Cloud-Native Application Delivery Saves Organizations Millions Annually
New research from IDC highlights six companies using the Avi Networks intent-based application services platform

Santa Clara, CA — April 11, 2018 — An analysis of six companies that use intent-based application services by Avi Networks versus physical or virtual application delivery controllers shows an annual savings of $4.1 million per organization in cost and time, according to a study by International Data Corporation (IDC).

Additional business value highlights from the report include:

  • 47 percent lower operating cost
  • 43 percent more efficient application delivery controller management
  • 97 percent faster to scale capacity
  • A three-year ROI of 573 percent

The findings will be featured in a webinar on April 17, 2018 by IDC’s Brad Casemore and Avi Networks customer ZOLL Data.

The Avi platform delivers intent-based application services including load balancing, web application firewall, and service mesh capabilities. The platform’s distributed architecture gathers application intelligence and elastically provisions services across any infrastructure to achieve declared business outcomes.

As enterprises embrace digital transformation, the IDC findings underscore the importance of adopting multi-cloud strategies and successfully replacing monolithic application development with microservices.

“Existing application delivery infrastructure was designed for the client-server era, not for cloud environments that require the ability to scale up and down elastically,” said Brad Casemore, author of the IDC study. “Application delivery today needs to be more agile, elastic, distributed and orchestrated. Avi Networks provides elasticity, automation and flexibility without requiring specific hardware. We wanted to see how companies fared when they used the Avi Vantage Platform.”

Study participants said that moving to Avi Vantage changed the way they pay for and consume application services. Their business operations are no longer slowed by manual provisioning processes and they avoid the uncertain swings between insufficient load-balancing capacity or overprovisioning.

IDC interviewed six companies with an average employee base of 25,000 and annual revenue of $13 billion. They ranged from large enterprises to smaller IT service providers — two from the United States and four in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The industries represented included financial services, IT services, software and telecommunications.

The enterprises reported added annual value of $4.1 million by reducing the cost of hardware-based application delivery, reducing the time to deliver new load balancing capacity and improved network performance due to elastic scalability.

The IDC report showed that Avi Networks creates value because its elastic scale promotes an efficient use of infrastructure without any over or under-provisioning. Automation allows processes to be scripted, which saves time and resources that previously were spent on manually completing tasks. With Avi, companies can automate the provisioning and configuration of infrastructure and applications. In addition, the as-a-service model provides flexibility and saves CapEx. A company can upsize or downsize and even change cloud vendors based on requirements.

IDC noted that by attempting to address the needs of both cloud-native application environments and more traditional enterprise application environments, Avi Networks represents aggressive competition to legacy companies in the application delivery controller (ADC) marketplace.

“Avi Networks has successfully displaced larger rivals and will remain a fierce competitor by maintaining, extending and clearly articulating its competitive differentiation,” said IDC study author Brad Casemore. “The need for software-based, distributed application services will be great. Avi Networks has built a platform that will allow it to compete aggressively for organizations that appreciate you can’t have digital transformation without network transformation.”

Casemore and Garrett Zorigan from Zoll Data, an Avi Networks customer, will present the findings of the IDC study in a webinar on April 17, 2018. Click to read the full report [link].

About Avi Networks
Avi Networks completes enterprises’ digital transformation with its intent-based application services. The Avi Vantage Platform, consisting of a Smart Load Balancer, iWAF, and Service Mesh, is deployed across data centers and clouds, delivering better elasticity and intelligence. Customers enjoy 5X faster application rollouts, actionable analytics and 50% lower cost. Avi is backed by leading investors including Greylock, Lightspeed, Menlo and DAG Ventures.

About IDC
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.