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Radware Introduces Its Virtual Application Delivery Infrastructure Strategy

MAHWAH, N.J.Sept. 27. Radware, a leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced the introduction of its Virtual Application Delivery Infrastructure - VADI Strategy with the objective of bringing full agility and efficiency of virtualization to application delivery solutions.

Creating a virtualized data center is really about creating a consolidated, cost-effective, agile, highly available and performing data center. The consolidation and virtualization of the infrastructure has a major impact on the role of Application Delivery Controllers (ADC). To avoid the risks of losing performance predictability, application resilience and related costs, Radware took a closer look at how best to help its customers avoid the pitfalls when transitioning from a fully physical environment to a hybrid or fully virtual data center.

The result is Radware's Virtual Application Delivery Infrastructure (VADI) - an architecture which transforms computing resources, as well as application delivery and virtualization services into one integrated, agile and scalable Application Delivery Virtualization Infrastructure. It is designed to bridge the gap across underlying hardware resources and serve the various application needs in terms of SLA and performance predictability while delivering maximal agility to application delivery services. In essence, Radware's VADI transforms a standard application delivery infrastructure into an agile virtual application delivery control plane.

"There is great growth and efficiency potential for traditional datacenters transitioning towards the virtual datacenter, and this will change the dynamics of the market," stated Lucinda Borovick, Vice President for IDC's Datacenter Networks service.  "To date, what's been missing is a concrete way for data centers to migrate to the new virtual data center construct while ensuring application delivery as a key component can move in lock-step with that migration to ensure resilience, predictability and scale in the physical environment. Radware, with their VADI strategy and product release, is meeting those needs and allowing companies to adopt virtual application delivery deployments according to the evolution of their IT needs and user demands."

The key components of VADI include:
    * Virtual ADC instances (vADC): transformation of ADCs into application delivery services - offered in various SLAs and performance predictability levels
    * ADC computing resources for the vADC are delivered in 3 form factors according to application and SLA requirements:
          o A dedicated ADC on a physical device running a single vADC instance, which provides OnDemand scalability in throughput and application delivery services;
          o Radware's ADC-VX: an industry-first ADC hypervisor that enables the use of multiple vADCs on top of a dedicated specialized platform, Radware's OnDemand Switch;
          o Soft ADC : a vADC on a general server virtualization infrastructure - running as a virtual appliance.
    * VADI Services: a set of virtualization infrastructure services tailored to application delivery and integrated into virtual data center orchestration systems
    * Open API and plug-ins enabling full integration into standard orchestration systems and proprietary automation and provisioning systems

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