Radware®, a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, today announced a leading global mobile telecommunications provider has purchased its Alteon® 10000 application delivery controllers (ADC) to help the carrier meet the explosive growth it has seen from customers using smartphones and mobile services, while at the same time consolidating its ADC platforms. The agreement is valued at over $1 million.
The mobile operator – an existing Radware customer that maintains one of the world’s largest mobile carrier groups – has seen huge demand for its mobile data and video services as a result of the skyrocketing use of online mobile services by subscribers, involving both smartphone to Internet and smartphone to smartphone traffic. To address this, the operator needed a solution that would help it not only deliver greater throughput and on-demand scalability to manage unpredictable spikes in data traffic, but also consolidate its ADC units to reduce its data center footprint and lower the cost of ownership.
It chose the Alteon 10000 because of the ADC’s carrier-grade performance superiority that also supports ADC virtualization with the highest virtual ADC (vADC) density in the industry -- up to 256 vADCs on a single ADC platform. This allows the mobile carrier to extend its virtualization of ADCs across its data center and consolidate legacy ADC devices into fewer platforms – reducing both the required data center space, electricity and cooling costs, as well as simplifying the day-to-day operations for significant CAPEX and OPEX reduction.
More importantly, it enabled the operator to adopt a virtualization program using a deployment model for creating a separate, isolated vADC for each application, enabling a virtual data center computing environment with flexible, independent and secured configurations that avoid over-provisioning. This allows the carrier to deploy new services faster than before and better align its ADC services that require frequent configuration changes. Consequently, the Alteon 10000’s separated, tailored configurations further ensure security and service level agreements (SLA’s) by design, resulting in greater cost reduction and simplified operations.
“As carriers experience unprecedented growth in areas like mobile data, video and other services, the Alteon 10000 platform can help them cost-effectively support more services and users, scale throughput, and reduce their data center footprint without any hardware replacements,” said David Aviv, vice president, Advanced Services, Radware. “The Alteon solution allows this operator to deliver more with less hardware without compromising resiliency, agility and the simplicity that is required in the dynamic, ever-changing virtualized data center.”
More 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 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.
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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