Avi Bridges the Enterprise Multi-Cloud

Helps enterprise apps scale, load-balance and achieve cloud vendor independence.

Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading

September 28, 2016

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Avi Bridges the Enterprise Multi-Cloud

Avi Networks has upgraded its application traffic manager to allow enterprises to load-balance between multiple public, private and hybrid clouds, reducing or eliminating cloud vendor lock-ins.

The Avi Networks Vantage Platform was previously able to balance loads within individual pubic, private and hybrid clouds -- inside an on-premises data center, for example. But now it can move loads between clouds -- for example, private to public, or between public cloud vendors, the company says.

The Avi Vantage Platform is designed to allow enterprises to scale and improve performance for applications, as well as provide freedom to choose among multiple cloud providers.

"Our customers are saying Amazon Web Services is the mother of all lock-ins," CEO Amit Pandey tells Light Reading. "They want a way to run across multiple cloud environments and intelligently manage traffic across those multi-clouds."

Avi Vantage Platform provides analytics-driven automatic scaling and load balancing; Amazon Web Services Inc. and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) cloud support, and extended OpenStack support, the company says.

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Avi is available as a fabric, with a single, centralized controller and service engines that can be distributed in a cloud, the data center, or containers and virtual machines running on bare metal.

The software is in beta now, available to all customers within 30 days. A low-end configuration is available free, with pricing for high-end versions typically running to tens of thousands of dollars, targeting Global 2000 customers.

Founded in 2012, Avi raised about $50 million from three rounds of funding, with investors including Greylock Partners , Lightspeed Venture Partners , Menlo Ventures and DAG Ventures Management . Avi expects to receive another rounding of funding, but not within the next year or so, Pandey says. The company has "well into the triple digits of employees," Pandey says, but he declined to provide a specific number.

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About the Author(s)

Mitch Wagner

Executive Editor, Light Reading

San Diego-based Mitch Wagner is many things. As well as being "our guy" on the West Coast (of the US, not Scotland, or anywhere else with indifferent meteorological conditions), he's a husband (to his wife), dissatisfied Democrat, American (so he could be President some day), nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan. Not necessarily in that order.

He's also one half of a special duo, along with Minnie, who is the co-habitor of the West Coast Bureau and Light Reading's primary chewer of sticks, though she is not the only one on the team who regularly munches on bark.

Wagner, whose previous positions include Editor-in-Chief at Internet Evolution and Executive Editor at InformationWeek, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in Silicon Valley and other US West Coast hotspots of communications technology innovation.

Beats: Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP networking, and colored foods (such as 'green rice').

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