Next-gen application networking services in Azure:
- Enterprise-grade load balancing for Microsoft Azure applications
- Predictive, on-demand autoscaling based on real-time traffic
- Per-app and per-tenant deployments
- Central management across multiple Azure VNets
- Unique visibility and application performance, end-user insights
- Consistent application architecture across Azure and data center
- Complete REST APIs for automation and integration for Azure VNets, scale-set, and Azure DNS
What Avi Vantage provides for Microsoft Azure
Full-featured load balancing
Azure Application Gateway and Azure Load Balancer (ALB) provide basic load balancing capabilities but lack enterprise-class features and advanced policy support. Avi Vantage includes multiple load balancing algorithms, advanced HTTP content switching capabilities, comprehensive persistence, customizable health monitoring, DNS services, and GSLB across multiple clouds. Avi delivers an as-a-service experience with native Azure API integration.
Avi Vantage is a 100% REST API-based solution, that offers Python SDK, Ansible playbooks, and ARM templates for automating configuration and operations. Avi Vantage natively integrates with Azure APIs for spinning up VMs, allocating IPs, integrating Azure DNS, and auto-scaling with Azure scale sets. Avi Vantage simplifies continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) operations by supporting blue-green deployments and canary upgrades.
Hybrid and Multi-cloud load balancing
Inconsistent capabilities across clouds create challenges for network engineers to move workloads across multiple cloud infrastructures. Avi Vantage enables dynamic workload mobility across on-premises and cloud environments based on business metrics such as cost, performance, security, and compliance requirements, thus reducing risk and improving flexibility.
Azure Application Gateway and ALB lack advanced security policies, SSL insights, and DDoS capabilities. Avi Vantage provides WAF, network ACLs, advanced HTTP security policies, SSL insights, DDoS detection and mitigation capabilities, along with micro-segmentation in container environments.
With Microsoft Azure, the cost of load balancing (Application Gateway or ALB), security (WAF), and visibility (third-party logging tools) adds up to a significantly higher investment. Avi Vantage reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) while providing rich functionality and superior experience.
Central management and control
Avi provides a single interface to manage the entire deployment. Avi Controller cluster manages services for applications across multiple Virtual Networks (VNets).Auto virtual IP address allocation and auto DNS registration allow full automation for application load balancing.
Visibility and monitoring
With Azure Application Gateway and ALB, administrators and developers have to deploy third-party tools and services for analytics. Avi Vantage delivers real-time insights into application health, end-user experience, log analytics, and security status.