Application Delivery Case Studies

Customer Success Stories with Avi Networks

Largest Retailer Enables Predictive Autoscaling To Meet Holiday Traffic

Reduces OPEX by >30% by Eliminating Capacity Overprovisioning

Problem

  • Disproportionate increase in opex due to capacity overprovisioning for peak usage
  • Inability to autoscale due to zero visibility into app traffic resulting in app outages
  • Inability to rollout applications faster

Why Avi

  • Ability to predictively autoscale without requiring to overprovision
  • Programmable infrastructure for dev/test teams to enable self-service and faster app rollout
  • Deep insights into application performance and traffic

Results

  • Eliminated static overprovisioning of server capacity, reducing server opex by 30%
  • Increased application development efficiency by 25%
  • Guaranteed business SLAs and prevented “missed revenue goals”

Global Banking Corporation Delivers Fully Automated Application Services

Avi Aligns With Paas Objectives With Application-Delivery-as-a-Service Goals

Problem

  • Inability to automate and deliver an agile, programmable web platform
  • Existing appliance-based load balancers does not align with self-service goals
  • Lack of APIs for platform orchestration

Why Avi

  • Distributed load balancers with centralized declarative management
  • Monitor application health for load balancing and failover decisions
  • Achieve programmability with an API-first development approach

Results

  • Eliminated overprovisioning with predictive autoscaling
  • Enabled application owners and operations teams with self-service
  • Eliminated the need to provide proprietary hardware
  • Removed hardware provisioning from engineering certification and operational lifecycles

Avi Networks and Cisco ACI/APIC Deliver Automation

$4B Financial Management Firm Automates Application Services on Cisco ACI

Problem

  • Legacy ADCs were slowing down operations and troubleshooting
  • Complex and manual service insertion were causing compatibility issues
  • Needed automation of load balancing services to match network automation with Cisco ACI

Why Avi

  • Load balancing solution that is decoupled from underlying infrastructure
  • Integration with Cisco ACI with simple service insertion process
  • Deep insights into application performance for rapid troubleshooting

Results

  • Reduced service insertion and troubleshooting effort from weeks to minutes
  • Scale and migrate workloads without impacting services for business units
  • Improved application services SLA with programmable pool of resources across the data center

Top 3 Telecom and Media Company Solves Multicloud Application Delivery

Simplifies Multicloud Application Delivery With a Single ADC Solution

Problem

  • Existing ADCs with disparate points of control were difficult to manage
  • No visibility, performance monitoring, or application insights
  • Existing appliance-based ADCs did not support automation
  • No support for multicloud environmentst

Why Avi

  • Software-defined solution that eliminates the need for proprietary hardware
  • Enables service delivery without affecting core performance
  • API-driven solution that supports multicloud environments without custom configurations

Results

  • Modern load-balancing capabilities for less than the cost of annual maintenance with legacy solution
  • Predictive, elastic scaling of load balancers eliminated overprovisioning
  • Consistent architecture across multiple cloud environments

Media Services Giant Deploys Avi on OpenStack

100% Rest API, Self-service and Elastic ADC Accelerates App Development

Problem

  • Application deployments slowed down by appliance-based ADCs
  • Developers wanted do-it-yourself load-balancing
  • Dynamic autoscaling of resources to match growing traffic needs
  • Reduce total cost of ADC infrastructure ownership

Why Avi

  • LBaaS for multi-location, OpenStack-Kilo-based private cloud
  • Elastic load balancing with security and application analytics
  • Software-only solution with native integration with OpenStack and automation tools like Puppet and Chef

Results

  • Reduced ADC provisioning time from weeks to minutes
  • Developers quickly troubleshoot performance issues from a single OpenStack dashboard
  • Achieved 45% savings in OPEX over appliance-based, legacy ADC solution

Local Government Agency Delivers Online Student Safety Application

Avi Secures, Simplifies and Streamlines Infrastructure for Application Delivery

Problem

  • Inability to define application whitelists/blacklists for students
  • Frequent app outages due to the inability to scale for peak usage
  • Extended troubleshooting time stemming from zero visibility into application and traffic performance

Why Avi

  • Single load balancer to manage application traffic for internal and external applications
  • A software-based solution that can elastically scale
  • Reduce infrastructure costs by removing the need to overprovision server capacity

Results

  • Increased online student safety by preventing unsolicited search results
  • Granular visibility into application performance, traffic, and usage
  • Predictive autoscaling eliminated application outages

Auto Services Co. Maximizes OpenStack Benefits with Software-defined ADCs

Self-service and Automation Accelerates OpenStack Deployment

Problem

  • Inability to leverage existing infrastructure (that are outside OpenStack) within OpenStack environment
  • Ability to leverage AWS for application delivery

Why Avi

  • Self-service and complete automation to accelerate application delivery in OpenStack
  • Single ADC solution to deploy applications residing within and outside OpenStack

Results

  • Able to deliver application services beyond load balancing such as visibility, self-service, and analytics
  • Accelerates OpenStack deployment with central control
  • Reduced administration time for load balancing

