123inkt.nl is the #1 online store for printing supplies in the Netherlands. Since its inception in 2000, 123inkt.nl has grown rapidly and continues to grow. 123inkt.nl continually strives to further its lead as the benchmark in customer service, winning top honors as the "Best Online Store" in the computer hardware and software category in the Netherlands for 5 consecutive years since 2008.
"We chose A10 Networks due to reliability and hardware capabilities. During our initial load test, performance increased by 22 percent over our installed systems, right out of the box! The AX also had double digit performance gains over other tested systems."
Tim de Wolf, CIO, 123inkt.nl
Abans PLC, a leading household appliance retailer in Sri Lanka, sought to streamline operations and centralize application management. Abans selected A10 Networks to load balance its new Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) servers. A pair of high-performance Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) help maximize the availability and capacity of Abans’ VDI servers, enabling Abans to quickly provision remote desktop services to retail showrooms.
“A10 Networks provided a deployment guide for setting up the ADCs to work with Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services, easing the burden for the local implementation partner and the customer, Abans. The local systems integrator and implementation partner, EGUARDIAN, took care of the setup and configuration of the A10 ADC, which has performed faultlessly from day one. In the few times we encountered a configuration issue, A10 immediately helped us resolve the problem.“
Pubudu De Silva, Senior Manager of IT, Abans PLC
Bizrate® is the leading shopping resource helping shoppers find the best value for all the products they are looking to buy. Since 1996, Bizrate has been committed to amassing the web's product and retailer information from the biggest names you know to the small but trustworthy shops just waiting to be found. With bizrate, shoppers can find the right product at the right price, every time.
Shopzilla® is the largest, easiest-to-use and most comprehensive shopping search site on the Web. With an index of millions of products from thousands of stores, Shopzilla empowers shoppers to instantly find virtually anything on sale from anyone, anywhere on the Web -- at the best price for their lifestyle.
"We deployed multiple A10 ADCs prior to the 2008 holiday shopping season, and the appliances easily handled the increased traffic. A10 ADC delivers the new generation of server load balancers required to ensure our eCommerce site is highly scalable with consistent low latency, and always operational."
Burzin Engineer, VP of Technology for Shopzilla/Bizrate
Based in Düsseldorf, the ElectronicPartner cooperative is one of Europe's biggest trading companies in the fields of entertainment and household electronics, IT and telecommunications. They offer customized services, competent consulting and high-quality products to more than 200,000 end-users every day.
"After implementing A10 Networks' 64-bit AX 2500 we received confirmation that our initial thought of a high level solution was correct: the general technology, intuitive GUI, redundant power supplies, very efficient storage tapes, very high performance of the 64-bit platform, simple licensing and excellent price/performance convinced us. With this solution we received a huge competitive advantage. On one side we can provide high performance applications for employees and members faster, and on the other side administration volume has been reduced. For example, SSL encryption is no longer scheduled on the web servers but on the load balancers. I think that encryption of EP:Infonets is a real milestone. It never resulted in a decline in making web applications available. It was the opposite: While deploying two 64-bit AX 2500s in a cluster we can save 30 percent of the web traffic while delivering the applications faster. This is more than we ever expected."
Sascha Krinke, ElectronicPartner, Germany
For more than 29 years, Etón’s vision has been to create consumer products that keep people prepared, informed, entertained, and on-the-go. Their commitment to high design, efficient energy sources and innovative technologies enables them to create award-winning products that empower you, in your world.
"We needed a better way to manage bandwidth, user identity, access control, network security and authentication – A10’s EX Series and ID Series has immediately improved our network performance and security, and allowed us to automate many IT administration tasks – saving us costs and countless work hours."
Asad Sarabi, VP of Operations
Rakuten, Inc. launched its "Rakuten Ichiba (market)" as a pioneering online shopping mall in 1997 based on a strong commitment to "enable people with business acumen to readily open a shop." Rakuten operates an Internet shopping mall that hosts over 39,000 stores. Throughout the site, over 90 million products are offered, the membership has already topped 76 million, and these numbers have led to 13 billion yen in total distribution value (all statistics as of March 2012). Fifteen years after launching its site, a wide variety of services, such as travel, portal, and ﬁnance are now provided centered on electronic commerce (EC), and this has developed into a one-stop system oﬀering the many necessities of our modern-day lives.
Rakuten adopted A10 Networks' AX Series, and reinforced its network infrastructure to better cope with the increased number of users and diversified services.
"Rakuten has been developing its business worldwide, even though it is based in Japan. We appreciate A10 Networks' support system that provides reliable and quick technical support with many engineers in its Japanese subsidiary. Follow-up service is provided even when escalated to A10's headquarters in America. We have received enthusiastic support from A10, for example, their participation in regular pre-installation meetings, and preparation of a quick support system just in case there are any problems while switching. Thanks to this support, switching was successfully completed on schedule."
Mr. Yoshimasa Suzuki, Rakuten, Inc.
Launched in 2003, Taobao (owned by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.) is the largest Internet retail and trading website in China, servicing nearly 100 million registered users. More than 1.5 million sellers have stores on Taobao.com, offering users comprehensive product offerings as the primary online shopping destination for the largest online population in the world. Annual transaction volume on Taobao reached almost $15 billion in 2008, equaling approximately one percent of China's total retail trade.
"We were impressed with the higher Layer 4 and Layer 7 performance that the A10 ADC deliver versus the existing systems. This enables operational efficiency by allowing us to consolidate from two platforms into one. The A10 ADC met our business requirements not only with performance, but also with stability, scalability and tremendous value. With the A10 ADC, we not only ensure a fast user experience, but also lower our cost per transaction."
Cao Yi Feng, Operation Director, Taobao
Ted Baker is a British clothing retail company, known for applying twists to its products, and has become a UK designer label through word of mouth rather than advertising. Since the opening of its first store in 1988, Ted Baker has become a global brand, which produces men's, women's and children's clothing and also fragrances, eyewear and accessories.
USA 800 is the largest 100% employee-owned contact center in America. For the past 15 years, USA 800 has been named a Top 50 Inbound Call Center by Customer Interaction magazine. Each day, USA 800 can process over 100,000 calls from three contact centers.
