A10 Networks Thunder ADC Scalability

Shiven Singh
Network Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
I know that they are scalable, but we personally have never outgrown the boxes that we have. We've never really had to scale. We definitely plan to increase usage. Today, A10 is used on a production website that gets hundreds of thousands of visits a week. I would expect an increase in the number of visits to the website, which is on the load balancing side. For the Carrier Grade Network, we are currently using it to net roughly 9500 users through the A10. So, we're doing CGN for 9500 people in all of our residences. That number is expected to double within the next five years. We have about 20 to 25 people administrating or helping support it: network engineers, network architects, software engineers, security engineers, support staff, and web developers. View full review »
Amita Mahajan
Network Analyst at Alamo Colleges
The scalability depends on the resources you have. We do have resources so we are on the higher end in terms of what we bought, and we do have the scalability built-in. We are not using the virtual chassis. But if we want to expand it and have partitions created, to create a separate virtual chassis, we do have that scalability. If we need to add another appliance to it, the process is pretty simple. So it's scalable. There are talks, internally, that all our applications should be behind ADC. As soon as we get to that level, even if it is just one server-application, the application will be behind ADC. Right now, we have our major enterprise applications, our major ERP systems, our email systems, and our tier-one applications behind ADC. View full review »
IgorVan Den Ouden
Network Architect at a retailer with 201-500 employees
It scales well. I haven't found any inconsistencies between the data sheets and the hardware specs. For our purposes, we haven't run into any degraded performance or the like. View full review »
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Himanshu Rastogi
IT Head at Medi Assist
I haven't needed to vertically scale beyond this box. It does scale horizontally. The journey started with four servers and two websites and now I run close to 32 servers and service 36 applications, consisting of Web, application, and microservices. CPU utilization has moved marginally, by about three percent. View full review »
reviewer1297431
VP, Web Services and Cyber Security at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability for us is more horizontal, so it's easy for us to add nodes into the cluster. It's not really scaling vertically where we need more power. We're using the smaller devices; we don't use their chassis where you can add more power. It is our only load balancing solution. We plan to transition into Azure, but we don't see a need, based on the way we use it, to grow it. It will just be transitioned. View full review »
reviewer1202652
IT Specialist at a university with 10,001+ employees
It's definitely scalable. We've not had any problems. I'm looking at the CPU graphs and it's not bothered at the moment. View full review »
SeniorNe57cd
Senior Network Engineer at a recreational facilities and services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability is appropriate. It's moving along based on the business growth, so there are no plans to increase usage. View full review »
SeniorNe5355
Senior Network Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It scaled well for our numbers, up to 3 million subscribers for our most crowded region. View full review »
it_user626721
Security Consultant & IT Professional at Sistemas Aplicativos, SISAP
The scalability is really good. You can easily unify many devices at once. ADCs are simple to configure and each device is powerful. We have two engineers managing and monitoring multiple systems and it works well for us. View full review »
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