Application networking and security company, A10 Networks, has rolled out its A10 Lightning Application Delivery Service (ADS) – a cloud-native Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform designed to boost the delivery and security of applications and micro-services across public, private and hybrid cloud environments.
As IT organizations embrace application-centric operations, they increasingly look for ways to establish hybrid environments that utilize traditional data centers while taking advantage of the cloud’s inherent agility and speed. A10 Lightning, a portfolio of new secured application services would help with this transition. Its Application Delivery Service provides a cloud-native application delivery controller (ADC) that helps bridge traditional and cloud application environments.
A10 Lightning’s multi-cloud management capabilities would allow flexible application deployment across multiple clouds with the ability to “seamlessly” maintain and manage diverse workloads. A10 Lightning ADS will run natively on public cloud environments such as Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud) – an A10 partner – and on Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
The A10 Networks secured application services platform is comprised of the following integrated components:
- A10 Lightning Controller – A SaaS-based controller provides central management, policy configuration, and a big data repository and analytics engine
- Lightning ADC – Lightweight and full proxy software that executes Layer 4-7 application load balancing and security policies that are managed across diverse clouds by the Lightning Controller
- Lightning Portal – Self-service, role-based portal for managing the infrastructure and associated policies on a per-application basis
- Lightning APIs – All capabilities are available via the RESTful interface; orchestration and configuration APIs may be used to integrate with deployment automation tools like Chef, Ansible and Jenkins
“The launch of A10 Lightning represents a strategic step in the company’s vision to help customers with their requirements of secure application services for private, public and hybrid-cloud based environments,” said Kamal Anand, general manager, cloud division, A10 Networks. “Organizations now have a simple, cloud-native and cost-effective way to add traffic management and security to their modern applications, while gaining application visibility and insights.”
Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, California, and serves customers globally with offices worldwide.