Proxsys NL Delivers Nimble, Multi-tenant Application Services

Dutch Service Provider Leads Data Center Innovation with Avi Networks

Problem

  • Create an efficient gateway to walled-garden enterprise with load balancing for MS Exchange, ADFS, RDS Gateway, and SharePoint applications that support thousands of users
  • Hosting several webservers and web applications with high uptime SLAs for many customers in their private cloud
  • Needed to quickly find an efficient reverse proxy publishing solution

Why Avi

  • Single management interface for all load balancing resources
  • Easily separate system management from client configuration and rule management tasks
  • Platform analytics and application insights provide the ability

Results

  • Avi Networks is currently deployed for nearly 300 backend nodes.
  • Ability to reduce the time needed for customer issues to get fixed and get changes applied
  • Support a huge amount of different server applications
  • Provide an “anycasted” universal frontend layer

Global Mobile Gaming Leader Gains 3x Faster Application Deployments

Elastic Scale and Automation Enables Rapid Application Development and Delivery

Problem

  • Big “surface area” for application failures with just one pair of ADCs in data center
  • Inability to support app upgrades without downtime; app teams are on different upgrade windows
  • Overprovisioned ADC with current solution running only at 10% capacity; inability to plan for scale

Why Avi

  • Software-defined solution that is able to deliver load balancers where needed
  • Architecture naturally supports multitenancy
  • Ability to deliver application services on commodity x86 servers

Results

  • Rapid troubleshooting with granular visibility into application performance
  • Able to configure application policies in less than two minutes
  • Reduced TCO by 54% and eliminated overprovisioning of ADC appliances

Fortune 100 Technology Company Enables Application-Delivery-as-a-Service

“Simplification via Intelligent Automation” for Application Services

Problem

  • “Appliance sprawl” leading to exploding complexity and cost with physical and virtual appliances
  • Long troubleshooting times due to zero visibility into app analytics
  • Multicloud operational complexity delays application delivery

Why Avi

  • Single point of control for all apps across environments
  • Granular visibility into application performance and traffic
  • Ability to automate application delivery in private and hybrid cloud environments

Results

  • Real-time, visual and actionable analytics reduced troubleshooting time from months to minutes
  • Integration with VMware and OpenStack quickened application rollout
  • Moved away from a disparate management to a single point of control

Fortune 100 Technology Company Delivers Analytics-as-a-Service

Deployed on Openstack, Avi Empowers Mobility Customers with Cloud-based Analytics

Problem

  • Inability to meet customer and partner SLAs due to operational complexity
  • Lack of real-time visibility into application usage
  • Complex onboarding and scaling customers slows down application delivery

Why Avi

  • A software-defined solution with single point of control
  • Native integration with OpenStack for accelerated app rollouts
  • Application services beyond load balancing such as app security, real-time visibility and app monitoring

Results

  • Automated application delivery to exceed customer and partner SLAs
  • Eliminated server overprovisioning to lower opex by 80%
  • Single point of control for users, infrastructure, and apps simplifies customer and partner onboarding

Top 5 Tech Company Enables Self-Service For Application Owners

Delivers Self-service for Developers and Lowers Tco by More Than 50%

Problem

  • Disproportionate increase in ADC expenses with number of applications
  • Complex and manual operations across hundreds of ADCs
  • Load balancing automation for Cloudstack and microservices architecture

Why Avi

  • Software-defined solution mirrors application needs, without increasing costs
  • REST APIs enable programmable load balancing services and performance monitoring
  • Deep application insights and analytics reduce troubleshooting time

Results

  • Achieved TCO savings of over $1.5 million for application services
  • APIs and role-based access for developers have resulted in 3x improvement in app roll out times
  • Reduced troubleshooting time from months to minutes with visibility and analytics capabilities

Multinational Security Provider Scales-out their Solutions

Data Center Innovation Driven by Avi Networks and Cisco ACI

Problem

  • Exponential increase in investment due to expanded load balancer footprint in data center
  • Inability to scale horizontally to meet performance requirements with encrypted traffic
  • Load balancing a large volume of SSL/TLS transactions without 10x drop in performance

Why Avi

  • Build customizations at the click of a button
  • Aid their data center transformation initiative
  • Granular visibility into application performance and traffic
  • Scale-out, as opposed to scale-up, to load balance ~100k SSL transactions per second

Results

  • Reduce data center footprint with a software-defined solution
  • Integration with Cisco ACI that simplifies L4-L7 service insertion
  • Granular visibility into network transactions that reduces troubleshooting time to under a minute

EBSCO Transforms Application Delivery on OpenStack

Application Services Beyond Load Balancing Enable Fully Automated Private Cloud

Problem

  • Appliance-based ADCs were slowing down the move to a highly automated private cloud
  • Inability to autoscale without costly to appliance upgrades
  • Hardware-based ADC solutions lacked support for self-service IT and automation

Why Avi

  • Software-defined load balancing solution with central management and control
  • Out-of-the-box integration with OpenStack LBaaS module
  • Granular visibility into application performance

Results

  • Simplified management with fully automated application services
  • Time savings from a single point of control for OpenStack and LBaaS
  • Multitenancy model enables updates without impacting other tenants