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F5 Chassis Delivers Cost Savings and Operational Efficiency with ScaleN™

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Nathan Misner
Sr. Director of Global Communications
F5 Networks
(206) 272-7494
n.misner@F5.com

Holly Lancaster
WE Communications
(415) 547-7054
hluka@waggeneredstrom.com

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New VIPRION® 2200 and F5’s high performance services fabric support applications with on-demand scaling, consolidation, and resource flexibility without disruption

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • VIPRION 2200 is the industry’s first modular Application Delivery Controller chassis in an appliance footprint (2U), giving customers unparalleled price/performance in its class and over 50% price-per-instance savings compared to single appliances.
  • Innovative ScaleN technology provides resource elasticity and multi-tenancy, expanding the capacity of F5 solutions—physical and virtual—to seamlessly scale and consolidate application services on demand.
  • Customers can take an all-active approach to device clustering for efficiency, realizing additional savings by eliminating passive standby devices for high availability.

 

SEATTLE – F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) announced an addition to its VIPRION® product line. The new two-slot VIPRION 2200 chassis combines the capabilities of F5’s ScaleN™ and Clustered Multiprocessing™ to address all aspects of performance and scalability for organizations’ vital application services. With F5’s VIPRION offerings, customers report the ability to consolidate services and reduce costs even while supporting growth.

The new offering is ideal for midrange customers looking for the on-demand scalability of VIPRION but have rack space constraints—or related concerns such as power/cooling requirements—that require an appliance footprint. Providing unmatched performance in a 2U form factor, the VIPRION 2200 brings true pay-as-you-grow performance within reach for organizations seeking to bolster their infrastructures without sacrificing future flexibility. With the option of adding an extra blade to increase performance, the device offers easy scalability with no operational disruption. Customers can simply add more capacity as business needs grow.

Adding Device Resources to F5’s Elastic Services Fabric

First introduced in 2011, F5 pioneered ScaleN device service clusters (DSCs) to give customers the ability to align device resources in an all-active configuration, improving resource utilization compared to traditional active/passive high availability (HA) pairs. With F5’s virtual Clustered Multiprocessing (vCMP®) technology, the VIPRION chassis provides the highest density multi-tenant solution in its class to enable efficient consolidation of application services and underutilized ADCs. The new chassis can be deployed to extend a multi-tenant fabric of application resources. In line with this approach, F5’s hardware solutions elegantly integrate with the company’s virtual offerings to promote Software Defined Application Services™ that can be extended from the data center to the cloud.

Integrating with Powerful F5 Technologies for Added Value

The VIPRION 2200 chassis is also designed to take advantage of F5’s unified offerings, including:

  • iRules® for enhanced programmability
  • iApps® for streamlined application deployments
  • iHealth® for valuable diagnostic, monitoring, and analytics information
  • Good, Better, Best tiered pricing models to consolidate services and go beyond load balancing
  • Community resources on DevCentral™ that further extend the capabilities of F5 solutions  

Delivering Unmatched Performance and Scalability in its Class

VIPRION 2200 offers the application delivery capabilities that matter most to enterprises with high-traffic, mission critical web applications, including:

  • 160 G of L7 throughput and 4 million L7 requests per second (RPS)
  • 72 Gbps of SSL bulk crypto throughput – 2x the closest competitor
  • 80 Gbps of hardware compression – 5x the closest competitor
  • Accelerated hardware DDoS protection against over 50 attacks
  • Up to 40 high performance virtual BIG-IP® guests (and up to 1280 instances in a 32-device cluster) with compelling price-per-instance savings over other appliance offerings

“We see customers supporting a growing number of applications with a variety of physical, virtual, and cloud-based solutions,” said Karl Triebes, EVP of Product Development and CTO at F5. “With the 2200, organizations can add scalable processing power in an appliance form factor, while maintaining the ability to upgrade systems on demand. In addition, with ScaleN and the F5 Synthesis™ architecture model, customers choosing to deploy hardware and software together can easily combine resources from each within a unified services delivery fabric.”

AVAILABILITY

The VIPRION 2200 chassis is generally available now. Please contact a local F5 sales office for additional information and product availability in specific countries.

About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) makes apps go faster, smarter, and safer for the world’s largest businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands. F5 delivers cloud and security solutions that enable organizations to embrace the application infrastructure they choose without sacrificing speed and control. For more information, go to f5.com. You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on LinkedIn and Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies.

F5 is a trademark or service mark of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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