Array Networks Introduces New Entry-Level Virtualized Appliance

by August 11, 2016 0 comments

Array Networks announces its new entry-level AVX3600 virtualized appliance. The AVX Series is a line of purpose-built Array hardware appliances that is designed for multi-tenancy and engineered to host multiple application delivery and security functions while maintaining guaranteed performance.

New for the AVX3600 is the ability to support virtualized networking and security functions – such as load balancing (ADC), SSL VPN and Web application firewall (WAF) – with either guaranteed or best-effort performance. For instance, the AVX3600 can support one large, two medium, four small or eight entry-level virtual appliances with guaranteed performance, or it can support 16 shared-entry virtual appliances with best-effort performance. This new capability, along with a lower cost of entry, gives service providers and enterprises increased flexibility in supporting a larger number of customers and applications.

Like other AVX Series virtualized appliances, the AVX3600 may be purchased in quarter-capacity increments with the option to mix and match virtual appliance sizes and functions, allowing cloud providers and enterprises to affordably scale customers or applications on a single high-performance appliance that simultaneously improves management efficiency and reduces requirements for space, power and cooling.

The AVX Series are the only virtualized appliances of their kind. By allocating dedicated CPU, SSL, memory and I/O to each instance and by separating dedicated resources to management functions, IaaS providers can guarantee performance for each customer and enterprises can guarantee performance for each application workload. For example, dividing the AVX3600 into four small ADC virtual appliances, each instance guarantees 7Gbps throughput; and divided into eight entry ADC virtual appliances, each instance guarantees 3.5Gbps throughput.

The AVX Series gives IaaS cloud providers several advantages. First, unlike other multi-tenant application networking solutions on the market, Array’s virtualized instances do not compete for shared hardware resources. As a result, cloud service providers can offer load balancing or secure access to infrastructure services with guaranteed high-performance SLAs. In addition, service providers do not need to rack and stack and manually configure stand-alone appliances for each new customer. New customers or workloads can instead be seamlessly spun up from an automated cloud management system.

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