Software Load Balancer

Application Delivery Controller & Beyond

The Software Load Balancer Solution

Avi Networks’ Software Load Balancer provides scalable application delivery across any infrastructure. The Software Load Balancer forms the backbone of the Avi Vantage Platform, providing speed, performance and reliability for modern enterprises.

Elastic Load Balancer

Software architecture gives the elasticity needed to support dynamic scale up or scale out of load balancing services.

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Central Control and Automation

Overcome the complexity of application delivery across data centers and public clouds with a centrally managed controller.

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Lower Total Cost of Ownership

Outperform legacy hardware with faster provisioning and by eliminating expensive hardware refreshes and management.

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Responsive Self-Service

Allow business developers and operations teams to deploy applications using APIs or a centralized controller, improving speed, responsiveness, and reducing support costs.

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Hybrid Cloud Load Balancer with Ecosystem Integrations

Infrastructure-agnostic architecture natively supports hybrid and multi-cloud environments with single point of visibility and control.

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Application Analytics and Troubleshooting

Single dashboard displays real-time telemetry for actionable insights
and efficient troubleshooting.

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Elastic Scale and Automation Enables Rapid Application Development and Application Delivery


Over-provisioned hardware ADC runs at only 10% capacity resulting in high costs, inability to support app upgrades without downtime and delayed app roll outs.


Avi Software Load Balancers provided ability to deliver application services on commodity x86 servers with rapid troubleshooting and granular visibility into performance for better application delivery management. Implementation was easy and reduced TCO by 54%.

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Seven Key Considerations Before Your Upcoming F5 or Citrix Load Balancer Refresh

Before you commit to a multi-year license and maintenance contract with your hardware load balancer vendor, review these key considerations and what they will mean for the future of application delivery controllers in your enterprise:

  • Automation and Self-Service
  • Elasticity
  • Application Performance Analytics and Troubleshooting
  • Performance
  • Hybrid & Multi-cloud Use
  • Ecosystem Integrations
  • Total Cost of Ownership

Avi’s Software Load Balancer - The Architectural Difference

Avi Networks’ software load balancer deploys service engines across any infrastructure environment. Unlike hardware load balancers, Avi’s next-gen application delivery architecture improves ease-of-use, visibility, and control for legacy and cloud-native applications through a single platform.

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Elastic Load Balancer

Built on a software-defined architecture to centrally manage a distributed fabric of load balancers that scale up or spin down in response to real-time traffic changes.

  • Define preset thresholds to trigger auto-configuration of load balancers and/or application servers
  • Implement auto-scaling of backend applications through integrations with orchestration platforms and scripting tools
  • Provide per-app load balancing on commodity x86 servers, VMs, or containers

Central Control and Automation

Make operations more efficient by providing single point of management and complete automation for L4-L7 services with an elastic, multi-cloud approach, allowing administrators to quickly provision the capacity required by their applications.

  • Application service automation through 100% REST API
  • Visibility with application maps to monitor and troubleshoot issues
  • Single pane control and visibility across installed environments

Lower Total Cost of Ownership

Avi’s 100% software ADCs 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.

  • Achieve TCO savings greater than 50% compared to the leading appliance-based ADCs
  • Eliminate the need for custom ADC hardware and increase reliability by providing application/network performance management (APM/NPM)
  • Zero capex with significantly reduced opex

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Software-defined approach enables technology integrations, centralized role-based access, and multi-tenancy to facilitate easy provisioning of applications and reduce time for application rollouts by up to 5X.

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

Hybrid Cloud Load Balancer
with Ecosystem Integrations

Natively supports multi-cloud environments with intelligent hybrid cloud traffic management, application scaling and central management. The ecosystem integrations enable network administrators to deploy load balancing services 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 popular infrastructure orchestration, SDN and PaaS solutions such as VMware vCenter and NSX, OpenStack, Cisco ACI/APIC, Cisco CSP (NFV), Juniper Contrail, Nuage VSP, Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, RedHat OpenShift, Kubernetes, Mesos/Marathon, and Docker UCP

Application Analytics and Troubleshooting

Avi’s analytics capabilities provide actionable insights in an easy-to-use dashboard. The Avi Controller collects real-time telemetry for pinpoint analytics of end-user experience, application performance, resource utilization, security, and anomalous behavior.

  • At-a-glance view of all virtual services throughout the system
  • App maps with visual interaction illustration “Network DVR” to record and replay network events, round-trip times and pinpoint app issues without needing log files or TCP dumps

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