MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR HARDWARE
The SBA Bare Metal Appliance provides an optimized 64 bits installable ADC ready to be integrated into your own physical hardware, with an unlimited system in terms of throughput, connections, farms and backends, and physical resources. Optimized for multi-core and with broad hardware compatibility.
EASY DEPLOYMENT MULTI-VENDOR ADC
Bare Metal is an installable Application Delivery Controller format that allows being deployed in an heterogeneous set of platforms. As an ADC installable solution, Bare Metal supports a broad multi-vendor servers equipment such as HP, Intel, Dell, Super Micro, IBM, Lenovo, Fujitsu, and more.
Key Metrics & Insights
450.000 TCP REQUESTS/SEC PER CORE
11.000HTTP REQUESTS/SEC PER CORE
9.000 HTTPS REQUESTS/SEC PER CORE
WHO BENEFITS FROM SKUDONET?
SKUDONET has garnered a substantial presence worldwide, boasting numerous installations and deployments in the hundreds of thousands. Diverse enterprises across various industries place their trust in SKUDONET as a dependable, professional solution, ensuring the fortification of their infrastructure through high availability, security, and extensive scalability. Among SKUDONET’s clientele are companies spanning sectors such as Healthcare, Education, Utilities, Internet Providers, Finance, Hosting Providers, Government, IT Consultancy, and Industry. For real-world success stories, explore our impressive case studies
WHAT CAPABILITIES DOES SKUDONET OFFER?
SKUDONET simplifies the management of expansive infrastructures encompassing networks, services, and applications. It has demonstrated exceptional performance across different environments, seamlessly integrating with software solutions including Citrix XenApp, Terminal Services, Microsoft Exchange, Outlook Web Access, IIS, Apache, Tomcat, Lotus Notes, and much more.
WHY OPT FOR SKUDONET?
As dedicated creators of accessible, cutting-edge technology, we cater to system administrators, network engineers, and DevOps professionals. Our philosophy revolves around eliminating limitations, fostering transparency, and embracing an open approach to technology.
Multi-Tiered Application Delivery Controller. An all-encompassing solution for Application Delivery Controller equiped to function as a load balancer and ensure high availability across distinct layers (L2, L3, L4, and L7).
Seamless 64-bit Compatibility. Tailored for 64-bit platforms, enabling enhanced performance and a more resilient ecosystem. This facilitates the allocation of greater memory and improved performance compared to alternative architectures, optimized to leverage the capabilities of multi-core CPUs for a comprehensive 64-bit system experience.
SKUDONET Enterprise Edition v6. The most up-to-date stable iteration of SKUDONET, featuring heightened performance, advanced features, bolstered security, and improved usability within the Enterprise Edition framework. For detailed insights, explore the features section.
Adaptative web GUI. Web-based graphical user interfaces is enhanced for usability, accessibility, and seamless adaptability across various devices.
Restfult Json API v4. Streamlined load balancing automation achieved through a RESTful JSON API, enabling resource viewing, creation, deletion, and modification within the load balancer. This encompasses functions related to farms, backends, farm guardians, statistics, network interfaces, protection, and more.
Unrestricted System Capacity. The SVA series operates without constraints on CPU utilization, CPU cores, maximum bandwidth, or the quantity of farms and backends. Each product offers complete features and maximum settings, permitting the utilization of all available resources without limitations on core count, memory usage, throughput, or other system parameters.
Tailored for Virtual Environments. Optimized for optimal performance on popular virtualization platforms such as Vmware ESXi, Hyper-V, Xen Server, and KVM, featuring tailored drivers and systems for improved efficiency.
- Comprehensive Load Balancing and High Availability across Layers 2, 3, 4, and 7, encompassing WAN networks, services, applications, and data centers.
- Protocol Diversity: Support for protocols such as tcp, udp, sctp, sip, ftp, tftp, http, https, rdp, ssh, pop3, imap, smtp, dns, ntp, ldap, ldaps, radius, and more. Accommodates applications like MS Exchange, Lynx, Citrix, and others.
- Advanced HTTP/HTTPS Application Enhancements: Enriched features include session persistence, redirections, virtual hosts, live decryption/encryption, SSL certificates (SNI and wildcard), cookie insertion, and reverse proxy capabilities.
- Robust Health Checks: Profound server and service health checks ensure seamless operation.
