A10 Networks acquires Appcito to help customers become ‘cloud-ready’

The acquisition aims to bridge traditional and cloud application environments for secure and agile data centre and cloud services

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A10 Networks acquires Appcito to help customers become ‘cloud-ready’ A10 Networks' Lee Chen: "We are giving them cutting-edge capabilities to control secure application services delivery across their data centres and clouds, such as in the area of analytics and automation."
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 27, 2016

A10 Networks has revealed that it has acquired Appcito, a provider of SaaS-based, multi-cloud ADC solution utilising a micro-services and containers architecture.

The acquisition is in line with A10 Networks' strategic step to help customers become more secure and agile as they bridge traditional and cloud application environments. Furthermore, it adds to A10 Networks' existing momentum around providing secure application service solutions that meet several demands, which includes application analytics, visibility, and centralised control.

Appcito fits seamlessly into A10 Networks' A10 Harmony solution architecture. The architecture, which was introduced in early 2015, supports secure application service offerings that span traditional data centres, private clouds, public clouds, and hybrid clouds.

A10 Networks CEO, Lee Chen, said: "We are helping our customers become both ‘cloud-ready' and ‘cloud-native'. We are giving them cutting-edge capabilities to control secure application services delivery across their data centres and clouds, such as in the area of analytics and automation. We are very excited about how Appcito fits into our vision to become the most comprehensive secure application services company in the industry."

Kamal Anand, CEO and co-founder of Appcito, added: "Appcito was founded with a vision to deliver cloud-native application delivery services and help application teams become more nimble, while delivering application performance and security that their end users demand. Becoming part of A10 Networks and their customer-focused innovation culture will bring added benefits to application teams. The acquisition makes solid sense for customers wanting to collectively manage traditional on-premise and cloud application needs."

The A10 Harmony-based cloud offerings that integrate Appcito technology will include a cloud services controller for centralised application policy management and orchestration, elastic application traffic management capabilities integrated with DevOps processes, deep per-application visibility and analytics, and support for micro-services and container-based applications.

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