With Grand Prize In Two Separate Best Of Show Categories

SAN JOSE, CA, June 19, 2012 -- A10 Networks™, the technology leader in Application Networking, today announced that its AX 3530 product received two Grand Prize awards for Best of Show at Interop Tokyo with live Performance Optimization and ShowNet demonstrations. For the awards, the AX 3530 competed against over 200 networking vendors, and A10 was the only vendor to win two Grand Prize awards out of 15 categories.

"I was impressed that A10's AX 3530 achieved over 100 Gbps application throughput in the demonstration, with even higher performance in a virtual chassis configuration. It is amazing that AX achieves such high-performance in a small form factor appliance," said Akihiko Otsuka, Editor, Computerworld IDG Interactive, Inc. and a judge for Interop Tokyo 2012's Best of Show Award program. "Additionally, A10's ShowNet demonstration was very unique in that the visitors' experience was transparent when using A10's four IPv6 migration techniques, delivering a realistic IPv6 migration solution from both end users' and network operators' points of view, while also showing live logs of the traffic."

"We are proud to win two Grand Prize awards with AX 3530 at this prestigious conference. The record breaking throughput of AX Virtual Chassis System (aVCS) and our comprehensive IPv6 Migration solutions are unparalleled," said Lee Chen, Founder and CEO for A10 Networks. "The awards recognize our just-released AX 3530's unsurpassed capabilities and performance."

Performance Optimization 
The AX 3530 won Grand Prize in the Performance Optimization category by demonstrating over 300 Gbps of load-balanced throughput in an aVCS configuration, with three AX 3530 units clustered and operated as a single device. The show floor demonstration was conducted live using the AX 3530s and IXIA traffic generators. AX 3530 with aVCS is a cost-effective alternative to fixed-chassis systems, allowing customers to scale multiple AX devices with shared capacity, no licenses (for performance or features), High Availability (HA) and a single place of management. As a 1RU appliance, the AX 3530 delivers a record breaking 115 Gbps throughput, and can cluster up to eight units with aVCS for over 900 Gbps throughput.

Any organization can benefit from the significant reduced initial capital and ongoing operating expense reduction the AX 3530 delivers in its ultra-efficient 1 RU form factor.

ShowNet Demonstration 
Additionally, AX 3530 won the Grand Prize in the ShowNet Demonstration category with four different IPv4 Preservation and IPv6 Migration solutions including Carrier Grade NAT (CGN), 464XLAT (NAT64), 6rd and DS-Lite live in the ShowNet backbone. Attendees were able to access the Internet through WiFi via A10's four different solutions by using iPads or smart phones, simulating a real-life Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment where any user can connect with any preferred device. In addition, the AX 3530 provided CGN backbone services to numerous vendor booths live on the Interop Tokyo exhibition floor.

Interop Tokyo is a leading global business technology event and attracts over 140,000 attendees from over 75 countries. The Best of Show is chosen by a leading panel of judges representing a broad spectrum of industry experts.

About AX 3530 
A10's AX 3530 is a high-performance, carrier-class, efficient 64-bit AX model, including service provider solutions for IPv4 preservation, IPv4/IPv6 translation and full IPv6 migration.

  • 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 HA techniques and fully stateful "hot" redundancy for reduced downtime.

About AX Series

A10's AX Series is a scalable, high-performance Application Networking platform that delivers enterprises, Web properties and ISPs superior reliability and an energy efficient footprint for lower total cost of ownership (TCO). With the AX Series, customers of all sizes benefit from application availability, scalability and performance, and increased infrastructure efficiency for a faster end user experience. The AX Series has a comprehensive Layer 4-7 feature set and flexible virtualization technologies such as aVCS, multi-tenancy and more for public, private and hybrid cloud environments. In addition, the AX Series leads in IPv6 Migration technologies with many large scale deployments worldwide. All AX Series features are available without extra licensing fees.

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.

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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

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

Contact information 

David Oro
Public Relations for A10 Networks