A10 Networks Introduces the Industry’s First 100 Gigabit Ethernet ADC for Layer 4-7 Services; Four New Thunder Series Appliances Extend Price/Performance Leadership

A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a technology leader in application networking, announced last week four new Thunder™ Series appliances, including the industry’s first 100 Gigabit Ethernet capable Layer 4-7 network appliance, and new mid-range and high-end models that expand the company’s portfolio of appliances, providing even greater price/performance to customers seeking to scale and secure their most demanding data center applications and networks.

The rapid growth of data center traffic from mobile, cloud, big data and web is creating demand for high performance and scalable data centrr infrastructure solutions. These trends are increasing the adoption of higher performance compute infrastructures, which are in turn driving the need for higher 40GbE/100GbE networking infrastructure solutions. To meet escalating performance needs, A10 Networks is introducing four new Thunder Series models with flexible 10GbE/40GbE/100GbE interface options and total throughput ranging from 40Gps to 150Gbps. With these new Thunder Series appliances, A10 Networks continues to maintain performance leadership in the fixed Layer 4-7 networking appliance category.

The new Thunder Series appliances are based on A10’s innovative Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) software, which delivers industry-leading price performance for a given amount of memory and CPU resources. They also leverage the same data centre efficient designs as other ACOS-based appliances consuming less power, cooling and rack space, which are critically important metrics for large data centre operators.

“As data centre traffic rates continue to rapidly rise driven by major trends like mobile and big data, our customers see increasing demands on data centre networks, requiring ever great scale, performance and security,” said Jason Matlof, vice president of marketing. “A10 has consistently delivered substantially greater price performance relative to our competitors. Today’s announcement of the industry’s first 100GbE L4-7 application networking appliances and other new models continues this leadership. We are committed to delivering our service provider, enterprise and web giant customers high performance solutions that help them keep pace with traffic demands, performance requirements and increasing security threats.”

Models, Price and Availability

Prices for the new models start at $87,995 (£52,350).

Thunder 4430 and 4430S (“S” models include SSL Security Processors)

·         6-Core Xeon CPU, 16x10GbE, 4x40GbE
·         Throughput: 38G
·         L4 CPS: 2.7M
·         Available: Now

Thunder 5430-11 and 5430S-11 (“S” models include SSL Security Processors)

·         10-Core Xeon CPUs, 16x10GbE, 4x40GbE
·         Throughput: 79G
·         L4 CPS: 3.7M
·         Available: Now

Thunder 5630 and 5630S (“S” models include SSL Security Processors)

·         16-Core Xeon CPUs, 4x1GbE, 24x10GbE, 4x40GbE
·         Throughput: 79G
·         L4 CPS: 6M
·         Available: Q2

Thunder 6630 and 6630S (“S” models include SSL Security Processors)
·         24-Core Xeon CPUs, 12x10GbE, 4x100GbE
·         Throughput: 150G
·         L4 CPS: 7.1M
·         Available: Q2

About the Thunder Series Application Service Gateways

The A10 Thunder Series is A10’s premium product family delivering the highest performance application networking solutions up to 150 Gbps, integrating expanded system resources to support future feature needs, and offering a broad array of physical, virtual and hybrid form factors. The Thunder Series offers a portfolio of Application Service Gateways that address a range of customer needs, including Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), Carrier Grade Networking (CGN) and DDoS mitigation solutions.

The ACOS platform is an application networking software architecture optimized for 64-bit multi-core processor systems. In order to maximize the capabilities of these increasingly dense multi-core CPUs, ACOS implements a proprietary shared memory architecture that scales more efficiently than conventional memory management architectures, like inter-processor communications (IPC). This shared memory architecture enables A10 products to utilize these increasingly common multi-core CPUs efficiently and scale performance with increasing CPU cores, enabling ACOS-based products to process two to five times more web transactions in certain head to head product comparisons per unit of computing and memory resources, power, rack space or list price.

A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is a leader in application networking, providing a range of high-performance application networking solutions that accelerate and secure data center applications and networks of thousands of the largest enterprise, service provider and hyper-scale web providers around the world. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers globally with offices worldwide.

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