AVX Series Network Hyperconverged Infrastructure

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High-Performance Network Functions Virtualization

High-Performance Network Functions Virtualization

Array network hyperconverged infrastructure platforms provide the best of both worlds – the agility of virtualization combined with the performance of purpose-built networking and security hardware. Deployed in the enterprise or service provider data center, the AVX enables consolidation of services such as next-generation firewalls, SSL VPNs, load balancing, web application firewalls, IPS/IDS and other network services either from Array or other 3rd-party vendors.

AVX virtualization platforms deliver superior performance compared to general-purpose servers by virtualizing and reserving resources such as CPU, RAM, I/O and SSL on a per VA basis. In addition, Array platforms simplify deployment of virtual network functions by automating and optimizing tasks such as resource assignment, CPU pinning, NUMA boundaries, and physical and virtual port mapping to provide both guaranteed SLAs and quicker time-to-market.

Shared Environment, Guaranteed Performance

Mix, match and consolidate networking and security functions from Array and 3rd-party vendors on a purpose-built platform that enables intuitive instantiation, service automation and guaranteed performance per virtual network function.

Consolidation

  • Array Networks ADC, VPN, WAF, SSLi
  • 3rd Party Vendor Next-Gen FW, IPS, etc.

Performance

  • Guaranteed SLAs
  • HW Accelerated SSL
  • Dedicated Resources
  • Reduce CapEx/OpEx

Ease-of-Use

  • Automated Resource Provisioning
    (CPU, SSL, Memory, I/O, HD)
  • Intuitive Service Chaining
  • Deploys in Minutes
Shared Environment, Guaranteed Performance

Advanced N-HCI Features

  • Host Any Network or Security Function

    Host Any Network or Security Function

    Run ADC, SSL VPN, WAF, or SSLi from Array or networking and security functions such as NGFW from 3rd-party vendors.

  • Unmatched Density for Consolidation

    Unmatched Density for Consolidation

    Deploy up to 64 VMs on a single platform. Mix and match large, medium, small, entry or shared-entry instance sizes.

  • Guaranteed Performance SLAs

    Guaranteed Performance SLAs

    Dedicated resources for hypervisor management and VAs enable SLAs for key customers and applications.

  • Automated Service Provisioning

    Automated Service Provisioning

    Eliminates need for manual resource assignment, CPU pinning, NUMA boundaries, port mapping, and SR-IOV.

  • Service Chaining & Orchestration

    Service Chaining & Orchestration

    Create services chains linking multiple hosted VAs to provide defense-in-depth for mission-critical application traffic.

  • Flexible Platform Sizing Options

    Flexible Platform Sizing Options

    Three virtualization platform options - AVX5800, 7800 and 9800 - to meet the need of any size data center or workload.

  • HW-Accelerated SSL Encryption

    HW-Accelerated SSL Encryption

    Uniquely capable of running virtual load balancing with hardware-accelerated SSL for enhanced performance.

  • High Availability Architecture

    High Availability Architecture

    HA for both platforms and VAs ensures business continuity in the event any system element should become unresponsive.

Get the agility of virtualization with the performance of dedicated appliances.

N-HCI Deployment Models

  • Array Networks

    Array Networks

    Host any combination of Array Networks load balancing, SSL VPN secure remote access, SSL intercept or web application firewall virtual appliances.

  • 3rd Party Vendor

    3rd Party Vendor

    Supports networking and security virtual appliances, such as next-gen firewall, IPS/IDS and network monitoring, from 3rd-party vendors and technology alliance partners.

  • Open Source

    Open Source

    Run any software that supports Ubuntu or CentOS or run custom applications alongside networking and security virtual appliances to create a “data center-in-a-box”.

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