Radware Alteon 4416Accelerate Applications with Alteon Application Switch Series 4 Series
Powered by state-of-the-art, custom-designed hardware platforms, the Alteon Application Switch ensures the best user experience and fastest response time for mission-critical applications, resulting in effective, continuous business operation. The Alteon 4008 & 4416 provide up to 4Gbps of scalable throughput capacity while delivering breakthrough performance including 215K Layer 4 and 135K Layer 7 Transactions per Second (TPS).
Alteon Application Switch provides breakthrough performance, advanced application acceleration capabilities and on demand scalability needed to effectively meet contemporary network and business needs. Specifically designed for the majority of enterprises and carriers that operate in dynamic, ever-changing environments and face diverse requirements, the Alteon Application Switch provides the extendable throughput they need from 0 to 80Gbps for unparalleled scalability, business availability and performance.
Breakthrough Performance Delivering Best Quality of Experience
Powered by state-of-the-art, custom-designed hardware platforms, the Alteon Application Switch ensures the best user experience and fastest response time for your mission-critical applications, resulting in effective, continuous business operation.
The beating heart of the Alteon Application Switch is the Virtual Matrix Architecture (VMA), a one-of-a-kind technology that unleashes the power of Alteon's next-generation proprietary platforms. VMA is a fast, robust, and flexible architecture embedding multi-CPU and multi-core components, which leverages the entire system's capacity while providing the parallel performance of distributed processing resulting in linear layer 4-7 scalability.
Integrated Application Acceleration Capabilities
Alteon Application Switch delivers a wide set of application acceleration capabilities including SSL offloading, web compression, caching, HTTP multiplexing and TCP optimization. These capabilities are designed to offload servers, address server performance issues, enhance response-time for best Quality of Experience (QoE) and mitigate security risks. By offloading processor intensive operations from servers, Alteon frees the servers' CPUs to handle additional requests, eliminating the need to buy additional hardware in order to support application processing requirements and reducing CAPEX and OPEX.
The Alteon Application Switch is validated and certified by leading application vendors such as Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, IBM. When operating Alteon Application Switch with Microsoft SharePoint for example, the response time of SharePoint servers is accelerated by 350% and the servers' CPU load is reduced by 40%. Similar benefits are achieved with other popular applications.
Application acceleration capabilities have greater importance in virtual data centers where applications suffer from increased latency caused by virtualization infrastructure. Alteon reduces applications latency and improves QoE of virtual applications.
Intelligently Embedding Radware's 'OnDemand' Infrastructure Approach
By embracing Radware's "Pay-as-you-Grow" approach, you only pay for the exact capacity currently required and prevent over-spending on the initial solution. Throughput capacity, acceleration capabilities and application-aware services can be added on demand to meet new business requirements - with no forklift upgrade of the device and without restarting it.
The "Pay-as-you-Grow" approach enables you to overcome capacity planning challenges and reduces the risk associated with data center growth for best investment protection. Thanks to platform standardization and simplicity, there are two platforms to cover all application needs resulting in fewer spare parts, and less training and operations, to dramatically reduce OPEX.
Same Alteon OS
Alteon Application Switch utilizes the same Alteon OS. This means there are no learning curves — related to operations scripts, CLI, integration to environment, network topology considerations — so that you can immediately enjoy the same renowned ease of operation and stability, while obtaining new benefits.
5-Year Longevity Guarantee Coupled with World-Class Support
Radware exclusively provides Alteon customers with a 5-year platform longevity guarantee. This enables extending the Application Delivery project lifetime, which directly translates into reduced TCO and higher ROI.
Alteon Application Switch Series 4-5 deliver carrier-grade reliability required by the most demanding carrier application environments. It features reliable, custom-made hardware coupled with embedded components providing high MTBF and dual AC/DC power supply configurations. It is NEBS ready, complies with the strictest regulations, and is certified by the most up-todate hardware and networking standards.
