A10 Networks Expands Thunder Series of Unified Application Gateways
All entry-level Thunder appliances include an Intel Ivy Bridge Xeon central processing unit and solid state drives.Application networking specialist A10 Networks announced the launch of the entry-level Thunder Series, which is an extension of its family of Unified Application Service Gateways (UASGs) for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprise customers. Built on A10's scalable Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) architecture, all A10 Thunder UASGs integrate a range of modules to provide a more effective solution, including Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Server Load Balancing (SLB) functionality for optimization and acceleration, full Layer 4-7 support, scalability and availability. Additional advanced modules include Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) and Application Delivery Partitions (ADPs) for multi-tenancy through virtualization to enable more applications and more services.All entry-level Thunder appliances include an Intel Ivy Bridge Xeon central processing unit (CPU), solid-state drive (SSD), hot-swap smart fans and 80 Plus "Platinum" efficiency power supplies. The Thunder 3030S and 1030S also include Lights-out Management (LOM). The entry-level Thunder 930 offers 5G bps of application throughput, and support for up to 16 million concurrent sessions, as well as a 8GB of random access memory (RAM), while the Thunder 1030S boasts 10G bps of application throughput and support for up to 32 million concurrent sessions. The flagship 3030S supports 750,000 connections per second (CPS), 30G bps of application throughput, and support for up to 64 million concurrent sessions.
"Our new Thunder models extend the expansive benefits of our Unified Application Service Gateway family to the entry-level and mid-range markets," Lee Chen, founder and CEO of A10 Networks, said in a statement. "With the new Thunder 3030S, 1030S and 930 UASGs, customers receive additional value to optimize and scale their existing infrastructure, reduce latency and cost through device consolidation, and increase management efficiency."