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A10 Thunder appliances are a family of hardware and software solutions ready to match a wide variety of deployment needs — whether on-premise or in the cloud. Powered by ACOS®, these products bring a unique combination of shared memory architecture, 64-bit scalability and advanced flow processing, delivering price performance like no one else.
 

Physical Appliances

Our Thunder Series line of hardware appliances fits a wide variety of networks with entry level models starting at 5 Gbps and moving up to 220 Gbps high-performance appliance for your most demanding requirements.

 

Thunder ADC Hardware SPECIFICATIONS Thunder
840
Thunder
930
Thunder
940
Thunder
1030S
Thunder
1040
Thunder
3030S
Thunder
3040
Thunder
3230
Thunder
3430
Thunder
4430
Thunder
4435 SPE
Thunder
4440
Thunder
5330
Thunder
5430-11
Thunder
5435 SPE
Thunder
5440
Thunder
5630
Thunder
5840
Thunder
6430
Thunder
6435 SPE
Thunder
6440
Thunder
6630
Thunder
6635 SPE
Thunder
7440
Application Throughput (L4/L7) 5 Gbps / 5 Gbps 5 Gbps / 5 Gbps 10 Gbps / 7.5 Gbps 10 Gbps / 10 Gbps 15 Gbps / 12 Gbps 30 Gbps / 30 Gbps 30 Gbps / 30 Gbps 30 Gbps / 30 Gbps 42 Gbps / 42 Gbps 38 Gbps / 38 Gbps 38 Gbps / 38 Gbps 80 Gbps / 80 Gbps 78 Gbps / 78 Gbps 79 Gbps / 78 Gbps 78 Gbps / 77 Gbps 100 Gbps / 100 Gbps 79 Gbps / 78 Gbps 115 Gbps / 113 Gbps 150 Gbps / 145 Gbps 153 Gbps / 150 Gbps 160 Gbps / 150 Gbps 150 Gbps / 145 Gbps 150 Gbps / 145 Gbps 220 Gbps / 200 Gbps
Layer 4 CPS 200k 200k 240k 450k 450k 750k 750k 1.5 million 2.5 million 2.7 million 3.1 million 2.9 million 3.1 million 3.7 million 3.7 million 4 million 6 million 6.2 million 5.3 million 7.1 million 5.5 million 7.1 million 7.1 million 10.5 million
Layer 4 HTTP RPS 1 million 1 million 1 million 2 million 2 million 3 million 3 million 7.5 million 12 million 12 million 12 million 15 million 15 million 20 million 20 million 22 million 32.5 million 31 million 31 million 38 million 31 million 38 million 38 million 44 million
Layer 4 Concurrent Sessions 16 million 16 million 16 million 32 million 32 million 64 million 64 million 64 million 128 million 128 million 128 million 128 million 128 million 256 million 256 million 256 million 256 million 256 million 256 million 256 million 256 million 256 million 256 million 256 million
Layer 7 CPS (1:1)*1 50k 50k 60k 150k 120k 250k 280k 420k 620k 620k 660k 750k 770k 790k 790k 950k 1.5 million 1.5 million 1.35 million 1.6 million 1.4 million 1.6 million 1.6 million 2.8 million
SSL Bulk Throughput*2 1 Gbps 1 Gbps 1 Gbps 7 Gbps 7 Gbps 11 Gbps 11 Gbps 14 Gbps 20 Gbps 20 Gbps 26 Gbps 25 Gbps 30 Gbps 30 Gbps 37 Gbps 45 Gbps 45 Gbps 55 Gbps 46 Gbps 60 Gbps 60 Gbps 64 Gbps 64 Gbps 75 Gbps
SSL CPS*2|*3 RSA (1K): 2k
RSA (2K): 500
RSA (1K): 1.9k
RSA (2K): 400
RSA (1K): 2k
RSA (2K): 1k
RSA (1K): 25k
RSA (2K): 7k
RSA: 16k
ECDSA: 8k
RSA (1K): 47k
RSA (2K): 14k
RSA: 30k
ECDSA: 20k
RSA: 40k
ECDSA: 26k
RSA: 45k
ECDSA: 32k
RSA (1K): 86k
RSA (2K): 84k
RSA (1K): 120k
RSA (2K): 65k
RSA: 70k
ECDSA: 42k
RSA: 70k
ECDSA: 50k
RSA (1K): 111k
RSA (2K): 110k
RSA (1K): 120k
RSA (2K): 65k
RSA: 100k
ECDSA: 60k
RSA (1K): 180k
RSA (2K): 174k
RSA: 150k
ECDSA: 90k
RSA (1K): 134k
RSA (2K): 130k
RSA (1K): 170k
RSA (2K): 135k
RSA (1K): 180k
RSA (2K): 180k
RSA (1K): 190k
RSA (2K): 174k
RSA (1K): 190k
RSA (2K): 174k
RSA (1K): 200k
RSA (2k): 200k
DDoS Protection (SYN Flood) SYN/sec 1.7 million 2 million 2 million 4 million 4 million 7.5 million 8 million 55 million 55 million 55 million 55 million 166 million 112 million 112 million 112 million 166 million 100 million 166 million 223 million 223 million 332 million 223 million 223 million 332 million
Application Delivery Partitions (ADP) L3V 32 32 32 32 32 64 64 64 127 127 1,023 127 127 1,023 1,023 1,023 1,023 1,023 1,023 1,023 1,023 1,023 1,023 1,023
Network Interfaces  
1 GE Copper 5 6 5 6 5 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 GE Fiber (SFP) 0 2 0 2 0 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1/10 GE Fiber (SFP+) 2 2 4 2 4 4 4 4 4 16 16 24 8 16 16 24 24 24 16 16 48 12 12 48
40 GE Fiber (QSFP+) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 4
100 GE Fiber (CXP) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0