Guaranteed Availability & Secured Management
Alteon Application Switch Series 4-5 provide continuous guaranteed availability of remote management even under extreme utilization conditions. As the two redundant management ports use a separate, out-of-band management data path, the management traffic is not affected by the data traffic. For enhanced security, the management ports are isolated from the traffic ports. Moreover, the management ports can work in redundant mode for high availability1.
The Alteon Series 4-5 front-panel USB port allows for easy installation, recovery and upgrade of the software as well as configuration back-up for enhanced management. It also features a convenient LCD Panel for display of key performance statistics2.
1 Available in 4416 & 5412, and can be configured in the 4408 via software configuration
2 Available in 4416 & 5412
Features and Benefits:
|Smart Health Monitoring and Failure Detection||
|Device Redundancy: Either Active-active or Active-passive||
|Real-time Traffic Redirection||
|Global Load Balancing||
|Boosts Application Response Speeds by Up to 500%||
|Accelerates Content Delivery||
|Offloads CPU Intensive Tasks from Servers and Optimizes Use of IT Infrastructure||
|Maximizes Bandwidth Usage||
|Variety of Bandwidth Management and Traffic-shaping Capabilities||
|ADoS Based Signature Technology||
|On-demand Throughput and Service Scalability||
|Best Investment Protection||
- High performance application delivery appliance up to 4 Gbps
- On-demand throughput scalability: 1, 2 & 4 Gbps throughput licenses
- On-demand service scalability
- 12 Gigabit Ethernet ports (copper) + 4 Gigabit fiber ports (SFP-GBIC Mini)
- RJ45 serial connection
- USB interface for software installation and recovery
- LCD panel displaying key statistics
- Suitable for small, medium and large datacenter
- Provides SSL acceleration, compression, and caching
|Alteon 4416 Specifications|
|Available Throughput Licenses||1 Gbps, 2 Gbps and 4 Gbps scalable throughput licenses|
|ADC-VX specialized ADC Hypervisor running virtual ADC instances||No, one instance|
|Layer 4 connections per second||252,000 CPS|
|Layer 7 requests per second||222,000 RPS|
|SSL connections per second, 2K keys (Std/XL/Extreme)||400 / 4400 CPS|
|SSL throughput, 2K keys (Std/XL/Extreme)||1.1 / 2.8 Gbps|
|Compression||100 / 500 Mbps scalable up to 2 Gbps|
|Routing Protocols||OSPF, RIP, RIP II, BGP|
|Processor||AMD Shanghai quad-core|
|Memory||4GB up to 12GB|
|Traffic Ports||4 x 1GbE SFP
12 x 1GbE RJ45
|Pluggable Optics Operating Distance||SFP pluggable modules:
|RS-232C Console||DB-9 serial connection Female DCE interface|
AC: 100-240V, 47-63 Hz
Power consumption: 304 W
Dual power supply (AC/DC) is optional
|Heat dissipation||1037 BTU/h|
|Dimensions||Width: 432 mm (17 in)
Depth: 609 mm (24 in)
Height: Single PS: 44 mm (1.7 in / 1U), Dual PS: 88 mm (3.4 in / 2U)
EIA Rack or Standalone: 482 mm (19 in)
|Weight (Std/XL/Extreme)||Single power supply: 9.1 kg (20 lbs) / 9.6 kg (21.1 lbs)
Dual power supply: 10.66 kg (23.5 lbs) / 11.16 kg (24.6 lbs)
|Environmental||Operating temperature: 0-40 °C (32-104 °F)
Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
|Certifications||Safety: CE LVD( EN 60950-1), CB - IEC 60950-1, CCC, cTUVus
EMC: CE EMC (EU directive 2004/108/EC), FCC Part 15B Class A, ICES-003, VCCI, C-Tick
RoHS Compliant (EU directive 2011/65/EC)
Hosting and Cloud ADC Services Solution:
Radware's Application Delivery Controller (ADC) Technology enables cloud and hosting businesses to offer scale-out, high-availability, health-monitoring and application acceleration services to their customers.
