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Anyone willing to share their experiences and opinions?

 

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Lee H. Badman

Wireless/Network Engineer

Information Technology and Services

Adjunct Instructor, iSchool

Syracuse University

315 443-3003

 

 

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 04:21:41PM +0000, Lee H Badman wrote: > Anyone willing to share their experiences and opinions? Lee - I do NOT have experience with A10. Out of curiosity, though, what are you considering "large scale"? kmw -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAk++M7IACgkQsKMTOtQ3fKFw6wCeNGqbmcQr6zldW0K+lp9QKmx2 LMIAoKDW/ruyVIw/ovjIFWxz8q/E0CNQ =Nmfq -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
50K private IPs, in 4-6 VLAN'd partitions. Lee H. Badman Wireless/Network Engineer Information Technology and Services Adjunct Instructor, iSchool Syracuse University 315 443-3003
We are looking closely at A10 and Radware. F5 and Citrix (Netscaler) were also on our list. F5 is obviously who everyone compares themselves to, but they are, by far, the most expensive. Citrix has a complicated licensing model that doesn't overlap well with public higher ed. And their optics policy is .. well, I just don't want to fight that battle again. IMO, A10 looks like a very good line of units and their "all in one" licensing is nice. The biggest criticisms I've heard about them are: 1) They are not ISO certified, so you do run the risk of inconsistent workmanship in the units 2) If you are a PeopleSoft shop, they do not have integration certification (this something a competitor told me; I have not validated that claim) 3) Their published throughput testing is through another company owned by Lee Chen. Competitors are claiming the numbers are exaggerated. (Again, I have not validated this claim.) Having said that, A10 uses Sandy Bridge processors and are asics based, which definitely gets my attention. -Brian

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