A10 Networks announced A10 FlexPool, a software subscription model that provides the ability to simplify the consumption of app services – targeting enterprises and service providers.
The A10 FlexPool aggregated capacity model allows customers to flexibly allocate and re-distribute capacity across applications, multiple clouds and data centers.
The introduction of A10 FlexPool represents a strategic step in the company’s business strategy and vision to help customers. A10 FlexPool allows customers to use A10 services either on-premise or in the cloud, without service disruption, in a cost-effective, customer-friendly manner that eliminates unnecessary expenses caused by overprovisioning.
A10 FlexPool allows customers to purchase licensed capacity, then allocate and redistribute that capacity across applications and infrastructures as desired. FlexPool simplifies the operational process by limiting the administrative task of centrally managing the license pool.
“Our new software subscription and capacity pooling model is designed to eliminate the traditional challenges of resource planning and portability across today’s hybrid network environments, offering greater flexibility and dynamic scalability to meet enterprise IT’s cloud environment needs well into the future,” said Raj Jalan, CTO, A10 Networks.
Whether A10 software is deployed on virtualized infrastructure, bare metal, or in the cloud, A10 FlexPool gives IT professionals and service providers the flexibility and portability across multiple application services and cloud infrastructure deployment models.
A10 FlexPool can simplify cloud migrations, and at the same time eliminate costly overprovisioning and prevent service disruptions.
“Network engineers who are transforming their data center networks and supporting multi-cloud and hybrid cloud architectures cite license management as a major challenge,” said Shamus McGillicuddy, senior analyst, network management, EMA.
A10 Networks’ FlexPool subscription model addresses this issue directly, simplifying the transition for IT organizations that are making the transition to software-centric Layer 4-7 infrastructure.
“As organizations worldwide adopt multi-cloud strategies, they’re also embracing IT as a service (ITaaS) and cloud consumption models,” said Brad Casemore, research director, Datacenter Networks, IDC.