RackConnect Network Device Comparison


APPLIES TO: RackConnect v3.0, RackConnect v2.0

The following charts provide a detailed comparison of the network devices available for use with your RackConnect configuration. RackConnect and RC are used interchangeably.

 RackConnect Network Device Comparison

Features

ASA 5505 Sec+

ASA 5510 Sec+

ASA 5520

ASA 5540

ASA 5550

ASA 5515-X

ASA 5525-X

ASA 5545-X

ASA 5555-X

Brocade ADX 1000

F5 1600

F5 3600

Load Balancer Pools

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Maximum Concurrent Connections

25,000

130,000

280,000

400,000

650,000

250,000

500,000

750,000

1 Million

 4–8 Million

1 Million

8 Million

Maximum SSL TPS *

   — 

   — 

 —

 —

 —

 —

 —

 —

 —

 7,250–14,500

5,000

10,000

Maximum Concurrent SSL Connections

 64,000

1 Million

1 Million

Stateful Firewall **

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes (but not supported as a firewall)

No

No

VPN Tunneling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 No

No

No

High Availability Option

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes

Yes

Yes

 

RackConnect Specific Overview

Features

Maximum RC Cloud Servers***

RC Net Device Config. Options

RackConnect v2.0 Compatible

RackConnect v3.0

Compatible

Maximum Throughput****
(Cloud<->Dedicated)
(Cloud<->Internet)

ASA 5505 Sec+

5

Edge or Edge+Connected

Yes

Yes

150 Mbps

ASA 5510 Sec+

25

Edge or Edge+Connected

Yes

Yes

300 Mbps

ASA 5520

50

Edge or Edge+Connected

Yes

Yes

450 Mbps

ASA 5540

80

Edge or Edge+Connected

Yes

Yes

650 Mbps

ASA 5550

100+

Edge or Edge+Connected

Yes

Yes

1 Gbps

ASA 5515-X

50

Edge or Edge+Connected

Yes

Yes

1.2 Gbps

ASA 5525-X

100+

Edge or Edge+Connected

Yes

Yes

2 Gbps

ASA 5545-X

100+

Edge or Edge+Connected

Yes

Yes

3 Gbps

ASA 5555-X

100+

Edge or Edge+Connected

Yes

Yes

4 Gbps

Brocade ADX 1000

 100+

Connected Only

No (not in RackConnect edge or connected device roles) Yes  2–9 Gbps

F5 1600

100+

Connected or Edge+Connected

Yes

Yes

In: 500 Mbps
Out: 500 Mbps

F5 3600

100+

Connected or Edge+Connected

Yes

Yes

In: 1 Gbps
Out: 1 Gbps

* License upgrade may be required to reach Maximum SSL TPS
** We recommend utilizing a Cisco ASA as the RackConnect Edge Device Type
*** Maximum Cloud Servers’ Guidelines based on internal testing. Actual results may vary by production load and Edge Device Type.
****  RackConnect Throughput limited by RackConnect Switching Infrastructure connectivity: Maximum of 1 Gbps Theoretical

 



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