Modern organizations are looking to deliver applications across private, public or hybrid clouds. As a result, enterprises are rapidly adopting Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of their application strategy. Robust cloud application services with multi-cloud capabilities are needed to support these modern applications across data centers and public cloud platforms like Amazon AWS.
Traditional appliance-based load balancers are not a fit even as virtual ADCs since they lack the ability to scale across multiple clouds and are not built to support the elasticity and automation required by cloud-native applications. These legacy solutions also lack native integration with AWS APIs, require manual configuration, need tedious management of each instance, and are not developer-friendly.
Native cloud load balancer solutions like AWS Elastic Load Balancer (AWS ELB) or AWS Application Load Balancer (AWS ALB) lack full-featured load balancing capabilities, multi-cloud traffic management, and real-time application analytics.
Avi Vantage: Enterprise-Class Load Balancing for AWS
The Avi Vantage Platform offers full-featured load balancing, automation, advanced security, application monitoring, analytics and multi-cloud traffic management. It delivers workloads deployed in bare metal, virtualized, or container environments resulting in enterprise-class load balancing that goes way beyond the capabilities of amazon web services load balancer.
With Avi Vantage, enterprises can close the gap left by cloud-native solutions and traditional application delivery controllers, because Avi offers a flexible, yet comprehensive solution that is consistent across multi-cloud environments, agile, and elastic.
Avi Vantage Application Delivery Benefits over AWS Load Balancer
Full-featured Load Balancing
AWS ELB and ALB provide only basic load balancing capabilities and lack enterprise-class features and advanced policy support. Avi Vantage delivers full-featured load balancing, including:
Avi Vantage is a 100% REST API-based solution, offering Python SDK, Ansible Roles and Terraform integrations , and CloudFormation templates for zero-code automation of configuration and operations. Avi natively integrates with AWS APIs for:
- Spinning up EC2 instances
- Allocating Elastic IPs
- Route53 integration
- Predictive autoscaling
- AZ awareness
AWS ELB and ALB lack advanced security policies, SSL insights, and DDoS capabilities.
Avi Vantage provides:
- Network ACLs
- Advanced HTTP security policies
- SSL insights
- Intelligent Web Application Firewall (iWAF)
- DDoS detection and mitigation
- Micro-segmentation in container environment
Application Monitoring and Analytics
With the AWS Load Balancer, admins and developers do not have integrated real-time analytics and have to deploy other AWS or third party tools and services for application performance data and visibility. Avi Vantage delivers real-time App Insights into:
- Application health
- End-user experience
- Log analytics
- Security insights
Multi-Cloud Traffic Management
Inconsistent capabilities across clouds create challenges for network engineers to move application workloads beyond AWS cloud deployment models. Avi Vantage enables dynamic workload mobility across clouds delivering a consistent application architectures. This gives enterprises the freedom to choose their cloud platform based on business metrics such as:
- Compliance requirements,
- Risk reduction
Premium Elastic Load Balancing for Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Avi Networks
Looking to modernize and maximize your application delivery and networking services in AWS? Learn more about extending app-centricity to your networking stack with application services that go beyond AWS load balancer capabilities, with Avi Vantage.