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Avi Networks Joins the Docker Certification Program to Meet Customer Demand for Dynamic Traffic Management in Container-based Applications


Avi Networks today announced that the Avi Vantage Platform has been accepted into the Docker Certification Program, a framework for partners to integrate and certify their technology to the Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) commercial platform. The certification validates the power of Avi Networks' Vantage Platform at automating application services in microservices architectures and container-based environments. It also expands Avi's position as the standard for building modern applications architectures where traditional load balancing appliances are ill suited and ineffective.

"We would like to congratulate Avi Networks on their acceptance into the Docker Certification Program," said Marianna Tessel, EVP, Strategic Development. "Enterprise IT teams are looking to Docker to provide recommendations and assurances on the ecosystem of container content, infrastructure and extensions. Avi Networks' inclusion into the program indicates that the Avi Vantage Platform has been tested and verified by Docker, confirming for customers that the container images have been evaluated for security and are supported and built according to best practices."

Application-centric enterprises are increasingly choosing microservices architectures to optimize app performance and improve agility. Containers enable those microservices architectures by breaking large applications into smaller services that can be deployed, developed and updated independently without causing major outages. But while microservices applications offer several advantages compared to monolithic applications, IT departments are challenged when it comes to providing application services including traffic management and security due to the limitations of traditional appliance-based load balancers and open source proxies. The appliances are not built to support the granular application services required to handle the vast amount of east-west traffic between the microservices, while the proxies have neither the features nor scale that enterprises demand.

The Avi Vantage platform adapts application services to dynamic container-based environments, empowering IT administrators with next-generation load balancing tools that provide central management, multi-cloud traffic management as well as highly scalable, automated application services. By integrating the Avi Vantage Platform with Docker built-in orchestration also known as swarm mode, Avi Networks is providing customers with container and application services that:

  • Simplify deployment with central control
  • Monitor inter-service performance and reduce troubleshooting effort
  • Secure microservices with micro-segmentation
  • Visualize relationships between service components
  • Predictively autoscale load balancers and apps based on traffic patterns

"Customers rely on Avi Networks to deliver highly scalable, flexible and high performance application services that can be deployed and easily managed across hybrid and multi-cloud environments at unmatched cost," said Edward Sharp, VP of Business Development and Chief Strategy Officer at Avi Networks. "By continuing to work closely with Docker, Avi Networks can extend the power of software-defined load balancing to even more app-centric businesses that are deploying microservices in Docker container-based environments."

To learn more about Avi Networks' container services fabric for microservices, please visit:

Published Thursday, March 02, 2017 2:30 PM by David Marshall
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