The Microsoft Lync Server unified communications platform helps enterprise users manage real-time communications, including IM, VoIP, and audio and video web conferencing.
The F5 Application Ready Solution for Microsoft Lync Server maximizes security, availability, reliability, and speed for your unified communications deployment. F5 and Microsoft work closely to ensure successful interoperability and top performance for your environment, with a well-documented, prescriptive solution that also reduces deployment, management, and administration costs.
Achieve high availability
F5 ensures high service availability for Lync Server. Even if one or more Lync servers fail, F5 intelligent load balancing redistributes the workload between remaining servers.
The F5 solution offloads CPU-intensive tasks, such as SSL processing and compression, from your Lync servers to F5 devices. F5 also provides TCP connection optimizations that improve the efficiency and speed of your application traffic.
Scale quickly and efficiently
It’s easy to scale your Lync Server deployment with F5. Simply add a new server to the network and add the IP address to the F5 load balancing pool, and traffic goes immediately to the newly provisioned node.
Ensure a responsive and resilient environment
F5 actively monitors the health and responsiveness of your Lync Server environment to ensure that users are connected to the most available, appropriate server. F5 also provides fault tolerance by monitoring site-level application availability and transparently redirecting users to another site in the event of a site-level outage.
Increase management efficiency
F5 iApps Templates for Lync Server and step-by-step configuration guidance can help you reduce deployment cycles by one third. And because the F5 solution provides a central point of control for Lync in the data center, it reduces management effort overall.
Resources for Microsoft Lync Server
Application Guides | What F5 does for specific apps
Deployment Guides | Step-by-step configuration with your apps
White Papers | Real-world context for F5 technologies
Solution Overviews | How F5 optimizes partner technologies
Use Cases | Map F5 solutions to your goals