F5 Networks today introduced software solutions to expand its offerings and simplify service delivery across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures. These new, lightweight solutions extend the capabilities of the F5 Synthesis™ framework to allow all applications to receive services from basic load balancing to more advanced security and optimization capabilities regardless of where the applications are located.
F5® LineRate Point™ Load Balancer provides an application proxy that expands F5’s application delivery solution family with a new offering that enables customers to easily and affordably deploy layer 7 load balancing in a virtual form factor. Point Load Balancer is quick to deploy and massively scalable for cloud service providers and enterprise Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) environments, presenting a compelling option for customers with large volumes of applications that require foundational load balancing and application proxy capabilities.
From its lightweight, agile LineRate® solutions up through its advanced BIG-IP® offerings, F5 makes it easy for organizations to deploy versatile and cost-effective application delivery services with both virtual and physical products. Specifically, F5’s LineRate, BIG-IP, and Volume Licensing Subscription options enable customers to transition from simple availability functions to more advanced services as needed to support business priorities.
There is a growing need for software-based services in the application delivery network, due in part to customers’ service virtualization initiatives, as well as hyperscale and microservices-based application deployments. To be effective in these contexts, the application service infrastructure must be able to quickly provision highly scalable services (via APIs), and support a wide range of virtual deployment options.
Today’s announcement extends the capabilities of F5 Synthesis™ software components to better support evolving application service needs both for basic deployments models and in more advanced configurations. F5’s virtual solutions offer:
• Lightweight Architecture and Ease of Use for Peak Efficiency
LineRate Point Load Balancer’s lightweight architecture dramatically reduces the impact on compute, memory, and storage resources in cloud, hybrid, and enterprise data center environments making it an ideal solution when basic load balancing, application proxy, high availability, and SSL capabilities are needed. This simple approach to load balancing and related services means that F5 solutions can easily be integrated into DevOps-driven workflows like continuous integration and delivery, while simultaneously keeping resource consumption costs down with a small technology footprint.
• Flexible Deployment Options for Added Cost-Effectiveness
Volume Licensing Subscription offerings are designed for customers that require large volumes of virtual application delivery solutions and services. BIG-IP virtual editions and LineRate Point Load Balancer can be deployed in private or public cloud environments for a fraction of the cost of traditional or hardware-only deployments, making them more economical for customers seeking to extend the benefits of virtual load balancers and services to every application.
• Integrated Services Orchestration for Simplified Management
With Volume Licensing Subscription supported by F5’s BIG-IQ® management solution, organizations can easily orchestrate services across multiple applications or on a per-application basis. The ability to configure and automate how resources and services are provisioned gives application and operations teams the tools they need to maintain a growing portfolio of applications on demand using increasingly popular DevOps-style approaches.
“LineRate Point Load Balancer and Volume Licensing Subscription enable customers to scale virtualized application services at the correct scope and pace for their initiatives,” said Ryan Kearny, SVP of Product Development at F5. “F5’s streamlined Good, Better, Best purchasing model and cloud licensing options provide considerable savings compared to adding individual services a la carte. With F5’s software-based solutions, customers can efficiently build out their public/private cloud and data center environments with ultimate flexibility.”
The specific F5 technologies mentioned in this announcement are available today. Please contact a local F5 sales office for additional product availability information pertaining to particular countries.
F5 (f5.com) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, telecommunications, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications and services 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 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.
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