NODE SUMMIT, SAN FRANCISCO—F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced the launch of the LineRate® product line and the availability of its first software offering. The LineRate application proxy software, running on commodity hardware or virtual machines, eliminates the need for DevOps to manually set up complex proxies or incorporate networking logic into applications, freeing their time to focus on core business logic and develop new value-added product capabilities. This will save companies significant time and effort when developing and deploying new or updated applications. Today, LineRate is available in a downloadable free tier.
The LineRate software makes it simple to create and deploy a broad range of complex networking functionality that helps DevOps scale, manage, and optimize their applications. With LineRate, DevOps can now solve complex problems such as steering and transforming XML/SOAP messages in the network and improving application testing by replicating real production traffic to their staging environment. Solutions like these are easy for developers to create with only a few lines of Node.js code deployed on LineRate’s scalable, high-performance software platform.
“We wanted to simplify difficult application-aware networking tasks so that developers can stay agile, both in their development practices and in rolling out new services. The LineRate product also lets them focus on the actual business logic rather than get bogged down by complex network-centric programming,” said Manish Vachharajani, Sr. Architect and LineRate co-founder.
Today, the complete LineRate product is being made available at linerate.f5.com with a rate-limited free tier. In early 2014, LineRate will launch a digital storefront where customers can purchase tiers of performance licenses on a subscription basis.
F5 at Node Summit – December 3 and 4, 2013
As part of F5’s continuing commitment to the Node.js community, the company is a sponsor of Node Summit, December 3 and 4 in San Francisco. Visit the LineRate team at the Node Summit sponsors table to see demos and get any questions answered about LineRate, F5, and its application proxy software.
At the conference, F5 representatives will explain how LineRate’s highly programmable traffic management solution positively impacts the development cycle and reduces operational costs and deployment times:
For a full schedule of events and times, please visit the Node Summit agenda.
To better support the DevOps community, F5 has developed a DevOps reference architecture to be available at the launch of the digital storefront in early 2014. This reference architecture is a part of F5 Synthesis, the company’s recently announced architectural vision for unified and real-time application delivery and management. F5 Synthesis includes a catalog of Software Defined Application Services™ (SDAS™) and reference architectures that enable customers to deliver device, network, and application services without constraints across data center, cloud, and hybrid environments.
Recognizing the importance of the DevOps movement to its customers, F5 acquired LineRate in February 2013. The LineRate application proxy software is the first product to be delivered post-acquisition. LineRate builds products that help DevOps teams simplify the deployment and management of network services, enabling them to spend less time on infrastructure so they can focus on creating and improving their most critical and revenue-generating applications. For more information, please visit linerate.f5.com.
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