Cloud management API provides seamless interaction between vCO and Array products to simplify the automation of application delivery tasks.
Array Networks Inc., a global leader in application delivery networking, today announces the immediate availability of its eCloud™ plug-in for VMware vCenter Orchestrator (vCO). The eCloud plug-in for vCO enables workflows in support of both vAPV virtual ADCs and APV Series physical ADCs, and enables automation of application delivery tasks such as scaling, application provisioning and system maintenance. Leveraging the eCloud plug-in for vCO, IT administrators gain a powerful tool for bringing essential application delivery functions under the umbrella of VMware’s vCenter Operations Management Suite.
An increasing number of enterprises are taking advantage of cloud principles such as virtualization and automation to streamline operations and maximize utilization of their IT infrastructure. Today, VMware leads the way in both virtualizing infrastructure and providing a framework for centralized management of virtualized data centers and private clouds. By providing application delivery software optimized to run on VMware vSphere hypervisors, and providing a means for application delivery functions to be managed and automated within a vCenter framework, Array continues to lead the way for ensuring application availability, performance and security while reducing cost and complexity.
“Support for VMware vCO is an important step in Array’s strategy to operate seamlessly in cloud and virtual environments,” said Mr Michael Zhao, President and CEO of Array Networks. “Many customers have reaped the benefits of virtualizing their data center infrastructure and are now taking the next step of automating configuration management and service provisioning. With the eCloud plug-in for vCO, Array gives customers an unprecedented ability to create workflows that spin up application delivery functions when and where they are needed.”
Array’s eCloud plug-in for vCO broadens Array’s support for cloud management and orchestration, which includes support for the OpenStack Load Balancing-as-a-Service (LBaaS) API and also provides extensible APIs for integrating with proprietary cloud management systems such as those found at large cloud service providers (CSP). In addition, eCloud provides cloud management integration for both virtual and physical Array Networks application delivery solutions. For customers requiring a high degree of scalability, Array APV Series physical appliances support up to 120Gbps of throughput and up to 70K SSL TPS; for customers needing agility in virtual environments, Array vAPV virtual appliances support a broad range of industry-standard hypervisors including VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, KVM and OpenXen.
“Array is proud to be among the first application delivery networking vendors to support integration with VMware vCO,” notes Mr Paul Andersen, Director of Marketing at Array Networks. “Whether the use case is an enterprise or a cloud service provider, Array is committed to giving customers the products and solutions they need to stay on the cutting edge of technology. Our eCloud plug-in for vCO is another step in keeping Array at the forefront of cloud application delivery.“