Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions ensuring optimal service level for applications in virtual, cloud and software defined data centers, has announced today that its application delivery controller, the Alteon® NG VA, can perform beyond 200Gbps in a single software-based instance." />

Radware Virtual ADCs Make High Capacity Load Balancing in an NFV Infrastructure a Reality

BARCELONA February 22, 2016 02:00 PM

For the first time mobile operators, telcos and internet service providers can manage more than 200Gbs capacity in a truly virtual NFV environment without the need to compromise their move to the cloud or quality of service experienced by customers

Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions ensuring optimal service level for applications in virtual, cloud and software defined data centers, has announced today that its application delivery controller, the Alteon® NG VA, can perform beyond 200Gbps in a single software-based instance. The tests have proved that for the first time mobile operators, telcos, and internet service providers will be able to maintain the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architecture they have adopted for faster network provisioning, and still meet the bandwidth demands of customers.

Mark McIlvane, Corporate VP Global Carrier Sales & Business Development and Sales for Radware explained the significance. “Mobile carriers introduced Network Functions Virtualization in 2012 as a way to make network and service provisioning faster and more flexible while reducing the total cost of ownership. But one of the challenges when designing an NFV infrastructure is load-balancing capacity. In other words, telcos are always grappling with how they cope with the volume of consumers making requests to the network.

“This is because the virtual network in effect becomes a software-based platform running on off-the-shelf hardware. While this brings great benefits in terms of being able to scale the network and become more agile, it also means that resources need to be pooled so that the capacity in the hardware is maximized. Until now, telcos have had to compromise customer service, or the pace at which they move vital applications to the cloud in order to keep service levels consistent. But that needn’t be the case anymore as we’ve now proven that with our load balancing application delivery controller it’s possible to run an NFV architecture at an optimum, unlock the potential of the cloud, and manage 200Gbps in a single virtualized software instance.”

Radware is partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise in their OpenNFV Partner Ecosystem, Radware’s Alteon NG VA for NFV is available on the HPE OpenNFV Platform.

“Radware is a key partner in our agile and open NFV ecosystem,” said Werner Schaefer, VP Sales & GTM, Communications Solutions Business, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “HPE’s OpenNFV Platform requires carrier-grade performance and functionality.  Radware’s Alteon NG VA for NFV solution delivers unmatched ADC functions and performance when running on HPE’s Gen9 servers.  The ability to scale beyond 200Gbps in a single ADC instance is essential to enabling the full value of our NFV architecture.”

McIlvane, added, “With our industry leading 200G NFV ADC instance, telcos can now accelerate their transition from hardware to the cloud to create more agile, flexible workloads for their highest scale and most valuable applications. The development reconfirms our commitment to driving innovation in this field and we’ll continue to support the NFV initiative and standards being built around the architecture.”

To learn more about Radware’s AlteonNG VA for NFV, please visit https://www.radware.com/Products/Alteon-VA-NFV/ or you can read Radware’s NFV ebook here.

Radware is also available at Mobile World Congress Booth #2E46 for interviews and information.

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