The next evolution of Radware’s VADI strategy provides ground-breaking cost savings, efficiency and agility for virtual and cloud data centres
November 21, 2011 -- Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centres, today announced the next phase of its Virtual Application Delivery Infrastructure (VADI) strategy featuring new application delivery controller (ADC) platforms, enhanced data centre management and orchestration interoperability, complete support for leading hypervisors, and new AppShape™ technology to provide the industry’s first application delivery fabric.
Radware ADC Fabric breaks new ground in virtualised application delivery by leveraging the concept of a virtual ADC (vADC) resource pool across both single and multiple data centres. The ADC fabric transforms physical ADCs from “units” or devices into services, regardless of the underlying computing resources resulting in increased agility and simplified operations. This also overcomes the traditionally limited model of requiring two identical ADC appliances for redundancy, by supporting cross-ADC form factor redundant pairs, for unlimited scalability and high resiliency.
By implementing Radware ADC Fabric within virtual data centres and replacing traditional ADCs with vADC instances, IT managers can now assign a vADC instance per application, department or customer, essentially creating a fully virtualised application silo. This simplifies manageability and operations as one silo can be upgraded at a time without affecting other silos. Each silo can have full fault isolation with its own dedicated components (servers, storage, and vADCs) to guarantee application performance and SLAs. The result is improved application silo agility, mobility, and bursting within a single data centre or cross data centres.
A key component of Radware ADC Fabric is a new technology — Radware AppShape — that provides an application perspective for shaping the data centre infrastructure to specific application needs. AppShape dramatically accelerates the rollout of new business applications and services which can be integrated into the virtual data centre and cloud eco-systems.
When combined with new ADC platforms that deliver the industry’s highest ADC consolidation ratios (up to 480 virtual instances in a single appliance) and VADI services that simplify dynamic provisioning, decommissioning, scaling or migration of ADC instances, Radware elevates its VADI strategy to an unprecedented level in which businesses can meet the financial and technical needs imposed by today’s economic drivers. More and more, companies are seeking new ways to transform hardened information technology assets and capabilities into consolidated, flexible and adaptable services to reduce infrastructure and operational expenses while concurrently meeting shifting business demands in real-time at a fraction of the cost.
“Radware recognises not only the technological, but also the economic demands placed on enterprise and carrier data centres today,” said Avi Chesla, chief technology officer, Radware. “Through our VADI strategy, we now introduce a new application delivery abstraction layer technology which allows organisations to shape our application delivery tools to meet exactly their business needs, removing traditional complexities of ADC administration associated with networking, computing resources, high availability, security and more – letting companies to really focus only on their business’ application.
“This ADC abstraction layer allows easy control of the Radware ADC fabric and thus provides a turn-key application delivery solution for all sizes of companies as well as enterprise and carrier segments, to help them build out their infrastructures for virtualised or cloud computing scenarios in the most cost-efficient, flexible, and resilient way possible on the market today,” Chesla said.
More on the New ADC Service — Radware AppShape: AppShape is designed to accelerate, simplify and optimise application deployment with a holistic view from the application perspective. Using AppShape capabilities, application deployment and testing times are reduced from by a factor of 10x-100x, cutting deployment costs up to 86%. AppShape offers:
- Specially designed templates for leading business applications (e.g., Microsoft, SAP, Oracle) help IT managers configure all required ADC options easily for faster application rollouts with fewer mistakes. Additionally, the templates can be shared across the data centre and reused when needed.
- Efficient application delivery operation through an application-centric view of specific application parameters for the on-going tuning of services, as well as auto-discovery capabilities that scan application resources to identify changes and synchronises them to the ADC with no human intervention.
- Simplified reports and management screens provide an application-centric view with full logging and visibility of application SLAs, performance, and rules/regulatory compliance.
