Seven months after acquiring the Nortel-Alteon application delivery product line, Radware (RDWR) has brought back the Alteon line by unveiling the new Alteon 5412 application delivery platform.
The Alteon 5412 delivers optimal business value by helping customers reduce capital expenditures and capacity planning risks as well as eliminate application delivery overspending by providing capacity and service scalability based on a “pay-as-you-grow” model, the company said. Radware Alteon customers can reduce operational expenditures as the Alteon 5412 offers hassle-free upgrades with no downtime or need to restart the device. The product runs the same Alteon OS as previous models, thereby offering Alteon customers smooth migration to the new platform with the same proven operational simplicity and stability, without any risk or learning curve for integration into the data center environment.
Key technology advancements include:
- Performance: The Alteon 5412 offers faster response times and support for high-end environments delivering up to 20gbps of application switching throughput capacity and up to 340,000 Layer 4 transactions per second (TPS). The system also offers four 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports and 12 GE ports, enabling customers to process the highest network traffic capacities required by high-end data center environments.
- Carrier-Grade Reliability: The new Alteon 5412 delivers carrier-grade reliability required by the most demanding carrier high-end enterprise application environments. It features custom-made hardware coupled with embedded components providing high MTBF – in addition to being NEBS-ready. It also ships with dual power supply configurations and redundant out-of-band management ports, complies with the strictest regulations, and is certified across hardware and networking standards.
- Best User Experience: Alteon 5412’s unique Virtual Matrix Architecture (VMA) is flexible and optimized distributed processing software architecture. It creates a virtual matrix of memory and processor resources across the switch that can be used to process traffic from any port at any time, allowing faster layer 4-7 processing capabilities.
“Radware is committed to investing in the Alteon product line, and executing on a plan to ensure long-term growth and support for our Radware-Alteon customers,” said Ilan Kinreich, COO, Radware. “For years, customers have found success with Alteon application switches and our goal is to build on this momentum and evolve the product to deliver an optimal user experience.”