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A10 Networks Announces A10 Lightning ADS for Cloud Applications

A10 Networks has introduced  its A10 Lightning Application Delivery Service (ADS) — a cloud-native  software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform designed to boost the delivery and security of applications and microservices across public, private and  hybrid clouds. A10 Lightning, a portfolio of new and forthcoming secure  application services, helps with the transition from traditional data  centers to hybrid environments. The Application Delivery Service provides a cloud-native application delivery controller (ADC) that helps  bridge traditional and cloud application environments.

Mohammed Al-Moneer Regional Director – Middle East & North Africa at A10  Networks says, “A10’s portfolio has a broad range of products that continue to thrive for data centres and virtualized data centres. With the addition of the Lightning Application Delivery Service (ADS), A10 will offer a comprehensive solution for public, private, and hybrid cloud environments, giving A10 the most holistic solution for both traditional data centres and cloud environments.”

“The introduction of Lightning ADS uniquely positions A10 Networks to service this growing demand for ADC functionality in the cloud, increasing agility and reducing costs for customers who use public, private and hybrid clouds. A10 Lightning ADS enables a holistic ‘ADC-as-a-service’ that increases operational agility, offloads IT administrators from cumbersome tasks and reduces risk. It represents a versatile, multi-cloud ADC solution that not only serves traditional web applications but is built for containers and micro-services-based architectures.”

A10 Lightning Application Delivery Service (ADS) is a cloud-native solution to optimize the delivery and security of cloud-native applications and services. It provides key application services including traffic management with advanced elastic load balancing, application security and analytics for applications on public, private and hybrid clouds. It is purpose-built for containers and micro-services based application architectures and elegantly integrates with DevOps processes. Its software-defined architecture includes lightweight ADCs (LADCs) that provide advanced load balancing and Layer 7 web security, and a multi-tenant controller that provides centralized policy management with self-previsioning, per-application analytics and orchestrates the LADCs to deliver an elastic, cloud-native solution.

A10 Lightning ADS is relevant to service providers, Web companies, and mid-to-large enterprises that are migrating applications from traditional datacenters to private or public clouds. Additionally, companies that are creating new cloud-native applications using containers and micro-services that are inherently designed for cloud will benefit from the cloud-native capabilities afforded by Lightning ADS.

The A10 Thunder ADC and Lightning ADS are complementary solutions that serve different deployment models. Data centers running traditional applications will be served by A10’s existing Thunder ADC. Customers moving to public clouds or looking to build a self-provisioning private cloud will benefit from A10’s Lightning ADS. In addition, Lightning ADS will be targeted at new microservices or container-based applications.

“The launch of A10 Lightning represents a strategic step in the company’s vision to help customers with their requirements of secure application services for private, public and hybrid-cloud based environments,” said Kamal Anand, general manager, cloud division, A10 Networks. “Organizations now have a simple, cloud-native and cost-effective way to add traffic management and security to their modern applications, while gaining application visibility and insights.”

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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