When Cable Net Suzuka decided to meet the demand for faster networks with a shift to an optical fiber infrastructure, the shortage of new IPv4 addresses suddenly became an issue. After industry comparisons, A10 Networks’ CGN solution was selected because of its ability to aggregate as many customers as possible to the minimum number of IPv4 addresses. A10 CGN also provides high throughput potential designed to cope with increased traffic, delivers high performance, and has excellent support for applications that are difficult to convert to Network Address Translation (NAT), such as SIP and online games.
Deutsche Telekom is piloting TeraStream, an all-IP network that delivers triple-play and other services from the cloud, as a model for next-generation operator networks. TeraStream also is a proving ground for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), as Deutsche Telekom looks to automate and orchestrate cloud services to launch new revenue-generating services and adapt to customer needs more quickly.
Deutsche Telekom has partnered with A10 Networks to develop a carrier-grade, IPv4- over-IPv6 Softwire solution as a virtualized network function, enabling Deutsche Telekom to differentiate and scale cloud services. A10 Networks' software-based and API-driven architecture, commitment to open standards like OpenStack, and a willingness to create innovative solutions were key to helping Deutsche Telekom develop what is widely regarded as one of the most innovative service provider networks today...
NTT Plala has been providing IPv6-based commercial services since 2004. A10 Networks has been developing IPv6 solutions since the company's inception. NTT Plala's Mr. Tomonobu Akimoto and Mr. Ken Taniuchi, who have first-hand experience of the service business, talk to A10 Networks' Satoshi Tenda about the past, present and future of IPv6 from the viewpoint of a service builder and provider...
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.
RedLink currently runs a high performance application networking platform that is used by 250 employees, as well as 10,000 customers. Recommended by corporate partners and vendors in the industry, RedLink selected a mid-range model from A10 Networks® CGN product line of Carrier Grade Networking gateways in the next stage of their network upgrade. A10 CGN appliances provide high-performance, highly transparent address and protocol translation that allows service providers to extend their IPv4 network connectivity and simultaneously make the transition to IPv6.
SkyMesh faces a challenge common to ISPs these days - needing to conserve their limited IPv4 address space allocation, as the transition to IPv6 is dragging on - and is leveraging their IPv4 allocation with Large Scale NAT (LSN), also known as Carrier Grade NAT (CGN).
SkyMesh's existing routing and switching used industry standard equipment from Cisco to support 8,000 NBN satellite users, 20,000 IPSTAR satellite users and 1,500 NBN fibre/wireless users, but the existing equipment was failing to meet the workload required of it. It was hitting 100% CPU at 130,000 sessions, resulting in dropped packets, and they quickly needed to improve the performance. SkyMesh's first step was to try a replacement Cisco unit, an ASR1002, but it failed to cope with the net load in testing. SkyMesh considered solutions from Brocade, Cisco and A10, but it was A10 Networks that stood out as the most attractive, with its all-inclusive licensing model, which does not require the purchase of additional licenses to realize the full capacity of the unit. SkyMesh estimated that they would have needed six or eight Cisco ASR 1002 units to do the same job as the A10 CGN, which would not be at all cost effective.
Pushing the technology edge, particularly for small but aggressive service providers, comes with challenges. That was the predicament for Spanish Fork Community Network (SFCN), a city-owned telecom in Spanish Fork, Utah, that operates a municipal network to deliver telephone, digital TV and Internet services to the growing community. With each successful year, Spanish Fork’s IP address space tightened. A solution was needed immediately. Spanish Fork and A10 quickly collaborated on a plan to solve challenges via the A10 Thunder CGN solution.
Wire and Wireless Co., Ltd. (Wi2) used to provide services by assigning public IPv4 addresses to client devices connecting to them. However, as available IPv4 addresses were being exhausted, and the number of connecting devices was expected to increase rapidly, the effective utilization and preservation of IPv4 addresses suddenly became imperative.
In order to resolve this challenge, Wi2 focused on CGN (Carrier Grade NAT, also known as LSN, Large Scale NAT) to expand the available capacity of each IPv4 address. A10 CGN's NAT configuration enables the use of private IPv4 addresses for connecting devices, and increases the efficiency of the device capacity per public IPv4 address...
Yahoo Japan Corporation was established in 1996 to provide information search services online. Based on its corporate philosophy of "Yahoo! JAPAN, for anything, anywhere", the corporation aims to provide a rich, convenient and valuable "Life Engine". A10 Networks' AX Series was chosen to strengthen the network infrastructure of Yahoo Japan services...
