Array Networks Unveils New Network Functions Platform for Deploying Virtualized App Delivery and Security Functions with Guaranteed Performance


Purpose-built systems and third-party ecosystem allow enterprises and service providers to reconcile the desire for agility with the need for performance

LAS VEGAS, NV / BENGALURU – May 16, 2017 – Array Networks Inc., the network functions platform company, today announces the immediate availability of its new AVX Series Network Functions Platform at Interop ITX. The AVX Series is a line of purpose-built, virtualized hardware systems designed for multi-tenancy and engineered to host multiple Array and third-party virtual application delivery, networking and security functions while maintaining guaranteed performance.

As data centers grow in complexity and expectations, networking and security professionals are looking for ways to gain agility through software-centric approaches; however, many still rely on hardware to meet the requirements of business-critical operations.

Array’s Network Functions Platform eliminates this trade-off, combining the best attributes of dedicated hardware, virtualization and software-centric computing to create an environment that provides guaranteed performance for networking and security virtual appliances.

Enterprises and service providers can transition to an agile approach without sacrificing the performance needed for business-critical applications. Racks of legacy gear can be consolidated to reduce space, power and cooling costs. Services can be provisioned on demand with guaranteed SLAs and security need not compromise the user experience.

As noted by the research firm Gartner1, “NFV services significantly improve enterprise network agility; allow enterprises to rapidly deploy functionality to new locations, without large numbers of specialty appliances; support changes in bandwidth at locations, without having to replace devices; and enable deployment of new capabilities network wide, in minutes, under software control.”

The AVX Series Network Functions Platform hosts Array application delivery virtual appliances, such as load balancing and SSL VPN, as well as best-of-breed networking and security virtual appliances from third-party vendors. With Array’s virtualized hardware environment and a growing partner ecosystem, businesses can reconcile the desire for agility with the need for performance.

Organizations are moving toward software-centric technologies, but are faced with challenges in guaranteeing performance for virtual application delivery, networking and security functions,” said James Kwon, Array’s Senior Director of Product Management for Network Functions Platforms. “With our new AVX Series, network engineers can kickstart NFV projects without the need to be experts in servers, hypervisors and SR-IOV technologies.”

Available for immediate purchase, Array’s Network Functions Platform supports multiple functions, variable size virtual machines (VMs) and pay-as-you-go capacity licensing. In addition, all platforms feature Array’s unique ability to reserve hardware resources – including CPU cores, SSL cores, memory and physical interfaces – per VM to ensure guaranteed performance and agility at scale.

The AVX Series Network Functions Platform will be on demo at Array’s booth (618) at Interop ITX, which runs from May 15-19, 2017 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.

1 Gartner, The Hype Cycle for Networking and Communications, 2016, Danellie Young, Bjarne Munch, 27 July 2016

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About Array Networks

Array Networks, the network functions platform company, develops purpose-built systems for deploying virtual app delivery, networking and security functions with guaranteed performance. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Array is poised to capitalize on explosive growth in the areas of virtualization, cloud and software-centric computing. Proven at over 5000 worldwide customer deployments, Array is recognized by leading analysts, enterprises, service providers and partners for next-generation technology that delivers agility at scale. To learn more, visit: www.arraynetworks.com.

About Interop ITX

Interop ITX is the industry’s most trusted independent Conference focused on Full Stack IT education for technology leaders. The event continues the 30 years Interop has dedicated to providing IT decision makers with a trusted environment to learn, collaborate and uncover new strategies and solutions they need to lead their teams and their businesses through constant change and disruption. Employed by a Conference-first model, Interop  ITXoffers both breadth and depth of content to a broad IT audience across core areas: Infrastructure, Security, Cloud, Data & Analytics, DevOps, and Leadership & Professional Development. For more information, visit interopitx.com. Interop ITX is organized by UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit www.ubm.com for the latest news and information about UBM.

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