SEATTLE, November 03, 2010
F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today introduced the F5® Application Ready Solution for Microsoft Lync Server 2010, which ensure high availability and reliability for Lync Server 2010 services so that customers can optimize their unified communications (UC) environments.
“We are pleased to certify BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™ for deployment with Lync Server 2010,” said Ashima Singhal, group product manager, Microsoft Lync. “F5’s unique and continued investment in the Microsoft Corp. UC platform demonstrates the company’s excellent understanding of how to ensure that sophisticated application software is highly responsive and highly available. Customers who invest in both the Microsoft and F5 platforms benefit from an enterprise class solution to reliably deliver communications features to end users that are easily manageable by IT.”
As companies rely more heavily on UC to enrich employee interactions, enhance communication, and lower costs, and as they consider deploying voice over IP (VOIP) solutions, the reliability of their UC infrastructure is more critical than ever. The F5 Application Ready Solution provides a tailor-made environment to work with Lync Server 2010, ensuring high availability and resilience for real-time communications.
The F5 Application Ready Solution for Lync Server 2010 offers customers a tightly integrated, tested, and documented solution that provides the following benefits:
“This release builds on the success of our Application Ready Solution for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 to offer enhanced reliability and availability for customers who deploy Lync Server 2010,” said Calvin Rowland, VP of Application Partner Programs at F5 Networks. “F5 technology enables enterprise customers to deploy a highly available, scalable deployment of Lync Server 2010. We look forward to implementing the solution when Lync Server 2010 is released, and to helping customers realize the highest return from their UC infrastructures.”
“Unified Communications has the power to increase worker productivity and lower the overall cost of corporate communications,” said Zeus Kerravala, Distinguished Research Fellow at Yankee Group. “However, if the performance of a customer’s UC solution is erratic, it will not deliver the expected ROI. The F5 Application Ready Solution can deliver the five-nines reliability that is required of corporate communication systems.”
F5 has completed validation testing and has qualified for its Application Delivery Controller (ADC) deployment for Lync Server 2010. F5 will be exhibiting at the DevConnections and Microsoft TechEd Europe conferences in November.
F5 Networks will be in booth #600 at DevConnections at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2 – 4. F5 is also participating in TechEd Europe, held at the Messe Berlin in Berlin, Germany, November 8 – 12. Please visit F5 at booth # E95/E96.
F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), focused on ensuring the secure, reliable, and fast delivery of applications. F5's flexible architectural framework enables community-driven innovation that helps organizations enhance IT agility and dynamically deliver services that generate true business value. F5's vision of unified application and data delivery offers customers an unprecedented level of choice in how they deploy ADN solutions. It redefines the management of application, server, storage, and network resources, streamlining application delivery and reducing costs. Global enterprise organizations, service and cloud providers, and Web 2.0 content providers trust F5 to keep their business moving forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.
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