Thunder ADC Appliances

A10 Thunder ADC Appliance Form Factors

Flexibility to deploy how you want to and where you want to

The A10 Thunder Series Appliances are a family of hardware and software solutions ready to match a wide variety of deployment needs whether it be 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.

 

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Physical

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 1030S Thunder 3030S Thunder 3230(S) Thunder 3430(S) Thunder 4430(S) Thunder 4435(S) SPE Thunder 4440(S) Thunder 5330(S) Thunder 5430(S)-11 Thunder 5435(S) SPE Thunder 5440(S) Thunder 5630(S) Thunder 5840(S) Thunder 6430(S) Thunder 6435(S) SPE Thunder 6440(S) Thunder 6630(S) Thunder 6635(S) SPE Thunder 7440(S)
Application Throughput (L4/L7) 5 Gbps / 5 Gbps 5 Gbps / 5 Gbps 10 Gbps / 10 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 450k 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 2 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 7 CPS (1:1)*1 50k 50k 150k 250k 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 CPS (1024/2048) 2k / 500 1.9k / 400 25k / 7k 47k / 14k 54k*4 / 52k*4 77k*4 / 75k*4 86k*4 / 84k*4 120k / 65k 100k*4 / 95k*4 98k*4 / 96k*4 111k*4 / 110k*4 120k / 65k 120k*4 / 115k*4 180k*4 / 174k*4 150k*4 / 120k*4 134k*4 / 130k*4 170k / 135k 150k*4 / 120k*4 190k*4 / 174k*4 190k / 174k TBD
DDoS Protection (SYN Flood) SYN/sec 1.7 million 2 million 4 million 7.5 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 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 Interface  
1 GE Copper 5 6 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 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 2 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 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 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 | *4 With maximum SSL

 

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Software

Software Appliances

vThunder

The virtualized version of the Thunder Series 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 appliance featuring advanced services for any enterprises, web giant or service provider, on demand.

vThunder ADC Specifications

vThunder

Throughput

Up to 20 Gbps

Supported Hypervisors

VMware ESXi 4.1 or higher

KVM 0.14 or higher

Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 or higher

Licenses

Versions vary by price, bandwidth and hypervisor.
Lab/Developer Edition Production- Entry Level/Lab Editions: 200 Mbps and 1 Gbps
Production – High-performance Editions: 4 Gbps, 8 Gbps, 10 Gbps and 20 Gbps

Standard Warranty

90-day Software

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, 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

Throughput

Up to 40 Gbps

System Requirements

Minimum Hardware Requirement:

  • Intel x86-based CPUs with minimum of 4 cores and 16 to 24 GB RAM/core
  • 80 GB of available HDD capacity
  • ACOS supports a wide range of Intel chip sets and the following Intel drivers: e1000e, igb, ixgbe, and i40e

Maximum CPU core support:

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

Operating System:

  • ACOS 4.1 and higher

Reference Platforms

Cisco UCS, Dell PowerEdge, Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System (HDS), HPE ProLiant and more. See installation guide for other reference platforms and details.

Licenses

10 Gbps, 20 Gbps and 40 Gbps

Standard Warranty

90-day Software

 

Hybrid

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 resulting in 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 Interface

   

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

 

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Cloud

Cloud-as-a-Service

vThunder for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are available for cloud deployment, offering a comprehensive feature of advanced L4-7 services. Unifying vThunder with the cloud infrastructure ensures feature parity across your physical, virtual and cloud computing 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

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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