Software Load Balancer
Application delivery controller & beyond

Avi Vantage delivers multi-cloud application services including a Software Load Balancer, Intelligent Web Application Firewall (iWAF) and Elastic Service Mesh. The Avi Vantage Platform helps ensure a fast, scalable, and secure application experience.

Unlike legacy load balancers, Avi Vantage is 100% software-defined and provides:

  • Multi-cloud – Consistent experience across on-premises and cloud environments through central management and orchestration
  • Intelligence – Built-in analytics drive actionable insights that make autoscaling seamless, automation intelligent and decision making easy
  • Automation – 100% RESTful APIs enable self-service provisioning and integration into the CI/CD pipeline for application delivery

Seven Key Considerations
Before Your F5 Load Balancer Refresh

Before you commit to a multi-year license and maintenance contract with your appliance-based load balancing vendor, review these key considerations and expand load balancing services into full-featured application services.

  • Automation and Self-Service
  • Elasticity and Performance at Scale
  • App Analytics and Troubleshooting
  • Multi-Cloud Application Services
  • Ecosystem Integrations
  • Total Cost of Ownership
Seven Key Considerations

Autoscaling of Load Balancers and Applications

The software-defined, scale-out architecture of Avi Vantage provides on-demand autoscaling of elastic load balancers. The distributed software load balancers and the backend applications can scale up or down in response to real-time traffic monitoring. Application load balancing becomes more adaptable and intelligent.

  • No more overprovisioning of appliance-based (virtual or hardware) load balancers
  • Elastic scale based on learned traffic thresholds
  • Per-app, elastic load balancing to maintain SLAs

Diagram depicting avi networks Autoscaling of Load Balancers and Applications with a graphic image.

Web Application Analytics & Performance Insights

Take advantage of the load balancers’ privileged location (in the path of application traffic) in the data center by gathering useful insights from real-time telemetry collected from distributed service delivery components.

  • Easy-to-use dashboard with actionable performance, security, and client insights
  • Native integrations with analytics platforms including Splunk, AppDynamics, Grafana, and Cisco Tetration Platform
  • Ability to record and replay traffic events like “Network DVR” for faster troubleshooting without depending on log files or TCPdump
  • Visibility with end-to-end timing and per-application health scores based on real-time telemetries including application performance, resource utilization, security, and anomalous behavior

Automation for IT, Self-Service for Developers

Match the continuous application delivery goals and DevOps principles of modern enterprises by automating routine tasks such as virtual IP (VIP) provisioning and configuration changes.

  • Application service automation through 100% REST API
  • Visibility with app maps to monitor and troubleshoot apps
  • Policy-driven self-service for modern web application developers

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Customer Story

Swisslos Delivers Superior Online Experience with Modern Application Delivery from Avi Networks


Swisslos’ lottery application was supported by appliance-based load balancers that lacked elasticity, and scalability. Poor load balancing performance impacted their ability to deliver a great end user experience.


Switching to Avi’s software defined load balancer allowed Swisslos one-click deployment, elastic scale, automation and app analytics. This resulted in reduced app troubleshooting time and operational savings of 60%.