New high performance VIPRION chassis and blade enable customers to effortlessly scale applications and service delivery platforms on demand
F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, recently announced new VIPRION solutions, including the 4480 chassis and 4300 performance blade. Extending F5's portfolio of physical and virtual solutions, these new hardware offerings are specifically designed to help service providers and enterprises address rapidly increasing traffic levels and the growing demand for enhanced services. In addition, F5's industry leading processing capabilities help organizations efficiently scale their infrastructures and seamlessly integrate security—including data center firewall and access solutions—without sacrificing performance or ease of management.
"To meet the evolving needs of our customers and the market at large, F5 is committed to offering a breadth of deployment options that help organizations efficiently scale their infrastructures," said Karl Triebes, EVP of Product Development and CTO at F5. "By leveraging F5 hardware and virtual platforms with the company's powerful clustered multiprocessing technologies, organizations remain flexible as they build out dynamic infrastructures—including cloud and virtualization technologies—to support business initiatives and user requirements. Unlike other vendors' products, which can be difficult and costly to upgrade, F5's VIPRION solutions automatically pool resources from separate blades as they're added to help organizations implement a true ‘scale on demand' strategy."
F5's VIPRION solutions enable organizations to stay ahead of user and infrastructure demands. The new products deliver a number of performance advantages when compared to other vendors' Application Delivery Controller (ADC) offerings. Industry leading metrics and product highlights include:
Enterprises and service providers currently face a number of challenges impacting application and services delivery, as well as user experience: increased bandwidth needs, demand to support rich applications, and ever-present requirements to scale efficiently and reduce operations costs. F5's broad range of ADCs—including NEBS compliant solutions—provide a scalable platform that can easily combine optimization, traffic management, and security services as organizations grow and IT initiatives take shape. With F5's new VIPRION products, customers can increase processing power by simply adding another performance blade, ensuring that additional capabilities can be supported without disrupting existing services.
F5's new VIPRION hardware solutions help customers:
"Among other factors, the rapid proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and other web-enabled devices continues to add strain to networks, as well as the IT teams charged to support them," said Cindy Borovick, Program Vice President, Enterprise and Datacenter Networks at IDC. "In aiming to provide a superior user experience for end customers, service providers and enterprises must be able to nimbly scale their infrastructures, including cloud and other ‘as-a-service' offerings. Accordingly, organizations should take a dynamic approach—one that incorporates both hardware performance and software flexibility—to managing a growing portfolio of services while simultaneously taking advantage of vendor solutions that can simplify operations, reduce costs, and provide enhanced security capabilities."
"We work closely with organizations to tailor solutions that address their IT challenges," said Roger Niles, Director of National Programs at Clearshark. "F5's new VIPRION solutions are a good fit for enterprises and service providers pursuing hardware-based or hybrid application delivery architectures."
The VIPRION 4480 chassis and 4300 performance blade will be available later this month. For more information about F5's VIPRION solutions, please visit www.f5.com/products/hardware/viprion.html.
About F5 Networks
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, visit www.f5.com.
SOURCE: F5 Networks