A10 Networks, Dell Technologies Release a Set of Solutions for Single-service or Multi-tenant Virtual Platforms

A10 Networks | June 11, 2020

  • A10 Thunder® Application Delivery Controller and A10 Thunder Multi-tenant Virtual Platform are turnkey software and hardware solutions that provide flexibility and rapid deployment for multi-cloud infrastructures.

  • The solutions offer single-service or multi-tenant virtual platforms to optimize IT organizations’ CAPEX and OPEX.

  • The A10 Thunder® Application Delivery Controller on Dell Technologies and A10 Thunder Multi-tenant Virtual Platform on Dell Technologies is expected to be available in Q3 2020 initially for the Americas market.


A10 Networks today announced a set of solutions that deliver application security and availability for customers who are increasingly facing the operational and security complexities of hybrid-cloud infrastructures. Working with Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions, the new set of solutions combine A10’s hybrid-cloud-ready software with purpose-built Dell Technologies hardware for encrypted application delivery, advanced load balancing, and SSL visibility. This provides customers with a single-source vendor to ease lifecycle management. The solutions offer single-service or multi-tenant virtual platforms to optimize IT organizations’ CAPEX and OPEX.

Hybrid-cloud Reliance Drives Requirements

Digital transformation initiatives are driving rapid adoption of hybrid and multi-cloud environments to serve customers and facilitate workforce transformation, particularly with the recent spikes in work-from-home requirements. At the same time, companies are facing the expanding challenges of realigning and automating security and IT operations to encompass this complex hybrid-cloud world. Operational efficiency, management, visibility and security remain top concerns for organizations. According to a recent survey by the BPI Network, while 84 percent expect to increase their reliance on public or private clouds over the next 24 months, improving hybrid and multi-cloud security is seen as their most critical challenge, followed by a lack of hybrid/multi-cloud talent and expertise, the need for centralized visibility, and the capacity to more effectively manage application and infrastructure complexity.1 In addition, Google has reported2 that 97 percent of Chrome page loads are encrypted, highlighting the need to encrypt server traffic to customers, while also decrypting internal user traffic for security devices to block user attacks.

Read More: Securden Eliminates Unveils VPN Hassles with Significant Enhancements to Its Remote Access Solution

 

Enterprises are seeking to boost the proficiency of their IT operations across hybrid and multi-cloud environments while deriving full value from existing investments in technology infrastructure and personnel. This effort necessarily extends to application-delivery infrastructure. The relationship between A10 Networks and Dell Technologies, which combines A10’s robust and scalable load-balancing and security software with Dell Technologies’ widely deployed hardware platforms, helps enterprises achieve greater operational efficiencies through the utilization of familiar technologies that don’t involve a compromise in application availability or security,

Brad Casemore, vice president of research for datacenter networks, IDC.



Flexible Application Security and Availability

A10 Thunder® Application Delivery Controller (ADC), and A10 Thunder Multi-tenant Virtual Platform (MVP) are turnkey software and hardware solutions that provide flexibility and rapid deployment for multi-cloud infrastructures.

The new A10 Thunder ADC, designed on Dell EMC PowerEdge R640XL and R740XL servers, as well as Dell EMC Virtual Edge Platform 4600, is a single-service platform that enables:

• Application availability to maintain uptime for web applications and data center and cloud infrastructure

• Application acceleration to deliver a better user experience, maintain SLAs and optimize server utilization

• Application security to enhance the existing security infrastructure and protect against the latest threats, while providing SSL/TLS offload for encrypted server traffic

The A10 Thunder MVP, designed on Dell EMC PowerEdge R640XL and R740XL servers, enables multiple services, including Thunder ADC and Thunder SSL Insight (SSLi). The Thunder MVP:

• Improves operational agility and flexibility by running multiple independent instances on a single optimized and accelerated hardware platform. Each can run a different version and can be restarted separately

• Delivers Thunder ADC instances, providing increased uptime, faster user experience and attack prevention for highly available, accelerated and secure applications

• Integrates Thunder SSLi instances, providing security devices with decrypted SSL/TLS traffic visibility to stop data leaks and end-user attacks, for a foundation for Zero-Trust. A10 URL filtering and threat intelligence options can be added for enhanced user security

All the solutions can be augmented by the A10 Harmony® Controller to ease SecOps and DevOps deployments, simplify application lifecycle management, integrate into CI/CD workflows and enable fast troubleshooting with advanced drill-down analytics and central management, providing IT operations a consistent on-premises and multi-cloud operational experience.

