SEATTLE ‒ F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced the global public sector results of its 2018 State of Application Delivery report. The customer survey shows that embracing multi-cloud deployments is enabling government organizations to select the cloud platform that best meets the requirements of a specific application. However, this also increases the challenges many government organizations face in managing operations and security across multiple clouds as they transform their application portfolio.
“Government respondents made it clear they are heavily focused on building the foundation necessary for application-driven digital transformation,” said Peter Kersten, Regional Vice President, Federal Sales at F5. “Around the world, government organizations are shifting towards digital government, and with that we see government organizations embracing the cloud, adopting automation and orchestration, and adjusting security strategies.”
In its fourth year, the State of Application Delivery report examines the vital role of application services, enabling organizations to deploy applications faster, smarter, and safer. For the first time, the report broke out the results from specific verticals, and almost 300 government IT professionals from around the world weighed in on application delivery topics ranging from public and private cloud and multi-cloud adoption, to rising security challenges, to automation, orchestration, and the future of enterprise application services.
“Public sector organizations overwhelmingly understand the strategic importance of the hybrid cloud and its ability to support mission critical applications,” said Terry Drinkwine, Vice President, Carahsoft, F5’s government distribution partner and GSA schedule holder. “However, security challenges are exponentially higher in the public sector and the survey results show that increasing security at the application layer is critical for government agencies. F5 brings much needed capabilities to the public sector marketplace that support our government customers and reseller partners in a unique way and help them to address this challenge.”
Survey respondents’ roles ranged from infrastructure, IT security, application development, and DevOps to the executive suite. Key takeaways include:
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