"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
Maximize Performance and Provision On-Demand Cloud Services with A10
Challenges in Managed Hosting
Cloud adoption presents opportunities and challenges for managed hosting providers. To stay competitive, these providers must scale out their networks and deliver new services, while controlling costs, meeting SLAs, and preventing application downtime. Hosting and cloud networks are undergoing rapid change as emerging technologies enter the playing field, and managed hosting providers need immediate solutions that can help them evolve with this change.
A10 Solutions for Managed Hosting Providers
A10 Networks helps managed hosting and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers rapidly scale out their networks and execute on virtualization, cloud, and software-defined network (SDN) initiatives, while maximizing application uptime. A10 Thunder™ ADCs lower CapEx and OpEx with form factors that include high-performance hardware, virtual, and hybrid ADC appliances.
Scaling capacity: Thunder ADC hardware appliances meet the needs of the largest hosting providers, with 150 Gbps of throughput in a single rack unit appliance. Through Virtual Chassis System (aVCS®) clustering, multiple appliances can be combined to scale to over 1 Tbps of total HTTP capacity.
Multi-tenant operations: Separating individual client server environments from each other is critical for hosting providers. A10 offers solutions for tenant isolation via Thunder ADCs configured with Application Delivery Partitions (ADPs) and Thunder Hybrid Virtual Appliances (HVAs). Each tenant is assigned dedicated CPU, memory, I/O and SSL resources.
On-demand licensing: A10 Networks outfits hosting providers with the multi-tenancy, orchestration, SDN, and billing features they need, via the aCloud Services Architecture. Pay-as-you-go licensing gives hosting providers more ways to meet their end users' needs.
Maximum availability: Thunder ADCs provide advanced server load-balancing and advanced health monitoring to help hosting providers deliver reliable service and meet customer SLAs. Features include Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) for business continuity, and A10's aVCS combined with VRRP-a for ADC high availability.
Security for applications and data centers: Thunder ADCs protect hosting providers' infrastructure from threats such as DDoS attacks, Web attacks, and DNS exploits, with a variety of defenses. Among these are highly scalable DDoS protection and a Web Application Firewall (WAF).
Roll out advanced cloud provisioning with A10 Networks
A10 Thunder ADCs give managed hosting providers a scalable, flexible and cost-effective solution to address application delivery and security requirements. These high-performance hardware appliances allow hosting providers to consolidate equipment and drive down costs.