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Senior System Engineer, A10 Networks
Steve Sacchi is currently a Senior Systems Engineer for A10 Networks where he serves as a product specialist for A10's Application Acceleration and Server Load Balancing product line - designing high-performance networks for companies of all sizes. Steve has over 23 years of datacom experience, having served various systems engineering roles for companies such as Chase Bank, Network Equipment Technologies, 3Com and Foundry Networks - where he designed some of the largest networks in the world.
The last few years has seen a great growth in the deployment of virtualized servers and storage. We are now seeing the deployment of software based application delivery appliances such as WAN optimization controllers (WOCs) and application delivery controllers (ADCs). These devices hold the promise of fundamentally changing application delivery. The members of this PowerPoint-free session will discuss the pros and cons of these appliances. What kind of performance improvements will you experience with a virtualized appliance? How will these devices be managed? Do they work with all hypervisors? Are they integrated with other branch office or data center functionality? Are they certified with any major software or storage vendors? How are they priced vs. a traditional appliance?