"The A10 ADC easily handled the record customer traffic we received over the 2008 holiday season. With A10 ADC, our eCRM platform is extremely scalable, highly available and fast, so that our employees are constantly able to handle customer demand. At twice the performance & half the price, A10 ADC is the best solution for us."
Tom Davis, President & CEO of USA 800
AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group is one of the nation's largest pharmaceutical service providers that brings specialty pharmaceuticals from the manufacturer to the physician to the patient. As the parent organization for ten pharmaceutical companies, AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group oversees numerous operations, including a network of 2,500 employees, manufacturer services, distribution services, physician and patient services, training and a substantial eCommerce site, which services its 22,500 customers.
CRC Health Group was founded in 1995 by Daniel Newby and Dr. Barry Karlin with the purchase of The Camp Recovery Center in Scotts Valley, California. Today, CRC Health Group has become the largest provider of specialized behavioral health care services in the U.S. Each day, we treat more than 30,000 people with drug and alcohol addiction, learning differences, weight management issues, eating disorders, and other behavioral issues. We operate residential treatment facilities, outpatient clinics, boarding schools, outdoor wilderness camps, and a variety of other therapeutic programs making us uniquely qualified to treat patients throughout the life cycle of their disorders, at every level of care.
"The A10 Networks A10 ADC delivers tremendous value by including all of the required features, such as GSLB and local trafﬁc management, in the plat- form. Buying two boxes to do local and global trafﬁc management was not an option for us when we could achieve this in a single box with the A10 ADC. In addition, the responsiveness of A10’s support and development teams to meet our needs quickly is a key differentiator."
Jay Raimondi, Vice President and CTO, CRC Health Group, Inc.
Founded in 1988, FFF Enterprises is a multidimensional healthcare company, delivering innovative solutions in biopharmaceutical management and distribution, managed healthcare services, health information management and consumer healthcare services.
"We found the A10 ADC at the perfect time. After reading positive stories about its price/performance advantage over incumbents we tested the A10 ADC in our environment and discovered that the claims we read were true. A10 ADC provides us with a high-performance server load balancer solution to ensure MyFluVaccine™ is always performing and available."
Bob Coates, VP of Technology for FFF Enterprises
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Their broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help their customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost.
The University of Kansas Hospital is the region's premier academic medical center, dedicated to providing excellent service and compassionate, high-quality medical care. With approximately 5500 employees in 50 locations throughout Kansas, the hospital continues to bring a level of expertise to patient care that comes from leadership in medical research and education.
"The cost for 80 Gb of throughput was less than that of 24 Gb from another vendor, and we got 4 boxes instead of two, allowing us to provide a multi-site clustered solution that we frankly could not afford from the competing vendors. A10's port density alone allows us to remove DMZ switches, as we can provide load-balanced DMZ connectivity with some of the 1 Gb Ports on the A10 ADCs at each production site. This saves us an additional four switches."
Robert Rowland, Senior Director of Systems Engineering at University of Kansas Hospital
AOL is a leading-edge web services company, including a network of premium and niche content sites, and an extensive offering of world-class tools and platforms. AOL's business spans the Internet with online and local content, innovative products and valuable services for consumers, publishers and advertisers. With one of the industry's largest advertising networks, AOL engages consumers with online advertising services on both AOL's owned and operated properties and third-party websites. In addition, AOL operates a premium subscription-based access service in the United States.
Dainik Bhaskar is India’s largest print media company. It publishes 8 newspapers with 66 editions and 199 sub editions in 4 languages (Hindi, Gujarati, English and Marathi) across 13 states in India. DBCL’s flagship newspapers Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi) established in 1958, Divya Bhaskar and Saurashtra Samachar (in Gujarati) have a combined average daily readership of 19.8 million, making them one of the most widely read newspaper groups in India with presence in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Jammu. DBCL is the only media conglomerate that enjoys a leadership position in multiple states, in multiple languages and is a dominant player in all of its major markets.
“There are more than 15 domains and sub-domains which are hosted and accessed simultaneously by news readers,” added Mr. Nathan. “We also receive more than eight million hits on our websites on a daily basis. A10 Networks has provided us a timely solution for the problem we were facing on slow application performance. The A10 ADC has helped our organization improve the performance of our websites, allowing us to save a lot of time with almost no service disruption.”
Mr. Arokia Nathan, Head of Technology, Dainik Bhaskar
DDB Worldwide is one of the leading advertising agency networks in the world delivering creative business solutions across multidisciplinary platforms.
The Huffington Post is an Internet newspaper, providing news, videos and blogs for the community.
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (NasdaqGS: SNDA) is a leading interactive media entertainment company in China.
"We deployed A10 ADCs and the appliances easily handled our rapidly increasing traffic. We were surprised at the dramatic performance increases upon enabling the advanced server load balancing and application acceleration functions that are included without additional fees."
Mr. Ye Ning, Technical Director, Jinjiang, a subsidiary of Shanda Interactive Entertainment
VerticalScope is a leading Internet media company providing detailed coverage and analysis of the Technology, Automotive, and Sports vertical markets. The company's network of industry web portals, and online communities reach over five million enthusiasts and decision makers each month.
"I am quite impressed with A10 Networks; not a single issue using almost every major feature on a pair of AX 1000s in our new production environment. The devices are great and some of the best I've worked with."
Brandon Seibel, Manager, Operations and Systems Architecture, VerticalScope Inc.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The Company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience.
"WWE operates a real-time web voting system, which causes frequent and unpredictable "flash crowds" during our wrestling events that result in peak traffic conditions. The aFlow™ feature in A10's new AX Series software release will add another intelligent layer on top of the existing AX rate and limit controls to protect our servers from being overwhelmed, ensuring our viewers can continue to vote for their favorite wrestlers in real-time and uninterrupted."
Phillip James, Manager, Digital Media Operations, World Wrestling Entertainment
Cloud and Hosting Providers
With over 151,900 domain names and the hosting of tens of thousands websites, Argeweb is one of the largest hosting providers in the Netherlands. The company has its headquarters in Maassluis, close to Rotterdam, and data centers in Schiphol-Rijk and Amsterdam. Argeweb has own redundant Internet connections and also manages its own ICT-infrastructure.
