F5 Highlights Cloud Solutions at VMware Partner Exchange

Published February 03, 2015


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

Holly Lancaster
WE Communications
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Solutions supporting VMware offerings headline F5’s presence at annual event designed to bring additional value to partners and customers

VMWARE PARTNER EXCHANGE, SAN FRANCISCO – F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced new solutions that seamlessly combine with leading technologies from VMware. These offerings enable customers to extend the reach and capabilities (as well as enhance the value) of joint deployments. F5 will showcase these and additional Application Delivery Controller (ADC) technologies supporting VMware solutions at this week’s VMware Partner Exchange in San Francisco.


News Highlights

  • F5 Enables Application Security for Hybrid Deployments with VMware vCloud® Air™

Through collaboration with VMware, F5 has certified three critical components of its industry-leading application services portfolio on vCloud Air, VMware’s hybrid cloud. F5 is an Elite-level partner in VMware’s vCloud Air ISV Partner program. The company now offers BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™, Global Traffic Manager™, and Application Security Manager™ to customers in a “bring your own license” (BYOL) model via the vCloud Air Marketplace, VMware’s one-stop-shop to help customers discover, download, and deploy partner solutions that enhance and extend the functionality of vCloud implementations. Additionally, organizations can now take advantage of F5’s simplified Good, Better, Best licensing practices, bringing customers flexibility, simplicity, and a better value in choosing the right security features for their on-premises and cloud networks.

“Working closely with VMware, F5® solutions have been validated with VMware vCloud® Air™ to enable core application delivery, disaster recovery, and application security—while maintaining seamless scalability and performance in the VMware cloud,” said Ajay Patel, VP of Applications Services, vCloud Air, VMware. “F5 solutions identify highly sophisticated layer 7 attacks and stop them before reaching servers, giving IT the assurance to accelerate adoption of enterprise-grade hybrid cloud environments, such as vCloud Air.”

  • F5 Activities at VMware Partner Exchange 2015

As a frequent contributor at VMware’s industry and partner events, F5 is a Global Platinum sponsor at this year’s VMware Partner Exchange conference, exhibiting at booth #209. F5 will also participate in technology demonstrations, workshops, and speaking engagements. Specific focus areas and activities include:

Providing Automated Failover and Reliable Business Continuity with F5 and VMware vCloud Air

vCloud Air Product Line Manager Yatin Chalke and F5 Business Development Manager Matt Quill discuss how F5 can help automate disaster recovery to increase business continuity, and enable scalable application availability and security for hybrid application deployments on vCloud Air.

Boost Your Opportunity by Selling Integrated Solutions with VMware and F5

Keith McManigal, VP of Americas Channel Sales at F5 Networks, and Jake Howering, Director – Networking Partners, VMware Global Strategic Alliances, outline the ways that F5’s BIG-IP application delivery platform and VMware solutions complement each other. Real-world examples demonstrate the benefits of combining F5 with VMware products such as NSX, Horizon, AirWatch, vRealize, and vCloud Air.

“F5 continues to build out its broad ecosystem of technology partnerships, making it easier and more impactful for customers to orchestrate capabilities between multiple vendors’ solutions without management complexity,” said Calvin Rowland, SVP of Business Development at F5. “Through deep integration efforts and participation at partner events, our goal is to empower customers to pursue the cloud, data center, or hybrid model of their choosing. With our extensible solution set, F5 offers a flexible platform for organizations to tailor deployments to meet the evolving needs of their users and applications, as well as address changes across the industry’s quick-moving security landscape.”



The specific F5® technologies and integrations mentioned in this announcement are available now. Please contact a local F5 sales office for additional product availability information pertaining to particular 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 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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