Radware this week unveiled a virtual version of its application delivery controller (ADC) line, part of a new strategy for the Israeli application delivery and network security vendor to address ADC needs in mixed physical and virtualized data center environments.
Radware's virtual application delivery infrastructure (VADI) includes virtual ADC instances delivered at various service levels and in various form factors. Among the deployment options are a dedicated ADC on a physical device running a single virtual ADC instance, an ADC hypervisor, called ADC-VX, that enables multiple virtual ADC instances on top of Radware's OnDemand Switch, and a virtual appliance, or "soft ADC," running on a customer's existing server virtualization infrastructure.
More VADI components will be introduced over the next year, according to Radware, and it's hope is to present a comprehensive offering to channel partners competing for mixed-environment data center business.
"Our partners will have a leading offering and a very competitive one," said Sharon Trachtman, vice president of global marketing, in an interview with CRN. "For those who have the skills in place and have the virtualization environment know-how, this will enhance their capabilities."
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