|[November 27, 2012]
F5 Gives Enterprises Superior Application Control with BIG-IP® Solutions for Amazon Web Services
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV),
the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today
introduced a BIG-IP® virtual edition for AWS, which leverages
F5's complete portfolio of BIG-IP
products for the AWS cloud. This announcement addresses
organizations' escalating demand to extend their data center and
applications to AWS, maintaining enterprise-class reliability, scale,
security, and performance. F5's new AWS offering is also the featured
attraction at the company's booth (#506) at the AWS
re: Invent conference at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, November
"Enterprise customers have come to rely on BIG-IP's strategic awareness
that provides important information on how applications, resources, and
users interact in order to successfully deliver applications," said Siva
Mandalam, Director of Product Management and Product Marketing, Cloud
and Virtualization Solutions at F5. "Since BIG-IP for AWS will have
equivalent features to physical BIG-IP devices, customers can apply the
same level of control for their applications in AWS. With BIG-IP running
in enterprise data centers and on AWS, customers can establish secure
tunnels, burst to the cloud, and control the application from end to
The BIG-IP solution for AWS includes options for traffic
server load balancing, application
application acceleration, and other advanced application delivery
functions. With the new F5 offering:
F5 ADN services operate seamlessly in the cloud - BIG-IP
virtual editions are being made available to a growing number of
customers seeking to leverage cloud offerings. Availability for AWS
expands on F5's broad support for virtualized and cloud environments
based on vSphere, Hyper-V, Xen, and KVM.
Enterprises can confidently take advantage of cloud resources -
AWS customers can easily add F5's market-leading availability,
optimization, and security services t support cloud and hybrid
IT teams are able to easily scale application environments -
Production and lab versions of BIG-IP virtual editions for AWS enable
IT teams to move smoothly from testing and development into production
to support essential business applications. Customers can leverage
their existing BIG-IP configuration and policies and apply them to
BIG-IP running on AWS.
Supporting Facts and Quotes
F5 has the greatest market share for the advanced application delivery
controller (ADC) market, deployed within the enterprise and service
providers markets. According to Gartner (News - Alert), Inc., F5 has 59.1% market
share based on Q2 2012 worldwide revenue.1
F5's initial product offering will use the AWS "bring your own
license" (BYOL) model, which allows customers to buy perpetual
licenses from F5 and then apply these licenses to instances running in
AWS. To evaluate or purchase BIG-IP software modules, customers should
contact their local
F5 sales office.
"As enterprises consider which applications to move to the cloud, many
customers have asked for the same advanced application control they have
in their local data centers," said Terry Wise, Head of Worldwide Partner
Ecosystem at Amazon Web Services (News - Alert). "The BIG-IP solution for AWS enables
enterprises to quickly move complex applications to AWS while
maintaining high levels of service at a lower overall cost."
"Enterprises want the flexibility and scale of cloud services, yet they
can struggle with application complexity and sufficient control," said
Rohit Mehra, VP of Network Infrastructure at IDC (News - Alert). "The challenge lies in
easily expanding IT's service portfolio with cloud and hybrid
capabilities while keeping the applications fast, secure, and available.
BIG-IP's native availability inside Amazon Web Services allows
enterprises to deeply embed a strategic awareness of how applications
behave in cloud adoption scenarios."
To learn more about how F5 enables organizations to realize the full
potential of cloud computing, visit F5 (booth #506) at the AWS re:
Invent conference. During the event, Siva Mandalam from F5 will deliver
a presentation focused on "Optimizing Enterprise Applications and User
Access in the Cloud" at 1 p.m. PT on Wednesday, November 28.
BIG-IP solutions for AWS will be available for purchase by the end of
calendar year 2012.
1 Gartner, Inc. "Market Share: Application Acceleration
Equipment, Worldwide, 2Q12," Joe Skorupa and Nhat Pham, Sept. 24, 2012
About F5 Networks (News - Alert)
F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking
(ADN), helps the world's largest enterprises and service providers
realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand
IT. F5® solutions help integrate disparate technologies to
provide greater control of the infrastructure, improve application
delivery and data management, and give users seamless, secure, and
accelerated access to applications from their corporate desktops and
smart devices. An open architectural framework enables F5 customers to
apply business policies at "strategic points of control" across the IT
infrastructure and into the public cloud. F5 products give customers the
agility they need to align IT with changing business conditions, deploy
scalable solutions on demand, and manage mobile access to data and
services. Enterprises, service and cloud providers, and leading online
companies worldwide rely on F5 to optimize their IT investments and
drive business forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.
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