New ADC Platform – Alteon® 5224: The latest addition to the Alteon product line, this new platform is designed to help businesses begin their cloud journey without fear of overspending. An ideal solution for medium-size enterprises, the Alteon 5224 with Radware’s ADC-VX™ running on top, allows users to create an innovative, on-demand consolidation platform capable of supporting up to 24 vADC instances with throughput between 1 Gbps and 14 Gbps.
Alteon 10000 – High-End Platform for Service, Hosting, and Cloud Providers: Radware also announced that its ADC-VX consolidation platform now runs on top of its Alteon 10000 platform, making it the only ADC solution to meet the full spectrum of this market segment’s needs.
The Alteon 10000 now supports on demand up to a staggering 480 vADCs with up to 80 Gbps of throughput for a solution that can create up to 30 times more vADCs on a single device than other vendor solution, resulting in higher savings of hardware and operational expenses as well as faster ROI compared to any other consolidation solution in the industry.
By enabling IT managers to create a separate, fully isolated vADC instance — whether each application for enterprises or individual customer services delivered by cloud, carrier and hosting providers — the Alteon 10000 platform ensures high availability, SLA integrity, and performance with multi-tenant support.
Expanded Radware Alteon VA™ Support: Radware’s Alteon VA is a vADC deployed as a virtual appliance on general server virtualisation infrastructure (VI). In addition to VMware ESX/ESXi, it is now offered for industry-leading hypervisors including KVM, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Open Xen. It is the only softADC which can run on each of these hypervisors.
Enhanced vDirect™ Interoperability: vDirect plug-in and SDK enables fast and easy integration of the ADC fabric into virtual and cloud data centre management systems. The plug-in provides all the building blocks and management interfaces required for a data centre management and orchestration system to provision, decommission, configure and monitor vADCs and computing resources within a virtual data centre. vDirect now supports VMware’s vCloud Director in addition to VMware’s vCenter Orchestrator, simplifying the provisioning of virtual applications within vCloud environments to include virtual ADC resources.
With today’s Radware ADC Fabric announcement, the Company provides the highest vADC density and ADC consolidation ratios available on the market to deliver the lowest cost per vADC for significant cost savings. Also, with AppShape technology as part of the ADC Fabric, customers will enjoy fast application rollout with unmatched business agility as well as maximum operational efficiency.
Lastly, customers will benefit from Radware’s pioneering on-demand ADC approach, now enhanced for the ADC Fabric, which provides industry-unique on-demand scalability for throughput, virtual ADC instances, and application delivery services combined with the ability to scale out of devices across the fabric or out of data centres for maximum agility and optimal investment protection.
Pricing and Availability
All products and technologies are available now for either traditional application delivery (ADC) deployments or virtualised/cloud computing deployments under the VADI 2.0 strategy. Pricing is available upon request. For more information, please visit http://www.radware.com/ADCFabric .
Jevin Jensen, senior director, IS Infrastructure at Mohawk Industries in Dalton, GA:
“The new Radware ADC Fabric along with its other new virtualisation capabilities allows for a quick start up and the consolidation of our older standalone appliances into a single, scalable solution. Radware’s virtualisation solution offers us improved efficiency in operations, greater business agility, and ensured application response time metrics which makes it ideal for our hybrid cloud.”
Tracy Corbo, senior analyst, Enterprise Management Associates:
“Cloud computing and virtualisation are driving the demand for flexible, elastic, on-demand computing infrastructures. The commoditisation and subsequent virtualisation of the server hardware infrastructure is far from complete, but is driving the virtualisation across all other IT practices. Networking virtualisation is in its infancy and continues to evolve and may not follow the exact same path as its server counterparts. In the meantime, hybrid environments provide an ideal solution. These environments bring together the best of the physical and virtual environments, achieving a level of flexibility and scalability that might not otherwise be possible.”
Additional Information (with links)
- VADI 2.0 Video
- ADC Fabric Demo
- Whitepaper: “Virtual Application Delivery Infrastructure”
- Whitepaper: “Reduce Data Center TCO Via ADC Consolidation”
- Alteon Data Sheet
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