St. Petersburg College Selects A10 Networks to Support Redesigned Network InfrastructureAX SERIES APPLICATION DELIVERY CONTROLLERS REPLACE F5 NETWORKS BIG-IPS

San Jose, CA, April 2, 2013 -- A10 Networks™, the technology leader in Application Networking, today announced that St. Petersburg College, an accredited institution of higher education, selected A10's AX Series Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) to modernize its network infrastructure to support its rapidly growing application needs. In Florida's Pinellas County, St. Petersburg College's IT infrastructure manages five campuses that support a growing number of students, in addition to a fast growing distance-learning program that hosts 32,000 students each semester. St. Petersburg College selected A10's high-performance 64-bit AX Series appliances to replace incumbent vendor F5 Networks' BIG-IPs, because they had no more capacity to serve the college's growing network needs.

St. Petersburg College needed an advanced ADC with multi-tenancy features in order to manage the diverse and rapidly increasing plethora of applications. Applications the network must support span the gamut from classroom campus-wide applications such as Blackboard Learn+, to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software such asOracle PeopleSoft, in addition to Microsoft applications such as SharePoint, Lync and Exchange. The AX Series was selected as a proven virtualization solution that fulfilled the requirements of high density and high performance, while delivering on flexibility and reliability.

"We chose A10 Networks primarily for the flexibility of the architecture. The ability for us to create various virtual load balancers within the AX Series and still maintain performance was very important. Additionally, ease of configuration and cost compared to our previous solution was appealing," said David Creamer, Director Network Systems & TV Operations.

"A10 is proud to support educational institutions with our scalable and flexible Advanced Core OS (ACOS) platform, which can manage the steep growth in application demands from students and faculty members," said Lee Chen, Founder and CEO of A10 Networks. "Many customers benefit from the AX Series' innovative virtualization with Application Delivery Partitions (ADPs), which enable multiple applications to run autonomously on a single platform."

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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. To read more about AX Series solutions visit:

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, Spain, Brazil, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore. For more information, visit:

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About St. Petersburg College

St. Petersburg College is an accredited higher educational institution serving the greater region within Florida's Pinellas County in the south eastern region of the United States. Serving local and global students in five campuses, the college offers four-year bachelor degree programs in areas such as education, international business, nursing, technology management and veterinary technology to over 63,000 students worldwide.

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Public Relations for A10 Networks