Radware, a leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced the introduction of its Virtual Application Delivery Infrastructure - VADI™ Strategy with the objective of bringing full agility and efficiency of virtualization to application delivery solutions.
Creating a virtualized data center is really about creating a consolidated, cost-effective, agile, highly available and performing data center. The consolidation and virtualization of the infrastructure has a major impact on the role of Application Delivery Controllers (ADC). To avoid the risks of losing performance predictability, application resilience and related costs, Radware took a closer look at how best to help its customers avoid the pitfalls when transitioning from a fully physical environment to a hybrid or fully virtual data center.
The result is Radware's Virtual Application Delivery Infrastructure (VADI) – an architecture which transforms computing resources, as well as application delivery and virtualization services into one integrated, agile and scalable Application Delivery Virtualization Infrastructure. It is designed to bridge the gap across underlying hardware resources and serve the various application needs in terms of SLA and performance predictability while delivering maximal agility to application delivery services. In essence, Radware's VADI transforms a standard application delivery infrastructure into an agile virtual application delivery control plane.
"There is great growth and efficiency potential for traditional datacenters transitioning towards the virtual datacenter, and this will change the dynamics of the market," stated Lucinda Borovick, Vice President for IDC's Datacenter Networks service."To date, what's been missing is a concrete way for data centers to migrate to the new virtual data center construct while ensuring application delivery as a key component can move in lock-step with that migration to ensure resilience, predictability and scale in the physical environment. Radware, with their VADI strategy and product release, is meeting those needs and allowing companies to adopt virtual application delivery deployments according to the evolution of their IT needs and user demands."
The key components of VADI include:
• Virtual ADC instances (vADC): transformation of ADCs into application delivery services – offered in various SLAs and performance predictability levels.
• ADC computing resources for the vADC are delivered in 3 form factors according to application and SLA requirements:
o A dedicated ADC on a physical device running a single vADC instance, which provides OnDemand scalability in throughput and application delivery services;
o Radware's ADC-VX™: an industry-first ADC hypervisor that enables the use of multiple vADCs on top of a dedicated specialized platform, Radware's OnDemand Switch®;
o Soft ADC: a vADC on a general server virtualization infrastructure – running as a virtual appliance.
• VADI Services: a set of virtualization infrastructure services tailored to application delivery and integrated into virtual data center orchestration systems.
• Open API and plug-ins enabling full integration into standard orchestration systems and proprietary automation and provisioning systems.
To attain this level of advancement in the consolidation and/or virtualization phase, businesses will need to adopt the above – using any combination of computing resource form factors - to match their SLA requirements, throughput requirements per vADC, cost savings objectives, footprint limitations and their application deployment model.
"Radware is the only application delivery provider to market such an offering," stated Ilan Kinreich, COO Radware. "Creating a virtualized application delivery infrastructure allows for the alignment of application delivery services with a company's new virtual data center architecture – providing each application with an application delivery service matching a business' SLAs and performance predictability needs," he continued.
The first key component to be available is Radware's ADC-VX™, an industry-first ADC hypervisor which enables the agility of virtualization for ADC services without compromising resiliency or performance predictability. To achieve this, the ADC-VX provides:
• Isolation architecture at the core, the ADC-VX was designed to ensure complete fault, network and management isolation – thus, eliminating the risks involved in ADC consolidation and P2V migration.
• Predictable performance and SLAs, a unique resources-guarantee mechanism ensures each ADC instance is allocated with dedicated resources for its operation. Each virtual instance will only use the resources allocated to it resulting in guaranteed performance and SLA of each instance.
• Full business agility through instant provisioning, decommissioning and resources reallocation of virtual ADC instances driving business agility by significantly shortening the deployment time of new applications and services in the virtualized data center.
• Simple resource abstraction into capacity units eliminating complicated resources calculations. With a centralized management system and dashboard, ADC virtualization becomes simple to operate and manage.
All of these elements contribute to enabling Radware's ADC-VX to provide - customers, including large enterprises data centers, carriers, cloud and hosting providers - a risk-free path to ADC consolidation with such business benefits as significant reduction of capital and operating expenditure, reduction of P2V (Physical-to-Virtual) risks as well as full customization and integration of ADC services in the virtual data center using an open API.
Radware will be rolling out all of the other VADI components over the next 12 months.
Global Marketing Campaign – Radware is Serious about Virtualization.
In support of this strategic launch, Radware has developed a bold marketing campaign, "We're &*#! Serious about Virtualization! Are You?" designed to highlight the importance of adopting essential application delivery capabilities for the successful deployment of data center virtualization initiatives. The integrated, global campaign features rich media ads which are complemented by engaging live-actor commercials, a cartoon "bake-off" video, analyst viewpoint podcast, social media outreaches, merchandising, and an ROI calculator for companies to assess their potential cost savings. For more information, visit radware.com/wereserious.
Radware (radware.com), a global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assures the full availability, maximum performance, and complete security of business-critical applications for nearly 10,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. With APSolute®, Radware's comprehensive and award-winning suite of application delivery and network security products, companies in every industry can drive business productivity, improve profitability, and reduce IT operating and infrastructure costs by making their networks "business smart".
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the Application Switching or Network Security industry, changes in demand for Application Switching or Network Security products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to time in Radware's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Radware's Form 20-F