A10 Networks Releases AX Series Software
Virtualization, dynamic traffic management features and ease-of-use enhancements are included without additional fees.A10 Networks, a provider of Application Delivery Controllers, unveiled enhanced customer-driven capabilities with its new AX Series software release. The entire AX Series family received a range of feature enhancements, all without additional licensing fees. A10's AX Series is a new generation server load balancer with a 64-bit shared-memory and multi-CPU Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) architecture designed to improve performance, scalability, efficiency and flexibility. The AX Series enhancements are available for download in version 2.6 without additional charge and scheduled for release by end of this month. Updates in the AX Series include virtualization technologies to enable cloud computing, such as aVCS (Virtual Chassis System), designed to enable organizations to scale as they grow by linearly scaling to eight AX Series appliances in a virtual cluster, which is operated and managed as a single unified device. Functionality includes support for Layer 2/3 topologies, more efficient high availability, and cluster resizing for seamless capacity provisioning/de-provisioning with upgrades/downgrades.
In addition, expanded capabilities within Application Delivery Partitions (ADPs) offer per partition granularity for Layer 2/3 network virtualization and hardware virtualization, and an upgraded beta version of SoftAX based on this release will be available for download. Dynamic traffic management and protection features include aFlow, which enables predictable performance without outages during peak traffic conditions. Instead of dropping valid requests or having non-responsive servers in the event of peak traffic conditions, aFlow queues end-users' requests automatically. When the response time returns to an acceptable level, the AX device sends the queued requests to the servers.