Radware's Alteon VA™ is the first virtual ADC appliance integrated with VMware's vFabric™ Application Director™ and is compatible with VMware vCloud®
Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, today announced it has integrated Radware's Alteon VA™ with VMware vFabric™ Application Director™, a hybrid cloud provisioning solution. The joint solution is featured in the beta release of VMware Cloud Applications Management Marketplace and is validated to run on private, public and hybrid VMware vCloud® environments.
Radware's Alteon VA is integrated with VMware's vFabric Application Director, designed to simplify the creation of application deployment topologies across hybrid cloud services through the use of application deployment blueprints. Radware customers will be able to deploy their Radware Alteon VA in any VMware vCloud-powered private, public and hybrid clouds.
Radware also announced it has partnered with enterprise cloud computing provider Bluelock to offer Radware's Alteon VA service to Bluelock's end-user customers as a virtual ADC switch for customers using vFabric Application Director. Radware's Alteon VA blueprint was developed using a hosted instance of vFabric Application Director on Bluelock's cloud infrastructure working closely with the product team.
By leveraging VMware vFabric Application Director, customers can easily select and automatically provision Radware's Alteon VA as the ADC component for their virtual data centers and applications. Using a drag-and-drop canvas, application architects can construct an application blueprint for deployment that can be used on almost any type of cloud. With Radware's Alteon VA pulled directly from Bluelock and other standardized cloud libraries, and an extensible catalog of ready-to-use application infrastructure components and scripts, it takes just minutes to compose an application that can be fronted and accelerated by Radware's Alteon VA in the cloud.
"Working with leading-edge cloud infrastructure and management companies like VMware, and leading cloud hosting partners like Bluelock, is proof that Radware understands what enterprises, carriers and other businesses need in cloud-enabled ADC and virtualization solutions," said Gilad Zlotkin, Vice President, Virtualization and Management Products, Radware. "Moreover, being certified for VMware vCloud, vCloud Director®, and now integrated with vFabric Application Director™, Radware is uniquely positioned to deliver the widest range of ADC and virtualization solutions to support those cloud and hosting providers especially those committed to VMware's data center technology."
Bluelock, a leading VMware vCloud data center service provider, facilitates a true hybrid cloud approach for IT departments and business units seeking choice, platform compatibility, and a proven cloud partner that focuses on each customer's unique infrastructure needs. It has a strong commitment to VMware and traditionally has been an early adopter of VMware vCloud technology.
About Radware's Alteon VA
Alteon VA is a fully featured Alteon application switch packaged as a virtual appliance running on server virtualization infrastructures, providing identical functionality to Alteon physical ADC devices including local and global server load balancing. It further provides application acceleration through Radware's FastView™ Web Performance Optimization (WPO) technology, Layer 7-aware content redirection and modification capabilities, and application-specific optimized templates, automation and reports through Radware's AppShape™.
As a virtual appliance, it is the ideal solution for cloud service providers, offering application delivery services as well as other computing services with very high business agility to their customers. It enables them to offer a soft ADC solution that meets their business objectives. When integrated with orchestration systems in the data center, Alteon VA unleashes the full agility of application delivery services by driving workflow automation and a greater level of efficiency in the virtualized data center.
"Bluelock is excited to be working with Radware to offer its Alteon VA ADC service for customers that can be deployed easily in their Bluelock Virtual Datacenters using VMware's vFabric Application Director. We are pleased to be working with a partner like Radware who provides an industry-tested and proven application delivery solution that is easy to configure, integrates as a service into our application blueprints, reduces the cost of application deployments, and provides performance predictability for Bluelock's cloud customers using Radware."
-- John Qualls, Senior Vice President — Business Development, Bluelock
"Radware and Bluelock are strategic design partners in our VMware Cloud Applications Management Marketplace. We believe this integration between Radware Alteon VA and VMware vFabric™ Application Director™ will accelerate enterprise application deployments that need a highly reliable virtual appliance ADC in the cloud. Radware's Alteon VA blueprint solutions bring time and resource savings to enterprise customers who are investing in application modernization efforts for upgrading their traditional applications into the cloud. Bluelock's cloud infrastructure has been critical to the development efforts by partners using our application management products in the cloud for building integrated solutions."
-- Ramin Sayar, Vice President and General Manager, Virtualization and Cloud Management, VMware
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2011 revenues of $3.77 billion, VMware has more than 350,000 customers and 50,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.
Bluelock provides mid-size and large enterprises flexible IT infrastructure solutions with its Bluelock Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud. Bluelock's unique customer approach leads to innovative solutions that offer unprecedented visibility and control, helping customers make better decisions about risk, agility and operational efficiency. Bluelock, a VMware vCloud Datacenter service provider, facilitates a true hybrid cloud approach for IT departments and business units seeking choice, platform compatibility and a proven cloud partner that focuses on each customer's unique infrastructure needs.
Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), is a global leader of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers. Its award-winning solutions portfolio delivers full resilience for business-critical applications, maximum IT efficiency, and complete business agility. Radware's solutions empower more than 10,000 enterprise and carrier customers worldwide to adapt to market challenges quickly, maintain business continuity and achieve maximum productivity while keeping costs down. For more information, please visit www.radware.com.
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