Traditional hosting and cloud infrastructures are required to offer their customers solutions to overcome challenges associated with the offpremise hosting of business applications and the subsequent lack of control over the compute infrastructure hosting these applications. Radware's solution enables providers to offer scale-out services and highly available application hosting and additional application performance services to their customers. In addition, it offers cloud burst, cloud disaster recovery and cloud based application developing and testing services to enhance the enterprise application lifecycle options.
Cloud computing is quickly becoming a common option for offering cost effective hosting services, effectively making computational power available for a much greater number of use cases and applications. However, the need for highly reliable, high performance service guarantees is not going away, further more with cloud technologies organizations are looking to find a way and improve the economics of compute while retaining the level of service they have gotten used to in their internal data centers. Cloud and hosting providers are challenged to offer their customers a hybrid approach in which high assurance and high economics merge.
Application Delivery in general and load balancing in particular are fundamental components of the hosted virtual application. Effectively, the systems composition that constructs applications running in virtually hosted or cloud infrastructures must use the load balancer as an integral component of the solution. Load balancers enable scaling out of cloud applications by adding virtual machines to an application, and build high-availability into applications by continuously healthmonitoring the virtual machines and forwarding traffic only to healthy ones. That being the case, it is a basic requirement for cloud providers to offer load balancing services as part of their overall infrastructure.
For Enterprise Applications, basic load balancing is not sufficient. Enterprise applications and web applications in particular, are typically not designed out of the box to cope with today's QoE requirements. End users connect from a variety of locations globally with a variety of devices over a variety of networks. Controlling the experience resulting from the variety of application usage patterns as well as dealing with application lifecycle related changes, requires advanced application level capabilities. Some of these capabilities are application acceleration, caching of static content, application L7 policy enforcement, and security functionality. Enterprise applications are commonly built with these capabilities implemented on an ADC front ending the application.
Cloud and hosting providers are required to offer solutions that meet the capability and price requirements of business customer's at large scale with native multi-tenant support and very operationally efficient management systems. Consequently the ability to add advanced ADC functionality into existing load balancing services, potentially as a premium service offering, is valuable in creating additional revenue streams and building differentiated solutions to better fit the provider customers. Radware's Application Delivery Fabric uniquely addresses the cloud and hosting provider requirements by presenting an opportunity to increase revenues and attract more customers.
The Radware ADC Fabric Cloud and Hosting Solution
The solution enables providers to build their own basic load balancing farm supporting scale-out and high availability for hosted applications. Additionally, the solution offers a service level continuum allowing providers to move tenants from basic load balancing services on to advanced application delivery services with a variety of capabilities. At the heart of the Radware cloud and hosting application delivery solution is the ability to rollout application delivery services, based on profiles which comprehensively represent the specific capabilities and capacity provided to the end users over multi-tenant, fully isolated, purpose built hardware, ADC-VX, and over commodity off –the- shelf virtualized hardware. The solution easily integrates into OSS and BSS tools with a RESTful API and plug-ins available for leading commercial cloud platforms. This integration makes the application delivery service operations, the management of all ADC resources, and server resources available for ADC services, very straightforward and intuitive. Cloud and hosting providers can easily scale their ADC service capacity by adding additional purpose built ADC-VX systems or by allocating additional general purpose, x86 based resource pools. Through Radware's Application Delivery Service Automation Plugin, vDirect, providers are relieved from managing all application delivery resources and interface only with an abstraction layer that natively responds to cloud and datacenter service requests and workflows.
The solution is comprised of the following Radware products:
- Radware Alteon ADC-VX – Industry leading ADC Virtualization technology running the industry's highest number of virtual ADC instances on a single platform. The ADC-VX platform offers full resource isolation, network isolation, fault isolation and management isolation between all virtual ADC instances best suiting the multi-tenant operation in a cloud environment. ADC VX is a core resource of the Radware ADC Fabric solution.
