Cloud-connected security and storage solutions specialist Barracuda Networks announced that it is increasing the capacity and performance of its Load Balancer ADC models without increasing prices.
With this update, Barracuda is doubling the port capacity of its Load Balancer ADC models 340, 440, and 540.
The company’s Load Balancer ADC model 840 includes hardware-based SSL acceleration to support higher transactions per second for high performance Web application security and secure sockets layer (SSL) offloading.
"All organizations have websites and other applications that need to be reliable and scalable," Aseem Asthana, director of product management for Barracuda, told eWEEK. "As such, the Load Balancer is designed for organizations deploying applications that need scalability and security. Also, the products fits the needs of data centers who have to provide high throughput, reliability and optimize application delivery in a cost effective manner."
The latest hardware revisions for the Load Balancer ADC are currently available immediately, with list pricing starts at $1,499.
Energize Updates for Barracuda Load Balancer ADC start at $249, and an optional Instant Replacement service featuring priority replacement of failed hardware and complimentary refresh of four-year old hardware units is available starting at $349 per year.
The update increases the throughput on model 340 from 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) to 1.2 Gbps, and doubles the throughput on model 440 from 1 Gbps to 2 Gbps, and on model 540 from 2 Gbps to 4 Gbps.
The upgrade also doubles the number of 1 GbE networking ports on models 340 and 440 from 2 ports to 4 ports, and model 540 from 4 ports to 8 ports.
The increase from 2 to 4 ports on models 340 and 440 enable them to support the higher throughput, redundant link aggregation, and additional flexibility to physically isolate virtual local area network (VLAN) networks.
Serving different types of data center architectures, the Barracuda Load Balancer product family includes the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC, providing consolidated delivery and security, and the Barracuda Load Balancer FDC, delivering high throughput traffic distribution.
"Data centers today have to deliver an increasing number of business critical web applications and support the rapid adoption of SSL," Asthana said. "It is important to terminate SSL and inspect the content of the traffic for policy and security. This is best done by the Load Balancer ADC. They have to provide high throughput, reliability and optimize application delivery in a cost effective manner."