SOURCE: Avi Networks

April 15, 2015 11:00 ET

Avi Networks Announces Availability of Next-Gen Application Delivery and Analytics Within Amazon Web Services

Enhanced User and Application Visibility of Mission-Critical Workloads Enables Customers Such as Mercatus3 to Accelerate Migration to Public Clouds With Confidence

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2015) - Avi Networks, the Cloud Application Delivery Company, today introduced the latest software release of its Cloud Application Delivery Platform (CADP), v. 15.1, which includes new and enhanced capabilities, including additional support and integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world's largest public cloud environment for DevOps and coder segments.

The deeper levels of integration enable AWS customers to choose Avi Networks CADP as the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) of choice for networking services such as load balancing, security, and analytics. Using Avi Networks CADP in conjunction with AWS provides users with real-time user and application visibility not available in other networking products or within AWS itself. The loss of visibility and control can be an impediment for enterprises in migrating their application workloads from their on-premise data centers to public cloud infrastructures.

An Avi Networks and AWS customer who has taken advantage of the real-time visibility and analytics advantages of CADP is Mercatus3, a digital product development company bringing leading-edge talent, technology and marketing solutions to companies of all sizes. Mercatus3 delivers all of its business services over public clouds specifically using AWS. While relying on public clouds offers Mercatus3 flexible deployment and pricing options, it came at a cost of losing visibility into real-time user behavior and application performance, the company noted.

"The nature of our business depends on us being able to visualize and understand application health to achieve end-user satisfaction, all in real-time," said David Dean, President and co-founder at Mercatus3. "The access to this constant stream of data is critical for our customers to achieve continuous development and improvement process that ultimately enables us to roll out new services to our customers faster and efficiently."

Using Avi Networks CADP, Mercatus3 gained not only visibility but also the business intelligence to detect and correct anomalies such as unpredictable user demand among its customer base. Through the enhanced visibility and intelligence that CADP delivers, Mercatus3 is better able to support its customers by making more informed and timely decisions of its AWS-based infrastructure services.

"Now there are no surprises as we migrate workloads from development to production, which has a positive impact on our customer satisfaction as we are better and more predictably able to meet our service level agreements with them," Dean said.

The Avi CADP can deliver these significant advantages because of its revolutionary architecture called HYDRA™, HYperscale Distributed Resource Architecture. HYDRA is firmly rooted in the principles of software-defined networking such as a true separation of the data plane from the control plane, an industry first for the application delivery market. The Inline Analytics™ module within HYDRA constantly monitors and correlates more than 500 pieces of telemetry data per second such as user behavior, user device, user location, network state and compute health to name a few. This data is then analyzed by the Avi Controller that not only gives admins actionable insights to maximize application performance but also by using these analytical insights, Avi Networks CADP automatically optimizes the network services to ensure Service Levels even in the most strenuous cloud and mobile environments.

"Best-effort networking based on guesstimates is not good enough in an application world that has aggressively migrated to cloud, mobile, and virtualized environments," said Dhritiman Dasgupta, VP of Marketing at Avi Networks. "Leading-edge companies such as Mercatus3 have proven that ensuring optimum application experience directly and positively impacts customer satisfaction, an important consideration as more and more workloads migrate to the public cloud. Therefore, we have made it our company's mission to enable customers such as Mercatus3 with real-time user-to-application visibility and analytics that help guarantee an optimum user experience."

About Avi Networks
Avi Networks is the Cloud Application Delivery Company. The Avi Networks Cloud Application Delivery Platform (CADP) brings the benefits of hyperscale application delivery to enterprises at any scale. With a unique analytics-driven and distributed application delivery architecture -- HYDRA™, the Avi Networks solution guarantees end-user application experience for on-premise and cloud-based applications. The company's founding team has previously delivered products that today run in more than 80 percent of the world's data centers. Please visit us at or follow us on Twitter @avinetworks.

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