- Radware Alteon VA – fully capable enterprise grade Virtual ADC Appliance running over all major hypervisor platforms such as VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Open XEN, and RedHat KVM. The product runs the exact same firmware as the hardware versions of the Alteon ADC, providing a unified interface for management, operation and automation across the complete ADC fabric. Alteon VA is a resource in the Alteon ADC Fabric.
- Radware vDirect – Automating the processes related to the ADC services in the hosting and cloud infrastructure. ADC services include adding tenants using predefined application optimized templates or provider customized templates, in any deployment model onto the ADC fabric, activating services for tenants and migrating services or tenants across resources of the ADC fabric. vDirect simplifies the ongoing operations while flexibly integrating into the cloud & hosting provider management systems.
The following image illustrates the Radware ADC Fabric components in the cloud and Hosting datacenter.
|Service Model||Deployed Product||Description|
|Assured Application Delivery||Alteon ADC-VX||Due to the industry leading virtual ADC instance density of the Alteon ADC-VX platform, and in turn the economical pricing of each virtual ADC instance, ADC-VX is the ideal platform to offer cloud and hosting tenants a fully isolated high assurance ADC service which can either be provider managed or tenant managed.|
|Flexible Application Delivery||Alteon VA||For less demanding and more flexible usage environments, the Alteon VA can offer the ideal solution. It is ideally suited to offer very granular application control and configurations are fully compatible with assured application delivery services for future migration.|
|Shared Load Balancing||Alteon ADC-VX||For basic load balancing services, in which the tenant is assigned an IP address representing its application, a shared load balancing hardware appliance, running virtual IP per customer application, offers the best price performance combination. Alteon ADC-VX technology allows providers to group services flexibly and isolates service environments from one another.|
According to the above service models, Radware has developed a unique business model by which more flexible pricing, billing and licensing options, offering better alignment with end user billing, is available for cloud and hosting providers. Additionally, according to the specific service offerings of the cloud and hosting provider, Radware offers joining the Cloud partner program which provides further benefits.
Features and Benefits
The key benefits of the Radware ADC Fabric Solution for Cloud and Hosting Providers are the ability to offer a very broad spectrum of load balancing and application delivery services to its customer while maintaining the ability to very specifically define the solution sets that make most sense to the specific cloud and hosting business. Such flexibility enables better addressing end user requirements, better alignment of services to the requirements and the potential to create additional revenues through offering high SLA services at a very economical price point.
Some of the solution features are listed as follows:
- Granular, operator defined Application Delivery Service definition
- Highly scalable Application Delivery Controller Fabric
- T hroughput Capacity
- T enant Support
- N etwork Services
- Intuitive integration and Service Automation in Cloud and Hosting Infrastructure
- Highly Scalable, Dense multi-tenant ADC Appliances
- Very broad hypervisor technology support to suit your cloud platform
- Identical functionality and operations model across form factors and service delivery models
Understanding the close relationship between cloud infrastructure services and managed hosting services with regards to how they apply to enterprise customers that are considering adopting cloud services, Radware offers the most scalable high assurance multi-tenant application delivery services platform in the market. With Radware's ADC Fabric solutions, providers can offer a broad variety of load balancing and Application delivery services custom defined to address their customers' requirements. Radware's solution supports easy migration of customer service levels with a minimal operational overhead on the provider operation. By offering a variety of services, the providers can increase the revenue per customer and the commitment level of their customers.
In alignment with the hosting and cloud infrastructure markets, Radware extends special partnership programs and uses a special business model with cloud and hosting providers. Radware's cloud and hosting business model reduces risk and upfront investment by providers while enabling creation of custom and granular application delivery service profile offerings to the provider customers.
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