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A10 Networks Thunder ADC for Bare Metal Software Increases Agility and Flexibility for Enterprises and Cloud Providers

April 20, 2016

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/20/16 --  A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a leader in application networking and security, today announced the launch of Thunder Application Delivery Controller (ADC) for Bare Metal, a new delivery method for agile and flexible software appliances for enterprises and cloud providers. Thunder ADC for Bare Metal provides a non-virtualized software approach that enables on demand deployment onto customer selected hardware with throughput up to 40 Gbps.

Thunder ADC for Bare Metal offers the full rich set of application and security services that are available on all A10 Thunder ADC appliances. Customers have flexibility in their choice of hardware, while still receiving the benefits of A10's ACOS Harmony platform, which delivers open programmability, policy enforcement, and telemetry for the next generation of application networking solutions.

"Enterprise and cloud service provider customers are looking for operational agility and simplified logistics while handling an increasing amount of applications and traffic in their data centers," said Raj Jalan, CTO at A10 Networks. "Thunder ADC for Bare Metal is the latest software option to deliver our ACOS Harmony platform; enabling rapid deployment, lower lifetime software costs, and high performance for our customers that demand their choice of hardware."

Thunder ADC for Bare Metal benefits customers with consumption on standardized data center hardware, enabling:

  • Lower TCO with license decoupling from hardware ensures portability and longevity
  • More efficient sparing due to standardized data center hardware that can be spun up on demand
  • Flexibility and agility to install software on-demand versus logistics associated with hardware appliances

"Increasingly, service providers, cloud providers, and large enterprises are looking for agile, software-based ADC solutions that accelerate traffic processing while simplifying deployments and lowering costs," said Brad Casemore, Research Director, Datacenter Networks, at IDC. "A10's non-virtualized ADC offering is designed to benefit a wide range of customers pursuing high performance as they move from hypervisors to bare-metal form factors."

Thunder ADC provides an all-inclusive solution with exceptional price and performance across a broad range of form factors, including physical, virtual, cloud, hybrid and now bare metal. Thunder ADC provides the flexibility and functionality to meet customer needs now and in the future.

Availability and Reference Platforms

Thunder ADC for Bare Metal is available now. Reference platforms for Thunder ADC for Bare Metal include Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, and SuperMicro.

About A10 Networks

A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is a leader in application networking and security, providing a range of high-performance application networking solutions that help organizations ensure that their data center applications and networks remain highly available, accelerated and secure. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers globally with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: and @A10Networks.


The A10 logo, A10 Networks, A10 Harmony, A10 Thunder, Thunder and ACOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of A10 Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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