Extends throughput capacity by up to 4Gbps
Radware has expanded its Alteon Application Switch product line with the launch of two new switches, the Alteon 4408 and Alteon 4416, after less than one-year it has acquired Nortel’s layer 4-7 application switching business.
The Alteon 4-series, built on Radware’s on demand infrastructure approach, allows Alteon customers to start with a certain bandwidth and application services to meet current operational requirements and then increase capacity and capabilities on a ‘pay-as-you-grow’ model, without replacing or rebooting supporting hardware, the company claims.
According to Radware, the 4-series combines Alteon Virtual Matrix Architecture (VMA) technology with its hardware platforms. The switches are designed and built as Layer 4-7 application delivery switches with backward compatibility.
With extended throughput capacity up to 4Gbps, the Alteon 4408 and 4416 deliver performance including 215K Layer 4 and 135K Layer 7 transactions per second and the fastest response time, Radware said.
The company claims that the new release enables broadest range of performance traffic management and control services with six-gigabit ethernet and two small form-factor pluggable (SFP) ports on the Alteon 4408 and twelve GE, four SFP ports and dual, out-of-band management ports on the Alteon 4416.
Ilan Kinreich, chief operating officer of Radware, said: Enterprises will increase their investments in datacentre technologies as a way to improve business agility – especially as cloud services, IT-communications convergence and the software-services industries have a transformative effect on the network, while data center consolidation, virtualisation and similar initiatives support the need for cost cutting and productivity enhancement.
The Alteon 4-series is a core component of both the current and next-generation datacenter; strategically aligning business-IT investments through real-time awareness, increased speed, performance, and compliance of mission-critical applications.