A10 Networks Strengthens Integration with NEC Cloud Platform Software

    A10 Networks Strengthens Integration with NEC Cloud Platform Software

NEC's MasterScope Virtual DataCenter Automation first to support A10's AX as
ADC

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 9, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A10 Networks, Inc., the
technology leader in Application Networking, today announced its AX Series
Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) are officially supported by NEC
Corporation's MasterScope Virtual DataCenter Automation[i].

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Used by data center service providers and enterprises, MasterScope Virtual
DataCenter Automation is a cloud platform application that helps automate
planning, rollout, and operation of cloud environments, which are becoming
larger and more complex to manage. AX Series is now supported by the software
as an ADC resource capable of providing centralized control and automatic
management of physical and virtual servers, storage and networks[ii]. A10's AX
Series is the first third-party ADC supported by MasterScope Virtual
DataCenter Automation.

With MasterScope Virtual DataCenter Automation now officially supporting AX
Series, software users have a wider selection of ADCs that can be
automatically managed. This will enable network and server administrators to
automate operations for changing network settings, resulting in a substantial
reduction of time and effort in operations and management. In addition, by
using AX Series in tandem with NEC's OpenFlow switch controllers or products
from other companies, a cloud service can be offered in a software-defined
networking (SDN) environment, enabling better optimization of costs.

A10 will promote its AX Series SDN solution to customers as an integrated
platform with MasterScope. A10 and NEC will also roll out solutions combining
products from both companies in domestic and overseas markets.

Overview of Integration of MasterScope Virtual DataCenter Automation with AX
Series

1.AX Series accepts resource allocation and configuration operations
    performed by the cloud administrator via MasterScope Virtual DataCenter
    Automation through an API, and provisions ADC resources to the cloud as
    needed.
2.AX Series configures ADC services within the network controlled by
    MasterScope Virtual DataCenter Automation, and provides high-performance
    application services in the SDN environment. Integration with AX Series
    enables high-quality ADC functions to be embedded within solutions.
3.Users of MasterScope Virtual DataCenter Automation will be able to manage
    ADC resources from a centralized management user interface.

NEC's decision to officially support AX Series in MasterScope Virtual
DataCenter Automation is based on the following:

  oAX Series has a strong track record of being deployed in data centers.
  oAX Series has supported virtualization features since its introduction.
  oFor over four years, many Japanese clients have deployed AX Series,
    reflecting A10's commitment to the Japanese market.

"NEC is proud to have successfully integrated its MasterScope Virtual
DataCenter Automation cloud platform software and A10 Networks' AX Series,"
said Akinori Itou, General Manager, System Software Division, NEC. "This
partnership has received strong support by many customers who want an
integrated solution. As more businesses start using the cloud, service
providers could face difficulties and challenges when implementing complex
network operations. We will leverage the strengths of the products of both
companies to enable simpler network operations and provide customers with a
highly reliable and convenient cloud environment that operates smoothly."

"We have been collaborating for over three years with NEC on integrating
MasterScope with our products," said Raj Jalan, CTO for A10 Networks.
"Virtualization is now at the center of cloud computing and we are seeing more
networking functions moved to a virtualized infrastructure and the network
increasingly controlled by software. Moving forward, we will work closely with
NEC to leverage the flexible architecture of the A10 Thunder and AX Series to
implement solutions required to meet our customers' needs."

Availability:
Please contact A10 directly.

Reference:

  oNEC press release on MasterScope Virtual DataCenter Automation Version 2.0
    (released May 29, 2013)
    http://www.nec.com/en/press/201305/global_20130529_01.html
  oAbout MasterScope Virtual DataCenter Automation
    http://www.nec.com/en/global/prod/masterscope/vdcautomation/
  oImprovements in MasterScope Virtual DataCenter Automation 2.0
    http://www.nec.com/en/global/prod/masterscope/vdcautomation/en/version_information.html
  oList of hardware supported by MasterScope Virtual DataCenter Automation
    http://www.nec.com/en/global/prod/masterscope/vdcautomation/en/system_requirements.html

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, Spain,
Brazil, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. For
more information, visit http://www.a10networks.com

A10 Networks, A10 Thunder, vThunder, ACOS, aCloud, aFleX, aXAPI, aVCS, Virtual
Chassis, SoftAX, and aFlow are trademarks or registered trademarks of A10
Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

[i] A10 AX Series supports MasterScope Virtual DataCenter Automation beginning
with ACOS version 2.7.0, released in February, 2013. There also are plans to
test with the Thunder Series.
[ii] MasterScope Virtual DataCenter Automation version 2.0 supports the AX
Series.

SOURCE A10 Networks, Inc.

Website: http://www.a10networks.com
Contact: Kelly LeBlanc, A10 Networks, 408-325-8668, kleblanc@a10networks.com
 
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