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F5 Enhances Application Availability with VMware vCloud Hybrid Service
|By Business Wire
|July 24, 2014 07:00 AM EDT
Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) announced today that BIG-IP®
application services are now available for VMware
vCloud® Hybrid Service™, a secure, hybrid
cloud service based on VMware vSphere®. Enterprise customers
can now easily extend the same impactful application delivery services
they enjoy in the data center into the cloud. Specifically, global
application availability, automation, and cloud
bursting are enhanced with F5 and VMware, bolstering disaster
recovery and business continuity efforts. Moreover, with today’s
announcement, F5 offers certified capabilities within vCloud Hybrid
Service environments that few other Application Delivery Controller
(ADC) vendors can match.
“Maintaining application availability and performance while moving
workloads to the cloud is key for a seamless user experience across a
hybrid environment,” said Ajay Patel, Vice President of Application
Services, vCloud Hybrid Service, VMware. “With F5’s BIG-IP Global
Traffic Manager validated in vCloud Hybrid Service, our customers can
seamlessly manage application availability, performance and failover.”
Historically, IT organizations have faced challenges around scaling
applications and associated performance to the cloud without sacrificing
availability or user experience. These factors can discourage companies
from embracing cloud solutions as a viable way to support their
production workloads. Using F5
BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager™ (GTM™),
customers can route traffic across hybrid, on-premises, and cloud
environments around the globe to keep pace with changing network
conditions and user volumes for business needs.
“By making our solutions available for the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service,
we’re offering customers a way to elegantly combine a comprehensive set
Defined Application Services™ that go far beyond just
basic load balancing,” said Calvin Rowland, Vice President of Business
Development, F5. “VMware is a significant technology partner for F5, as
they provide a number of compelling ways for customers to increase the
reach of the F5
Synthesis™ architecture model, and enable efficient
automation and programmability throughout evolving IT environments.”
Benefits of F5 BIG-IP services running on vCloud Hybrid Service include:
Customers can extend the powerful application services they trust in
the data center into the cloud without compromise.
The solution enables global availability of applications between
enterprise data centers and multiple vCloud Hybrid Service locations.
Organizations can enjoy seamless application failover, business
continuity, and disaster recovery capabilities to provide high
performance across enterprise data centers and hybrid cloud
Customers can learn more about F5 BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager for
vCloud Hybrid Service at the vCloud
Hybrid Service Marketplace. Organizations that already use BIG-IP
GTM in the data center can also use GTM services in the hybrid cloud
under a BYOL (Bring Your Own License) model. New customers interested in
evaluating BIG-IP solutions should contact a local
F5 sales office.
FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps
organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined
networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to
anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT
through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of
leading technology and data center orchestration vendors. This approach
lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their
needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers,
government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of
cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com.
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F5, F5 Synthesis, BIG-IP, Global Traffic Manager, GTM, and Software
Defined Application Services are trademarks or service marks of F5
Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. VMware and vCloud
Hybrid Service are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc.
in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word
“partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership
relationship between VMware or F5 and any other company.
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Mobile, social, Big Data, and cloud have fundamentally changed the way we live. “Anytime, anywhere” access to data and information is no longer a luxury; it’s a requirement, in both our personal and professional lives. For IT organizations, this means pressure has never been greater to deliver meaningful services to the business and customers.
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