Radware®, a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions forvirtual and cloud data centers, today announced agreements with two leading mobile operators in North America for purchases of its Alteon® 10000 application delivery controllers (ADC). The contracts, which will be implemented in stages as the carriers' infrastructure build-out progresses, have an initial combined value in the multimillion-dollar range.
Mobile data traffic has skyrocketed due chiefly to the huge increase in smartphone and tablets usage, together with the rising popularity of mobile video streaming services and other over-the-top (OTT) mobile applications. This explosion of mobile data has significantly strained mobile carrier networks, requiring the operators to not only address higher mobile traffic volumes, but also intelligently optimize and manage traffic by dynamically steering it based on user, application, location and content-awareness.
The mobile operators - both existing Radware customers - purchased the Alteon 10000 to fully and cost-effectively address these emerging mobile data challenges. The Alteon 10000 delivers high-end processing capacity and performance superiority in all Layer 4 through 7 metrics, coupled with the most advanced transparent load balancing and mobile data acceleration capabilities. Like other mobile carriers, these two operators face traffic surges that cannot be predicted. With the Alteon 10000's on-demand scalability, network managers can add more throughput capacity when needed up to 80Gbps. in order to support more value added services using a software license. It further enables them to plan for more traffic volume growth while eliminating any hardware replacement projects, resulting in maximum CAPEX and OPEX reduction.
In addition, both operators chose the Alteon 10000 because of its carrier-grade, performance superiority that enables them to manage a greater number of connections per second, load balance more mobile data traffic, and scale the solution to ensure 24/7 availability, high service level agreements and fast performance of their current and future value added services. Moreover, the Alteon 10000 provides the carriers with the ability to intelligently steer traffic to multiple value added services based on user, application, location and other Layer-7 attributes, thus supporting dynamic and complex mobile data policies. This results in a reduction in the number of traversals inside the mobile core network without changing the network infrastructure, and optimizing the mobile services for better quality of experience.
"Today's carriers require a best-of-breed, highly-performing, scalable application delivery solution, which will enable them to become more competitive and better manage growth in areas such as mobile data and video services," said David Aviv, vice president, Advanced Services, Radware. "By leveraging transparent traffic steering, the Alteon 10000 ensures the high availability and fast performance of a carrier's high-touch network services and value added services. As carriers experience unprecedented mobile data growth, the Alteon 10000 platform helps them cost-effectively support more services, scale throughput and users without any hardware replacements.
"We are pleased that these leading mobile carriers view Radware as a trusted partner with solutions for managing this growth and recognizing the value Radware brings to help them succeed," he said.
In addition, with the depletion of IPv4 address space, carriers are 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, and helps reduce the risk in migrations while keeping mobile applications always available.
About the Alteon 10000
Radware's Alteon 10000 is a high-performance, Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture - (ATCA) compliant ADC that delivers on-demand, extendable throughput (up to 80 Gbps.) of application delivery capacity, while allowing users to run the industry's highest amount of fully-isolated virtual ADC 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 (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-slot chassis of the Alteon 10000 accommodates 4 payload blades, each providing 20 Gbps. of throughput. 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, mitigate security risks and enhance response times for the best quality of experience for users. 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.
The 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. 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.
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