VMware is the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure. Customers of all sizes rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security, and maintain a competitive edge. F5 brings significant increases in performance, scalability, and availability, as well as security to IT environments that run on VMware. Discover how F5 and VMware integrated solutions speed deployment and optimize ROI.
Existing network and data center architectures can be complex, costly to manage, and slow to respond to constant change. With shifting traffic patterns and the explosion of users, devices, and applications, organizations demand speed to innovation, reduced time to market, and an agile network. Combining VMware Software-Defined Data Center architectural approach and F5 Software Defined Application Services allows for increased agility, faster application deployments, and better data center economics.
F5 can help you improve security and control for your private, public, or hybrid VMware cloud infrastructure while delivering streamlined user access.
F5 has integrated into all modules in the VMware vRealize Suite to provide customers the ability to monitor, orchestrate and automate application services.
VMware and F5 have integrated F5 iWorkflow with NSX. This integration enables IT organizations to provision and configure F5 BIG-IP application delivery networking services seamlessly as part of the natural application provisioning workflow.
F5 has partnered with Blue Medora to provide a fully supported vRealize Orchestrator Plugin this enables customers to fully provision and control full application stacks within the vRealize Suite.
BIG-IP Application Security Manager provides an application firewall service that secures and protects administrator and user access to the vRealize Suite. As more applications are migrated to the cloud, it becomes vital to secure cloud administration consoles from attack.
vRealize Suite enables applications to automatically adjust to changing traffic patterns, network conditions, and other factors. BIG-IP integrates with vRealize Suite to respond automatically to your changing application needs. For example, as vRealize Suite application instances are added or removed for elasticity, BIG-IP can be dynamically and automatically modified in response.
BIG-IP iApps are pre-configured policy templates that encapsulate and abstract an entire application delivery service configuration. iApps facilitate self-service consumption within vRealize Suite by users who are not comfortable or authorized to configure BIG-IP services independently. This helps the network provider team control network policies, while giving consumers immediate access to BIG-IP services.
Today’s ongoing technology transition to a “mobility first” environment is making a profound impact on how organizations operate. With mobile devices and applications often taking center stage, the evolution opens up a world of interesting opportunities, but also puts a strain on IT to cost-effectively provide secure environments that encourage rather than hamper productivity. Together, F5 with VMware Horizon and AirWatch, you gain greater access control and server efficiency while delivering high performance, high availability, and a more productive environment for your business.
A recent analysis by Principled Technologies lab found that running VMware Horizon View on F5 BIG-IP reduced cost and improved performance. Compared to Citrix NetScaler, the study found the VMware-F5 integration is three times faster to implement and configure and also at a reduced cost compared to NetScaler. In addition, the F5 solution delivered the optimal availability and security that enterprises need to safely deploy a virtual desktop infrastructure.
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