Array Networks Network Functions Platform combines the best attributes of dedicated hardware, virtualization and software-centric computing to create an environment that provides guaranteed performance for virtual networking and security functions.

In other words, Array is enabling agility-at-scale.

Organizations can transition to an agile approach without sacrificing the performance needed for business-critical applications. Racks of legacy gear can be consolidated to reduce space, power and cooling costs. Services can be provisioned on-demand with guaranteed SLAs. Security need not compromise the user experience.

Host Array application delivery virtual appliances, or host virtual appliances from best-of-breed networking and security vendors; the choice is yours. With Array’s virtualized hardware environment and a growing ecosystem of platform partners, businesses can finally reconcile their desire for agility with their need for performance.

Array Networks Family of Products

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Multiple Network Functions

AVX Series appliances can host vAPV virtual application delivery controller (ADC), vxAG virtual secure access gateway (SSL VPN) or 3rd-party networking, security and application delivery functions, and can mix and match virtual appliances as needed to meet deployment requirements. Current 3rd-party vendor support includes Fortinet FortiGate next-generation firewalls and Positive Technologies PT AF virtual web application firewalls.

Flexible Size Options

AVX Series appliances can host four different size vAPV, vxAG and 3rd-party instances: entry, small, medium and large. Instances of different sizes can be mixed and matched as needed to meet deployment requirements. Smaller sizes will allow for more instances per system, and larger sizes will allow for greater performance per instance. In addition, the AVX3600 can host shared-entry instances which offer best-effort performance for smaller workloads where density is a primary consideration.

Pay-As-You-Go Capacity

AVX Series appliances can be purchased in quarter-capacity increments, allowing you to pay for what you need today and purchase additional capacity as needed to meet future deployment requirements. vAPV and vxAG licenses are included free of charge; mix and match different functions and sizes up to your purchased system capacity.

Guaranteed Performance

Each vAPV, vxAG and 3rd-party instance is automatically assigned dedicated CPU, SSL, memory and input/output interfaces to ensure guaranteed performance per virtual appliance. In addition, dedicated resources are reserved for hypervisor management to eliminate virtual machine contention and enable SLAs for business-critical customers and applications. For shared-entry instances, available only on AVX3600, best-effort performance is provided.

High Availability

AVX Series appliances provide high availability at both system and virtual appliance levels. By deploying a high availability pair of vAPV, vxAG, or 3rd-party instances across a pair of AVX Series appliances, availability is assured in the event that either a system or a virtual appliance is unresponsive.

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Enterprise Applications

Array load balancers provide high availability for a broad range of enterprise applications including Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Lync, Oracle PeopleSoft and WebLogic, VMware View, SAP NetWeaver, eClinicalWorks and many more. Array APV Series appliances are also ideal for Intranet applications as well as homegrown enterprise applications and services.

Software-as-a-Service

Array load balancers are simple, yet powerful and scalable, yet cost-effective, making them the perfect choice for supporting secure software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud offerings. For businesses with a laser focus on scaling a single external-facing cloud application, Array’s offers distinct advantages for Layer-7 traffic management and SSL price-performance.

Infrastructure-as-a-Service

Flexible physical, virtual and virtualized platform options, integration with homegrown and 3rd party cloud orchestration – including OpenStack, VMware and Microsoft – and support for subscription and pay-as-you-go licensing make Array application delivery a natural fit for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers looking to offer load balancing as a cloud service.

SSL Offloading

Whether you need to offload SSL from servers to ensure the performance and scalability of business-critical applications and services, or offload SSL from virtual ADCs, or provide a scalable means to intercept and inspect encrypted traffic, Array provides the highest-performance, most feature-rich and secure SSL acceleration and offload solution on the market.

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With increasing mobility, growing adoption of cloud services and a shift in thinking that emphasizes securing data in addition to securing networks and devices, modern enterprises require a new breed of remote and mobile access solutions.

Array’s scalable secure access gateway centralizes control over access to applications, desktops, files, networks and Web sites from a broad range of remote and mobile devices – providing secure connectivity, end-point and server-side security and application-level AAA policies on a per-user basis.

Available as physical or virtual appliances, the AG Series is ideal for enterprises that need to support multiple communities of interest as well as service providers that need to provide remote access to globally dispersed data centers.

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Array WAN Series WAN optimization controllers speed data transfers and reduce application response times over wide area networks by optimizing and reducing traffic transmitted between remote offices, remote users, data centers and clouds.

Leveraging stream-based differencing, application blueprints, single instance store, traffic prioritization and network, application and TCP optimizations, WAN Series solutions mitigate the effects of limited bandwidth, high latency, packet loss and network congestion to improve application response times by more than 50x and reduce bandwidth utilization by up to 95%.

Where scalability and performance across the WAN is a critical factor, WAN Series physical and virtual appliances or Windows software solutions may be deployed to cost-effectively deliver LAN-like performance from anywhere to anywhere.

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