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Radware Collaborates With IBM to Help Customers Achieve Superior Value From Cloud Computing and Virtualization
Radware, a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, today announced it is collaborating with IBM to deliver increased business agility, mobility, and cost-effective integration of virtual application delivery controller (ADC) solutions for customers building applications with IBM SmartCloud.

The solution includes Radware's Virtual Application Delivery Infrastructure (VADI) - Radware's strategy that transforms computing resources, ADCs and virtualization services into an integrated, agile and scalable ADC infrastructure on demand. Customers can use the Radware virtual appliance when designing intelligent load balancing solutions that quickly and easily integrate into IBM SmartCloud orchestration and provisioning systems.

Radware further announced it will align with technology partners Juniper and Virtela to deliver a range of virtual ADC solutions that provide a multi-tiered ADC model which includes the ability to optimize on the customer's infrastructure, the SmartCloud network edge, or in the IBM SmartCloud. As a result, IBM and Radware customers can now leverage Radware's virtual ADC on their own premise, in IBM SmartCloud for off-premise solutions, as well as over a hybrid cloud.

Radware VADI enables IBM SmartCloud to ensure customer application delivery resilience, performance predictability, and dramatically reduces customer cost of application delivery deployments. The solution can enable IBM SmartCloud customers to extract more value from their application deployments by accelerating application response time and reducing their overall cost of application deployments.

"Radware offers multi-tiered ADC solutions designed for enterprises and cloud providers deploying IBM SmartCloud by becoming an IBM SmartCloud Ecosystem Partner and aligned with Juniper Networks and Virtela offerings for IBM SmartCloud," said Yossi Vardi, vice president, Global Business Development, Radware. "Radware's VADI provides full business agility while isolating between vADC tenants to guarantee SLAs. With these solutions, cloud providers can benefit from performance predictability and dramatically reduce the cost of application delivery deployments."

Multi-tiered ADC Collaborations

Radware's multi-tiered ADC solutions delivered in conjunction with Juniper and Virtela represent an end-to-end service delivery strategy that simplifies, accelerates and secures the cloud experience for IBM's SmartCloud customers. Radware will align with Juniper Networks to provide ADC solutions integrated into Juniper edge routers for carriers and cloud service providers deployed as part of IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform (CSP2).

"Our partnership with Radware allows us to offer improved carrier cloud service quality and repeatable automated application service creation and orchestration," said Liz King, Juniper Vice President, IBM Global Alliance. "The Radware ADC add-on, part of our IBM CSP2 solutions, enables customers to improve application availability and response time while concurrently avoiding the cost and complexity of deploying and maintaining ADC-specific appliances."

Radware's alignment with Virtela, the world's largest independent managed services company, also will enable ADC solutions for IBM SmartCloud. Radware will leverage Virtela's Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC), which provides the virtual network overlay to IBM SmartCloud, to offer multi-tiered vADC capabilities that improve the end-user experience for customers worldwide. Virtela ESC features 50 Local Cloud Centers (LCCs) strategically located around the world to dynamically deliver services closest to enterprise end-users for the highest performance.

"We are excited to work with partners such as Radware to enable high performance delivery of applications hosted in IBM SmartCloud environments," said Ron Haigh, Virtela's vice president of customer solutions and cloud architecture. "Virtela ESC gives technology and cloud providers the ability to deliver seamless services worldwide with the highest service quality and scalability while lowering capital expenses and infrastructure management overhead."

More on Radware VADI

Radware's VADI is designed to bridge the gap across underlying hardware resources and serve the various application needs in terms of SLAs and performance predictability while delivering maximum agility to application delivery services. In essence, Radware's VADI transforms a standard application delivery infrastructure into an agile virtual application delivery control plane.

Radware VADI overcomes the inherent challenges of ADC consolidation, while delivering maximum agility for the application delivery services. Furthermore, it transforms a traditional application delivery infrastructure into a virtual application delivery fabric that provides application delivery services to the whole data center.

Published Monday, April 30, 2012 6:34 AM by David Marshall
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