- Intelligent Traffic Scaling and Distribution: Dynamic traffic management based on weight, round robin, cpu load, memory, least connections, least response, and more.
- Swift Configuration Backups: Facilitates rapid disaster recovery procedures through configuration backups.
- Stateful Cluster Service: Active-passive stateful cluster service for enhanced reliability.
- Robust Monitoring: Load balancing service monitoring through SNMP, RRD graphs, and email notifications.
- Advanced Network Management: Comprehensive network management including VLANs, virtual IPs, link aggregation, static routing, and IPv6 support.
- Flexible Topologies: Support for dNAT (transparency), sNAT, DSR, and stateless DNAT topologies.
- Streamlined Automation: Complete automation facilitated via REST+JSON API.
- Optimal Security: Prepared for A+ rating in SSL Labs and PCI compliance.
- Intrusion Prevention and Detection: Full-fledged IPS+IDS service with local and remote blacklists, DDoS protection, real-time blackhole lists (DNSBL), and Web Application Firewall.
- Efficient 64-bit Operating System: Optimized 64-bit OS ready to harness the power of massive scalable systems.
To successfully deploy SVA appliances, adhere to the following minimum requirements:
- Disk Space Allocation: allocate a minimum of 12GB of disk space. Considering maintaining a dedicated maintance network interface separete from the services network interface. For clustered setups, it’s advisable to establish an additional independent NIC to mitigate latency.
- Network Interfaces: ensure a minimum of 2 network interfaces. It’s a good idea to maintain the maintenance network interface independent from the services network interface. If the cluster is configured, it’s recommended to create another independent NIC to reduce latency.
- Hypervisor Core Configuration: Optimal performance can be achieved by configuring dedicated cores within the hypervisor environment.
- Cluster Service Configuration Best Practices: When setting up a cluster service, follow recommended best practices. Be vigilant about latency and clock skew, as these factors can significantly impact virtual platforms.
By adhering to these requirements and guidelines, you’ll pave the way for a successful and efficient deployment of SVA appliances.
The SVA Enterprise Edition includes software that is distributed under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License v3.
The licensing model for SVA products is directly tied to the number of instances deployed per virtual template. The quantity of resources allocated per virtual machine, such as CPU, memory, or throughput, does not impact the licensing arrangement.
For a single node requirement, a single appliance license suffices. In scenarios where a cluster LB service is necessary, two appliance licenses are requisite.
Upon obtaining an appliance, a certificate for the specific product version is provided. This certificate accommodates compatibility with various hypervisors associated with that product version. Each appliance can be upgraded with incremental software releases, facilitated through a valid Support Plan via an install package. However, a redeployment is necessary for transitioning to a new product version, entailing the acquisition of an upgraded certificate for the new version.
During the appliance’s operational lifespan, a redeployment is feasible as long as the hostname remains unchanged. Similarly, an appliance certificate can be reissued to modify the hostname, assuming no associated redeployment is needed.
How Does the Evaluation Process Function?
The evaluation of our product comes at no cost and grants you the ability to deploy, create, and utilize the actual product for a default duration of one month. If you require an extension of this evaluation period, you can submit a request to our Sales Team through the provided contact form. During the evaluation phase, our pre-sales support is readily available to assist you.
Upon reaching a decision to make a purchase, a definitive activation certificate can be issued, eliminating the need for a fresh appliance deployment.
Migrating from Community to Enterprise Edition
To transition from the Community Edition to the Enterprise Edition, a redeployment of the appliance is necessary. This is due to the optimized nature of the operating system for networking operations. Subsequently, a configuration migration process needs to be implemented. Our technical team is on hand to facilitate the automation of this migration process as required.
Licenses Required for Cluster Setup
For the establishment of a cluster and to achieve high availability (HA), two licenses are requisite. The SKUDONET cluster operates as a stateful cluster, which means that if the primary node becomes inactive, the second node assumes control seamlessly without causing disruption to clients. Both nodes remain continuously synchronized, encompassing configurations, automatic processes, connections, user sessions, and more. Consequently, the simultaneous operation of both nodes is essential for swift and smooth node switching.
Support services are not inherently included with the appliance. They must be acquired separately as part of the product to access updates, security advisories, patches, hotfixes, development guidance, and assistance from our specialized Support Team. We offer a range of support plans tailored to various application requirements, ranging from Subscription to 24×7 support services.
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