In response to Cisco’s (News - Alert) plans to stop production of its Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) product line, including next-generation load balancing and application delivery solution, Embrane, a provider of a dynamic platform for virtual network services to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing and IT as a service, is offering trade-up incentives for Cisco customers fearing disruption to their network infrastructure when ACE is discontinued.
Dubbed as “replACE the ACE,” enterprises and service providers that replace their Cisco load balancers with Embrance’s heleos-powered, elastic load balancers will receive a one-year free subscription that matches the capacity of their previous ACE module of appliance.
Embrane has created a load balancer specifically to run on the heleos platform, a multiservice, distributed software architecture for powering network service. The service delivers all of the agility features and benefits of the platform, plus all of the features end-user customers need for server load balancing. heleos-powered load balancers are capable of supporting small multi-tenant workloads with extremely low aggregate throughput (e.g. 1 Mbps) yet flexible enough to non-disruptively scale in minutes to support large multi-tenant environments (e.g. 100 Gbps).
Embrane's heleos-powered load balancers and firewall/VPNs can be provisioned in seconds and scale on-demand from a single point of management.
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By leveraging the distributed architecture of heleos, enterprises and service providers can rapidly deploy full-featured, layer 3-7 network services with the agility – rapid provisioning and elasticity – they expect from software, and the performance and scale of hardware devices.
“Customers should not be forced to put their mission-critical network infrastructure in jeopardy when vendors unexpectedly change their plans for a product and stop production,” said John Vincenzo (News - Alert), vice president of marketing, Embrane, in a statement. “We’re not only offering customers the peace of mind of having a next-generation, elastic load balancer, we’re also helping them create a much more agile network without the disruption of re-architecting their networks. We enable the network and the networking team to maximize agility and value for their organizations by building virtual network services to match virtualized compute and storage.”
For more information about the Embrane ReplACE program visit www.embrane.com/replacetheace.
Edited by Rich Steeves