Established in 1994, Intermax was founded from the need for new applications in a rapidly changing world. This is still our primary motivation. We were one of the first players involved with the Internet and we have set a standard with our managed hosting solutions. We are also leaders in the field of cloud computing. In short, our managed hosting fits seamlessly within your organization, regardless of your branch or size. Additionally, we guarantee high uptimes and 24-hour support.
"The success of our A10 solution implementation is most evident in new business opportunities, because we can now easily offer shared load balancing to customers who do not require or want to invest in their own ADCs. So the A10 solution proactively helps us to generate extrabusiness."
Rijnier Renes, System Architect, Intermax
Markley Group Inc., is the largest and longest operating multi-tenant, mission-critical telecommunications and data center facility. Since the company's beginnings in 1992, Markley has executed more than 500 such telecom/data center transactions, while amassing a 3-million square-foot portfolio of buildings located in Boston, Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Toronto, Paris, Marseille, Geneva, Milan, and Frankfurt. In 1997 Markley purchased and developed One Summer Street, which now bears the proud distinction of being the most significant data center/telecommunications facility in the New England area, and the region's only "Carrier Class" data center with more than 50 independent telecom providers.
Founded in 2008, Micron21 is a fully fledged data center based in eastern Melbourne. With a model of controlling and owning its entire infrastructure, the company provides fully managed, cost-effective and custom tailored hosting services. Also, view our Micron21 video case study.
"We have total confidence in moving forward and implementing the A10 Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) as best-of-breed. These guys are serious, and their support is just as serious as their hardware. A10 Networks’ equipment is the only choice in an extremely high-density environment, which fits our business model perfectly."
James Braunegg, Managing Director, Micron21
Peak Hosting, the custom hosting leader, has built 15 of the largest Internet properties in the world since their inception in 2001. Peak has decades of experience architecting custom IT solutions, and we know each of our customers' businesses demand unique solutions. Our customized approach guarantees unprecedented uptime and performance for a fraction of traditional in-house or managed hosting costs. Our team of industry veterans, who average over 15 years in the industry, can design and build any IT network solution. Visit Peak Hosting to find out more about our Cloud, Hybrid Hosting and Peak Total Operations support.
"As a Managed Hosting provider, Peak Hosting must provide multi-tenancy for customers with the ability to manage their load balancing needs directly without sacrificing performance, scalability and availability. After evaluating competing platforms, no solution could match A10 Networks' value, which sets the bar with 128 high performance ADC instances and over four million Layer 4 connections per second per unit. Coupled with the ability to centrally manage and scale a cluster of up to eight units as we need them with a Virtual Chassis (aVCS) configuration, no vendor can match the flexibility, performance, savings and peace of mind that A10 Networks provides."
Jeffrey Papen, CEO at Peak Hosting
XS4ALL was the first public Internet provider in the Netherlands, originating from the Amsterdam hackers scene. Headquartered in Amsterdam, XS4ALL has its roots in a close international Internet community that was strongly involved with the origin and evolution of the Internet. XS4ALL stands for full usage of all Internet possibilities and for a free and uncensored exchange of data and ideas, for everyone.
Bat Blue is a professional consultancy that delivers expert solutions in the areas of communications and security.
"We selected A10's AX 1000s for our managed service practice because it represents the value trinity--better, cheaper, faster--that Bat Blue has built its practice around. The AX 1000s are more innovative, high performance and cost-effective server load balancers than any other solution we found on the market. With the AX 1000, Bat Blue gains a competitive advantage that it can easily translate into increased value for our customers."
Babak Pasdar, President & CEO of Bat Blue Corporation
With more than 130,000 people in over 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services.
"We're especially happy with the load balancing. Plus it's easy to configure."
Sven Verbeek, Technical Consultant, Capgemini
CodeReady is a team of technology professionals comprised of consultants, researchers, programmers, graphic designers, animators, systems engineers, quality assurance teams, project managers and business analysts who in collaboration engineer technology solutions for companies and organizations across the globe.
"We rely on A10’s aFleX Layer 7 scripting to distribute trafﬁc to multiple Websites, and in a complex environment, ease of management and a quick view of real- time statistics are critical."
Tom Roberts, Director of IT, Code Ready
Gomez, the Web performance division of Compuware, provides the industry's leading solution for optimizing the performance, availability, and quality of Web and mobile applications.
"The AX 1000 has proven to have a lot of performance in a small 1U, non-modular form-factor. We were maxing out the processing power of our legacy load balancer in terms of concurrent connections and SSL handshakes per second. The AX 1000 has proven to have at least 6x the capacity on both counts, at less than half the price of our legacy load balancer, and including feature parity with the "big boys." A10 has made a technical marvel. Plus, their staff is very technical, responsive, and helpful."
Shawn Carroll, SaaS Network Engineering Manager, Gomez - Web Performance Division of Compuware Corp
MKI Verification Lab deploys Thunder ADC to support Japanese companies' expansion in Asia.
"A10 Thunder ADC enhances network knowledge and is optimized by A10 Networks Advanced Core Operating System, the latest in high-performance platforms. It is ideally suited to support new businesses that will be using MKI's verification laboratories, such as Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) and Wi-Fi-based position information analysis, as currently implemented in the laboratory in Vietnam."
Hideo Shirota, Global Business Department, Global Business Division, MKI
Sentri, a Microsoft Gold Partner, is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, managed and hosted services. Sentri will assess your network environment, understand your business objectives, and implement and integrate technology that will create efficiencies across your business operations.
"Sentri is partner of the Year with Microsoft and specializes in Unified Communications and Collaboration (Lync, Exchange, SharePoint), along with several other areas. We design, install and manage Microsoft Lync solutions. Our High Availability deployments include A10's 64-bit AX Series Application Delivery Controllers. We find the AX Series server load balancing functionality to be very fast and easy to install and configure, and work exceptionally well with Microsoft Lync."
Alex Beletsky, CEO for Sentri
TNS solutions stretch the boundaries of employee engagement with ground-breaking processes and tools. TNS takes "Big Data," utilize scientific analytics and streamline the delivery of actionable insights to individual leaders and teams helping them improve employee engagement and customer experiences with their organization. TNS is revolutionizing the employee engagement industry, working with clients to teach them how data, analysis and technology are streamlined together to deliver actionable, insightful tips to leaders and teams in order to further engage their employees and deliver on the brand promise.
