Interoperability improves disaster recovery and business continuity across data center and VMware cloud environments
SINGAPORE – F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today showcased at vForum 2014 at Raffles City Convention Centre, the latest components of how F5 Synthesis™ architecture and agile application services complement VMware’s vision for the software-defined data center (SDDC). The tight interoperability of the two companies’ offerings enables customers to transform their traditional IT infrastructure into SDDCs while seamlessly integrating application services into data center operations, reducing management complexity and operation costs while enhancing service availability through improved disaster recovery and business continuity.
Historically, organizations faced challenges around scaling applications and associated performance between data center and to the cloud without sacrificing availability, user experience, and security. The interoperable solutions F5 showcased address these challenges, with solutions around technologies such as End User Computing, network virtualization, data center management and cloud bursting.
Among the solutions showcased were the BIG-IP® application services recently made available for VMware vCloud Air and the BIG-IQ® management platform for rapid orchestration of network and application services with VMware NSX™ network virtualization platform.
Enterprise customers can now easily extend the same impactful application delivery services they enjoy in the data center into the cloud without compromise. Specifically, global application availability, automation and cloud bursting are enhanced with F5 and VMware, bolstering disaster recovery and business continuity efforts. The solution enables global availability of applications between enterprise data centers and multiple vCloud Air locations.
“Typically, provisioning services for new applications or changing parameters for deployed applications is a long, manual process. With the integrated solutions from F5 and VMware, customers will be able to automate the deployment of policy-driven services for multi-tiered applications in their software-defined data center, reducing provisioning time from days to minutes,” said Kunacillan Nallappan, Marketing Director for Asia Pacific. “We put a lot of effort in providing flexible, programmable Software Defined Application Services™ to organizations regardless of the physical and virtual components they choose for their infrastructures.”
These solutions build upon F5’s long collaboration with VMware, which includes F5’s participation in the VMware Ready for Networking and Security Program. As a charter member, F5 has collaborated with VMware in enabling the integration of F5’s suite of Application Delivery Controller (ADC) services with VMware vCloud® and vSphere® infrastructure solutions. This integration has allowed customers to continue utilizing their existing investments in networking and security products while realizing the efficiency and agility benefits of VMware cloud infrastructure with a validated joint solution.
F5 will be located at Booth G1 and will also be tweeting from the event via its corporate handle, @f5networksAPJ, and engaged with the official VMworld handle, @VMwareAPJ and hashtag, #vForumSG.
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.
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