February 19, 2013
A10 Networks Partners with Ericsson to Deliver IPv6 Migration Solutions
By Rory Lidstone
TMCnet Contributing Writer
Application networks specialist, A10 Networks, was recently selected by Ericsson (News - Alert), a provider of telecommunications equipment technology and services, as a global partner, finalizing a global reseller agreement.
As such, A10's AX Series Application Networking Platform has been formally certified and chosen as the official IPv6 migration and carrier grade NAT (CGNAT) solution to be used for Ericsson's global telecom operator customers.
As the shift toward IPv6 fast approaches, it’s important for telecom operators to either preserve and leverage existing IPv4 addresses, or migrate to IPv6 in order to meet business requirements while offering additional differentiated services. With the AX Series Application Networking Platform, Ericsson's customers have a number of options to address the depletion of IPv4 addresses, ensuring that customers' communication and connectivity demands are met.
The AX Series offers energy efficiency along with some of the highest performances seen in the industry for IPv4 preservation solutions. Furthermore, A10's CGNAT technology maximizes existing IPv4 allocations.
"We are very proud to partner with Ericsson, the world's leading provider of telecom equipment and services, to deliver the most scalable, efficient and affordable IPv4 preservation and IPv6 migration solutions on the market today," said Lee Chen, founder and CEO at A10 Networks (News - Alert), in a statement. "While we've worked closely together on previous opportunities over the years, our Global agreement and partnership is now official so that customers can be confident to immediately engage on IPv6 Migration solutions with Ericsson and A10."
In November, A10's AX 2500, 2600-GCF, 3000-11 GCF, 3030, 3400, 5100 and 5200-11 Application Delivery Controller (ADC (News - Alert)) appliances were certified for Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2+ (EAL 2+), an international security standard for IT security products.
In September, ViaWest — a provider of privately held data center, cloud computing and managed services — was standardized on A10's AX Series hardware and SoftAX virtual appliances to deliver ViaWest solutions for advanced Layer 4-7 server load balancing and virtualization.
Edited by Braden Becker