A10 Networks Announces Advanced Application Delivery with SoftAX for Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  A10 Networks Announces Advanced Application Delivery with SoftAX for Amazon
  Web Services (AWS)

Enables SoftAX Optimization and Control to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
                 and Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Environments

Business Wire

SINGAPORE -- January 7, 2013

A10 Networks™, the technology leader in Application Networking, today
announced that its SoftAX virtual appliance is now available on the Amazon EC2
and VPC platforms for Web Services as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI).  As part
of A10’s AX Series family, SoftAX is a software-based Application Delivery
Controller (ADC) with advanced Layer 4-7 load balancing, application
acceleration and security features. SoftAX combined with the AWS platforms
enables customers to rapidly scale and optimize Cloud environments, increasing
performance on demand.

Lee Chen, Founder and CEO for A10 Networks, said, “We are seeing an increased
demand from customers and prospects to offer a version of our popular SoftAX
virtual appliance on Amazon EC2 and VPC to ensure fast, secure and flexible
Cloud deployments. SoftAX for AWS makes our advanced AX Series feature set
available to a wider audience, ensuring customers do not have to compromise on
functionality to deploy to the Cloud.”

During the course of development, two distinct customer types emerged. The
first are A10 customers who require the same level of AX Series functionality
and support as in their own managed data centers, and now also within the
Amazon Cloud. An example is one of the largest cable providers in North
America who recently moved a production system to VPC with Application
Delivery responsibilities handled by the SoftAX for AWS. This trend is similar
to SoftAX deployments outside of AWS, as organizations move to leverage the
most appropriate platform for specific projects.

Secondly, the arrival of the SoftAX for AWS ensures customers who solely rely
on EC2 or VPC now have the choice to use an advanced ADC with functionality
not available in freeware or basic load balancers. For example, A10’s advanced
ADC functionality includes aFleX traffic control with deep packet inspection,
aXAPI for customized management, advanced optimization techniques, advanced
health –monitoring, and more.

SoftAX for AWS AMI can be selected and rapidly installed in under 10 minutes
to accelerate project deployment times, without sacrificing the advanced ADC
features and functionality that are required and available in hardware
appliances. SoftAX deployments have proven effective as standalone deployments
in addition to complimenting existing AX Series hardware and software
deployments as part of overall Cloud strategies. SoftAX on AWS delivers
another platform for A10 to extend its AX Series virtualization options and
complement its aCloud ecosystem for Cloud Providers. SoftAX also is available
on VMware ESXi, Citrix Xen and KVM.

“Enterprise strategy has expanded to Cloud Providers and their platforms. To
be successful in Cloud deployments, enterprises need advanced ADCs to ensure
that they maintain a competitive edge,” said Dr. Jim Metzler of Ashton Metzler
& Associates and author of 2012 Cloud Networking Report. “Options such as
A10’s SoftAX on AWS, and aCloud Ecosystem available for Cloud Providers,
ensure functionality does not have to be compromised, or lost, when leveraging
the compute power of leading Cloud Service Providers.”


SoftAX for AWS is currently EA (early availability), with general availability
in January 2013. Further pay-per-use options will be available in Q1 2013.

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About A10 Networks

A10 Networks was founded in Q4 2004 with a mission to provide innovative
networking and security solutions. A10 Networks makes high-performance
products that help organizations accelerate, optimize and secure their
applications. A10 Networks is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in
the United States, United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Brazil,
Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore. For
more information, visit: http://www.a10networks.com


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