Hi all, i am very new at A10 network and it`s my first step and i am confused about what the difference between Thunder ADC and Lightning ADC and when we use thunder and when we use lightning.
The Thunder ADC is your more traditional, full featured network appliance. This can run on A10 hardware, bare metal, and virtual environments.
The Lightning ADC is a pure software offering and is used more in microservices architecture. This can run as a cloud-native appliance or as a docker container. This is a lighter weight solution with more a spin up/spin down, devops model.
Here is a link to the Thunder ADC Data Sheet: https://www.a10networks.com/wp-content/uploads/A10-DS-15100-EN-1.pdf
Here is a link to the Lightning ADC Data Sheet: https://www.a10networks.com/wp-content/uploads/A10-DS-15121-EN-1.pdf
Hope that helps!