 

As a leader in the enterprise market, it was a natural decision for A10 to work with Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions to bring our application delivery and security solutions to our customers. Our turnkey solutions will help customers tackle the current and emerging business challenges of providing secure and available applications and ensuring networks are protected against attacks in this multi-cloud world,

Dhrupad Trivedi, president and CEO of A10 Networks.



“Working with A10, we’ve designed a solution to bring together A10’s leading application delivery and SSL visibility with our Dell Technologies solutions to deliver the performance customers expect and need,” said Ron Pugh, vice president and general manager, OEM, Embedded & Edge Solutions, Dell Technologies. “A10’s new ADC and MVP solutions will enable rapid deployments and ease customers’ acquisition process.”

Read More: OVHcloud US Launches New Line of Virtual Private Servers to Meet Cloud-based Application Requirements

About A10 Networks

A10 Networks provides secure application services for on-premises, multi-cloud and edge-cloud environments at hyperscale. Our mission is to enable service providers and enterprises to deliver business-critical applications that are secure, available and efficient for multi-cloud transformation and 5G readiness. We deliver better business outcomes that support investment protection, new business models and help future-proof infrastructures, empowering our customers to provide the most secure and available digital experience. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif. and serves customers globally.

Spotlight

VMware On Demand is a robust, self-paced learning solution delivering modular training combined with hands-on practice labs, giving you a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training. Learn more at http://www.vmware.com/go/ODC

Spotlight

VMware On Demand is a robust, self-paced learning solution delivering modular training combined with hands-on practice labs, giving you a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training. Learn more at http://www.vmware.com/go/ODC

