Cisco ACE Replacement for
Network Function Virtualization

Customers still using a Cisco ACE load balancer will need to migrate to another load balancing solution. Cisco has announced it will no longer support the Cisco ACE (Cisco Application Control Engine modules). Cisco recommends that its customers find a Cisco ACE replacement as soon as possible.

Until now, the only option was to replace the Cisco load balancer with an appliance-based load balancing solution from another vendor. But today’s data centers need to run a combination of cloud-native applications built on microservices architectures alongside traditional applications. Legacy architectures and hardware-centric load balancers are proving to be inflexible when it comes to automation, centralized management and cost-effective scaling.

Cisco ACE Replacement Load Balancing Solution

Avi Networks and Cisco provide a Cisco ACE replacement product that deploys a flexible, analytics-driven, load balancing solution (Avi Vantage Platform) on high-performance NFV appliances (Cisco CSP). The Cisco ACE migration from Avi Networks is a load balancing solution that represents an elastic, software-driven approach. The Avi Vantage Platform delivers a Cisco ACE replacement solution that is highly-automated and provides TCO savings of over 50 percent (compared to a traditional load balancing solution).

Advantages of Avi Vantage’s High Performance
Cisco ACE Replacement for Network Function Virtualization

Turnkey Load Balancing Solution

The Cisco CSP 2100 NFV appliance and Avi Vantage Platform together provide a complete load balancing solution for Cisco ACE migration with expanded L4-L7 services on an elastic NFV platform, without requiring any additional expertise.

Centralized Management

The Avi Vantage Platform deployed on Cisco CSP provides a single point of control over a distributed data plane of load balancers that can be deployed across multi-cloud environments. All configuration changes, and application monitoring activities are performed through the Avi Console. In addition, the platform delivers deep application insights and visibility using continuous analytics of telemetry from the distributed load balancers. This is unlike traditional load balancers or Cisco ACE where each application control engine module needs to be individually managed.

High Performance

A single Cisco CSP appliance supports tens of Gbps of throughput, tens of thousands of SSL TPS and several million concurrent connections. For high performance, the system is able to seamlessly scale to several terabits per second of throughput. It also uses millions of SSL TPS as a single load balancing fabric.

Modernized Data Centers

Avi Networks and Cisco CSP deliver a software load balancing solution that modernizes your data centers so you can run cloud-native apps built on microservices architectures alongside traditional apps.

On-Demand Product

Unlike traditional hardware-centric load balancers that are inflexible and are not programmable, Avi Networks offers a software-defined architecture to enable programmability, automation and elastic scale — all on-demand — for easy Cisco ACE migration.

Learn About Cisco ACE Migration for an Intent-Based Load Balancing Solution

With Cisco CSP and Avi Networks, enterprises and service providers can replace their Cisco ACE appliances with a flexible software load balancing solution on an industry-standard Network Function Virtualization (NFV) platform that scales elastically on demand.

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