A10 brings non-virtualized ADC offering for Bare Metal

A10 Networks Thunder ADC for Bare Metal
A10 Networks, a provider of application networking and security solutions, has launched Thunder Application Delivery Controller (ADC) for Bare Metal, a delivery method for agile software appliances for enterprises and cloud providers.

Thunder ADC for Bare Metal provides a non-virtualized software approach that enables on demand deployment onto customer selected hardware with throughput up to 40 Gbps.

Thunder ADC for Bare Metal allows customers to select their own hardware. They receive benefits of A10’s ACOS Harmony platform, which delivers open programmability, policy enforcement, and telemetry for the next generation of application networking solutions.

“Enterprise and cloud service provider customers are looking for operational agility and simplified logistics while handling an increasing amount of applications and traffic in their data centers,” said Raj Jalan, CTO at A10 Networks.

Thunder ADC for Bare Metal benefits customers with consumption on standardized data center hardware, enabling:

Lower TCO with license decoupling from hardware ensures portability and longevity

More efficient sparing due to standardized data center hardware that can be spun up on demand

Flexibility and agility to install software on-demand versus logistics associated with hardware appliances

Brad Casemore, research director, Datacenter Networks, at IDC, said: “A10’s non-virtualized ADC offering is designed to benefit a wide range of customers pursuing high performance as they move from hypervisors to bare-metal form factors.”

A10 Networks has started selling Thunder ADC for Bare Metal. Reference platforms for Thunder ADC for Bare Metal include Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, and SuperMicro.