Managing apps on premises and across multiple public cloud platforms.

Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading

April 12, 2017

2 Min Read
A10 Launches Multi-Cloud App Analytics

A10 Networks has introduced new analytics capabilities for the A10 Harmony Controller to manage applications on-premises and across multiple clouds.

"We're trying to bridge two worlds," Neil Wu Becker, A10 Networks' vice president of worldwide marketing, tells Enterprise Cloud News. The controller is designed to give enterprises a unified view of their applications no matter where they run -- in-house, on hybrid clouds, or Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure.

The application controller provides analytics on a per-app level, with central application management and orchestration, A10 says. The controller supports A10 Thunder software and hardware and cloud-native Lightning products, and the HAProxy open source load balancer, as well as load balancing and application delivery, web application firewall, and SSL inspection.

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The controller will be available by June as software-as-a-service (SaaS) manageed by A10, as well as on-premises or cloud software run by the enterprise. Integration with other A10 services such as SSL Inspection, Carrier Grade NAT and Converged Firewall will be available starting in the second half of the year, A10 says

The Harmony Controller is a result of A10's purchase last year of Appcito, which became A10's cloud business unit, complementing A10's previous application delivery controller (ADC) appliance business. (See A10 Buys Appcito for Hybrid Cloud Muscle and A10 Discloses $6.5M Appcito Purchase Price.)

A10 followed up later last year with its own cloud-based ADC, the Lightning Application Delivery Service. (See A10 Takes to the Cloud for App Delivery .)

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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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