Array Networks launches the Array APV900 Application Delivery Controller, a load balancing and traffic management offering aimed at cost-conscious SMBs.
Secure application delivery company Array Networks on July 22 launched the
Array APV900 Application Delivery Controller, a load balancing and traffic
management offering aimed at cost-conscious businesses.
Array's ADC solution "delivers Layer
2-7 server load balancing, high availability, caching, SSL
[Secure Sockets Layer] acceleration, DDoS (distributed denial of service)
protection, Connection Multiplexing and compression, all included in a single,
easy-to-manage appliance," the company said in a news release. According
to the release:
The APV900 directs connections past
inactive or overburdened servers, re-establishes connections as conditions
permit, and eliminates single point of failure with 1+1 redundant
configuration. It also reduces the cost of application, web and network infrastructure
while improving performance of business-critical applications and Web sites.
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The APV900 ADC is available now in three
packages, each with a specific focus: "AppVelocity for application
acceleration, AppVelocity-S for secure application delivery and NetVelocity for
WAN link load balancing." From the release:
"Today's SMBs [small and midsize
businesses] require a low-cost, high-performance, enterprise-class application
delivery appliance to effectively compete in their marketplaces," said
Michael Zhao, president and CEO of
Array Networks. "Until now, the ADC
industry has offered little more than load balancing for the SMB market. The
APV900 offers a seamless upgrade that fulfills current application delivery
requirements of SMBs while staying within budget constraints. In addition, the
APV900 efficient architecture actually uses less resources and servers than
traditional load balancers."
In June, the company announced the release of the next generation of its APV
ADCs, the 10G-bps+ APV6200 series, which is built on Array's SpeedCore
architecture. The company said the 2U (3.5-inch) form factor APV6200 series
offers the highest Layer 4-7 throughput per watt combined with the lowest cost
per megabit of Layer 4-7 traffic processed and lowest cost per SSL
transaction offloaded on the market. The company is positioning the APV6200,
which consumes no more than 330 watts, as the greenest ADC
product available in the 10G-bps-and-up class.
"Data center consolidation and escalating deployments of bandwidth-hungry
applications are driving the need for 10G-bps application delivery products,"
Zhao said. "The APV6200 Series is unique in its scalability, flexibility
and stability. It delivers great ROI to customers by offering the greenest,
most cost-effective, high-performance, feature-rich and mature products in the
10G-bps ADC market."