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AX 5200-11 Application Delivery Controller

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Overview:


AX 5200-11 ACOSChanging the Rules of the Performance Game
New Generation Application Delivery for Data Centers

The A10 AX Series Advanced Traffic Manager platform represents a New Generation for Application Delivery. Since its launch in 2007, the AX Series has solved the problems of the world's most demanding enterprises and service providers with application acceleration, availability and security.

With the introduction of the AX 5200-11, powered by the award-winning Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS), the rules of the performance game are changed. The AX 5200-11 constitutes the most advanced Application Delivery Controller (ADC) today, combining performance, high port density, energy savings and space savings.

Industry's First Compact Application Delivery Controller Delivering an Unparalleled 4.5 million L4 CPS

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The AX 5200-11 allows any data center to scale or consolidate to manage rapid and unpredictable growth. The AX 5200-11's compact platform represents a 3X space reduction compared to competitors' latest chassis systems. Consolidation can be 10X or higher for legacy replacements.

Designed for Top Websites, Enterprises and Carriers

AX 5200-11 is tuned for the world's most popular Web portals, Internet search vendors, eCommerce sites, and carriers. Customers processing millions of connections with gigabits of throughput can reduce management costs and increase performance. This ensures peace of mind during peak traffic cycles and rapid growth scenarios.

With the world's highest-performance platform, the AX 5200-11 also solves complex networking challenges with innovative new features that advance the state of computing. For example, Network Address Translation (NAT) issues are solved by introducing Large Scale NAT (LSN)/Carrier Grade NAT (CGN) and IPv6 deployment is eased with IPv6-IPv4 Translation Server Load Balancing.

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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64-bit ACOS - a New Generation Operating System:

Leveraging A10's award-winning Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) architecture, the AX 5200-11's custom hardware platform is tuned for record breaking performance.

64-bit ACOS Architecture: 
ACOS was designed from the ground up to support 64-bit processing. ACOS utilizes the latest advances in multi-core, multi- CPU processors, integrated high bandwidth memory controllers and new point-to-point processor interconnects to achieve industry leading performance in a compact form factor with low energy consumption. By eliminating the 4 GB memory limitation of 32-bit architectures, ACOS allows unprecedented scalability for all features such as Layer 4/Layer 7 sessions, RAM Caching and more.

Parallel Flexible Traffic ASIC (PFTA): 
The AX 5200-11 features a new PFTA architecture for exponentially faster application acceleration. Over 4.5 million connections per second are possible through multiple FTA processors, which optimize traffic flow to each of the CPUs and offer protection against DDoS attacks such as SYN floods.

Industry-leading Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) Engine: 
ACOS powered DPI processing for customized Layer 7 traffic management can result in 20-50% processor overhead reduction. This enables customizations to support business goals, ensuring sites always remain responsive and effective without network performance degradation.

Additional hardware highlights include:

  • The latest Intel Westmere 64-bit multi-core, hyper-thread processors
  • 4.5 million Layer 4 connections per second (CPS) and 40 Gb application throughput
  • High-density interfaces: 16 x 10 Gb ports and 4 x 1 Gb ports
  • Serial console and Ethernet management interface
  • Solid-state Drive (SSD) and Compact Flash
  • Maximum power consumption: 660 Watts
  • Compact 2U platform with superior air flow and heat dissipation
  • Redundant Power Supply (RPS) and removable smart fan trays
Compact:
More than 70% Rack Unit Reduction
Efficient:
More than 70% Energy Reduction
Translation Server Load Balancing

Compact, Efficient, and Translation Server Load Balancing

Environmental Sense is Business Sense

The AX 5200-11 platform showcases the intersection of business goals and green initiatives: power consumption can be vastly reduced without performance sacrifice. Providing 6818 Layer 4 connections per second per Watt in a 2U appliance, the AX 5200-11 can vastly optimize transactions per Watt, by a factor of 10X, while also reducing data center cooling requirements. For the green conscious, the carbon footprint and energy reduction can be in excess of 70%, which can translate to over 12 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) being eliminated, per pair, per year.

AX 5200-11 versus 7 RU Chassis Platform: Save over $2 Million on a 200 Gbps Deployment

AX 5200-11 delivers extreme cost savings for a large data center. For example, a data center requiring 200 Gbps of throughput, using 5 pairs, can save over 2 million dollars in the first year versus expensive chassis based systems, even without calculating extra data center cooling costs and the overhead of housing extra rack units.

Innovative and Feature Rich:

The AX 5200-11 is a feature-rich platform with all-inclusive pricing. Whether organizations are deploying service oriented architectures, virtualized environments or executing on cloud computing initiatives, the AX 5200-11 is a key enabler. Platform features include:

Availability

  • Layer 2 Switching and Layer 3 Routing ASIC
  • Feature-rich Server Load Balancing
  • aFleX Layer 7 TCL scripting for Deep Packet Inspection and traffic management
  • Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)
  • High Availability
    • Active-active
    • Active-standby

Acceleration and Optimization

  • RAM caching−static or dynamic
  • SSL offload to ASIC hardware
  • HTTP compression with hardware ASIC option

Advanced Networking

  • IPv4 & IPv6 load balancing and management
  • Advanced NAT options

Virtualization

  • Virtual stack management
  • Role based management
  • Partition based management

Security

  • Hardware SYN flood protection (50 million per second)
  • Policy-based Server Load Balancing
  • Selective Connection and Rate Limiting
  • Anomaly Protection

Flexible Management

  • aXAPI REST based XML API for flexible and custom administration
  • Full Web interface or industry standard command line interface

Specifications:

Rear View
Rear View

AX 5200-11 Hardware Summary
Memory 40 GB
Ethernet Interfaces 4 x 1 Gb Fiber (SFP) and 16 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 1200 W RPS included, 100 – 240 VAC, Frequency 50 – 60 Hz
Max Power Consumption 660 W
Operating Temperate Range Range 0° - 40° C
Dimensions 3.5 in (H) x 17 in (W) x 29 in (D) 
2U Rack Mountable
Unit Weight 62 lbs
Regulatory Certifi cation FCC Class A, UL, CE, TUV, CB, VCCI
Standard Warranty 90-day Hardware & Software

AX 5200-11 Hardware

AX 5200-11 Hardware

Advanced Technology for Imminent Problems:

Full IPv4 & IPv6 administration and traffic management capabilities are built into all AX appliances. The AX 5200-11 raises the bar with new high performance IPv6/IPv4 Protocol Translation services. Translation Server Load Balancer technologies enable deployment of IPv6 clouds, with IPv4 <-> IPv6 networks interoperating seamlessly.

Additional features include Dual-Stack Lite (DS-Lite), NAT64/DNS64, 6rd and Large Scale NAT (LSN), also known as Carrier Grade NAT (CGN) or NAT444, which further increase flexibility. LSN improves Network Address Translation (NAT) services, either as a networking option or in a load balancing scenario. LSN eliminates NAT compatibility issues, enabling applications to function as intended.

Advanced Technology for Imminent Problems

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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 5200-11 Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

AX Series 64-bit Models
AX 5200-11 Advanced Traffic Manager Platform
#AX-5200-11
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