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Avi Vantage Platform

Avi Networks delivers an elastic application services fabric that is architected on software-defined, analytics-driven, infrastructure-independent principles. The elastic application services delivered by Avi go beyond load balancing to include application analytics, multi-cloud traffic management, predictive autoscaling, security, and container services for bare metal, VM, public cloud, containers, and PaaS environments. Unlike legacy ADCs which are static, and cause overprovisioning and overspending, the Avi Vantage Platform delivers agile, software defined application services that mirrors next generation data center architectures. Fortune 500 companies use Avi Networks to deliver automated application services, enable self-service, accelerate deployments & troubleshooting and lower TCO.

Avi Networks partners with Red Hat from the OS, running on RHEL, through automation with Ansible, to full IaaS and PaaS cloud deployments with OpenStack & OpenShift, to deliver a flexible, scalable, easy to automate application networking infrastructure with rich insights and analytics, for any environment.

Features & Benefits

Software Load Balancing Solution

Avi Vantage mirrors the needs of software-defined data centers and public clouds using a distributed architecture which separates the control (central controller) and data planes (distributed load balancers). Unlike legacy load balancing solutions, Avi Vantage provides:

  • Application services as a centrally managed pool of resources
  • Multicloud support – Virtualized, SDN, OpenStack, or public cloud
  • Uniform application services across environments

Application-centric services

Avi Vantage provides multitenant application services close to the application. New application architectures such as OpenShift microservices environments have led to dispersed application components and large amounts of East-West traffic in data centers. Hardware (or virtual) appliances from legacy vendors have become inefficient or too expensive to use in these contexts, while lightweight proxies don't have the analytics, scale, security nor enterprise class load balancing features that enterprises expect for porduction deployments.

Avi Vantage delivers:

  • Multitenancy to isolate apps and improve SLA to internal customers
  • Scalable and granular services in the proximity of applications
  • Per-app load balancing capabilities

Automation for IT, self-service for developers

DevOps principles and continuous delivery goals are forcing enterprises to automate routine tasks such as virtual IP (VIP) provisioning and configuration changes.

Integrated with Ansbile Avi Vantage enables:

  • Application service automation through 100% REST API
  • Visibility with app maps to monitor and troubleshoot apps
  • Policy-driven self-service for developers to build services

Application analytics, security, and performance

Load balancers occupy a privileged location (in the path of application traffic) in the data center. However, legacy ADCs have not taken advantage of this position to deliver useful insights. With real-time telemetry collected from distributed service delivery components, Avi Vantage provides unprecedented application visibility and insights:

  • Dashboard with actionable performance, security, and client insights
  • Ability to record and replay traffic events to troubleshoot applications
  • Visibility with app maps and at-a-glance status with health scores

Predictive autoscaling of load balancers and apps

The distributed data plane architecture of Avi Vantage provides proactive autoscaling of load balancers as well as application components (through integrations with orchestration platforms). Scaling with traditional load balancers causes delays, overspending, and overprovisioning.

  • Eliminates overprovisioning of load balancers
  • Monitors traffic and scales out or in based on traffic thresholds
  • Helps maintain application SLAs and accelerates time-to-market

Key Features and Benefits

  • See Product Overview for full listing of Features & Benefits.

Category

Networking VNF

Tags

VNF

Red Hat Certifications

This product has been certified to run on the following Red Hat products and technologies:

Target Product Level
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10.0
Base: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (x86_64) 7.4-7.x for Other
Certified
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11.0
Base: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (x86_64) 7.4-7.x for Other
Certified
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9.0
Base: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (x86_64) 7.3-7.x for Other
Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x Self-Certified
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 5.x Certified

Support

Red Hat will provide support for Red Hat OpenStack Platform pursuant to the terms in the subscription agreement. Any support for the VNF functionality will need to be provided by the VNF Partner pursuant to their terms.