A10 Networks has collaborated with Cisco to integrate its Thunder application delivery controllers (ADCs) with Cisco's application centric infrastructure (ACI) fabric.
According to a company statement, the joint solution enables enterprises to amplify datacentre output by automatically provisioning application delivery and security services with a significant increase in both allocation speed and business agility at lower cost.
“Our vision to deliver on-demand, policy-based mechanisms for dynamic L4-L7 services in a cloud environment closely aligns with the streamlined application delivery cycles of the Cisco ACI common policy framework," A10 Networks chief technology officer, Raj Jalan, said.
“By combining A10 Thunder ADC and Cisco ACI solutions, we are able to provide enterprises with rich application delivery and security capabilities in a shared infrastructure.”
The firm said the solutions provide an automated approach to networking services based on application-specific policies. These allow datacentre applications scale on demand. the firm said it allows both organisations to independently develop and address requirements of network programmability. As a result, more advanced ADC and security functionality such as service chaining, WAF, SSLi and GSLB will be integrated with Cisco ACI.
Cisco senior vice president of marketing, Soni Jiandani, said rapidly evolving application paradigms and associated infrastructures require the seamless integration of application network services into today’s datacentre fabrics.
“The integration of Cisco ACI with the combined performance of A10 Networks’ Thunder ADCs and ACOS operating system programmatic interfaces makes this scale and agility a reality.”
Cisco ACI technology provides the ability to insert Layer 4 through Layer 7 services into the application policy infrastructure controller (APIC) via simplified definitions. The A10 APIC device package automates ACI service chaining and the insertion of physical, virtual, and hybrid A10 Thunder appliances.