Avi Networks

Avi Networks is the Cloud Application Delivery Company. The Avi Networks Cloud Application Delivery Platform (CADP) brings the benefits of hyperscale application delivery to enterprises at any scale with a unique analytics-driven and distributed application delivery architecture.


HYDRA™, the Avi Networks solution guarantees end-user application experience for onpremise and cloud-based applications. The company’s founding team has previously delivered products that today run in over 80% of the world’s data centers.

Feature Sets:

HYDRA – Hyperscale Distributed Resources Architecture

HYDRA Architecture
Built from the ground up, a next generation, fully distributed architecture for application delivery and analytics. Key highlights of the architecture:

Agility via programmability, self-service and an on-demand elastic scale.
Analytics and insights about every real-time and historic user-to-application transaction.
Adaptive to changes in user-demand or application scale, automatically.
Mobile access optimized – from a performance, scale and security perspective.
Multi-cloud support for on-premise, private and public cloud deployments.


Load Balancing
Full featured application availability features for

Algorithms: Avi ServerSaver™, Least Connections, Least Load, Fastest Response, Consistent Hash
Round Robin, and Random Selection – With Weighted Priority inbuilt into each algorithm
Persistence: Source IP Address, HTTP Cookie, Secure Cookie
Server Health Monitoring: Ping, TCP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, External Script, Passive Inline
Content Switching based on matches against HTTP and/or TCP/IP Headers

SSL Offload
- RSA (1K/2K/3K) + Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) - SECP256R1 /SECP384R1 / SECP521R1
- Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS)
- Strict Transport Security
SSL server re-encryption
IP, HTTP access control
Policy based client redirection, tracking
Protocol validation
DDoS mitigation: SYN flood, SlowLoris, SlowPOST, ICMP etc.

TCP Optimizations:
- TCP proxy, buffering
- TCP Multiplexing, Buffering, Connection Keep-alive, Windows Scaling,Selective Acknowledgement, Fast Ramp
HTTP request and connection multiplexing
GZIP compression
Content caching

Quality of Service (QoS)
Rate control of throughput and number of connections

Ability to limit maximum number of connections on a single IP
DSCP tagging for higher network QoS
QoS controls across virtual services on a single Service Engine