Radware, a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, today announced that TMC named Radware's Alteon® 10000 Application Delivery Controller (ADC) a recipient of the 2011 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award, presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. Radware&apos's Alteon 10000 was honored for providing carriers, mobile operators and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operating mission-critical network infrastructure services and applications with full application delivery infrastructure flexibility, unmatched scalability, business agility and industry-leading performance.
As today's carriers, mobile operators and ISPs must keep competitive and attract new clients, there are several technological initiatives and challenges that need to be fully addressed in the most cost-effective manner. These include rolling out new private and public cloud offerings, data center virtualization and consolidation, mobile traffic steering, and IPv4 to IPv6 migration. The Alteon 10000 is recognized for fully enabling these initiatives and delivering significant business benefits for greater cost reduction and maximum business agility.
Rolling out private and public cloud offerings implies virtualizing data center computing resources in order to provide dynamic resource elasticity to support the on-going, frequent changes required by multiple services offered to dozens, sometimes hundreds, of end-customers. The Alteon 10000 runs Radware's ADC-VX™ hypervisor to create a consolidation platform delivering the industry's greatest virtual ADC (vADC) density on a single ADC platform, specifically tailored to cloud computing environments. Consequently, less ADC units need to be deployed while meeting customers' service level agreements (SLAs), resulting in greater cost reduction and simplified operations.
Moreover, many mobile and wire-line carriers offer multiple value added services (VAS) that rely on various content-aware services including acceleration, optimization, streaming, advertisement, parental control, monetization and more. As a result, the carrier's infrastructure is becoming way more complex. By leveraging transparent load balancing and intelligent traffic steering capabilities, the Alteon 10000 is capable of routing transactions to the specific VAS based on the application, location, user and device type, resulting in greater quality of experience to the carrier's end-users with improved IT resource utilization.
In addition, with the depletion of IPv4 address space, operators and ISPs are gradually migrating their network infrastructure and servers from IPv4 to IPv6. Being a full IPv4/IPv6 gateway, the Alteon 10000 eliminates more spending on new hardware, as well as helps reducing the risk in such migrations while keeping the service providers' applications available at all times.
"Today's carriers, operators and ISPs require application delivery solutions that will enable them to become more competitive with more differentiated offerings by enhancing their business agility, while supporting dynamic growth in user demand," said Nir Ilani, product marketing director, Application Delivery, Radware. "The Alteon 10000 ensures the high availability and fast performance of a carrier's high-touch network infrastructure services as well as mission-critical applications. It further enables carriers to cost-effectively support more services, throughput and users without hardware replacements, making it a leading future-proof ADC solution. Receiving this award reinforces that our best-in-class virtual ADC solutions are future-proofing communications networks for years to come."
About the Alteon 10000
Radware's Alteon 10000 is a carrier-grade, Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture- (ATCA) compliant ADC that delivers on-demand, extendable throughput of up to 80 Gbps of application delivery capacity while allowing users to run the industry's highest amount of fully-isolated vADC instances on one consolidated platform.
It delivers breakthrough performance in terms of all Layer 4 through Layer 7 performance metrics, including 11.2 million requests per second via UDP and 2 million connections per second via TCP, while supporting up to 44 million concurrent connections. As a result, the Alteon 10000 supports more traffic and more applications to ensure best quality of experience with fast response times. Also, with 15 ports of 10GE / GE (SFP+ pluggable optics) and additional 8 ports of 1GE (copper), the Alteon 10000 provides an extensive ports offering and a wide set of connectivity alternatives. The 6-slots chassis of the Alteon 10000 accommodates 4 payload blades, each providing 20 Gbps. of throughput, up to a total of on demand, scalable 80 Gbps. All the chassis blades are hot swappable, allowing replacements without stopping the entire chassis.
The Alteon 10000 also provides a wide set of application acceleration capabilities including SSL offloading, Web compression, caching, HTTP multiplexing and TCP optimization. These capabilities are designed to offload servers, address server performance issues, and enhance response times for the best quality of experience for users and to mitigate security risks. By offloading processor-intensive operations from servers, the Alteon 10000 frees the servers' CPUs to handle additional requests. This eliminates the need to buy additional hardware in order to support application processing requirements thus reducing capital and operational expenditures.
Moreover, Radware's 'pay-as-you-grow' approach allows users to scale the solution capacity and services to address evolving business needs using simple license updates. By eliminating forklift upgrades and application downtime, it reduces overspending on the solution for true investment protection.
Radware's Alteon 10000 is a key technology enabler for Radware's Virtual Application Delivery Infrastructure (VADI™) strategy that transforms computing resources, ADC services and virtualization services into an integrated, agile and scalable on-demand application delivery infrastructure. Radware's VADI allows cloud providers and high-end enterprises to achieve large-scale consolidation by supporting multiple virtual ADC instances running in parallel on the same hardware switch with complete isolation between the instances. As a result, it ensures application delivery resilience and performance predictability, improves data center business agility and IT efficiency, and dramatically reduces the cost of application delivery deployments.
"Virtualization technologies are changing the way in which unified communications applications are delivered through carriers, ISPs and enterprise data centers, driving innovation throughout the industry," said Rich Tehrani, chief executive officer, TMC. "Radware has proven its commitment to advancing the delivery of communications solutions, and INTERNET TELEPHONY is pleased to honor Radware and its Alteon 10000 application delivery controller with a Unified Communications Product of the Year Award."
Radware's Alteon 10000 was featured as a winner of the 2011 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award in the March 2012 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.
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