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AX 3030 Application Delivery Controller
Low Cost 10 Gb Port Application Delivery Controller

AX 3030 Application Delivery Controller

AX Series 64-bit Models
AX 3030 Application Delivery Controller
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Overview:

  • AX 3030 ACOSValue: Lowest Cost Per Connection (CPS), Throughput and Session
  • Efficiency: Lowest Power Usage, Highest Performance Per Watt (PPW)
  • Reliability: Server Class Hardware Platform

The AX 3030 is a 64-bit 1U Advanced Application Delivery Controller (ADC) in the award winning A10 Networks line of hardware appliances. The AX 3030 offers the best value in an entry level 10 Gb port platform for key Server Load Balancing, Virtualization and IPv6 Migration projects.

Like all AX Series hardware appliances, maximum performance and advanced software features are included, ensuring no budget surprises or need to purchase licenses during unforeseen peak loads.

The AX 3030 offers 27 Gbps of throughput, and 580,000 Layer 4 (L4) CPS while consuming a maximum 188 Watts, which translates to 3085 L4 CPS per Watt in a 1U platform.

Reliable operation with maximum uptime can be guaranteed with high quality hardware specifications and components, including two 10 Gbps ports to accommodate large throughput environments. The AX 3030's server grade processor, Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory and solid-state drive (SSD) deliver data center robustness, all backed by world class support.

The AX 3030's reliability, scalability and performance dramatically raise the bar for any 10 Gb port ADC.

Flexibility to Solve Critical Business Challenges

Any App
Any App

Web Scalability and Availability
Today's web servers are conduits for complex applications that require intelligence at every layer. If an application is slow or unavailable, or an Internet connection or server goes down, business productivity and profits are lost. A10's flexible Application Networking Platforms give customers full control of their web, and any application environment, enabling scalability and availability for all mission-critical applications.

IPv4 Exhaustion and IPv6 Migration
A10 delivers powerful, enterprise and carrier class IPv4/IPv6 solutions at attractive price points that will enable organizations to extend and preserve existing IPv4 investments and provide a clear path to IPv6. As a market leader, A10 enables communication and connectivity between the two protocols, with many large, live deployments worldwide.

Any Cloud
Any Cloud

Enterprises, Web Giants, Service Providers
With over 2,000 customers across all verticals, including brand names such as GE Healthcare, LinkedIn and Microsoft, A10 has focused expertise to service constantly evolving network requirements with a rapid return on investment (ROI). Customer benefits include the ability to deploy differentiated customer services, reduce costs through data center consolidation, increase efficiency with large traffic volumes, accelerate web speed to drive customer satisfaction and many more.

Multi-tenancy and Virtual Clustering
Any Hosting or Service Provider or organization with multiple business units sharing the same infrastructure can greatly reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Application Networking services with A10's platform virtualization. Unique clustering technology extends unmatched scaling from millions to billions of connections as required.

Any Size
Any Size

On-demand Virtual Appliances
A10 offers virtual appliances via hypervisor solutions in addition to its hardware platforms. With scale-as-you-grow options in numerous different sizes, A10's virtual machines can be rapidly deployed on commodity hardware, scaling up and down on-demand for changing traffic volumes and use cases.

Scalable and Faster Appliances
At A10, performance is a path to data center efficiency, and not the end itself. With the industry's fastest Application Networking platforms in the most compact form factors, A10's performance delivers overall optimization, ensuring non-stop commerce and applications with lower operational costs. All features are included without licenses so that additional budget is not needed for new features, allowing for rapid deployments without any license complexity, streamlining internal operations.

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Features:

Application Delivery Features

  • Comprehensive IPv4/IPv6 support
  • Advanced Layer 4/Layer 7 Server Load Balancing
    • Fast HTTP, Full HTTP Proxy
    • High-performance, template-based Layer 7 switching with header/URL/domain manipulation
    • Comprehensive Layer 7 application persistence support
  • Comprehensive load balancing methods
    • Round Robin, Least Connections, Weighted RR, Weighted LC, Fastest Response
  • aFleX - allows deep packet inspection and transformation for customizable, application-aware switching
  • Advanced Health Monitoring
    • Comprehensive Protocol support - ICMP, TCP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, RTSP, SMTP, POP3, SNMP, DNS, RADIUS, LDAP
    • TCL Scriptable Health Check support
    • High Availability - Active-Active, Active-Standby configurations with sub-second failover
    • SIP Load Balancing for VoIP and other rich-media applications
    • STARTTLS support for Secure Email (POPS, SMTPS, IMAPS) & LDAPS
  • Spam Filter support - allows high- speed application of very large black/ white lists
  • Firewall Load Balancing (FWLB)
  • Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)
  • Transparent Cache Switching (TCS)
  • Link Load Balancing (LLB)
  • Diameter AAA Load Balancing

