4 Ways To Enjoy The Strength Of A Virtual ADC On A Dedicated Platform

Modern data centers are facing new challenges that go beyond the traditional requirements for applications, including the need for high availability, superior performance and the security protecting them. As organizations of all sizes adopt data center virtualization ecosystems, the goal is to create a consolidated, cost-effective, agile, available and high performing data center.

The adoption of infrastructure virtualization and consolidation has a significant impact on the role, position and deployment models of ADCs (application delivery controllers). In a virtualized data center, new service deployments happen fast and configuration changes must be addressed instantly.

Consequently, ADCs must provide the same level of instant provisioning and agility as all other virtual elements. By creating an ADC-VX (Radware’s virtualized Application Delivery Controller infrastructure layer that’s on top of a dedicated ADC platform), businesses can align application delivery services with frequent changes that occur in the virtualized data center. In addition, it also provides each application with an ADC service to match its SLA and performance predictability needs.

Radware’s ADC-VX — 4 Key Benefits

In the following, we will explore the benefits of the Radware ADC-VX in the modern data center and how it helps businesses successfully tackle key challenges.

ADC-VX is an application delivery controller hypervisor that runs multiple, virtual ADC instances on a dedicated ADC platform. This specialized hypervisor runs fully functional, virtual ADC instances, each of which delivers ADC functionality like a dedicated, physical ADC device.

Here are 4 ways organizations are benefiting from — and enjoying — the strength of virtualization by using Radware ADC VX:

1. Significant cost savings and ROI

Radware ADC-VX enables the reduction in the number of physical ADC units required in the data center. As a result, it delivers the following cost savings:

A Reduction in CapEx (capital expenditures)

  • Product cost(s) – Running multiple, virtual ADC instances on the same platform increases the utilization of the ADC solution. This means fewer physical ADC platforms are required to be deployed in the data center.
  • Data center space and power costs – Dramatic savings are delivered on space and power costs because fewer physical devices mean energy consumption is reduced and less rack space is needed.
  • Network administration cost(s) – Efficiencies are increased for network operations; human errors are limited via the reduction of ADC provisioning and decommissioning. And migration tasks are greatly shortened, going from days or weeks to mere minutes.

2. Virtual ADC instances ensure privacy with complete isolation

Radware’s unique ADC-VX architecture guarantees the full privacy of all virtual ADC instances that run on top of it, including:

  • Private physical resources – Unlike partitions, Radware vADC isolation means each vADC is allocated with a dedicated set of physical resources, such as CPU and memory. Although these are slices of shared resources, Radware ADC-VX guarantees that they cannot be consumed by neighboring vADCs. This means that thanks to the vADC they are truly private resources.
  • Private management domain – The ADC-VX is designed to allow different customers to manage different vADCs without sharing any management entity. This guarantees complete privacy of the management domain.

3. The Radware ADC-VX enables business agility, which delivers a host of benefits

The virtualized data center is a dynamic, ever-changing environment that allows for the frequent changes of virtual machines. 

  • Radware ADC-VX adapts to these changing requirements by adding or removing services as needed. So, scaling resources up or down is seamless and integration with new technologies or platforms can be accomplished.
  • To provision a new ADC service, the ADC-VX administrator is only required to define the required throughput. Once done, the entire process related to resource allocation is completely automated by the ADC-VX.

4. Ultimate, on-demand scalability

Typically, specific user-based applications and workloads are in mind when an ADC is installed. Over time, applications become more popular and users and related workloads on the application increase. This can impact the application user experience (UX) and directly impact the ability to transact business. It’s about delivering customers the best possible UX. A company’s revenue and brand rely on it.  

Radware ADC-VX allows users to add vADC instances, scale throughput capacity and add additional, application-aware services or application acceleration services on demand. It also enables administrators to scale out the data center to meet new or changing application and infrastructure needs.

For More Information and Help Getting Started

Adopting a data center virtualization ecosystem is important in the event your organization needs its applications to have high availability, superior performance and the best possible security solutions and products protecting them. It’s why your first step on the road to enjoying data center virtualization is to reach out to the cybersecurity professionals at Radware here. And to learn more about Radware ADC-VX, check out its features and benefits now. You’ll soon discover why so many organizations of all sizes turn to Radware for help with their data center virtualization initiatives.

If you’ll be attending the RSA Conference in San Francisco on April 24-27, make sure and stop by the Radware booth (#2139). Meet with our team of experts and take your cybersecurity to the next level. Better yet, you can set up an appointment with them here.

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