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Avi Networks launches Avi SaaS, industry’s first SaaS solution for multi-cloud load balancing and application services

Avi Networks launches Avi SaaS, industry’s first SaaS solution for multi-cloud load balancing and application services

Posted by Anasia D'melloNovember 2, 2018

Avi Networks has launched Avi SaaS, claimed to be the industry’s first SaaS solution for multi-cloud load balancing. Avi SaaS provides cloud-managed software to deliver application services including load balancing, web application firewall (WAF), global server load balancing (GSLB), and service mesh for containers across a multi-cloud environment.

The solution overcomes the limitations of appliance-based ADCs, which are not designed for the public cloud. Avi SaaS combines the easy deployment of cloud-provider solutions and enterprise-grade features without being constrained to a single environment. Avi SaaS delivers consistent capabilities regardless of infrastructure, accelerates time-to-value, lowers OpEx, and drives operational simplicity.

Avi SaaS complements Avi’s flagship product, the Avi Vantage Platform, by delivering the Avi Controller as a cloud-managed service. Avi’s SaaS model delivers the fastest path to productivity for provisioning load balancers, monitoring application performance in real time, and rapidly resolving application issues. Avi’s central control plane is wholly provisioned and managed for customers by Avi, with the Avi Service Engines (distributed load balancers) deployed close to the applications that enterprises own.

The unique benefits of Avi’s SaaS delivery model and architecture include:

  • Faster time-to-value — Avi SaaS helps enterprises get an easy start to delivering application services. Businesses reduce time-to-market for applications since administrators can simply login into Avi’s cloud-managed SaaS controller and configure virtual services and policies for their applications.
  • Operational simplicity — Avi SaaS simplifies the management and maintenance of application services by removing the need to manage cloud or on-premises infrastructure. IT operations and networking teams can focus their attention on delivering self-service, automation, and issue resolution for application owners.
  • Deployment flexibility — Avi SaaS delivers the same enterprise-grade feature set as Avi Vantage, giving enterprises the freedom to deploy Avi software the way they want to – managed by their IT teams or by Avi.
  • High performance and low cost — Avi SaaS brings the best of both worlds to customers by deploying the distributed load balancers close to applications while delivering central policy and lifecycle management as a service. This deployment model lowers operational costs while ensuring high throughput.

“Avi SaaS is an excellent way to leverage Avi Networks’ separation of the control plane and data plane,” said Kevin Tolly, founder of The Tolly Group. “Its ability to deploy services anywhere from a single centralised controller is well-suited to multi-cloud environments, and customers will find its easy-to-consume management model very attractive.”

“Avi SaaS is ideal for cloud-oriented organisations, emerging brands, and highly distributed businesses,” said Murali Basavaiah, VP of Engineering and co-founder at Avi Networks. “It provides all the flexibility and automation of the Avi Vantage Platform and makes it available on tap, no matter where applications are deployed.”

Avi SaaS customers can select the region(s) where their controllers are hosted to fit their needs for delivery and resilience requirements. They can also opt for isolated instances to meet security and compliance policies.

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