Acceleration & Security Features

  • HTTP Acceleration & Optimization
    • HTTP Connection Multiplexing
    • HTTP Caching
    • HTTP Compression
  • SSL Acceleration
    • Hardware-based SSL Offload
    • Support for all TCP Protocols - SSL Termination, SSL Bridging (SSL Initiation)
  • SSL Session ID Reuse
  • Hardware-based SYN Cookies, IP Anomaly Detection
  • Connection Rate Limiting/Connection Limiting
  • DNS Application Firewall

High Performance, Scalable Platform

  • ACOS Operating System
    • Multi-core, Multi-CPU support
    • Linear Application Scaling
    • Linux on Control Plane
  • ACOS on Data Plane

Networking

  • Integrated Layer 2/Layer 3
  • Transparent Mode/ Gateway Mode
  • Routing - Static Routes, IS-IS (v4/v6), RIPv2/ng, OSPF v2/v3, BGP4+
  • VLAN
  • Trunking
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Traditional IPv4-->IPv4 NAT/NAPT
  • IPv6-->IPv6 NAPT

IPv6 Migration/IPv4 Preservation

  • Full native IPv6 management and feature support
  • SLB-PT (Protocol Translation), SLB-64 (IPv4<->IPv6, IPv6<->IPv4)
  • Application Level Gateways (ALGs) for FTP, TFTP, RTSP, PPTP, SIP, ICMP, DNS
  • Carrier Grade NAT (CGN), Large Scale NAT (LSN), NAT444, NAT44
  • NAT64/DNS64, DS-Lite, 6rd

Management

  • Dedicated Management Interface (Console, SSH, Telnet, HTTPS)
  • Web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) with Language Localization
  • Industry-standard Command Line Interface support
  • SNMP, Syslog, Alerting
  • Port Mirroring
  • REST-style XML API (aXAPI)

Virtualization

  • aVCS (AX Virtual Chassis System)
  • SoftAX Virtual Appliance (separate)
  • Multi-tenancy with Application Delivery-Partitions (ADPs)
    • Role Based Administration (RBA)
    • Partition Based Management
    • L2/L3 Virtualization
  • Hypervisor Acceleration and Management Integration

Carrier-grade Hardware

  • Advanced Hardware Architecture
  • Hot swap Redundant Power Supply option
  • Hot swap smart fans
  • Solid-state drive (SSD) and Compact Flash
  • Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory
  • 10 Gb ports

Benefits:

Data Center Ready Today & Tomorrow

  • Compact 1U form factor with low power consumption
  • Accelerate with SSL offload, RAM caching and compression
  • Advanced features; GSLB, aFleX traffic control and aXAPI management
  • Native IPv6 and Server Load Balancing Protocol Translation (SLB-PT) support
  • No licenses for premium features

Cost Effective Scalability

  • High performance reduces legacy ADCs and OPEX
  • Virtualization for multi-tenancy and consolidation
  • Scale-up with Virtual Chassis (aVCS), no upfront investment
  • Handle larger SSL key sizes (2048-bit+)
  • More power, Intel Sandy Bridge CPU
  • No performance licenses

Application Optimization

  • Optimize any application, including Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, Oracle, DNS and more
  • Improve web server response times and reduce required servers

Built for Uptime and Peace of Mind

  • Redundant power supply capable
  • SSD versus HDD (no spinning media)
  • Reliable server grade ECC memory
  • High availability
  • Application health checks

Specifications:

Rear View
Rear View

AX 3030 Hardware Summary
Processor 1 x Quad-core
Memory 16 GB
Ethernet Interfaces 6 x 1 Gb Copper, 2 x 1 Gb Fiber (SFP) and 2 x 10 Gb Fiber (SFP+)
Management Interface 1 Dedicated
Console Port 1 Console Interface
Solid-state Drive (SSD) Yes
Compact Flash Yes
Power Supply Dual 400 W RPS included, 100 - 240 VAC, Frequency 50 - 60 Hz
Max Power Consumption 188 W
Operating Temperate Range Range 0° - 40° C
Dimensions 1.7 in (H) x 17.2 in (W) x 16.6 in (D)
1U Rack Mountable
Unit Weight 17.5 lbs
Regulatory Certifi cation FCC Class A, UL, CE, TUV, CB, VCCI
Standard Warranty 90-day Hardware & Software

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Appliance Summary

  AX 1030 AX 2500 AX 3030 AX 3000-11-GCF AX 3530
Layer 4 Throughput 7.5 Gbps 11 Gbps 27 Gbps 30 Gbps 115 Gbps
Layer 4 CPS 430k 300K 580k 1 million 1.3 million
SSL CPS (1024/2048) 5.5k‡/1.2k‡ 30k‡‡/5k‡‡ 12k‡/2.7k‡ 51k‡‡/24k‡‡ 120k‡‡/98k‡‡
Ethernet Interface
1 Gb Copper
1 Gb Fiber (SFP)
10 Gb Fiber (SFP+)
40 Gb Fiber (QSFP+)

