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A10 Networks Partners with Cloud Consulting Provider, Blazeclan, and introduces A10 Harmony Controller for Management of Secure Application Services Across Multiple Clouds and Data Centers

Singapore, April 11, 2017 A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a Secure Application Services™ company, today announced its partnership with Blazeclan, a premier cloud consulting firm, representing a strategic step in the company’s goal to help customers become more secure and agile as they bridge traditional and cloud application environments.  At the same time, it also introduced a new strategic solution that offers multi-cloud, multi-service management that brings to life its ongoing vision of harmonizing application delivery and security.


Blazeclan Partnership


The Blazeclan partnership completes A10’s go-to-market strategy to bring the new controller-based A10 Harmony platform and A10 Lightning – a cloud-native software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for secure application delivery – to organizations in the region who are looking to take advantage of the inherent agility and scalability of the cloud.  As A10 Technology Integration Partner, Blazeclan can now offer A10 Networks Application Delivery Services to customers cross the ASEAN region.


“With A10’s Cloud-native solution, customers are now able move their applications to the cloud easily and securely.  A10 is fundamentally changing the way secure application services are delivered, protected, and managed by offering a unique solution that bridges the traditional challenges customers have of managing multiple applications across multiple data center and cloud environments.” said Jonathan Tan, Regional Vice President for ASEAN and Pakistan, A10 Networks.  “We are giving customers the visibility, performance, and security across this on-premise and cloud spectrum that they demand.”


According to Varoon Rajani, Blazeclan CEO, “Partnering with A10 Networks benefits our customers by including secure application services that ensures our customer’s business is more agile than ever. The partnership will broaden the scope of our services significantly. Being first to market with A10 gives us the ability to offer differentiated cloud-native application delivery services to our customers who are embracing cloud and looking for the same level of security currently available in their data centers.”


A10 Harmony Controller Announced


The new developments center on the A10 Harmony Controller, built on microservices and container technologies, offering a multi-tenant, highly scalable controller architecture that incorporates real-time analytics at a per-app level and central management and orchestration of secure application services across hybrid environments – from physical data centers to public, private and hybrid clouds.


The new A10 Harmony Controller and analytics capabilities fundamentally change the way secure application services are delivered, protected, and managed. Because the A10 Harmony application delivery and security controller uniquely spans traditional data centers and clouds, it is now the industry’s only controller-based platform that can deliver analytics, configuration and orchestration across such hybrid application environments.


At the heart of this solution are advanced, per-application analytics. The controller now collectively integrates analytics for A10’s software and hardware Thunder portfolio and cloud-native A10 Lightning offerings. The centralized visibility and intelligence derived from per-app analytics across this portfolio greatly increase the efficiency of A10 customers’ operations teams in enhancing end-user experience. A10’s per-app analytics help improve capacity planning and optimize IT infrastructure for customers with elastic cloud environments, and among other capabilities, help dramatically shorten troubleshooting times and proactively provide alerts on performance or security anomalies.


A10’s analytics capabilities allow customers to effectively manage app workloads across the entire spectrum of modern hybrid deployments and legacy data centers – unlike other vendors, whose answer to the cloud is to one-dimensionally require specific “cloud appliance” products that have been retrofitted to accept a subset of cloud workloads.


The A10 Harmony Controller integration with management and analytics capabilities is available across A10’s portfolio of secure application services, including application load balancing and app delivery, a web application firewall and SSL inspection.


The A10 Harmony Controller is available in two deployment models. The first allows organizations to use it as a SaaS offering managed by A10, making it very simple, quick and cost-effective to consume. The controller is also available as a customer-managed, scalable software solution within a customer’s environment in data centers or clouds, including VMware powered clouds, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure.


Key capabilities of the new A10 Harmony Controller include:

  • A cloud management, orchestration and analytics platform for secure application services
  • Options include a self-managed, on-premise deployment model, or an A10-managed SaaS model
  • Per-application analytics across the entire application delivery infrastructure:
    • Available for A10 Lightning and Thunder ADC
    • Available for HAProxy open source load balancers
  • Native multi-cloud support for elastic load balancing and web application firewall with:
    • VMware-powered private clouds
    • Google Cloud Platform (GCP), in addition to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure


“A10 now offers a unique solution that bridges the traditional challenges customers have of managing multiple applications across multiple data center and cloud environments,” said A10 Networks CTO Raj Jalan.” We are giving customers the visibility, performance, and security across this on-premise and cloud spectrum that they demand. As a result, our customers have agility and flexibility as their app and business needs evolve. Our expanded A10 portfolio delivers the level of agility customers need to efficiently and effectively manage secure application services, the flexibility they need to continuously meet emerging needs, and the scalability to satisfy their performance requirements.”


The A10 Harmony Controller with Thunder ADC integration, HAProxy load balancer analytics, and native Google Cloud load balancing and Web Application Firewall (WAF) offerings will be available in Q2 2017. Integration with other A10 services such as SSL inspection, Carrier Grade NAT and Converged Firewall will be available starting in 2H 2017.

About A10 Networks

A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is a Secure Application Services™ company, providing a range of high-performance application networking solutions that help organizations ensure that their data center applications and networks remain highly available, accelerated and secure. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers globally with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: www.a10networks.com and @A10Networks.


The A10 logo, A10 Networks, A10 Harmony, Thunder and A10 Lightning and Secure Application Services are trademarks or registered trademarks of A10 Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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About Blazeclan

BlazeClan is a Premier Amazon Web Services cloud consulting company. Born in the clouds, it has presence across ASEAN, Europe, U.S.A and India. It has attained various accolades including AWS Manage Service Partner status, AWS Big Data, DevOps Competency, and Partner of the Year ASEAN & Consulting Partner – West India.


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