SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A10 Networks™, the technology leader in Application Networking, today announced a new upgrade program for Cisco's ACE server load balancer models. According to recent articles in Barron's (Link: http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2012/09/14/ffiv-to-benefit-as-cisco-scales-down-ace-says-jmp/) and Computer Reseller News (Link: http://www.crn.com/news/networking/240007425/cisco-ceasing-development-of-load-balancer-products.htm), Cisco is scaling down ACE and shifting resources to different projects. Effective immediately, customers can upgrade existing Cisco ACE models to A10's AX Series Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) and receive up to $24,000 plus installation and migration services with a qualified trade in.
The ACE trade-in program delivers the following benefits:
- Upgrade to a feature rich AX platform built on a highly scalable, new generation architecture
- A10's unwavering commitment to the ADC market with a clear vision, focused platform development and comprehensive roadmap
- Consolidation of existing ACE installations at extremely high ratios; e.g. 15:1 or more
- No licensing for hardware appliances, ensuring all features are readily available with no hidden fees or escalated ADC costs
- Easy transition of deployments reliant on Cisco ACE Virtual Contexts to A10's AX Series multi-tenancy solutions with Application Delivery Partitions (ADPs) or SoftAX
- Performance to meet any requirement or peak load in compact and energy efficient 1U or 2U appliances
- Industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI) or advanced GUI for ease-of-use and quick staff ramp-up time, reducing retraining costs
- Better value alternative to F5's (FFIV) BIG-IP family, which can add hefty integration and licensing costs onto the already high price tag of F5 products
As a part of the AX Series' advanced feature set, this trade-in program allows Cisco customers to take advantage of the most flexible and wide range of mature IPv6 and Virtualization offerings in any ADC today. A recent independent Network World Clear Choice Test (Link: https://www.a10networks.com/news/industry-coverage-backups/20120213-Network_World-Clear_Choice_Test.pdf) awarded the AX Series the highest points possible for IPv6 features, ease of installation and manageability. This independently verified A10's technology leadership over F5 BIG-IP, Cisco ACE and others.
"Our award winning AX Series platforms have rapidly become the ADC of choice for organizations of all sizes as enterprise customers look for a feature rich and highly scalable solution to solve complex application challenges," said Lee Chen, Founder and CEO of A10 Networks. "With our ACE trade-in program, we are making it both easy and cost effective for customers to migrate to a solution that will increase performance and flexibility for business services while reducing total cost of ownership."
A10 has successfully replaced and upgraded many vendors' solutions, and offers strong value to customers needing an alternative when their incumbent vendor leaves the market, for example with Juniper's DX load balancers. With five years of Cisco ACE replacement experience, world-wide professional services, best in class support and the interactive forums of the Virtual Application Delivery Community (http://www.virtualadc.com), A10 can rapidly help organizations overcome issues caused by lack of features, support or performance.
For more information about the program, visit: http://www.a10networks.com/forms/register.Cisco_ACE_Trade-in.php
About AX Series
A10's AX Series is a scalable, high-performance Application Networking platform that delivers enterprises, Web properties and ISPs superior reliability and an energy efficient footprint for lower total cost of ownership (TCO). With the AX Series, customers of all sizes benefit from application availability, scalability and performance, and increased infrastructure efficiency for a faster end user experience. The AX Series has a comprehensive Layer 4-7 feature set and flexible virtualization technologies such as aVCS, multi-tenancy and more for public, private and hybrid cloud environments. In addition, the AX Series leads in IPv6 Migration technologies with many large scale deployments worldwide. All AX Series features are available without extra licensing fees.
AX Series delivers industry-leading return on investment (ROI) by leveraging A10's 64-bit Advanced Core OS (ACOS), with a scalable shared-memory parallelism architecture that leaps the competition in scalability and flexibility.
To read more about AX Series solutions visit: http://www.a10networks.com/products/axseries.php
About A10 Networks
A10 Networks was founded in Q4 2004 with a mission to provide innovative networking and security solutions. A10 Networks makes high-performance products that help organizations accelerate, optimize and secure their applications. A10 Networks is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore. For more information, visit: http://www.a10networks.com
aCloud, ACOS, aFleX, aXAPI, aVCS, Virtual Chassis, SoftAX, and aFlow are registered trademarks of A10 Networks.
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