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
LACK OF VISIBILITY WITH PER-APP ANALYTICS
CURRENT MANUAL PROCESS IS INEFFICIENT AND ERROR PRONE
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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Harmony Controller is interoperable with a broad range of A10 solutions