Organizations like yours are rapidly moving to software. More than half of application services are expected to be virtualized by 20201. At the same time, more than 70% of enterprises currently use hybrid clouds2. The goal is to streamline and automate the provisioning, configuration and management of infrastructure across on-premise and multi-cloud environments. To do so requires granular visibility into application and service traffic profiles to rapidly troubleshoot issues and proactively augment these architectures as needed.

IT Challenges Faced in Multi-Cloud Environments

INABILITY TO CENTRALIZE POLICY MANAGEMENT

Multiple environments speak different languages with diverse APIs and toolsets

LACK OF VISIBILITY WITH PER-APP ANALYTICS

No common way to aggregate metrics and obtain actionable intelligence

CURRENT MANUAL PROCESS IS INEFFICIENT AND ERROR PRONE

Minimal interoperability with DevOps methodologies and no self-service options

THE A10 APPROACH TO SOLVING THIS

With our Harmony Controller platform A10 introduces a new paradigm for centralized management across essentially any deployment–on premise or cloud. Available in a software or hardware form factor, the controller performs the control plane function and dynamically interacts with and oversees the various A10-based secure application services residing in the data plane. The Harmony Controller is highly scalable and based on a distributed microservices architecture with clustering to scale to the necessary capacity. The easy to use operator console provides monitoring for controller sub-systems, troubleshooting help and assistance with recovery mechanisms.

CENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT ACROSS HYBRID CLOUDS

Harmony Controller provides complete configuration, policy management and health monitoring for a wide array of our secure application services including ADC, CFW with SSLi and CGN. Services may be on-premise and in multiple public and private clouds.

ANALYTICS FOR PROACTIVE MANAGEMENT AND TROUBLSHOOTING

You can obtain information on a per application basis for hundreds of metrics. Granular real-time feedback including alerts and anomaly detection allow you to implement network modifications ahead of performance degradation and ensure SLAs.

AUTOMATION AND SELF-SERVICE FOR APP OWNERS

You can automate the entire process and dynamically scale resources on demand. The Harmony Controller uses a provider-tenant model where central IT manages devices, user authentication and has tenant oversight. App owners, in turn, configure policies, monitor performance and are ensured of interoperability with their DevOps tools.

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Use Harmony Controller in conjunction with our secure application services. You can simultaneously deploy such services on-premise; in public clouds, including AWS and Azure; and in private clouds, including those based on OpenStack, VMware vRO and Cisco UCS. Whether you deploy one appliance or hundreds or multiple ADCs are configured, the Harmony Controller gives you complete central management, visibility and automation.

Featured Products to Unify Centralized Management with Secure Application Services

Harmony Controller is interoperable with a broad range of A10 solutions

APPLICATION DELIVERY & LOAD BALANCING

Thunder Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)

APPLICATION DELIVERY & LOAD BALANCING

Lightning Application Delivery Controllers (LADC)

FIREWALLS AND SECURE WEB GATEWAY

Thunder Converged Firewall (CFW)*

IPV4 & IPV6 TRANSLATION & MANAGEMENT

Thunder Carrier Grade Networking (CGN)*

1 IDC: Worldwide Application Delivery Forecast, 2016-2020

2 RightScale: "State of the Cloud" (2017)

* Roadmap