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Array Networks enhances ADC Software – Integrates Agility, Performance for Virtual Environments

Array Networks

Array Networks enhances its Array’s APV Series Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) with the new commencement of APV version 8.6.

The new software is claimed to be prudent for both physical and virtual environments, delivering new performance and next-gen features and also includes a cloud-friendly WebUI and RESTful API that streamline management and simplify integration with cloud and virtualization management platforms.

Scraping the overall cost of integrating of application delivery deployed on hypervisors in virtual environments, the new versions of Array’s vAPV virtual ADC experiences a 10x L4 throughput improvement when deployed on Microsoft Hyper-V and nearly 20% L7 throughput improvement when running on the VMware ESXi hypervisor.

In addition, with newly added support for elliptical curve cryptography (ECC) – the next generation of public-key cryptography – APV version 8.6 provides improved security while requiring significantly less computational power, resulting in faster processing.

“The future of application delivery solutions continues to move toward a virtual approach that allows enterprises and service providers to gain more flexibility; however, maintaining performance in virtual environments remains a challenge,” said Paul AndersenDirector of Marketing at Array Networks. “The new APV version 8.6 enhancements are bridging this gap, and reinforce Array’s commitment to giving customers the agility and management efficiency of virtual appliances without sacrificing performance, availability or security.”

Additional APV version 8.6 enhancements include support for HTTP/2 and backward compatibility with HTTP/1.1, allowing APV Series appliances to act as a gateway between servers and clients to gain the performance benefits of HTTP/2 without a major investment in Web infrastructure and applications. Also new in APV version 8.6 is support for server name indication (SNI), which allows APV appliances to respond to front-end servers in multitenant and large Web hosting environments and manage SSL certificates for domains that share a single IP address, streamlining certificate management.

Finally, APV version 8.6 brings state-of-the-art management and integration capabilities to Array’s load balancing and application delivery solutions. A new cloud-friendly Web User Interface (WebUI) gives an improved user experience for a more user-friendly, 360º view of network performance. The new interface provides a clear presentation of product function architecture, a dashboard for system configurations and status, and graphic monitoring systems for load balancing status. For infrastructure-as-a-service providers and enterprises deploying Array vAPV virtual ADCs in cloud and virtualized environments, APV version 8.6 supports a RESTful API management interface that integrates with SDN/SDDC cloud management systems and enables vAPV appliances to be included in automation schemas that streamline network operations.

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