A10 Networks Bags Two Best of Show Awards at Interop Tokyo 2012

A10 Networks got two Grand Prize awards for Best of Show at Interop Tokyo this week. The application networking company presented live Performance Optimization and ShowNet Demonstrations at the business technology event in Japan. A10 showcased the AX 3530 against over 200 machines from networking vendors. A10 Networks was the only vendor to win two Grand Prize awards out of 15 categories. The AX 3530 is a compact 1 rack unit (1RU) 64-bit model powered by A10′s scalable Advanced Core OS (ACOS).

The AX 3530 by A10 Networks

The AX 3530 by A10 Networks (Image: A10 Networks)

Akihiko Otsuka, Editor of Computerworld IDG Interactive, Inc. and a judge for Interop Tokyo 2012’s Best of Show Award program was blown away by the speed and performance of the AX 3530.

I was impressed that A10’s AX 3530 achieved over 100 Gbps application throughput in the demonstration, with even higher performance in a virtual chassis configuration. It is amazing that AX achieves such high-performance in a small form factor appliance. Additionally, A10’s ShowNet demonstration was very unique in that the visitors’ experience was transparent when using A10’s four IPv6 migration techniques, delivering a realistic IPv6 migration solution from both end users’ and network operators’ points of view, while also showing live logs of the traffic.

Lee Chen, Founder and CEO for A10 Networks expressed his pride in the AX 3530’s success at the Interop Tokyo 2012.

We are proud to win two Grand Prize awards with AX 3530 at this prestigious conference. The record breaking throughput of AX Virtual Chassis System (aVCS) and our comprehensive IPv6 Migration solutions are unparalleled. The awards recognize our just-released AX 3530’s unsurpassed capabilities and performance.

Interop Tokyo is a leading global business technology event and attracts over 140,000 attendees from over 75 countries. The Best of Show is chosen by a leading panel of judges representing a broad spectrum of industry experts.

Performance Optimization Grand Prize

The AX 3530 clocked over 300 Gbps of load-balanced throughput in an aVCS configuration, with three AX 3530 units clustered and operating as a single device. The live show floor demonstration used AX 3530s with IXIA traffic generators and proved worthy of the grand prize. The AX 3530 with aVCS is a cost-effective alternative to fixed-chassis systems, giving customers options to scale multiple AX devices with shared capacity; no licenses (for performance or features); High Availability (HA); and a single place of management. As a 1RU appliance, the AX 3530 delivers 115 Gbps throughput, and can cluster up to eight units with aVCS for over 900 Gbps throughput.

ShowNet Demonstration Grand Prize

The AX 3530 presented four different IPv4 Preservation and IPv6 Migration solutions including Carrier Grade NAT (CGN), 464XLAT (NAT64), 6rd and DS-Lite live in the ShowNet backbone. Attendees were able to access the Internet through WiFi using A10’s four different solutions — simulating a real-life Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment, where any user can connect with any preferred device. The AX 3530 provided CGN backbone services to numerous vendor booths live on the Interop Tokyo exhibition floor.

About the AX 3530

A10’s AX 3530 is a high-performance, carrier-class, efficient 64-bit AX model, including service provider solutions for IPv4 preservation, IPv4/IPv6 translation and full IPv6 migration. It delivers 256 million concurrent connections, 115 Gbps throughput, and 3 million new session setups per second, in a 1RU compact form factor.

  • Powered by two Intel Xeon eight-core (Sandy Bridge) processors, 12 x 10 Gb fiber (SFP+) ports, four 1 Gb copper ports, two 1 Gb fiber ports (SFP), 64 GB of error correction code (ECC) memory, solid-state drive (SSD), redundant power supplies (RPS) and hot-swappable smart fans.
  • Features a carrier-class platform with Lights-out Management (LOM) including an integrated Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) sub-system.
  • Energy efficient power consumption of 467 Watts maximum.
  • Includes advanced logging, configuration and dynamic routing options; multiple HA techniques and fully stateful “hot” redundancy for reduced downtime.

The 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).

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.The AX Series ADC by A10 Networks

A10 Networks — founded in 2004, aims to provide innovative networking and security solutions. The company makes products that help organizations accelerate, optimize and secure their applications. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, A10 holds offices in the United States, United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

ACOS, aFleX, aXAPI, aVCS, Virtual Chassis, SoftAX, and aFlow are registered trademarks of A10 Networks.

SOURCE: A10 Networks