6
2
0
0

8
4
0
0

6
2
0
0

8
8
4
0

4
2
12
0
Application Delivery Partitions (ADP) RBA/L3V 128/32 128/32 128/64 128/64 128/64
Maximum Power Consumption 155 W 250 W 188 W 315 W 467 W
Performance Per Watt (PPW)** 2774 1200 3085 3175 2731
Power Supply 1 x 400 W* Dual 400 W RPS Dual 400 W RPS Dual 400 W RPS Dual 750 W RPS
Hardware Acceleration
Linear Decoupled Architecture
Flexible Traffic ASIC
Switching/Routing ASIC
SSL Acceleration ASIC
SSL Card Option
Compression ASIC Card Option
Total Optional Cards Per Unit

Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
0

Yes
No
No
Yes
1
1
1

Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
0

Yes
No
No
Yes
1
1
1

Yes
No
No
Option
1 x 2 cards
No
2
Dimensions 1.7 in (H), 17.2 in (W), 16.6 in (D) 1.75 in (H), 17 in (W), 21.8 in (D) 1.7 in (H), 17.2 in (W), 16.6 in (D) 1.75 in (H), 17 in (W), 21.8 in (D) 1.75 in (H), 17.25 in (W), 22.8 in (D)
Rack Units (Mountable) 1 U 1 U 1 U 1 U 1 U
Unit Weight 17.5 lbs 25 lbs 19.5 lbs 25 lbs 29.6 lbs
Operating Ranges Temperature and Humidity 0° - 40° C 5% - 95%
Regulatory Certification FCC Class A, UL, CE, TUV, CB, VCCI, NEBS***, FIPS 140-2^
Standard Features Solid-state Drive (SSD), Management Interface, Console Port, Hot Swap Smart Fans, Standard Warranty, 90-day Hardware & Software
‡ Standard SSL performance ‡ ‡ With maximum SSL cards ^ AX 2500, AX 2600-GCF, AX 3000-GCF and AX 3000-11-GCF (FIPS model must be purchased) * Optional RPS available ** Layer 4 CPS per watt *** NEBS Level 3 (AX 2500, AX 3000-GCF and AX 5200) 100 to 240 VAC, Frequency 50 – 60 Hz (applies to all appliances)

Flexible Traffic ASIC (FTA) Models

  AX 1030 AX 2500 AX 3030 AX 3000-11-GCF AX 3530
Layer 4 Throughput 7.5 Gbps 11 Gbps 27 Gbps 30 Gbps 115 Gbps
Layer 4 CPS 430k 300K 580k 1 million 1.3 million
SSL CPS (1024/2048) 5.5k‡/1.2k‡ 30k‡‡/5k‡‡ 12k‡/2.7k‡ 51k‡‡/24k‡‡ 120k‡‡/98k‡‡
Ethernet Interface
1 Gb Copper
1 Gb Fiber (SFP)
10 Gb Fiber (SFP+)
40 Gb Fiber (QSFP+)

6
2
0
0

8
4
0
0

6
2
0
0

8
8
4
0

4
2
12
0
Application Delivery Partitions (ADP) RBA/L3V 128/32 128/32 128/64 128/64 128/64
Maximum Power Consumption 155 W 250 W 188 W 315 W 467 W
Performance Per Watt (PPW)** 2774 1200 3085 3175 2731
Power Supply 1 x 400 W* Dual 400 W RPS Dual 400 W RPS Dual 400 W RPS Dual 750 W RPS
Hardware Acceleration
Linear Decoupled Architecture
Flexible Traffic ASIC
Switching/Routing ASIC
SSL Acceleration ASIC
SSL Card Option
Compression ASIC Card Option
Total Optional Cards Per Unit

Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
0

Yes
No
No
Yes
1
1
1

Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
0

Yes
No
No
Yes
1
1
1

Yes
No
No
Option
1 x 2 cards
No
2
Dimensions 1.7 in (H), 17.2 in (W), 16.6 in (D) 1.75 in (H), 17 in (W), 21.8 in (D) 1.7 in (H), 17.2 in (W), 16.6 in (D) 1.75 in (H), 17 in (W), 21.8 in (D) 1.75 in (H), 17.25 in (W), 22.8 in (D)
Rack Units (Mountable) 1 U 1 U 1 U 1 U 1 U
Unit Weight 17.5 lbs 25 lbs 19.5 lbs 25 lbs 29.6 lbs
Operating Ranges Temperature and Humidity 0° - 40° C 5% - 95%
Regulatory Certification FCC Class A, UL, CE, TUV, CB, VCCI, NEBS***, FIPS 140-2^
Standard Features Solid-state Drive (SSD), Management Interface, Console Port, Hot Swap Smart Fans, Standard Warranty, 90-day Hardware & Software
‡ Standard SSL performance ‡ ‡ With maximum SSL cards ^ AX 5100, AX 5200 and AX 5200-11 (FIPS model must be purchased) * XFP ** Layer 4 CPS per watt *** NEBS Level 3 (AX 2500, AX 3000-GCF and AX 5200) 100 to 240 VAC, Frequency 50 – 60 Hz (applies to all appliances)

Documentation:

Download the A10 Networks AX 3030 Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

AX Series 64-bit Models
AX 3030 Application Delivery Controller
#AX-3030
Call for Price!