ScaleN is an F5 technology that enables application, operational, and on-demand scaling capabilities to provide more efficient, elastic, and multi-tenant solutions for data centers, clouds, and hybrid deployments. ScaleN breaks away from traditional infrastructure limitations and offers multiple scalability and consolidation models to help organizations meet their specific business needs.
Modern data center models are based on flexible and scalable on-demand services to adapt to shifting business requirements and performance and application needs. This on-demand approach eliminates costly over-provisioning methods used in the past to ensure enough capacity was on hand to meet sudden spikes in demand. It also improves resource utilization to deliver a better return on investment.
F5 ScaleN uses three deployment models to give you ultimate flexibility and scalability to adapt to these shifting demands.
Increase capacity and deploy a resilient application infrastructure everywhere through all-active approach and application-level failover. Application scaling uses device and application service clustering to scale beyond the traditional device pair to eliminate the need for idle and costly standby resources. You get the flexibility to leverage any combination of physical or virtual BIG-IP platforms for data centers, clouds, and hybrid deployments.
Application Service Clustering provides application- and service-level control and failover to deliver industry-leading availability and reliable user experience. Workloads can be moved across a cluster of BIG-IP instances without interrupting other services and can be scaled to meet the business demand.
Device Service Clustering gives you the ability to group an array of heterogeneous BIG-IP devices to scale your infrastructure to up to 32 active nodes. This ensures a consistent device configuration that simplifies operations.
Virtualizing your Application Delivery Controller (ADC) services using virtual Cluster Multi-Processing (vCMP) technology enables a multi-tenant solution that supports a variety of BIG-IP versions and product modules on a single device.
vCMP combined with route domains and partitions enables consolidation through both administrative and network isolation to support hundreds of tenants. Network isolation, segregation of admin access, and dedicated resource allocation ensures security and protects from oversubscription and inadvertent changes.
Increase resource capacity with on-demand scaling, available with the F5 BIG-IP appliance, VIPRION, and Virtual Edition platforms. You can simply add more power to your existing infrastructure instead of adding more devices.
VIPRION chassis provides true linear scalability through modular blades. As blades are added for more power, they are automatically available to the system, with no configuration or changes needed.
On-Demand software licensing for BIG-IP appliances and Virtual Editions enables flexible capacity so you only pay for what you need as your business grows.