Related News

VIRTUAL SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE

AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon EC2 Hpc6a Instances

Amazon Web Services | January 11, 2022

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced the general availability of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Hpc6a instances, a new instance type that is purpose-built for tightly coupled high performance computing (HPC) workloads. Hpc6a instances, powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors, expand AWS’s portfolio of HPC compute options and deliver up to 65% better price performance compared to similar compute-optimized Amazon EC2 instances that customers use for HPC workloads today. Hpc6a instances make it even more cost-efficient for customers to scale HPC clusters on AWS to run their most compute-intensive workloads like genomics, computational fluid dynamics, weather forecasting, molecular dynamics, computational chemistry, financial risk modeling, computer-aided engineering, and seismic imaging. Hpc6a instances are available on demand via a low-cost, pay-as-you-go usage model with no upfront commitments. To get started with Hpc6a instances, visit aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/hpc6. Organizations across numerous sectors rely on HPC to solve their most complex academic, scientific, and business problems. However, effectively using HPC is expensive because it requires the ability to process large amounts of data, which demands an abundance of compute power, fast memory and storage, and low-latency networking within HPC clusters. Some organizations build infrastructure on premises to run HPC workloads, but that involves expensive upfront capital investment, lengthy procurement cycles, ongoing management of overhead to monitor hardware and keep software up to date, and limited flexibility when the infrastructure inevitably becomes obsolete and must be upgraded. Customers across many industries run their HPC workloads in the cloud to take advantage of the superior security, scalability, and elasticity it offers. Engineers, researchers, and scientists rely on AWS to run their largest and most complex HPC workloads and choose Amazon EC2 instances with senhanced networking (e.g. C5n, R5n, M5n, and C6gn) to scale tightly coupled HPC workloads that require high levels of inter-instance communications with thousands of interdependent tasks. While the performance of these instances is sufficient for most HPC use cases, as workloads further scale to solve increasingly difficult problems, customers are looking to maximize price performance as they run HPC workloads that can grow to tens of thousands of servers on AWS. New Hpc6a instances are purpose-built to offer the best price performance for running HPC workloads at scale in the cloud. Hpc6a instances deliver up to 65% better price performance for HPC workloads to carry out complex calculations across a range of cluster sizes—up to tens of thousands of cores. Hpc6a instances are enabled with Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA)—a network interface for Amazon EC2 instances—by default. With EFA networking, customers benefit from low latency, low jitter, and up to 100 Gbps of EFA networking bandwidth to increase operational efficiency and drive faster time-to-results for workloads that rely on inter-instance communications. Hpc6a instances are powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors that run at frequencies up to 3.6 GHz and provide 384 GB of memory. Using Hpc6a instances, customers can more cost-effectively tackle their biggest and most difficult academic, scientific, and business problems with HPC, and realize the benefits of AWS with superior price performance. By consistently innovating and creating new purpose-built Amazon EC2 instances for virtually every type of workload, AWS customers have realized huge price performance benefits for some of today’s most business-critical applications. While high performance computing has helped solve some of the most difficult problems in science, engineering, and business, effectively running HPC workloads can be cost-prohibitive for many organizations. Purpose-built for HPC workloads, Hpc6a instances now help customers realize up to 65% better price performance for their HPC clusters at virtually any scale, so they can focus on solving the biggest problems that matter to them most without the cost barriers that exist today.” David Brown, Vice President of Amazon EC2 at AWS “We are excited to continue our momentum with AWS and provide their customers with this new, powerful instance for high performance computing workloads,” said Dan McNamara, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Server Business at AMD. “AMD EPYC processors are helping customers of all sizes solve some of their biggest and most complex problems. From small universities to enterprises to large research facilities, Hpc6a instances powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors open up the world of powerful HPC performance with cloud scalability to more customers around the world.” Customers can use Hpc6a instances with AWS ParallelCluster (an open-source cluster management tool) to provision Hpc6a instances alongside other instance types, giving customers the flexibility to run different workload types optimized for different instances within the same HPC cluster. Hpc6a instances benefit from the AWS Nitro System, a collection of building blocks that offload many of the traditional virtualization functions to dedicated hardware and software to deliver high performance, high availability, and increased security while also reducing virtualization overhead. Hpc6a instances are available for purchase as On-Demand Instances or Reserved Instances, or with Savings Plans. Hpc6a instances are available in US East (Ohio) and AWS GovCloud (US-West), with availability in additional AWS Regions coming soon. Maxar partners with innovative businesses and more than 50 governments to monitor global change, deliver broadband communications, and advance space operations with capabilities in Space Infrastructure and Earth Intelligence. “Amazon EC2 Hpc6a instances are yet another exciting announcement from AWS that enables Maxar to continue to meet and exceed our customer requirements for big compute workflows—whether to accelerate the research and operations of Numerical Weather Prediction workloads or to create the world’s best, most up-to-date, and accurate digital twin models with our Maxar Precision3D product suite,” said Dan Nord, SVP and Chief Product Officer at Maxar Technologies. “Hpc6a’s AMD EPYC processors combined with the EFA networking capability provide us a 60% performance improvement over alternatives, while also being more cost efficient. This enables Maxar to strategically choose among the suite of AWS HPC cluster configurations that we’ve developed to best suit our clients’ needs while maximizing flexibility and resiliency.” DTN’s global weather station network delivers hyper-local, accurate, and real-time weather intelligence to empower organizations with actionable insights. “Our collaboration with AWS allows us to better serve our customers with high-resolution weather prediction systems that feed analytics engines,” said Lars Ewe, Chief Technology Officer at DTN. “We’re very excited to see the price performance of Hpc6a instances, and we expect this to be our go-to Amazon EC2 instance choice for HPC workloads going forward.” TotalCAE has over 20 years of experience with HPC for computer-aided engineering (CAE). TotalCAE helps eliminate IT headaches by professionally managing customers’ HPC engineering environment and engineering applications so they can focus on engineering, and not IT. “TotalCAE Platform makes it easy for CAE departments to adopt the agility and flexibility of AWS in just a few clicks for hundreds of engineering applications like Ansys Fluent, Siemens Simcenter STAR-CCM+, and Dassault Systèmes Abaqus,” said Rod Mach, President at TotalCAE. “As an AWS HPC Competency Partner, we help customers run their CAE workloads in the cloud. With HPC6a instances, we have seen up to a 30% performance boost for computational fluid dynamics workloads at a lower cost, enabling TotalCAE to offer customers industry leading price performance and scalability in the cloud.” About Amazon Web Services For over 15 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud offering. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any cloud workload, and it now has more than 200 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 84 Availability Zones (AZs) within 26 geographic regions, with announced plans for 24 more Availability Zones and eight more AWS Regions in Australia, Canada India, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. About Amazon Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company, Earth’s Best Employer, and Earth’s Safest Place to Work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Studios, and The Climate Pledge are some of the things pioneered by Amazon.

