Array Networks eliminates the compromise between agility and performance. Our Network Functions Platform combines the best attributes of dedicated hardware, virtualization and software-centric computing to create a high-density environment that provides guaranteed performance for virtual application delivery and security functions.
As networks become increasingly application-centric, application delivery controllers are performing a growing number of tasks. Load balancing, SSL encryption, complex traffic management, web application firewall, DDoS protection, authentication and SSL VPN are now integral elements to application delivery.
Each of these functions is compute-intensive. When integrated on an all-in-one ADC and when enabled simultaneously, performance can suffer. Performance can also suffer when virtual application delivery appliances run on general-purpose servers – with hypervisor overhead and VM contention conspiring to consume system resources.
Array’s Network Functions Platform is a flexible alternative that delivers guaranteed performance. By hosting each compute-intensive application delivery function on an independent VM, and by reserving dedicated CPU, SSL, memory and interface resources per VM, each function operates at peak levels.
Trading volume has now tripled compared to the time we adopted this technology, and the APV5600 has demonstrated extremely stable operation despite its application in processing, which typically takes up the greatest load.