A10 unveils 100GbE network appliance
New Thunder 6630 and 6630S announced alongside three other Thunder Series appliances
A10 Networks today unveiled what it calls the industry's first 100 Gigabit Ethernet-capable layer 4-7 network appliance.
The new Thunder 6630 and 6630S was announced alongside three other Thunder Series appliances that reside in the vendor's mid- and high-range tiers.
The appliances are based on A10's Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) software, which it says delivers "industry-leading" price performance for a given amount of memory and CPU resources.
The Thunder 6630, then, features 24-Core Xeon CPUs, 12 10GbE ports and four 100GbE ports. It can provide 150G of throughput, A10 said. Meanwhile, the 6630S model includes SSL security processors.
Also announced was the Thunder 5630 and 5630S, which feature 16-core Xeon CPUs, and the 5430-11 and 5430S-11 models, which feature 10-core Xeon CPUs. At the entry level is the Thunder 4430 and 4430S, which feature 6-core Xeon CPUs.
A10 said that the new appliances were designed to meet the demand for high performance caused by the rapid growth of data centre traffic from mobile, cloud big data and the web.
"As data centre traffic rates continue to rapidly rise driven by major trends like mobile and big data, our customers see increasing demands on data centre networks, requiring ever great scale, performance and security," said Jason Matlof, vice president of marketing.
"A10 has consistently delivered substantially greater price performance relative to our competitors. Today's announcement of the industry's first 100GbE L4-7 application networking appliances and other new models continues this leadership."
Prices for the new models start at $87,995.