A10 Networks introduced a new
strategic solution that offers multi-cloud, multi-service management
that brings to life its ongoing vision of harmonizing application
delivery and security.
The new developments center on the A10 Harmony Controller,
built on microservices and container technologies, offering a
multi-tenant, highly scalable controller architecture that incorporates
real-time analytics at a per-app level and central management and
orchestration of secure application services across hybrid environments -
from physical data centers to public, private and hybrid clouds.
new A10 Harmony Controller and analytics capabilities fundamentally
change the way secure application services are delivered, protected, and
managed. Because the A10 Harmony application delivery and security
controller uniquely spans traditional data centers and clouds, it is now
the industry's only controller-based platform that can deliver
analytics, configuration and orchestration across such hybrid
the heart of this solution are advanced, per-application analytics. The
controller now collectively integrates analytics for A10's software and
hardware Thunder portfolio and cloud-native A10 Lightning offerings.
The centralized visibility and intelligence derived from per-app
analytics across this portfolio greatly increase the efficiency of A10
customers' operations teams in enhancing end-user experience. A10's
per-app analytics help improve capacity planning and optimize IT
infrastructure for customers with elastic cloud environments, and among
other capabilities, help dramatically shorten troubleshooting times and
proactively provide alerts on performance or security anomalies.
analytics capabilities allow customers to effectively manage app
workloads across the entire spectrum of modern hybrid deployments and
legacy data centers - unlike other vendors, whose answer to the cloud is
to one-dimensionally require specific "cloud appliance" products that
have been retrofitted to accept a subset of cloud workloads.
A10 Harmony Controller integration with management and analytics
capabilities is available across A10's portfolio of secure application
services, including application load balancing and app delivery, a web
application firewall and SSL inspection.
A10 Harmony Controller is available in two deployment models. The first
allows organizations to use it as a SaaS offering managed by A10,
making it very simple, quick and cost-effective to consume. The
controller is also available as a customer-managed, scalable software
solution within a customer's environment in data centers or clouds,
including VMware powered clouds, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud
Platform, and Microsoft Azure.
Key capabilities of the new A10 Harmony Controller include:
- A cloud management, orchestration and analytics platform for secure application services
- Options include a self-managed, on-premise deployment model, or an A10-managed SaaS model
- Per-application analytics across the entire application delivery infrastructure:
- Available for A10 Lightning and Thunder ADC
- Available for HAProxy open source load balancers
- Native multi-cloud support for elastic load balancing and web application firewall with:
- VMware-powered private clouds
- Google Cloud Platform (GCP), in addition to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure
now offers a unique solution that bridges the traditional challenges
customers have of managing multiple applications across multiple data
center and cloud environments," said A10 Networks CTO Raj Jalan. "We are
giving customers the visibility, performance, and security across this
on-premise and cloud spectrum that they demand. As a result, our
customers have agility and flexibility as their app and business needs
evolve. Our expanded A10 portfolio delivers the level of agility
customers need to efficiently and effectively manage secure application
services, the flexibility they need to continuously meet emerging needs,
and the scalability to satisfy their performance requirements."
A10 Harmony Controller with Thunder ADC integration, HAProxy load
balancer analytics, and native Google Cloud load balancing and Web
Application Firewall (WAF) offerings will be available in Q2 2017.
Integration with other A10 services such as SSL inspection, Carrier
Grade NAT and Converged Firewall will be available starting in 2H 2017.