Compare A10 Networks Lightning ADC vs. A10 Networks Thunder ADC

A10 Networks Lightning ADC is ranked 18th in Application Delivery Controllers while A10 Networks Thunder ADC is ranked 5th in Application Delivery Controllers with 9 reviews. A10 Networks Lightning ADC is rated 0, while A10 Networks Thunder ADC is rated 8.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of A10 Networks Thunder ADC writes "The SSL decryption successfully decrypts at a rate that has minimal to no impact on our end users". A10 Networks Lightning ADC is most compared with A10 Networks Thunder ADC, Citrix NetScaler ADC and Kemp LoadMaster, whereas A10 Networks Thunder ADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, Citrix NetScaler ADC and Radware Alteon.
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There were budgetary constraints that keep us from investing in the single pane of glass traffic management feature. We saw a demo of this feature about a year to a year and a half ago.It is $7000 per unit for the support annually.We previously had F5 and switched because of costs.We always pay for support. Any organization of our size who doesn't is asking for problems.When you purchase the equipment, you purchase the licensing and warranty. It's all fairly standard. We haven't been caught with anything surprising.One of the main reasons for switching away from Cisco was the licensing model. A10 gives you global server load balancing for free, while Cisco charged a significant licensing fee for that.For the hardware and license, we paid $35,000 per box, which was a one-time cost. Then, for the Gold Support on the two boxes, we pay $9400 annually.The pricing is a third of the price of the F5 competition.

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Lightning ADSThunder ADC, AX Series
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A cloud-native, software-defined solution that provides integrated advanced load-balancing, performance optimization, application security and per-application analytics to increase operational agility and application performance.

A10 Networks' application networking, load balancing and DDoS protection solutions accelerate and secure data center applications and networks of thousands of the world's largest enterprises, service providers, and hyper scale web providers.

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123inkt.nl, Bentley University, Box, Brainshark, Buienradar, Capgemini, CGN/LSN & NAT64, Chengdu Telecom, Club One, Code Ready, CRC Health Group, Cyso, Deutsche Telekom, Earth Class Mail, Excite, FFF Enterprises, Florence County, Framingham State University, From30
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University33%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company11%
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Software R&D Company48%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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