Cloud Computing Outlook

F5 Networks Mushrooms its Hybrid Platform of Services

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Thursday, May 05, 2016

FREMONT, CA: F5 Networks, improvises the agility, security, and performance of cloud application deployments with the new release of BIG-IP version 12.0. Extending a simplified solution for the customers, the new version unifies hardware, software, and managed service resources to realize IT efficiency and cost savings.

BIG-IP version 12.0 makes the use of F5’s application delivery services fabric, delivering the F5 Synthesis model by combining physical and virtual resources to better support cloud and hybrid scenarios. This approach permits the customers to more easily transition workloads to cloud environments as needed and incorporate technologies like HTTP/2, while maintaining the same visibility, security, and control of traditional infrastructures.

The solution enables customers to integrate security, management, and orchestration capabilities for their evolving on-premises and off-premises deployments by accelerating cloud migrations. Emerging IT trends such as SDN, NFV, and converged systems offerings are benefited with this new release.

“Organizations are seeking the same confidence level with applications and services in cloud/hybrid deployments that they’ve seen in the data center. Our BIG-IP software is instrumental in helping customers take advantage of the benefits of the cloud without sacrificing security, flexibility, or savings”, states Karl Triebes, EVP of Product Development and CTO, F5.

The software assures seamless integration and IT Efficiency with Microsoft Azure Deployments with BIG-IP virtual edition solutions. F5 and Microsoft customers will enjoy additional choices in optimization of their application to deliver cloud technologies in a unified framework. In addition, an extensive set of traffic management and security capabilities that allow enterprises to deploy applications and services with the same ease and functionality experienced with on-premises data centers.

Enhanced functions includes, reliable access in all types of IT environments with SSO, superior protection with the DDoS Vector spectrum and increased attack visibility offering the most comprehensive and effective mitigations to protect against sophisticated, high-volume DDoS threats on-premises or in the cloud and improved SSL capabilities for comprehensive security organizations’ providing innovative, integrated SSL encryption and visibility to manage security certificates and keys across physical, virtual, and cloud deployments all without the blind spots or performance loss typical of other vendors’ offerings.

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