A10, Cisco to jointly provide application networking services

A10 Networks is integrating its Thunder application delivery controllers (ADCs) with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric. Offering L4-L7 application networking services, this joint solution enables enterprises to amplify their data centre output by automatically provisioning application delivery and security services with a significant increase in both allocation speed and business agility - all at a reduced cost, the company said.

Together, the Cisco ACI and A10 Thunder ADC solutions provide an automated approach to networking services based on application-specific policies that allow data centre applications to dynamically scale on demand.

 A10, Cisco to jointly provide application networking services


Furthermore, the ACI and Thunder ADC synthesis empowers Cisco and A10 to independently innovate and address pervasive requirements of network programmability. As a result, more advanced ADC and security functionality such as service chaining, WAF, SSLi and GSLB will be integrated with Cisco ACI.

Cisco ACI technology provides the ability to insert Layer 4 through Layer 7 services into the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) via simplified definitions. The A10 APIC device package automates ACI service chaining and the insertion of physical, virtual, and hybrid A10 Thunder appliances. The device package has been tested by A10 Networks in Cisco ACI environments to offer rich L4-L7 network application services and templates as well as HTTP optimisation services for Cisco's ACI fabric. The A10 device package uses open APIs and scripts that allow Cisco APIC to configure consistent automation and orchestration of Application Delivery Controller (ADC) services within the fabric required to deploy applications in a fast, highly secure and reliable manner.

Updated Date: Feb 02, 2015 11:44:01 IST