"I've dealt with many technical support centers and A10's Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is by far the most impressive. The dedicated team was extremely professional and had the technical knowledge as well as the confidence to diagnose and solve our problem. I'm very pleased with the OUTSTANDING support I've received at A10!"
Paul Stavropoulos, Senior Vice President, TNS Employee Insights
WebEx Communications, Inc., is the global leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications for collaborative business on the web. These software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications enhance high-touch business processes, such as sales and training, with efficient web-touch interactions. WebEx delivers its range of applications over the WebEx MediaTone Network a network specifically designed for delivery of on-demand applications for business-to-business collaboration.
Xantaro's services include competent advice independent of the investment decision or the choice of system, delivery and smooth integration of components and services into the existing network infrastructure, the XT³Lab to test thoroughly the performance and the interoperability of components and individual value-added services, customer trainings as well as maintenance and support by the XTAC to secure the reliable operation and to ensure that customers' infrastructures are available 365 days a year.
"As an early user of the Thunder TPS, we believe A10 is delivering a high-value product, with rich features and really great performance. In order to sufficiently protect against large-scale, multi-vector DDoS attacks, mitigation solutions must provide very high packet-per-second processing power. Thunder TPS is built for these extreme environments."
Gerold Arheilger, CTO, Xantaro Group
Bentley University, located in Waltham, MA, is one of the nation's leading business schools, with a focus on preparing business leaders with deep technical skills, a broad global perspective and high ethical standards. Students interested in business professions choose from a wide range of programs that address all functional areas including accountancy, finance, marketing, management and liberal arts - all anchored in technology.
"We considered adding application acceleration features to our F5 BIG-IP server load balancers, but the licensing fees were very high. After evaluating the A10 ADC, we learned that we could provide faster acceleration, at half the price. With A10 all features are included, so we no longer have to dip into our budget in the future for more features or performance. In addition, we now have the latest state-of-the art architecture – and our entire school is benefiting from faster, more responsive applications."
Todd Marsh, Principal Network Engineer, Bentley University
McMaster University, one of four Canadian universities listed among the Top 100 universities in the world, is renowned for its innovation in both learning and discovery. It has a student population of 23,000, and more than 145,000 alumni in 128 countries.
“We researched the major Application Delivery Controller solutions on the market and were impressed to learn we could deploy A10 ADCs for the most superior performance at the best price. The A10 ADC is particularly useful as it can load balance the application server clusters within the two Blackboard applications. I recommend A10 ADC as a key component for online learning infrastructures.”
Herman Poon, Systems Administrator, McMaster University
Newcastle University offers a first-class student experience in one of the UK's most vibrant, student-friendly cities. Newcastle is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Ranked among the best in the world by the most recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
"Our decision to go with A10 Networks has been a great example of a product that has performed even better than we expected; and as we start looking at other areas such as VDI and additional security elements – the hardware has enough headroom to allow us to grow into the future."
David Clark, Infrastructure Systems Specialist, Newcastle University
SPC 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.
"We chose A10 Networks primarily for the flexibility of the architecture. The ability for us to create various virtual Application Delivery Controllers with A10 ADCs and still maintain performance was very important. Additionally, ease of configuration and cost compared to our previous solution was very appealing."
David Creamer, Director Network Systems & TV Operations, St. Petersburg College
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, healthcare, cultural, continuing education and athletics programs. The demands of a university’s network correlate closely with the demands of the university. Webpage traffic spikes when admissions deadlines loom, for example, and it’s critical that the system can handle these fluctuations.
"The A10 guy came in and laid out in simple terms what the company could offer. Performance is definitely important to us. We need to be sure everything works well. Price is also an enormous factor. I could pay over twice as much for a competitive solution and I’m very glad that I didn’t. I’ve found that the A10 solution does all that our previous system did – and more."
Jeff Barnes, Senior Development Engineer at UCLA
With more than 30.000 students, 5.000 employees and a budget of some 600 million Euro, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is one of the largest research universities in Europe. There are seven faculties at the UvA: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry.
Established in 1973, The University of Houston - Victoria is an upper-level and graduate university serving a 16-county region southwest of Houston, Texas. The university has approximately 2,500 students, 120 faculty and 165 staff.
University of the Arts London is Europe's largest university for art, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts.
"Our existing server load balancer platform was incapable to meet the needs for our new Web service project. We chose A10 ADCs as they met and exceeded the project’s functional requirements, including scalable performance for growth."
Andrew McClements, Network Services Manager, University of the Arts London
Utah Valley University, or UVSC, is a publicly-funded university located in Orem, Utah. Although the college has many courses of study, including an increasing number of bachelor's degree programs, it still retains many of its trade and technical roots. The college currently offers 51 bachelor degrees and more than 270 career-preparation programs. US News and World Report has ranked UVSC among the top comprehensive public institutions in the West.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a private university located in Worcester, Massachusetts. The university was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society. It was one of the United States' first engineering and technology universities with 14 academic departments offering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, management, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts. WPI's founding motto of Theory and Practice continues to underlie their academic programs. WPI graduates emerge ready to take on critical challenges in science and technology, knowing how their work can impact society and improve the quality of life.
"Today, with mobile devices, especially with regards to Application Delivery, there is almost no tolerance for any kind of downtime, including maintenance. We have to match all of our services to the same high availability standards and A10's AX Series helped us to bridge that gap. With AX we're able to co-locate services across a couple of data centers and have seamless transition for users to cover any maintenance windows or unexpected outages.
So far we've been very happy; the AX Series hardware performs exactly as advertised. When evaluating the AX, we verified that it was feature complete with enough performance to cover us for the next 5 years with anticipated load, and then went back and looked at pricing and that's when the differentiator made it a very easy choice. With the extra budget saved, we were able to buy more hardware and outfit the lab as well.
Coming down the road we're going to be looking at AX Series as a key piece of our IPv6 rollout…the AX can bridge that gap until we get everything all native."
Frank Sweetser, Manager of Network Operations for Worcester Polytechnic
York University is Canada’s third largest university, with more than 60,000 students, including 25,000 resident students. With two campuses located in the heart of the Greater Toronto area, the University prides itself on offering distinguished academic programs, exceptional faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities enriched by a technology enhanced, student-focused learning environment.
