Casio improves cloud access with A10 Networks Thunder ADC

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Casio improves cloud access for employees with A10 Networks Thunder ADC solution

Leading global electronics manufacturer adopts A10 Thunder Application Delivery Controller to make applications fast and highly available.

A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a leader in application networking, announced that global electronics manufacturer Casio Computer Co., Ltd., is using the A10 Thunder ADC solution to consolidate networking resources, improve application performance and enhance overall user experience. The A10 Thunder ADC not only offers Casio scalable cloud-networking services, but real-time health monitoring systems to maximise application uptime.

After the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, Casio recognised the need to shift from legacy systems to high-performance, cloud-based infrastructure that would maintain uptime during crises. Implementing Google Apps for Work, Casio tried a load-balancing solution, but found that its proxy servers struggled to handle the traffic.

“The load on proxy servers would often rise to nearly 100 percent, and frequent complaints were made from global offices that chat, Web conferencing and other applications were going down,” said Koji Kawade, User Support Group, Casio Information Service Co., Ltd.

“With the A10 Thunder ADC solution, we consolidated six proxy servers and load balancers into two appliances. The load on proxy servers dropped from 100 percent to no more than 25 percent at any given time, improving application performance and employee productivity.”

“We’re honoured that Casio chose the A10 Thunder ADC solution to ensure trouble-free cloud access for 6,000 employees,” said Sanjay Kapoor, Vice President Global Marketing at A10 Networks.

“We strive to improve our customers’ agility, scalability and security, and we’re pleased to help Casio access the cloud with no fear of disruption from network overload.”

The A10 Thunder ADC is a next-generation application delivery controller equipped with virtualisation and security functions, including SSL Insight, Web Application Firewall (WAF) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection, in addition to application acceleration and load balancing. Thunder ADC also delivers low power consumption and space savings enabled by A10’s Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS), yielding maximum hardware performance.

Features of the A10 Thunder ADC solution include:

  • SSL Offload functionality
  • aFleX deep-packet inspection (DPI) scripting technology
  • Delivery capability of up to 153 Gbps in a single appliance
  • aXAPI: full programmatic control with RESTful API

A10 Thunder ADC benefits include:

  • Seamless scalability
  • High-speed processing capabilities
  • Programmatic control over application traffic

The A10 Thunder ADC solution not only provides a broad range of form factors and expansive system support resources, it also ensures that high-performance functions are available from implementation without the need for additional licenses. This is made possible by A10’s all-inclusive licensing, which eliminates the need to purchase additional licenses as customer applications expand – plus provides more flexibility and the ability to meet their solution requirements now and in the future.

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