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A10 Networks launches new Application Management Solution

A10 Harmony controller seeks to bridge Clouds and data centres environments

A10 Networks launches new Application Management Solution
A10 can now help solve traditional challenges customers have of managing multiple applications across multiple data centre and cloud environments, says Jalan.

A10 Networks has introduced the A10 Harmony Controller, a solution that bridges data centre and multi-cloud environments and takes application performance and security analytics to the next level.

The new platform by the Secure Application Services company is a multi-cloud, multi-service solution that centrally coordinates secure application services and open-source solutions across hybrid environments.

Traditionally, trying to span the two worlds of on-premise and the cloud has been a challenge. This is especially true when it comes to managing, controlling and securing applications that reside in different places. There is no single pane of glass. You’d have to Frankenstein the solutions together, which made getting any analytics or visibility across data centres and clouds tricky.

The new A10 Harmony platform wants to change that. The Controller is built on microservices and container technologies to deliver a multi-tenant and scalable controller architecture that delivers real-time, per-application analytics and centralised management and orchestration of secure application services across physical data centres and public, private and hybrid clouds, including VMware powered clouds, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure.

“A10 now offers a unique solution that bridges the traditional challenges customers have of managing multiple applications across multiple data centre and cloud environments,” said A10 Networks CTO Raj Jalan. “We are giving customers the visibility, performance, and security across this on-premise and cloud spectrum that they demand.”

“As a result, our customers have agility and flexibility as their app and business needs evolve. Our expanded A10 portfolio delivers the level of agility customers need to efficiently and effectively manage secure application services, the flexibility they need to continuously meet emerging needs, and the scalability to satisfy their performance requirements.”

Proactive application management starts with actionable performance analytics. Traditionally, application delivery controllers (ADCs) give basic statistics such as connection counts, but not much else. They also typically lack visibility per application, per URL and per request. The analytics available in A10 Harmony are unsurpassed in the market. Granular visibility empowers better security decisions, while achieving better application performance, which ultimately leads to improved customer satisfaction and swifter ROI.

With Harmony, from a single dashboard, system administrators can gain insight into application performance and proactively add scale and optimize infrastructure before there is any degradation to the end user experience. Analytics are available across the customer’s entire application delivery infrastructure and available for A10 Lightning, A10 Thunder ADC and HAProxy open-source load balancers. Per-application, per-URL and per-request analytics allow seamless management of application workloads across all modern hybrid deployments and data centres.

Harmony offers application performance monitoring-style analytics that are useful to both the line of business users and to application development and DevOps teams through a single, customizable portal. For DevOps and app development teams, Harmony showcases data that can inform their development and deployment decisions and give them an understanding of how their applications perform in both testing and production scenarios.

The Harmony Controller integration with management and analytics capabilities is available across A10’s portfolio of secure application services, including application load balancing and app delivery, a web application firewall and SSL inspection.

The A10 Harmony Controller is available in two deployment models. The first allows organisations to use it as a SaaS offering managed by A10, making it very simple, quick and cost-effective to consume. The controller is also available as a customer-managed, scalable software solution within a customer’s environment in data centres or clouds.

The A10 Harmony controller and Thunder ADC integration, HAProxy load balancer analytics, and native Google Cloud load balancing and WAF offerings will be available in Q2 2017. Integration with other A10 services including SSL inspection, Carrier Grade NAT and converged firewall will be available starting in 2H 2017.

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