Friday, March 21, 2014

Telstra to Deploy Cisco Cloud Infrastructure

Last week, Telstra announced its support for Cisco’s global cloud platform

Specifically, Telstra said it will build a cloud infrastructure together with Cisco that provisions cloud and network services in real-time, providing greater speed, security and performance.   This includes investing in the Cisco Evolved Services Platform for its networking infrastructure, enabling seamless and highly secure delivery of cloud applications to customers, across the network and cloud, all the way to the branch and user desktop.

Telstra’s cloud offerings based on Cisco’s global cloud platform will be available in Australia by the end of 2014.

"Our customers will now have the choice of cloud infrastructure from global leaders, allowing them to select the cloud service to meet their requirements and scale network and cloud resources to deliver service agility, security and performance. We are excited to be developing an intelligent network enabled cloud with Cisco,” said Erez Yarkoni, Telstra Global Enterprise & Services, Executive Director, Cloud.

“Applications are critical to delivering business value and we believe we can offer our customers a differentiated solution for managing their applications across clouds. The Cisco relationship allows us to offer deeper and broader service capabilities to help our customers manage their critical applications, making the transition to the cloud simpler and more cost effective,” Mr Yarkoni added.

A10 Networks Begins Trading on NYSE under "ATEN"

Shares in A10 Networks, which specializes in application acceleration and network security solutions, began trading for the first time on Friday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "ATEN."

On Thursday, A10 announced the pricing of 12,500,000 shares at $15 per share  ($187.5 million)

A10's solutions are built around its Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS), which serves as the high-performance, application-aware networking platform for all of its Application Services Gateway (ASG) products. In 2013, the company launched its A10 Thunder Series product family, which includes an Application Delivery Controller for data centers, a Carrier-Grade NAT for large-scal address and protocol translations in service provider networks, and a Threat Protection System that provides detection and mitigation against DDoS attacks.

A10 Networks was founded in 2004 and is based in San Jose, California.