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453 Customers Surveyed

3,866 Data Points Collected

30 Published TechFacts

3 Published Charts

14 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


A10 Thunder Series Customer Research

A10 Thunder Capabilities Rate Better than the Competition

How would you rate your Thunder Series on the following capabilities when compared to competitive products?

Superior Much Better Better Same Not as Good

Features
Performance/Scalability
Usability/Deployment Speed
Reliability
Quality of Support

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

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%

A10 Thunder Series Customer Satisfaction

A10 Solutions Gets Higher Marks for Customer Satisfaction

89% of surveyed organizations are likely to recommend A10 Thunder Series.*

A10 Thunder Series Customer Review

Fortune 500 Consumer Products Company Finds Thunder ADC Wins on Price, Ease of Use, and Disaster Recovery.

4/5 Stars

Please describe why you selected solutions from A10 Networks and the value that you have realized:

Price and ease of use.

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

Better Disaster Recovery services.

A10 Thunder Series Case Study

Medium Enterprise Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise professional services company is based on a January 2018 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:

  • Primary reasons for purchasing products from A10 Networks:
    • A need for a new deployment/no previous solution

Use Case

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

  • Owns the following A10 products:
    • Thunder ADC (Application Delivery and Load Balancing)
  • Uses the following in conjunction with A10 products:
    • Web servers / Web application servers
    • Microsoft Exchange

Results

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

  • Accomplished the following using A10 products:
    • Improved application delivery performance
    • Improved network security posture
    • Improved disaster recovery capabilities
  • Replaced the following vendors/solutions with A10 products:
    • New Deployment
  • Realized a positive ROI within 9-12 months after using A10 products.
  • Estimates improvements in in the following areas:
    • Increased performance: 50% to 74%
    • Lowered OpEx: 50% to 74%
    • Lowered CapEx: 50% to 74%
  • Rates the following from A10 when compared to competitive products:
    • Features: Superior
    • Performance/Scalability: Superior
    • Usability/Deployment Speed: Superior
    • Reliability: Superior
    • Quality of Support: Superior


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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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