Travelex upgrades application delivery network to support growing online demand

Foreign exchange provider Travelex has deployed A10 Networks application delivery controllers across its global data centre network, helping improve access to critical software systems.

As part of its online expansion plans and aims to standardise its regional data centres, Travelex decided to replace its legacy Apache and F5 Networks load balancers and introduce A10 Thunder Series application delivery controller hardware and software systems. This has provided access to key Travelex websites and offers server load balancing, Web Application Firewall, SSL offload and other traffic management duties, the company said.

“It was clear from the three-week proof of concept project we ran with the A10 equipment, that the interface and core features matched our expectations, and the flexibility of both hardware and software versions met our deployment strategy,” said Terry Johnson, security and ecommerce specialist for Travelex.

The Thunder appliances, which enable connectivity speeds up to 150 Gbps, have now been rolled out to Travelex sites in UK, Canada and Australia, with plans for further deployments in the US and China later this year.

The Travelex Group provides FX services in over 80 currencies and over 50 markets, as well as offering foreign currency services banks, supermarkets and travel agencies, extending its reach to over 100 countries and 20,000 locations.

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