Software Load Balancer

Application Delivery Controller & Beyond

Avi Networks delivers intent-based application services including a Software Load Balancer, Intelligent Web Application Firewall (iWAF) and Elastic Service Mesh. The Avi Vantage Platform helps ensure a fast, scalable, and secure application experience.

Unlike legacy load balancers, Avi Vantage is 100% software-defined and provides:

  • Multi-cloud – Consistent experience across on-premises and cloud environments through central management and orchestration
  • Intelligence – Built-in analytics drive actionable insights that make autoscaling seamless, automation intelligent and decision making easy
  • Automation – 100% RESTful APIs enable self-service provisioning and integration into the CI/CD pipeline for application delivery

Multi-Cloud Load

Support consistent experience through infrastructure-agnostic architecture across on-premises and multi-cloud environments.

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90% Faster Self-Service Provisioning

Allow DevOps to deploy apps using REST APIs with single point of control, improving speed, responsiveness, and reducing support costs.

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Automation Lowers TCO
by 50%

Outperform legacy hardware without overprovisioning and eliminate expensive hardware refreshes and management costs.

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Autoscaling of Load Balancers and Applications

The software-defined, scale-out architecture of Avi Vantage provides on-demand autoscaling of elastic load balancers. The distributed software load balancers and the backend applications can scale up or down in response to real-time traffic monitoring. Application load balancing becomes more adaptable and intelligent.

  • No more overprovisioning of appliance-based (virtual or hardware) load balancers
  • Elastic scale based on learned traffic thresholds
  • Per-app, elastic load balancing to maintain SLAs

Web Application Analytics & Performance Insights

Take advantage of the load balancers’ privileged location (in the path of application traffic) in the data center by gathering useful insights from real-time telemetry collected from distributed service delivery components.

  • Easy-to-use dashboard with actionable performance, security, and client insights
  • Native integrations with analytics platforms including Splunk, AppDynamics, Grafana, and Cisco Tetration Platform
  • Ability to record and replay traffic events like “Network DVR” for faster troubleshooting without depending on log files or TCPdump
  • Visibility with end-to-end timing and per-application health scores based on real-time telemetries including application performance, resource utilization, security, and anomalous behavior

Automation for IT, Self-Service for Developers

Match the continuous application delivery goals and DevOps principles of modern enterprises by automating routine tasks such as virtual IP (VIP) provisioning and configuration changes.

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

Swisslos Delivers Superior Online Experience with Modern Application Delivery from Avi Networks


Swisslos’ lottery application was supported by appliance-based load balancers that lacked elasticity, scalability and quick deployment. Poor load balancing performance impacted their ability to deliver a great end user experience.


Switching to Avi’s software defined load balancer allowed Swisslos one-click deployment, elastic scale, automation and app analytics. This resulted in reduced app troubleshooting time and operational savings of 60%.

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Seven Key Considerations Before F5 or Citrix Load Balancer Refresh

Before you commit to a multi-year license and maintenance contract with your appliance-based load balancing vendor, review these key considerations and how your enterprise can expand load balancing services into full-featured application services.

  • Automation and Self-Service
  • Elasticity and Performance at Scale
  • Application Analytics and Troubleshooting
  • Multi-Cloud Application Services
  • Ecosystem Integrations
  • Total Cost of Ownership

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Multi-Cloud Load Balancer

Natively supports multi-cloud environments with intelligent hybrid cloud traffic management, application scaling and central management. The ecosystem integrations enable network administrators to deploy elastic load balancing solutions in minutes instead of weeks.

  • Container-based microservices applications get full stack L4-L7 services including service discovery, service proxy, interactive application maps and micro-segmentation capabilities
  • Out-of-the-box integrations with SDN infrastructure solutions such as VMware vCenter and NSX, OpenStack, Cisco ACI/APIC, Cisco CSP (NFV), Juniper Contrail, and Nuage VSP
  • Native integrations with cloud environments such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and orchestration platforms such as RedHat OpenShift, and Kubernetes

90% Faster Self-Service Provisioning

Software-defined approach enables technology integrations, centralized role-based access, and multi-tenancy to facilitate easy provisioning of applications and reduce time for application provisioning by 90%.

  • Deliver over 60,000 SSL TPS on a single Intel-based server
  • Policy-based triggers for predictive autoscaling – scales in and out elastically on commodity x86 hardware
  • Policy-driven self-service for developers to roll out applications and integrate with orchestration services

Lower Total Cost of Ownership

Avi’s 100% software load balancers enable enterprises to size their load balancers based on application needs (instead of over-provisioning upfront) and avoid expensive hardware load balancer refreshes from legacy ADC vendors such as F5 and Citrix Netscaler.

  • Over 50% TCO savings compared to the traditional appliance-based load balancers
  • No need for custom proprietary hardware and increased value delivered by complimenting application/network performance management (APM/NPM) with built-in analytics
  • Zero CapEx with 100% software solutions and significantly reduced OpEx with ease-of-use and advanced automation

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