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TechValidate Research on A10 Networks

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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


Case Study: Media & Entertainment Company Improves Security and Performance with A10

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise media & entertainment 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

  • Purchased A10 Networks for the following reasons:
    • To reduce operating and hardware costs

Use Case

  • 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

  • Has accomplished the following with their A10 Thunder Series:
    • Improved network security posture
  • Increased the overall performance of their applications / network infrastructure by 25% – 49% with their Thunder Series.
  • Rates the following Thunder Series capabilities when compared to competitive products:
    • Features: much better
    • Performance / scalability: better
    • Usability / deployment speed: much better
    • Reliability: same
    • Quality of support: much better

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 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 Gets 5/5 Stars for Ease of Use and Reliability

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.).

A10 delivers on ease of use and reliability.

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

Yes. Ease of use and exceptional reliablity.

A10 Thunder Series Customer Satisfaction Rating

A System Administrator at a Fortune 500 health care company would be very likely to recommend A10 Thunder Series for this reason:

Easy install, ease of operation and consistent quality.

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Media & Entertainment Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise media & entertainment 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

  • Purchased A10 Networks for the following reasons:
    • To reduce operating and hardware costs
    • To deploy new and/or differentiated services
    • To support performance and quality-of-service SLAs
    • To meet availability and uptime SLAs
    • New deployment/no previous solution

Use Case

  • Owns the following A10 products:
    • Thunder ADC
    • Older AX ADC
  • Uses the following in conjunction with Thunder Series products:
    • Web servers / web application servers
    • Game software

Results

  • Has accomplished the following with their A10 Thunder Series:
    • Reduced costs for their IT infrastructure
    • Increased network performance
    • Improved application delivery performance
  • Replaced the following vendors with Thunder Series products:
    • KEMP Technologies
    • NGINX
  • Lowered their operating costs for application networking and/or network security by 75% or more with their Thunder Series products.
  • Increased the overall performance of their applications / network infrastructure by 25% – 49% with their Thunder Series.
  • Rates the following Thunder Series capabilities when compared to competitive products:
    • Features: much better
    • Performance / scalability: much better
    • Usability / deployment speed: much better
    • 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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