Application Delivery Controller: Data Centers & Cloud

Public-cloud-like flexibility for application services

The Avi Vantage Platform delivers automated application services including load balancing, application analytics, predictive autoscaling, and security for on-premises or public cloud applications. The platform is built on software-defined principles, runs on commodity x86 servers, VMs, or containers, and matches the automation and self-service goals of modern enterprises.

Software Load Balancing Solution

Software Load Balancing Solution

Avi Vantage mirrors the needs of software-defined data centers and public clouds using a distributed architecture which separates the control (central controller) and data planes (distributed load balancers). Unlike legacy load balancing solutions, Avi Vantage provides:

  • Application services as a centrally managed pool of resources
  • Multicloud support – Virtualized, SDN, OpenStack, or public cloud
  • Uniform application services across environments

Application-centric Services

Application-centric services

Avi Vantage provides multitenant application services close to the application. New application architectures such as microservices have led to dispersed application components and large amounts of East-West traffic in data centers. Hardware (or virtual) appliances from legacy vendors have become inefficient or too expensive to use in these contexts. Avi Vantage delivers:

  • Multitenancy to isolate apps and improve SLA to internal customers
  • Scalable and granular services in the proximity of applications
  • Per-app load balancing capabilities

Automation for IT, self-service for developers

Automation for IT, self-service for developers

DevOps principles and continuous delivery goals are forcing enterprises to automate routine tasks such as virtual IP (VIP) provisioning and configuration changes. Avi Vantage enables:

  • Application service automation through 100% REST API
  • Visibility with app maps to monitor and troubleshoot apps
  • Policy-driven self-service for developers to build services

Application analytics, security, and performance

Application analytics, security, and performance

Load balancers occupy a privileged location (in the path of application traffic) in the data center. However, legacy application delivery controllers have not taken advantage of this position to deliver useful insights. With real-time telemetry collected from distributed service delivery components, Avi Vantage provides unprecedented application visibility and insights:

  • Dashboard with actionable performance, security, and client insights
  • Ability to record and replay traffic events to troubleshoot applications
  • Visibility with app maps and at-a-glance status with health scores

Predictive autoscaling of load balancers and apps

Predictive autoscaling of load balancers and apps

The distributed data plane architecture of Avi Vantage provides proactive autoscaling of load balancers as well as application components (through integrations with orchestration platforms). Scaling with traditional load balancers causes delays, overspending, and overprovisioning.

  • Eliminates overprovisioning of load balancers
  • Monitors traffic and scales out or in based on traffic thresholds
  • Helps maintain application SLAs and accelerates time-to-market