"A10 went above and beyond to provide York University with scalable network infrastructure that not only handles the dramatic increase in demand, but also met our budget requirements. All-inclusive licensing and quick implementation made A10’s solution the optimal choice for us."
Eriks Rugelis, Manager, UIT Network Development at York University
Internet and Web 2.0
Box provides a secure way to share content and improve collaboration on any device. Desktop, tablet or mobile. From huge corporations to mom and pop stores, Box believes technology should never limit anything you do. Businesses of any size can be more productive, inventive and powerful on Box.. Box is proud to be on Forbes' list of America's Most Promising Companies, is relied on by 225,000 businesses – including 99% of the Fortune 500 – and is the go-to product of 25 million people.
"We always look to partner with best-of-breed infrastructure and service providers. It gives us the confidence needed to run our service at the levels our customers expect from Box. A10 Networks falls into this top category and we're pleased to standardize on A10 for our application load-balancing needs."
Stefan Apitz, SVP of Operations, Box
Brainshark, launched in 1999, is a software as a service (SaaS) provider that allows customers to access its unique business communications platform. Brainshark's customers can upload previously created presentations, such as Microsoft PowerPoint® files, to the company's Website at www.brainshark.com. At that point, Brainshark converts the files into an online video presentation format (that's also mobile-ready), and the customer can then choose to add audio narration to the presentation. Once the presentation is finished, the customer can share the video with an audience, and those viewers can then watch the presentation anytime and anywhere - on their computer, iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or other smart phones.
"After the cutover to the A10 Application Delivery Controllers, when I look at the A10 ADC traffic statistics page, none of the CPUs have gone over 5 percent during our peak hours. So that’s a lot of headroom for my organization - both now and in anticipation of our future growth."
Jim Long, Director of Information Technology, Brainshark, Inc.
Buienradar is a Dutch website that provides real-time, radar-based weather information for the Netherlands and another site for the rest of Europe. The website, www.buienradar.nl, allows weather watchers to monitor rainfall conditions by entering a location, ranging from the Netherlands to Germany to Scotland. The website is among the most popular in the Nether-lands and is the number one site for weather-related information, with users seeking streaming information from their home PCs, smartphones, gas stations, and even hotel kiosks.
"Our legacy load balancers had reached end of life and we needed a new solution capable of intelligently load balancing traffic across our two data centers. In evaluating solutions on the market, we were impressed with the A10 ADCs’ sophisticated GSLB capabilities. We were pleased to learn that the A10 ADC could provide an additional layer of protection for our DNS infrastructure. The A10 ADCs have helped us improve network response times, and this translates to a better experience for our end users."
Stefan Rijkaart, Co-founder of Buienradar.nl
Earth Class Mail’s system digitizes envelopes at midstream of the delivery process, presenting two-sided color images of incoming envelopes to customers via email and in customers’ secure online accounts. Then, for each new mail item, customers can use Earth Class Mail’s patent-pending Recipient Choice™ technology to have the item opened and the contents confi dentially scanned for secure online viewing, or to have it shredded, archived, delivered to the right desk, transferred to another person without need of inter-offi ce mail systems, or forward-shipped to another location.
"A10’s aXAPI within the A10 ADC server load balancers allows our developers to remotely perform or automate tasks, such as adding and removing servers as needed. The beauty of A10's approach is that it is a REST-based API versus other more complicated approaches. This requires less of a learning curve, is easier to understand and enables integration between the applications and the networking equipment."
Derek Hill, Director of IT for Earth Class Mail
Launched in December 1995, Excite is an online service offering a variety of content, including an Internet portal showing news and weather. Excite also offers a search engine, a web-based email, instant messaging service, stock quotes, and a customizable user homepage. Excite has localized online services in countries such as France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom as well as the United States.
"Whatever the product, some sort of problem will always occur. The important point is how quickly support is provided when that happens. The swift service provided by A10 is very reliable."
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
GenieKnows is a local search engine that helps you find what you want, where you want it. GenieKnows Media empowers a broad distribution network for its advertisers, helping businesses connect with consumers and grow their bottom line by conveying meaningful, revenue-generating search results.
"Our upgrade to A10’s Advanced Application Delivery Controllers was a critical business decision as our user community is continuously growing and we must always provide fast web performance to our users to meet service level agreements. The A10 ADC was the best high-end solution for our requirements, offering not only leading performance and scalability, but also innovative Web acceleration features that give us a competitive edge."
Barbara Manning, President & CEO, IT Interactive Services
Oad Groep, also known as the "Oad Group", is one of the leading online travel websites in the Netherlands. The website receives up to 2.2 million visitors per month.
“We had a set of specific requirements and the regional A10 team demonstrated that a pair of 64-bit A10 ADCs could do the job,” Luten said. “What got Oad Group interested with the A10 ADC is the all- inclusive licensing. The A10 ADC ensures that we are ready for the future without worrying about licensing and hardware upgrades.”
Ronald Luten, Systems Engineer at the Oad Group
SapientNitro is a multi-channel marketing services firm that creates and manages marketing campaigns for some of the world's largest brands. SapientNitro combines communications, brand and transactional expertise to conceive, build and execute integrated, multi-channel brand experiences that lead to tangible business results. With 7,000 employees and offices in 32 cities in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, SapientNitro creates global multi-channel marketing and social media campaigns.
Oslo-based Schibsted IT is dedicated to providing IT services to a number of Schibsted Media subsidiaries, which operates in 25 countries, with services in the fields of newspaper, television, film, publishing, multimedia and mobile solutions.
Simplex Inc. provides IT support to financial institutions' front office operations. This includes a variety of services ranging from dealing systems for institutional investors to Internet trading systems for individual investors. Of particular note, they have garnered an overwhelming market share in terms of cloud services for financial trading systems, exemplified by foreign exchange (FX) margin transactions.
"Not only are excellent performance and stable operation provided, but costs and operational load can also be reduced. The AX Series' superior virtualization feature is perfect for the cloud environment."
Takuho Kishi, Professional, Retail Solution Group
Terra is a global digital media company and bilingual content producer with a presence in 18 countries. Focusing on lifestyle, entertainment, sports and news, Terra creates an interactive user experience for millions of U.S. Hispanics and provides solutions for advertisers seeking exposure among this key demographic. In Latin America, Terra is the region's leading Internet company, with 81 million unique visitors per month.