 

  • *1 Layer 7 connections per second - measures number of new HTTP connections (1 HTTP request per TCP connection, without TCP connection reuse ) within 1 second
  • *2 With maximum SSL
  • *3 Cipher "AES128-SHA256" with RSA 2K keys, unless noted, are used for RSA cases, "ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-SHA256" with EC P-256 are used for PFS cases

vThunder

The virtualized version of Thunder appliances, vThunder runs atop your choice of industry leading hypervisor for maximum flexibility. vThunder virtual appliances are available for both application delivery controller (ADC) and carrier-grade networking (CGN) product lines. With vThunder virtual appliances you gain a flexible and easy-to-deploy, on-demand appliance featuring advanced services for any enterprises, web giant or service provider.

 

vThunder ADC for Cloud Specifications vThunder
Supported Hypervisors

VMware ESXi 4.1 or higher

KVM QEMU 1.0 or higher (VirtIO, OvS with DPDK, SR-IOV)

Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 or higher
Licenses (Throughput) Lab 200 Mbps 1 Gbps 4 Gbps 8 Gbps 10 Gbps 20 Gbps
VMware ESXi x x x x x x  
KVM (SR-IOV | OvS-DPDK) x x x x x x x
KVM x x x x x    
Microsoft Hyper-V x x x x+      
Hardware Requirements See installation guide
Standard Warranty 90-day Software

 

+ 8 Gbps license not recommended for Microsoft Hyper-V

 

Bare Metal

This family of high-performance software appliances provide complete ADC functionality that is tied to a dedicated server. With no need for an intervening hypervisor, the resulting throughput of up to 40 Gbps of Layer 7 traffic processing is optimized. As with vThunder, the Bare Metal option eases installations. Service providers, software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors, Web hosting and large enterprise operations are ideal environments that can leverage the flexibility afforded by bare metal.

 

Thunder ADC for Bare Metal Specifications

Bare Metal

System Requirements

Minimum Hardware Requirement:

  • Intel x86-based CPUs with minimum of 4 cores
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 80 GB of free disk space
  • 2 Ethernet interfaces (3 or more are recommended)
  • Intel Network Adapters and drivers including igb, ixgbe, and i40e, and more.

Reference Platforms

Cisco UCS, Dell PowerEdge, Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System (HDS), HP ProLiant and more.

Bandwidth Licenses*

10 Gbps (4 cores), 20 Gbps (8 cores) and 40 Gbps (14 cores)

Standard Warranty

90-day Software


* License is tied with maximum number of cores that can be allocated to ACOS

 

Hybrid Appliances

Thunder Hybrid Virtual Appliances (HVA) deliver hardware acceleration and hypervisor-based strong isolation supporting high-performance multi-tenancy and service-chaining. The Thunder HVA family offers multiple independent virtualized application delivery controller (ADC) and virtualized carrier-grade networking (CGN) functionality on a single hardware device. This helps delivers lower CAPEX and OPEX for new or existing ADC, server load balancing, security, IPv4 scaling and IPv6 migration projects.

 

THUNDER HVA PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Thunder 3030S HVA Thunder 3530S HVA
Throughput 35 Gbps 100 Gbps
vThunder Virtual Appliances Instances (Included) 8 40
Network Interfaces    
1 GE Copper 6 4
1 GE Fiber (SFP) 2 2
1/10 GE Fiber (SFP+) 4 12

 

*Performance varies by number of virtual machines running and hardware resources assigned

 

Cloud-as-a-Service

vThunder for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are available for cloud deployment, offering a comprehensive feature set of advanced L4-7 services. Unifying vThunder with the cloud infrastructure ensures feature parity across your physical, virtual and cloud environments. This solution enables rapid provisioning and on-demand access to the computing resources with minimal management efforts.

 

  vThunder for AWS Specifications vThunder for Azure Specifications
Throughput

vThunder for AWS Pre-installed License: up to 500 Mbps 

vThunder for AWS BYOL (Bring Your Own License) Editions: up to 1 Gbps

vThunder for Azure Pre-installed License: up to 500 Mbps 

vThunder for Azure BYOL (Bring Your Own License) Editions: up to 500 Mbps
Image Format Amazon AMI Microsoft VHD
Licenses (Throughput)

vThunder for AWS Pre-installed License: 

    10 Mbps 

    50 Mbps 

    100 Mbps 

    200 Mbps 

    500 Mbps 

 

vThunder for AWS BYOL Editions: 

    Lab/Developer 

    200 Mbps 

    1 Gbps

vThunder for Azure Pre-installed License: 

    10 Mbps 

    50 Mbps 

    100 Mbps 

    200 Mbps 

    500 Mbps 

 

vThunder for Azure BYOL Editions: 

    Lab/Developer 

    200 Mbps 

    500 Mbps

 

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