IBM DataPower customers faced with End of Life scenarios can take advantage of Layer 7's Replacement Program to swap their existing appliances for equivalent Layer 7 SecureSpan Gateways at a steeply discounted rate.
DataPower Replacement Program Gain industry leading performance at half the cost The DataPower Replacement Reduce the cost of migrating to the latest version of the industry’s leading Program offers: XML appliance by adopting Layer 7. Lower TCO Return; Repurchase; Re-implement – Really?! With no need to pay full price to replace their hardware platform, Because IBM WebSphere DataPower appliances are hardware-dependent, migrating Layer 7 customers enjoy a between versions requires a complete forklift upgrade. In effect, this means returning the dramatically lower total cost of existing DataPower appliance; repurchasing new DataPower hardware; re-implementing ownership than DataPower clientele. existing configurations and policies; and re-training on the new systems – all of which can be an expensive undertaking at a time when IT is experiencing more pressure on their budgets Simplified Implementation than ever. Layer 7 provides a complete migration service including In contrast, Layer 7 offers an XML appliance whose hardware can be upgraded installation, configuration and policy independently, giving customers the choice of remaining on their currently supported migration from your DataPower version of the product while upgrading (not migrating) to the latest hardware to take appliances to Layer 7, in just a few advantage of performance benefits. And not only can the new hardware be purchased for a days. Layer 7 makes it simple. nominal fee (a fraction of the initial purchase price), the original hardware can be repurposed as a general use server, affording total investment protection. To learn more about Layer 7 and As a result, the total cost of ownership for a Layer 7 solution is dramatically lower, with first how it can address your year costs as little as half of the refresh price and 3-5 year TCO of a comparable DataPower organization’s SOA and Web services deployment. needs, call 1-800-681-9377 (toll free within North America) or Familiarity + Flexibility Lets You Have Your Cake and Eat it Too +1.604.681.9377 Layer 7 is a recognized leader for SOA security and governance* and offers much of the same functionality IBM DataPower customers are already familiar with, such as a 1U rack- mountable, multiple 64-bit processor device that supports WS* standards, Tivoli Access Manager, Netegrity, Oracle, RSA, Novell, and Sun, and the ability to bridge HTTP, MQ, FTP, JMS, Tibco EMS, and other protocols. Unlike DataPower, however, the Layer 7 SecureSpan appliances offer a number of flexible deployment and extensibility options, including: • Availability as software and VMware for deployment in development and test environments, as well as in the cloud • Custom Assertion SDK, which provides a full Java API for tailoring the solution to better fit your unique requirements and evolving needs • Ability to upgrade functionality with the installation of a license key – there’s no need to swap hardware • Intuitive, IDE-like environment featuring drag-and-drop capabilities for building and managing policies, as well as complete support for policy versioning and history • Loosely-coupled client-side component (SecureSpan XML VPN client), which allows clients that do not understand WS* to maintain interaction with service providers despite security, compliance, or other policy criteria changes * GARTNER Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets; L. Frank Kenney and Daryl C. Plummer; March 31, 2009. Financial Advantage In order to remain supported, DataPower customers are forced to repurchase new Total Cost of Ownership appliances on a three to four year basis when the original hardware is retired. Despite paying a significant yearly support and maintenance fee, the repurchase price is similar to the initial purchase price, requiring re-implementation, leading to an unreasonably high total cost of ownership for DataPower customer after just one or two hardware refreshes. Cost of Appliances + S&M DataPower Through the DataPower Replacement Program, a comparable deployment of Layer 7 hardware appliances is significantly less expensive – as little as one third the cost of a DataPower deployment. When considering development and test environments where most Layer 7 customers have the flexibility to deploy software or VMware soft appliances, the savings are even more dramatic. As long as Layer 7 customers remain current on Layer 7 Support and Maintenance, the cost to upgrade between Layer 7 hardware platforms is Year Refresh Refresh Time nominal, with no charge for soft appliances. This represents a significant difference in total 1 1 2 cost of ownership between Layer 7 and DataPower over just one or two refresh periods. Technical Advantage The Layer 7 appliances support true clustering, ensuring SLA enforcement and eliminating the race conditions that can compromise systems under threat from XDOS and Replay Attacks. With a single point of administration and automated failover, Layer 7 appliance clusters can handle high volumes of payloads, and efficiently scale as load and message size is ramped up. Additionally, Layer 7 soft appliance clusters offer all of the features and functionality of the hardware-based clusters (with the exception of hardware-based XML acceleration), but can be deployed to both public and private clouds. This allows customers to seamlessly reuse their existing on-premise XML security, integration and governance solution for their cloud-based initiatives. Simplified Implementation Package Layer 7 makes it simple to transition from DataPower to improved performance, flexibility and cost. Layer 7 will provide a complete consultation, implementation and training package that will get you up and running in just a few days, migrating your configurations and policies to just the way you had it, or even better if you desire, with minimal effort on your part. With Layer 7’s increased flexibility, we’ll also show you ways to improve your ability to secure and manage your application services while cutting your Total Cost of Ownership in half. The DataPower Recharge Program is available for a limited time only. To take advantage of this program, call us today at +1 800.681.9377 (toll free within North America) or +1.604.681.9377or visit us at www.layer7tech.com
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