A10 Networks Launches Its Thunder Application Delivery Controller (ADC) for Bare Metal Servers

Application networking and security provider, A10 Networks, has announced the launch of its Thunder Application Delivery Controller (ADC) for Bare Metal – a new delivery method for agile and flexible software appliances for enterprises and cloud providers.

A10 Networks’ Thunder ADC for Bare Metal provides a non-virtualized software approach that enables on demand deployment onto customer selected server hardware with throughput up to 40 Gbps.

Thunder ADC for Bare Metal offers the full rich set of application and security services that are available on all A10 Thunder ADC appliances. Customers have flexibility in their choice of hardware, while still receiving the benefits of A10’s ACOS Harmony platform, which delivers open programmability, policy enforcement, and telemetry for the next generation of application networking solutions.

a10 networks“Enterprise and cloud service provider customers are looking for operational agility and simplified logistics while handling an increasing amount of applications and traffic in their data centers,” said Raj Jalan, CTO at A10 Networks. “Thunder ADC for Bare Metal is the latest software option to deliver our ACOS Harmony platform; enabling rapid deployment, lower lifetime software costs, and high performance for our customers that demand their choice of hardware.”

Thunder ADC for Bare Metal would benefit customers with consumption on standardized data center servers, enabling:

  • Lower TCO with license decoupling from hardware ensures portability and longevity
  • More efficient sparing due to standardized data center hardware that can be spun up on demand
  • Flexibility and agility to install software on-demand versus logistics associated with hardware appliances

“Increasingly, service providers, cloud providers, and large enterprises are looking for agile, software-based ADC solutions that accelerate traffic processing while simplifying deployments and lowering costs,” said Brad Casemore, Research Director, Datacenter Networks, IDC. “A10’s non-virtualized ADC offering is designed to benefit a wide range of customers pursuing high performance as they move from hypervisors to bare-metal form factors.”

Availability and Reference Platforms

A10 Networks’ Thunder ADC for Bare Metal servers is available now. Reference platforms for Thunder ADC for Bare Metal include Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, and SuperMicro.

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