The Agility of Virtual; The Predictability of Physical
ADC-VX™ is the industry's first Application Delivery Controller (ADC) hypervisor that runs multiple virtual ADC instances on a dedicated ADC hardware, Radware's OnDemand Switch platforms. ADC-VX is designed from the ground up to enable organizations to consolidate their ADC hardware devices without compromising resiliency or performance predictability of their ADC services - resulting in significant savings of hardware costs and operational expenses. Additionally, ADC-VX provides the agility and the simplicity that is required in the dynamic, ever-changing virtualized data center, driving faster deployment of new services and better alignment of ADC services with frequent configuration changes.
Radware's ADC-VX is an ideal solution for large enterprises, hosting and service providers as well as cloud providers that aspire to achieve significant cost savings by consolidating multiple dedicated ADC devices into a single, cost-effective consolidated ADC device.
Radware's ADC-VX provides immediate, quantifiable cost savings based on:
- Reduced spending on hardware devices
- Reduced operational costs of power, cooling and real-estate
- Reduced service and management costs
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What is ADC-VX?
ADC-VX is a specialized hypervisor for ADC services built on a unique architecture that virtualizes Radware's OnDemand Switch platform resources - including CPU, Memory, Network and Acceleration resources. This specialized hypervisor runs fully functional virtual ADC instances each of which delivers ADC functionality just like a dedicated physical ADC device, including local and global server load balancing , application acceleration through FastView™, layer 7 aware content redirection and modification, and application specific optimized templates, automation and reports through AppShape™. Each virtual ADC instance contains a complete and separated environment of resources, configurations and management.
With Radware's ADC-VX it's easy to amend the operations of the virtual ADC instances to quickly align the ADC services with changing business needs.
Resilience & Complete Isolation
Radware's ADC-VX is designed from the ground up to ensure complete fault isolation, network isolation and management isolation between neighboring virtual ADC instances. By providing this unique isolation architecture that is similar to dedicated physical ADC devices, Radware ADC-VX eliminates the risks involved with consolidation and physical to virtual (P2V) migration. In addition, the entire network layer is virtualized and private – including interfaces, VLANs, ARP and routing tables, which ensures that traffic is routed through isolated paths for maximum privacy.
Predictable Performance & SLA Guaranty
A unique resource guarantee mechanism ensures that each virtual ADC instance is allocated dedicated resources for its operation. This way, every virtual instance can utilize only those resources for which it was specifically allocated, resulting in predictable performance and service level agreement (SLA) guaranty for each instance. This approach completely eliminates the risks of resource starvation even under the most challenging scenarios. For example, a flash crowd event on one of the virtual instances will not affect the performance of other instances.
Data Center Consolidation & Optimization
Data center consolidation reduces the number of servers used by using existing resources more efficiently, improving performance and the bottom line. An organization with effective data center consolidation and optimization methods experiences significant cost-savings and improves user experience. Radware ADC-VX is one of the products that helps companies consolidate and optimize performance of the data center.
Full Business Agility
Instant provisioning, V2V ADC migration and vADC templates drive business agility by significantly shortening the deployment time of new applications and services in the virtualized data center, and support readiness for cloud burst and simplified DR.
- vADC provisioning and decommissioning of ADC services across different ADC computing resources
- V2V ADC migration of virtual ADC instances across different ADC computing resources including specialized hardware platforms and general purpose servers to boost business agility
- vADC Templates provide an innovative approach to instantly provision new virtual ADC instances based on a pre-defined image
Simple to Provision, Operate & Maintain
ADC-VX Hypervisor assigns physical resources such as CPU, memory, network and acceleration resources to capacity units, which are allocated to the virtual ADC instances by a simplified resource abstraction mechanism. This automatic process eliminates complicated calculation and reduces human errors. In addition, the centralized management system with its cross ADC fabric dashboards and historical reports, provide a real-time, single screen view of all the virtual instances' health and resource utilization, resulting in a scalable solution that is simple to provision, operate and maintain.
Radware's VADI services offer P2V migration tool from physical ADC to virtual ADC instances, to simplify cloud burst scenarios and DR design and to enable on demand scale out of the DC.
Instance based Redundancy offers vADC based redundancy vs. the traditional box based redundancy, allow you to boost redundancy of an ADC deployment, resulting in reduced risk in the infrastructure and creation of a large array of redundant platforms.