Radware®, a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions ensuring optimal service levels for applications in virtual, cloud and software defined data centers, proves that it is possible to achieve and sustain virtualized performance above and beyond industry expectations for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) using an OpenStack environment. The Alteon NG Virtual Appliance is capable of handling 20Gpbs with OpenStack in an NFV environment.
This industry first is also more than five times faster than the nearest competitors. This means that network operators can truly leverage the advantages of virtual infrastructures and OpenStack environments. While OpenStack has advantages for network optimization, the downside has always been that virtual application speeds slow dramatically.
Running natively in Openstack the Alteon NG VA has achieved industry record performance of 10 Gigabits per second. Using partner technologies such as 6WIND’s Virtual Accelerator™, the Alteon NG VA performance was verified to reach 20 Gbps.
Frank Yue, Director, Solution Marketing, Application Delivery for Radware, explained why it’s so important: “Mobile operators are constantly looking for ways to make the network more agile and flexible. As quad-play services and the Internet of Things takes off, the demand on the network will accelerate exponentially. While it’s good news for the consumer that they will be able to take advantage of connected living and watch their favorite shows on the move, the operator will be in a constant cycle of balancing the load and meeting performance expectations.
“But it’s possible to relieve this pressure by exploiting technologies differently to alleviate network bottlenecks. As we’ve now proven, it’s wholly conceivable to run an NFV architecture in an OpenStack environment that’s capable of managing a high load without a degradation in service,” concludes Yue.
It is challenging to run OpenStack environments that support the high network performance requirements of large carrier and enterprise networks. Radware’s Alteon NG ADC is designed to deliver the performance necessary to support today’s virtual networking infrastructure. The Alteon NG acts as a Virtual Network Function (VNF) or a Virtual Machine (VM) and leverages standard KVM hypervisor environments. The Alteon NG platform is the highest performing virtual ADC on the market today. Radware has shown their performance leadership by demonstrating native OpenStack performance of 10Gbps in a fully open source environment.
Yue, closed by saying that advancements like this underline Radware’s commitment to driving innovation,“We are committed to unlocking the potential of the NFV architecture and believe driving standards is essential to ensure operators can build networks that withstand the demand placed upon them today and into the future.”
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