Tweakers.net is the largest and most popular technology and electronics website in the Dutch language region, and one of the top 25 most visited sites in the Netherlands. As part of the large publisher De Persgroep, the Tweakers.net community can reach 3.5 million unique visitors per month, including 100 million web page views. The Tweakers.net team consists of around 65 employees to serve its audience of highly qualified IT professionals. In both 2009 and 2011, Tweakers.net was awarded Website of the Year, Best News Site, Best Community and Best Comparison Site in a Dutch region contest organized by MetrixLab and Emerce.
"With A10 Networks' technology, we have implemented the perfect solution for our Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) needs. With this solution in place we have the scalability for further growth against a good price as well as quality."
Patrick Kuiper, Manager of Technology at Tweakers.net
Yahoo Japan Corporation was established in 1996 to provide information search services online. Yahoo Japan Corporation (Yahoo) operates Internet information search service "Yahoo! JAPAN," which provides over 150 services for shopping and news (as of November 2011). Based on its corporate philosophy of "Yahoo! JAPAN, for anything, anywhere", the corporation aims to provide a rich, convenient and valuable "Life Engine".
"We have peace of mind with A10's proven IPv6 and virtualization solutions."
Miyuki Tsunekawa, Network Engineer, Yahoo Japan Corporation
Cable Net Suzuka Co., Ltd. was established in August 1990, and provides cable TV broadcasts, telephone and Internet connection services in Suzuka City in Mie prefecture, Japan. While providing cable TV service is its core business, Cable Net Suzuka also offers Internet connection and IP telephone services to the local community. In November 2013, Cable Net Suzuka launched a high-speed optical fiber Internet service called "CNS Hikari" to further enhance the existing Internet connection service through coaxial cable systems that provide up to 160 Mbps.
"We were able to introduce a CGN solution that can support a wide range of applications through efficient use of IPv4 addresses, despite new addresses being difficult to obtain. We are thoroughly satisfied, especially with the throughput and cost performance."
Hiroshi Ono, Manager, Engineering Division at Cable Net Suzuka
Cyso, founded in 1997 and based in Alkmaar in the Netherlands, is a well-established reputable Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Managed Hosting Provider delivering Engineering Data Management (EDM) and Application Integration solutions. Dedicated to providing its customers with innovative business Internet solutions, Cyso focuses on high performance, security and proven stability for its clients. Over the past 15 years, Cyso has provided fully managed Internet services to industries such as manufacturing, government, healthcare, energy, and telecommunications. Spanning over 50 countries worldwide, Cyso has a rapidly growing client base, serving websites and applications around the globe.
"The A10 ADC devices offer a high performance, multi-featured solution that allows us to offer a wide range of enterprise services for our customers."
Stanley Westerveld, Senior Systems & Component Architect at Cyso
Jaguar Network is a leading business ISP and web-hosting provider that was founded in 2001. The company, which has been growing by leaps and bounds, has more than 28 data centers, 450 equipment bays, and 8,000 servers delivering advanced telecommunications services to more than 500 customers all across Europe.
"We looked at three vendors, including A10, Cisco, and Brocade, and with A10, we had a great experience during the evaluation. We were impressed with how easy the A10 Application Delivery Controller was to configure and manage. In addition to being very easy to set up, the A10 ADC offered superior 64-bit hardware and could support our IPv6 migration plans. We have installed A10 ADCs in our production network and we are very pleased with the results."
Kevin Polizzi, Founder of Jaguar Network
LeaseWeb is a growing provider of hosted infrastructure solutions, which include a portfolio that spans from traditional dedicated server hosting to cloud and colocation solutions, or hybrid solutions. As a prominent subsidiary of Ocom Group, LeaseWeb has been offering world class hosting solutions that support mission critical websites, Internet applications, email servers, security and storage services since 1997.
"Our internal test procedures proved A10 products performed up to and above our requirements. We have installed many A10 appliances and we plan to implement more once the need arises."
Bastiaan Spandaw, Lead Architect, LeaseWeb
In 2008 NTT Plala Inc. launched Hikari-TV, an easy-to-use, high-resolution video distribution service offering a wide range of programs, including exclusive content. As a pioneer in video distribution services, NTT Plala has been providing IPv6-based commercial services since the days of its former 4th MEDIA service.
"The AX Series load balancers have dedicated ASICs specially designed for load balancers and SSL acceleration functions based on SSL-dedicated chips, and an important attraction was that A10 offers fast and stable traffic processing even when using IPv6."
Ken Taniuchi for NTT Plala
Nxs Internet is a fast growing Internet Service Provider with three data centers in Amsterdam, providing virtual, co-located and managed hosting, domain registration as well as rack space for over 500 customers ranging from retail, government, and IT. Nxs Internet is known for the quality and reliability of its services, facilitating the online success of its customers.
"Our customers use different applications with increasing performance demands; we needed more flexibility in offering load balancing functionality. By investing in Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) from A10 Networks, we now have dedicated equipment for increasing our customers' application performance. We can also offer high-end ADC functionality to more of our customers, for an attractive price."
Henk Nijland, Managed Services Director, Nxs Internet
Servers Australia is a well-established, Australian owned enterprise with a reputation for being a premium provider. Servers Australia is driven by a passion to provide superior customer service and support. Servers Australia is well acquainted with the latest cutting edge technology and is dedicated to providing customers with the best possible solutions to deliver results that are flexible, convenient and cost effective.
"What immediately drew our attention to the A10 product was the ability for multi-tenancy within a single device. This gave us the opportunity to offer our customers a solution where they could directly manage their load balancing requirements."
Craig Smithers, Sales Manager, Servers Australia
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $4 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 1,900 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 18th among Everything Channel's VAR 500 list of North American IT solution providers.
"Our customers are demanding a higher level of sophistication in cloud environments versus a few years ago. A10's aCloud ecosystem offers the right ADC form factor and management tools that are essential to offering a successful feature rich service."
Andrew Rosser, Research Fellow at SHI Labs
SKYCable, established in January, 1990, is the largest cable television provider in the Philippines. In 2006, SKYCable introduced the first prepaid cable TV service and, in 2008, introduced SKYBROADBAND, the fastest residential Internet service in the country. Today, over 500,000 subscribers have made SKYCable the number one cable TV service provider in the Philippines.
