Avi Networks Becomes a Full-fledged Application Delivery Platform


Avi Networks, the Santa Clara, CA-headquartered software-only application delivery platform, recently launched new features that turn its next-generation technology into a fully-fledged application delivery platform.

Its latest features employ machine learning and augment Avi’s integration with the Ansible and Terraform datacenter management platforms, intending to make it simple for businesses to automate the deployment of applications and their scaling in multi-cloud and hybrid environments. The goal is to enable IT teams in the provisioning of infrastructure resources and application services without the necessity to code complex logic, including deploying additional servers, cloud infrastructure, application services and network resources as demand increases for an application.

“Automating application deployment and provisioning is essential for enterprises today. However, organizations need to code and maintain complex scripts to deploy applications in each respective environment, and for each potential scenario. The move towards hybrid and multi-cloud only makes this experience more painful,” said Gaurav Rastogi, Automation and Analytics Architect at Avi Networks. “We’ve eliminated that hassle. You don’t have to think about inputs or code anymore. Simply declare the desired outcome and let Avi’s intent-based system do the rest.”

Application delivery infrastructure was designed for the era of client/server, not for the current move towards multicloud solutions and the transition from monolithic application development to microservices, which involves separating previously complex applications into independent, modular processes that have to communicate with one another via APIs. New solutions are needed to help make application delivery more flexible, distributed, scalable, and easier to manage.

According to a recent IDC White Paper, sponsored by Avi Networks, which interviewed organizations using the Avi Vantage Platform to deploy application services, “they no longer must choose between overprovisioning and potentially having insufficient load-balancing capacity, while having virtualized application delivery resources with Avi Vantage ensures that their application development efforts and business operations are not slowed by manual provisioning processes”. IDC said that its analysis showed that participants using Avi Vantage’s platform are saving an annual average of $4.11 million per organization by (i) reducing the cost of application delivery and load-balancing resources; (ii) reducing the time necessary to deliver new load-balancing capacity; and (iii) supporting the enterprise with elastic scalability and better network performance.

Current clients of Avi include Adobe Systems, ZOLL Data and Swisslos. Its platform can be deployed across the biggest cloud providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform in addition to private data centers.

“Automation is revolutionizing how applications are deployed and how applications scale,” said Jim Duffy, Senior Analyst for Networking at 451 Research. “Avi’s intent-based capabilities combined with integrations with automation tools are designed to deliver elastic application networking services through a single, infrastructure-agnostic platform. This has the potential to simplify cloud migration considerations, streamline operations, and improve an enterprise’s ability to do more with less.”

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