A10 Networks launches 100 Gigabit Ethernet ADC for Layer 4-7 Services

BA10-Networks-logoangalore, India, April 17, 2014: A10 Networks, a player in application networking, today announced four new Thunder Series appliances, including the industry’s first 100 Gigabit Ethernet capable Layer 4-7 network appliance, and new mid-range and high-end models that expand the company’s portfolio of appliances, providing even greater price/performance to customers seeking to scale and secure their most demanding data center applications and networks.

The rapid growth of data center traffic from mobile, cloud, big data and web is creating demand for high performance and scalable data center infrastructure solutions. These trends are increasing the adoption of higher performance compute infrastructures, which are in turn driving the need for higher40GbE/100GbE networking infrastructure solutions. To meet escalating performance needs, A10 Networks is introducing four new Thunder Series models with flexible 10GbE/40GbE/100GbE interface options and total throughput ranging from 40Gps to 150Gbps. With these new Thunder Series appliances, A10 Networks continues to maintain performance leadership in the fixed Layer 4-7 networking appliance category.

The new Thunder Series appliances are based on A10’s innovative Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) software, which delivers industry-leading price performance for a given amount of memory and CPU resources. They also leverage the same data center efficient designs as other ACOS-based appliances consuming less power, cooling and rack space, which are critically important metrics for large data center operators.

Vice President of Marketing Jason Matlof said, “As data center traffic rates continue to rapidly rise driven by major trends like mobile and big data, our customers see increasing demands on data center networks, requiring ever great scale, performance and security. A10 has consistently delivered substantially greater price performance relative to our competitors. Today’s announcement of the industry’s first 100GbE L4-7 application networking appliances and other new models continues this leadership. We are committed to delivering our service provider, enterprise and web giant customers high performance solutions that help them keep pace with traffic demands, performance requirements and increasing security threats.” 

Models and Availability 

  • Thunder 4430 and 4430S (“S” models include SSL Security Processors)
    • 6-Core Xeon CPU, 16x10GbE, 4x40GbE
    • Throughput: 38G
    • L4 CPS: 2.7M
    • Available: Now 
  • Thunder 5430-11 and 5430S-11 (“S” models include SSL Security Processors)
    • 10-Core Xeon CPUs, 16x10GbE, 4x40GbE
    • Throughput: 79G
    • L4 CPS: 3.7M
    • Available: Now 
  • Thunder 5630 and 5630S (“S” models include SSL Security Processors)
    • 16-Core Xeon CPUs, 4x1GbE, 24x10GbE, 4x40GbE
    • Throughput: 78G
    • L4 CPS: 6M
    • Available: Q2 
  • Thunder 6630 and 6630S (“S” models include SSL Security Processors)
    • 24-Core Xeon CPUs, 12x10GbE, 4x100GbE
    • Throughput: 150G
    • L4 CPS: 7.1M
    • Available: Q2

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