"We chose the A10 ADC because it has the functionality that we need right now, the features that we need to migrate to IPv6 and is a cost effective solution. It does everything we need while taking up very little space in the rack."
Eugene Flores, NOC Supervisor, SKYCable
SkyMesh is an Australian Telecommunication Carrier and Retail Service Provider of National Broadband Network (NBN) Fibre, Wireless and Satellite services, as well as providing legacy IPSTAR Satellite services to customers connected under the Australian Broadband Guarantee Program. In addition to broadband Internet, SkyMesh delivers premium telephony services over broadband and traditional landlines using Tier 1 providers.
"I was surprised how easy the A10 CGN was to work with. The CLI has a very Cisco-like feel to it, the web based GUI is very straightforward, and the documentation is easy to follow. Some small changes were required to accommodate the switchover to the A10 product, but there was nothing too onerous."
Terence C. Sweetser, Chief Technical Officer, SkyMesh
With 22 data centers and growing, ViaWest is one of the largest privately-held data center and managed services providers in North America. From their Denver, Colorado headquarters, they oversee enterprise-class data centers in Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Texas, and Nevada, providing a comprehensive suite of colocation, complex hosting, cloud and managed services to business of all sizes nationwide.
"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. 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."
Jason Carolan, CTO of ViaWest
Wire and Wireless Co., Ltd. is a public wireless LAN service provider with one of the largest number of areas in Japan. With tens of thousands of wireless LAN spots deployed all over Japan, its "Wi2 300" is a high quality service that is ready to be used without any complicated processes.
"The A10 CGN is a highly cost- effective product, and A10 quickly responded to our request for application transparency functions. With devoted support from A10’s sales partner, we could start the service very quickly."
Shuichiro Asagai, Technical Department Manager, Wire and Wireless Co., Ltd.
The Certified General Accountants of Ontario is a self-governing body that grants the exclusive rights to the CGA designation, and controls the professional standards, conduct and discipline of its members and students in the province of Ontario. Certified General Accountants (CGAs) are committed to meeting the needs of their businesses and organizations with strategic insight, leadership and demonstrated abilities. In Ontario, there are 19,000 CGAs and approximately 9,000 students working towards their designation.
"I took an interest in A10 Networks based on the company’s stellar reputation in the online community. When I implemented the A10 ADC in our network environment, I was pleased by the ease of use and flexibility of the product."
Philip Philippides, Senior Network Administrator for CGA Ontario
Retail bank leader in France and in Europe, Crédit Agricole is a first-class partner for the economies in which it operates. The strength of its retail banks including 11,600 branches worldwide and the expertise of its specialized subsidiaries give Crédit Agricole an effective presence in all areas of banking and finance. 160,000 employees work to satisfy the banking requirements of 54 million customers.
GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCAP) is a global provider of online trading services, specializing in foreign exchange (forex or FX) and contracts for difference (CFDs). Customers and trading partners in more than 140 countries have utilized the company's award-winning trading platform.
"The A10 ADC helps GAIN Capital increase our SSL performance and overall capacity for our business critical applications, while its compact size and lower power requirements help us meet green data center goals within our current ecosystem."
Todd Wojcik, Director of Network Engineering
Core Mobility's mission is to improve the basic communications capabilities of mobile devices by delivering and supporting valuable end-to-end services. Their approach includes embedded clients for high-volume handsets. Millions of handsets around the world employ technology developed by Core Mobility.
"As the provider of end-to-end services for mobile carriers and millions of wireless handsets around the world, our network must always be fast and reliable. We chose A10 Networks' AX Series new generation server load balancers to enhance our carrier-grade network because they provide a new industry price/performance milestone that leaps ahead of incumbents' offerings in this market - which allows our service to be more competitive."
Willy Lee, Senior Director Of Operations for Core Mobility
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 142 million mobile customers, 31 million fixed-network lines and over 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2013). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has approximately 229,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenue of 60.1 billion euros in the 2013 financial year - over half of it outside Germany.
"IPv4-over-IPv6 Softwire is the first example of a high-volume, data-planeoriented network function that was virtualized."
Axel Clauberg, Vice President Aggregation, Transport, IP and Fixed Access, Deutsche Telekom AG
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson network equipment, and more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks.
"We selected A10 Networks as it delivers the most capable solution. We look forward to a successful partnership with A10 to deliver powerful, carrier class IPv4/IPv6 solutions to help our global customers preserve investments while providing a clear path to IPv6, efficiently and affordably."
Melih Tufan, Head of Product Line Packet Networks at Ericsson
KPN International ensures reliable data and IP communications for corporate and wholesale customers in Europe and around the world. From their headquarters in The Hague in the Netherlands, KPN International offers companies all the connectivity and communication services they need to do business on a global level.
RedLink Communications was established in 2008 and is one of the three Internet service providers (ISPs) in Myanmar delivering a full range of data communication services across an integrated network infrastructure jointly managed with Yatanarpon Teleport and under the supervision of Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications.
"A10 CGNs were administrator friendly, easy to deploy, and A10’s customer support also provided quick responses to our inquiries. With deployment of the A10 CGN appliances, our network now has 10GbE fiber port connectivity. The carrier grade NAT (CGN or large scale NAT) platform has helped to resolve concerns we had with IPv4 address scaling and exhaustion. We are confident that all our future communication and connectivity demands can be met with the deployed A10 CGN appliances in our network."
Myint Thein, Chief Engineer, RedLink Communications
Three is a brand name under which several UMTS-based mobile phone networks and Broadband Internet Providers are operated in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Macau, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The company was founded in 2002. Hutchison Whampoa owns direct majority interests in the companies that operate the networks that are branded 3, except 3 Hong Kong and 3 Indonesia. These networks are majority-owned by the publicly listed Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (HTIL), in which Hutchison Whampoa has a 50.003 percent majority interest.
wilhelm.tel GmbH in Norderstedt (Germany) is a subsidiary of the municipal utilities of Norderstedt. The company was founded in 1999 and installed Germany's first nationwide broadband high-speed network, or which neighboring areas are also able to leverage.
"We have found excellent partners in A10 Networks and System Integrator BMAnetworks. They can entirely fulfill our existing and future requirements for load balancing. A10's simple and manageable licensing model is very cost-effective and we can make use of all functions without additional investments in licenses. Furthermore, A10 provides us with the reliable solution we require for our IPv6 implementation."