Read More

VMWARE

HCL Technologies and VMware Expand Partnership to Streamline 5G and RAN Deployments

VMware | February 28, 2022

Mobile World Congress 2022 – Partners since 2008, VMware and HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, announced the companies will expand their collaboration to deliver integrated solutions for service providers around the world. HCL, specifically, will expand its Cloud Smart portfolio of services powered by VMware technology to include support for VMware Telco Cloud – 5G Core and VMware Telco Cloud RAN. In addition, HCL will set up a dedicated lab to streamline the deployment of these solutions across customers’ networks. Service providers operate vast and complex networks that feature software and hardware solutions from a variety of technology partners. Our strategic partnership with VMware will help to meet the needs of CSPs (Communications Service Providers) around the world as they build and transition to open and virtualized 5G networks. Further, our dedicated labs will help them to simplify validation of solution interoperability and streamline rollout of large-scale deployments.” Anand Swamy, senior vice president and Global Head, OEM Ecosystems, HCL Technologies HCL operates VMware-enabled labs across the globe to support customer deployment of VMware solutions. As part of this expanded partnership, HCL will establish a lab for onboarding, integration, verification, and performance benchmarking of various 5G Core and virtual RAN configurations on VMware Telco Cloud Platform. In addition, VMware will train additional HCL engineers on how to deploy, configure and manage VMware Telco Cloud Platform. This will enable service providers – both existing mutual customers and new prospects – to quickly launch trials, Proofs of Concept (POC) and/or commercial deployment of VMware Telco Cloud Platform. “Service providers are leveraging Telco Cloud Platform as the foundation of their network modernization. With it, they can deploy myriad network functions – both VNFs and CNFs – as well as third party software across the core, RAN and edge,” said Sanjay Uppal, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider & Edge, VMware. “Our work with HCL will help accelerate service providers’ modernization efforts to ultimately enable them to monetize services faster.” VMware and HCL complement each other’s abilities and the ties between both companies are extensive: 8,000 HCL professionals are trained on VMware technologies 1,800 HCL engineers currently use VMware technology in customer projects 1,600 certifications and accreditations are available on VMware technologies VMware at Mobile World Congress VMware multi-cloud solutions are on display at its Mobile World Congress stand – Hall 3, Stand 3M11. Visit the online media kit for all VMware announcements made at the show as well as on-demand demos, customer testimonials, partner updates and more. About VMware VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. As a trusted foundation to accelerate innovation, VMware software gives businesses the flexibility and choice they need to build the future. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to building a better future through the company’s 2030 Agenda.

Read More

VMWARE

VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services is now IRAP assessed

VMware | August 16, 2021

VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been tested by an information security registered assessors program (IRAP) against information security manual (ISM) protected controls. Computer software company VMware says the assessment covers the VMware Cloud on AWS, a jointly-engineered service from AWS and VMware. The VMware Cloud on AWS assessment can unlock further transformation within government by enabling customers to migrate apps rapidly, scale resources up or down based on demand, deliver resources for new remote work initiatives, and drive app modernisation strategies. “It’s critical that the public sector not only has access to technology and services to enable transformation, but that they have confidence in its security in order to maintain data safety and meet compliance requirements. We are continuously innovating to help our customers meet their business needs,” explains VMware Australia and New Zealand senior director cloud Mike Reddie. “We’re pleased that our IRAP protected status will further broaden access to VMware Cloud on AWS, to support public sector customers in delivering flexible, resilient digital citizen services,” Reddie says. VMware Cloud on AWS delivers an integrated hybrid cloud solution that extends on-premises vSphere environments to a VMware software-defined data centre (vSphere, vSAN, and NSX Data Centre) running on Amazon elastic compute cloud (Amazon EC2) elastic, bare-metal infrastructure. The service is fully-integrated as part of AWS and optimised with AWS services. The assessed service provides public sector customers the opportunity to accelerate their cloud migration and support business resiliency while maintaining operational consistency with their on-prem environments.

Read More