Application Delivery in Amazon Web Services

Avi Delivers Intent-Based Application Services Alternative to AWS Load Balancer

Public clouds like Amazon Web Services (AWS) have become increasingly popular among enterprises that are modernizing data centers and applications.Unfortunately, Amazon Web Services load balancer solutions like the AWS Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) or AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB) lack full-featured load balancing capabilities, multi-cloud traffic management, and real-time application analytics. Similarly, traditional appliance-based load balancers are not designed for cloud environments, since virtual appliances lack the ability to scale across multiple clouds and cannot support the elasticity and automation required by cloud-native applications. These legacy solutions also lack developer-oriented features and native integration with AWS APIs, and require manual configuration and tedious management of individual instances.

Avi Vantage: Enterprise-Class Load Balancing for AWS

The Avi Vantage Platform offers full-featured load balancing, multi-cloud traffic management, application analytics, on-demand autoscaling, advanced security, application monitoring, and more. Avi also deploys in bare metal, virtualized, or container environments, delivering enterprise-grade services far beyond those of AWS load balancers (AWS ELB / ALB) or virtualized legacy appliances.

Full-Featured Load Balancing

Amazon ELB and ALB provide only basic load balancing and lack enterprise-class features and advanced policy support. Avi Vantage delivers full-featured load balancing and advanced policy support, including:

  • Advanced HTTP content switching capabilities
  • Comprehensive persistence
  • Customizable health monitoring
  • DNS services and GSLB across multiple clouds

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 by delivering a consistent application architectures. With Avi, enterprises gain the freedom to choose their cloud platforms based on business metrics such as:

  • Performance
  • Security
  • Compliance requirements
  • Risk reduction

Advanced Security

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 environments

Avi for Multi-Cloud Environments

Application Monitoring and Analytics

With the AWS Load Balancer, admins and developers lack integrated, real-time analytics and must deploy other AWS ELB Monitoring or third-party tools for application performance data and visibility. Avi Vantage delivers real-time App Insights into:

  • Application health
  • End-user experience
  • Log analytics
  • Security insights


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
  • Availability Zone awareness

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 delivering intent-based networking and application services with the Avi Vantage Platform that go beyond AWS load balancer capabilities.

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