As Canada’s third largest university, York University needed a new solution to accommodate its rapidly increasing network load. A10 Thunder CGN was chosen primarily for scale, performance, all-inclusive licensing, and ease of implementation; A10 implemented the entire Thunder CGN system in two visits.
In large networks, multiple A10 Thunder™ and AX Series appliances, physical or virtual, are deployed to enable business-critical systems to reach their users. While full control of A10 Thunder and AX Series devices can be achieved effectively by direct CLI, GUI or aXAPI outof- the-box by default, the benefit of central and automated management increases as more appliances are added.
A10’s aGalaxy™ network management solution enables a network administrator to manage any A10 device from a single point. aGalaxy is a robust network monitoring and network management solution that offers an intuitive interface that can be utilized to perform and automate a variety of essential tasks. For example, aGalaxy allows effi cient centralized monitoring, upgrades, SSL certificate management, aFleX TCL script management, configuration, backups and restore.
A10 Thunder® CGN product line of Carrier Grade Networking gateways provide highperformance, highly transparent address and protocol translation enterprises and services for service providers to extend their IPv4 network connectivity, while simultaneously making the transition to IPv6. Thunder CGN is our premium CGN product line, delivering performance scalability up to 150 Gbps and with expanded system resources designed to support future feature needs.
Network Address Translation (NAT) is a technology that has been used for a long time and by now has a ubiquitous presence in firewalls and Internet gateways. Carrier Grade NAT (CGN), also known as Large Scale NAT (LSN) is now becoming the new standard. Initially, traditional NAT was used for translating the address ranges between two networks.
Unprecedented growth in mobile devices and subscribers in the recent years has caused service providers to make significant investments in infrastructure to support rapid data traffic growth and offer new services. This has contributed to the exhaustion of the IPv4 address space and the depletion of IPv4 addresses is a now a reality. On February 3, 2011, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated the last five remaining "/8"s of IPv4 address space to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). As of April 2014, ARINs (American Registry for Internet Numbers) countdown plan has moved to the final phase and ARIN may not be able to fulfill new IPv4 allocation requests. On the other hand, digital content and Internet traffic is growing exponentially and the emerging trend of the Internet of Things is causing the number of connected devices to cross 20 billion by the end of this decade, increasing the demand for even more IP addresses. In order to sustain the current business and prepare for long-term growth, migrating to IPv6 has become inevitable for service providers...
A10 Networks' Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) platform was built from the ground up based on supercomputing principles with High-Speed Shared Memory to meet rapidly growing application networking demands. ACOS linearly scales performance in increasingly dense multicore CPU systems and consumes dramatically fewer resources to achieve a comparable capacity relative to traditional designs. As a result, customers get a much more efficient system that can provide dramatically more application and security performance, and scale with much greater value. What this really means to your business is better end user experience today and into the future; with superior ROI for your IT budget...
This white paper discusses the trends affecting Application Networking and how A10's ACOS with high speed shared memory architecture will benefit your network for years to come.
With the global exhaustion of free pools of IPv4 addresses and the continuing adoption of IPv6, service providers are facing new challenges in sustaining growth and business continuity. Many service providers will need to implement an address translation strategy that includes both a short-term plan to address the preservation of their existing IPv4 address allocation, and a long-term plan to seamlessly migrate to an IPv6 infrastructure.
This approach will require a solution that not only provides a robust set of carrier-grade network address translation (CGNAT) capabilities — and IPv6 migration options based on each service provider’s existing infrastructure — but one that also addresses the entire lifecycle of the transition from IPv4 to IPv6.
This white paper provides an overview of the various components that are required for a complete CGNAT and IPv6 migration solution, which encompass the entire lifecycle of the transition to IPv6
On February 3, 2011, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated the last five remaining “/8”s of IPv4 address space to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs); the local registries are running low on IPv4 addresses, rapidly.
The advent of new Internet-connected locations (from hotels to planes and more world-wide) and new Internet-connected devices (notable examples include smartphones, smart meters, gaming devices and other household appliances) has exacerbated the shortage. Each of these extra devices places greater pressure on the existing IPv4 infrastructure.
In this white paper you will learn about various techniques for IPv6 Migration, IPv4 Preservation and IPv4/IPv6 Translation such as Carrier Grade NAT (CGN/CGNAT), Dual-Stack Lite (DS-Lite), NAT64, DNS64, 6rd and SLB-PT.
A10 Networks' application networking, load balancing and DDoS protection solutions accelerate and secure data center applications and networks of thousands of the worlds largest enterprises, service providers, and hyper scale web providers.