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TechValidate Research on A10 Networks

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281 Customers Surveyed

2,452 Data Points Collected

13 Published TechFacts

3 Published Charts

11 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


A10 Gets 5 Out of 5 Stars for Support Services and Capabilities

5/5 Stars

Please describe why you selected solutions from A10 Networks (advanced features, lower TCO) and the value that you have gotten from them (application performance, better security).

Support is great! Being able to route traffic exactly how we want it to respond to software requirements is a huge plus.

Would you recommend A10 Networks Thunder Series, and if so, why?

Increase service availability.

A10 Thunder Series Case Study

Large Enterprise Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise computer services company is based on a January 2016 survey of A10 Thunder Series customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select A10 Thunder Series :

  • Purchased A10 Networks for the following reasons:
    • To reduce operating and hardware costs
    • To consolidate networking equipment
    • To deploy new and/or differentiated services
    • To support cloud computing initiatives
    • To protect servers and applications from advanced security threats
    • To support performance and quality-of-service SLAs
    • To meet availability and uptime SLAs

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of A10 Thunder Series that the surveyed company uses:

  • Owns the following A10 products:
    • Thunder ADC
  • Uses the following in conjunction with Thunder Series products:
    • DNS servers
    • Web servers / web application servers
    • VMWare
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft Sharepoint
    • Security applications / devices

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with A10 Thunder Series :

  • Has accomplished the following with their A10 Thunder Series:
    • Reduced costs for their IT infrastructure
    • Improved application delivery performance
    • Improved network security posture
    • Supported regulatory compliance requirements
    • Improved disaster recovery capabilities
  • Replaced the following vendors with Thunder Series products:
    • F5 Networks
  • Realized a positive return-on-investment (ROI) with their A10 Thunder Series within 3 months.
  • Lowered their operating costs for application networking and/or network security by 50% – 74% with their Thunder Series products.
  • Rates the following Thunder Series capabilities when compared to competitive products:
    • features: much better
    • performance / scalability: same
    • usability / deployment speed: superior
    • reliability: superior
    • quality of support: superior

Case Study: Previder (Odin Groep)

Introduction

This case study of Previder (Odin Groep) is based on a January 2016 survey of A10 Thunder Series customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

  • Purchased A10 Networks for the following reasons:
    • To deploy new and/or differentiated services
    • To meet availability and uptime SLAs

Use Case

  • Owns the following A10 product:
    • Thunder ADC
  • Uses the following in conjunction with Thunder Series products:
    • DNS servers
    • Web servers / web application servers

Results

  • Has accomplished the following with their A10 Thunder Series:
    • Improved application delivery performance
    • Improved disaster recovery capabilities
  • Increased the overall performance of their applications / network infrastructure by 50% – 74% with their Thunder Series.
  • Rates the following Thunder Series capabilities when compared to competitive products:
    • Features: superior
    • Performance / scalability: superior
    • Usability / deployment speed: much better
    • Reliability: much better
    • Quality of support: much better

A10 Thunder Series Customer Research

Most Frequently Replaced Competitors

Which of the following vendors/solutions did you replace with Thunder Series products?

Cisco
34%
F5 Networks
33%
Brocade
9%
HAProxy
9%
Barracuda Networks
6%
Citrix Systems (Netscaler)
6%
KEMP Technologies
6%
NGINX
6%
Radware
6%
Coyote Point Systems
2%
Riverbed Technology
2%
Other
16%

A10 Receives Top Marks for Usability and Support

5/5 Stars

Please describe why you selected solutions from A10 Networks (advanced features, lower TCO, etc.) and the value that you have gotten from them (application performance, better security, etc.).

The A10’s we have deployed have been rock solid and dependable.

Would you recommend A10 Networks Thunder Series, and if so, why?

A10 Network Thunder Series has great ease of use and excellent support.

Reducing Costs, Consolidation, SLAs, and New Services are Key ADC Purchase Drivers

What were your primary reasons for purchasing products from A10 Networks?

Reduce operating and hardware costs
53%
Consolidate networking equipment (e.g. ADC, SLB, NAT, etc.)
32%
Consolidate server requirements
12%
Deploy new and/or differentiated services
32%
Support cloud computing initiatives
8%
Protect servers and applications from advanced security threats
25%
Support performance and quality-of-service SLAs
25%
Meet availability and uptime SLAs
45%
New deployment/no previous solution
12%


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About A10 Networks

A10 Network solutions enable enterprises, service providers, Web giants and government organizations to secure and optimize the performance of their data center applications and networks. Their Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS®) platform is designed to deliver performance and security.

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