Today at VMworld® 2011, Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers announced a powerful, new solution that allows VMware vCloud® Director users to simplify provisioning of virtual applications (vApps) to include virtual ADC resources.
Radware's joint solution with VMware, an enhanced version of its Radware's vDirect™ plug-in, interoperates with VMware vSphere® to enable services provisioning with VMware vCloud Director, allowing VMware vApps users to provision both application resources and a fully configured Radware virtual application delivery controller (vADC). Users can utilize the vADC to enforce VMware vCloud Director organization service level agreements (SLAs). As a result, VMware vCloud Director users can align vADC provisioning with tiered SLAs seamlessly and without any adjustment to the vApp.
Radware is providing a demo of the plug-in at its VMworld 2011 booth, # 659.
At the heart of the joint Radware and VMware solution is Radware's ability to incorporate its vDirect plug-in, its Virtual Application Delivery Infrastructure (VADI™) and the full Radware application delivery controller fabric (Radware ADC Fabric™) with VMware vSphere to enable VMware vCloud Director services. The combination will enable VMware vCloud Director to automatically expand capacity for applications whenever it's needed without users having to make adjustments manually.
By combining vDirect -- an ADC management plug-in -- with VMware vCloud Director, IT managers can provision vApps while also provisioning virtual application delivery services with the needed capacity according to the VMware vCloud Director organization SLAs. As a result, vDirect now allows VMware vCloud Director users to complete the transition of application silos to fully virtualized application environment, where all layers of the application are now virtualized as part of the same provisioning and management paradigm.
"vDirect was specifically designed to provide automation and business agility for VMware users who wish to apply their Radware application delivery solution as part of their overall data center management systems." said Eitan Bremler, Director of Product Marketing, Virtualization and Cloud at Radware. "These new vDirect capabilities enable organizations to seamlessly align vADC provisioning with tighter integration in the VMware vSphere® environment, hence alleviating the need to make adjustments to the vApp in the VMware vCloud Director model," Bremler said.
Additional benefits of the joint solution include:
• Enhanced tiered services model – Radware's vADCs are available in a variety of form factors and deployment models to fit any VMware vCloud Director organization SLA. This allows users to provision the same vApp in different organizations, and automatically assign the correct vADC to the vApp according to the organization's SLA.
• Streamlined provisioning of application delivery services – IT managers will save time, have fewer steps and simplify the way they interoperate, define, and consume a new virtual application, which also includes an application delivery service.
• Maximum agility, efficiency, and business continuity – Packaging a vADC as part of a vApp helps bridge the gap between the virtual application and the network. This ensures each virtual application receives the correct application delivery service per SLA, and in case an application is migrated between organizations, ensures the vADC is migrated with it.
"Radware vDirect integrates with VMware vSphere® to provide customers a transparent and seamless way to align Radware's ADC fabric with VMware vCloud® Director," said Dan Chu, Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure and Services, VMware. "VMware vCloud Director end users – especially those incorporating a -cloud and IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) strategy – will benefit from vDirect as they can use the solution to accelerate the delivery and consumption of virtual IT services and deploy workloads on shared infrastructure with maximum agility."
Radware's vDirect plug-in consists of a library of work flows for creating services and new vADC instances so customers won't have to. A key component of Radware's VADI strategy, vDirect is designed to complement virtualized environments using VMware cloud infrastructure and management solutions, by delivering ADC services as part of the virtualized data center and cloud. Radware VADI enables the consolidation and virtualization of application delivery services as an integral part of VMware orchestration and provisioning systems, resulting in savings in reduced operation and capital expenses, increased resilience, and enhanced business agility.
Availability of the vDirect plug-in is scheduled for the fourth quarter 2011.
Radware (radware.com), 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.
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