Malte Kock, Manager for System Integration, Planning Department, wilhelm.tel GmbH
Deluxe Digital Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., staffs more than 1,500 full-time employees and 3,000 language translators in support of its DVD, Blu-ray and digital distribution content services. The company's monthly capacity exceeds 350 DVD, 100 Blu-ray and 18,000 digital distribution projects per month. Deluxe Digital Studios provides services to every major Hollywood studio.
Florence County is in the center of northeastern South Carolina at the junction of interstates 95 and 20. With nearly 75 percent of the nation's population within a day's drive, it is an ideal location for construction, manufacturing and retail.
"We researched incumbent solutions but discovered the products used older technologies and designs, while including a significant expense. We chose A10 ADCs as they deliver 3X the hardware capability at half the cost, plus unique features such as aXAPI and a support team that we can trust."
Joshua Suggs, Web Developer, Florence County
Shasta County government, located in Redding, CA, provides information and services to the County of Shasta, with a network that ties into organizations such as the City of Redding Police Department, 911 Services and Public Safety.
"We researched the three major load balancing solutions on the market and were delighted to learn we could deploy A10 ADCs for the most superior technology at a fraction of the price. Now everyone is happy: we stayed well within budget, our users notice faster response times and my team delivered on its charter to serve the public."
Tom Lee, IT Supervisor for Infrastructure, Shasta County
The Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) in the North Island of New Zealand is seated in the town of Thames. It is located in the region around the Firth of Thames and Coromandel Peninsula, to the southeast of Auckland. It is the first District council to be formed in New Zealand, being constituted in 1975. As of June 2012 the population of the TCDC district is estimated at 27,000.
"A10's unique Application Delivery Partition (ADP) feature has been highly beneficial, allowing us to utilise their device as load-balancer on our LAN, as well as being a perimeter device."
Shiv Singh, Thames-Coromandel District Council Networking Engineer
Gamania Digital Equipment, headquartered in Taiwan, is a leading online game provider, which develops, publishes and co-publishes on-line games.
"We considered adding more F5 BIG-IP server load balancers, but then decided to research competing solutions and evaluate market innovations since our last deployment. After evaluating A10 ADCs, we were impressed with the performance, scalability, reliability and headroom for growth, which led to our selection. With the help of A10 ADCs, we increase our competitive edge by providing an enhanced level of service to our end users."
Jerry Shao, Manager Infrastructure Department, Gamania
GameFlier is a leading online gaming portal based in Taiwan.
"We chose A10's AX Series because it is the best price/performance server load balancer on the market and the first in the Web application delivery market that is tuned for multi-core CPU systems. The A10 team is staffed with Layer 4-7 networking experts that carefully designed the server load balancing solution that is tuned for our exact needs. As a result, we have the best server load balancer technology on the market, and our customers are happy with our application speed."
Rick Ku, MIS Assistant Chief for Game Flier
GameOn Co., Ltd. was founded in 2001 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. GameOn participates in the management and development of online games in Japan. It also offers software licenses to the Internet cafes for using online games, as well as operates online web portal sites for online games.
"By virtualizing and integrating our disparate collection of load balancers, we were able to reduce equipment cost and management load. We are now able to add services quickly with a simple setup and expand resources easily by adding hardware, so we have no concerns regarding future expansion."
Minaki Niiyama, Project Manager, Infrastructure Team, Infrastructure Group, Technical Department & Kenichiro Kato, Infrastructure Team, Infrastructure Group, Technical Department
Establishment in 1960, Sega Corporation has been providing game content through various consumer devices. In recent years, the company has created new forms of entertainment based on a combination of network and mobile games to provide a rich collection of titles.
"A10 ADC provides not only high performance, but also the local language GUI delivers high usability through relevant traffic reporting options."
Yusuke Kanekon, Sega Corporation Research and Development Solution Headquarters
Hawkins, Inc. provides a full range of bulk industrial products complemented with the technical competence and innovation to formulate and blend specialty chemicals. The company sells and services related products and equipment to safely dispense chemicals in highly controlled environments.
"We chose A10 ADC as our server load balancer platform because of their impressive interface and competitive price, plus the first class customer service and response from the A10 team. A10 ADC balances the user connections over our JD Edwards Enterprise Resource Planning software and Windows 2003 Terminal Servers. There is a far more even distribution of load after implementing A10."
Paul Veeneman, Chief Technology Engineer for Hawkins
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that changed television forever with the legendary Sesame Street. As a nonprofit, product proceeds and philanthropic donations support Sesame Workshop's educational research and creative content for children around the world.
ShareCompany, based in the Netherlands, is a leading provider of managed solutions for banks, brokers and media. Servicing large companies such as ABN, AMRO, Rabobank, RTL, SNS Bank and more, ShareCompany's products include websites, streaming market data terminals and web services for various applications. ShareCompany has over one million online users a day, viewing content from its managed solutions.
"For our second data center, due to increased Internet traffic from large, high-profile customers, we required an application delivery solution that was more scalable. After evaluating A10 ADC load balancers at the recommendation of Quanza Engineering, we learned that we could achieve higher performance without any additional license fees for features. In addition, we now have the latest state-of-the-art architecture – and our customers are benefiting from faster, more responsive applications."
Mr. Sander Hilkman, Deputy Director, ShareCompany
Founded in 1963, SK Life is the second largest insurance provider in Taiwan.
"We deployed the A10 ADC for our employee’s mission critical Web applications and they quickly returned on investment by allowing us to serve more customers. The A10 ADC delivers the advanced Application Delivery Controller solutions required to ensure our Web applications are highly available with consistent low latency, and always operational."
Mr. Chen, CTO, SK Life
Advertising and Marketing
Tremor Video is a leader in technology-driven advertising solutions that enable brand advertisers to engage consumers across multiple connected devices. These devices can include computers, smartphones, tablets, and connected TVs. Tremor Video is based in New York with offices in major metropolitan areas across the United States, in addition to several international offices.
"We chose A10 Networks for our application delivery needs because its application feature set is of exceptional value. The pricing model of an all-inclusive feature set alleviates management headaches and also provides massive cost savings for required advanced features."
Presley Acuna, Senior Director of Systems Engineering, Tremor Video