BIG-IP Virtual Edition

Advanced application services for any cloud environment

Combine the power of the BIG-IP platform with the convenience and agility of the public or private cloud. You get the same F5 app services, delivered how and where you need them.

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MAKE YOUR MOVE

When you need to move faster than hardware allows, BIG-IP Virtual Editions (VEs) deliver the application services you need in a more agile and flexible form factor. Get the scalability, security, and automatability BIG-IP products are known for—all in software designed for use in single-, hybrid-, or multi-cloud architectures.

Virtual editions

Virtual editions of BIG-IP products offer the same breadth of features available in hardware solutions.

BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager

BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager

Ensure your apps are fast, available, and secure.

BIG-IP DNS

BIG-IP DNS

Optimize app performance and secure infrastructure.

BIG-IP Access Policy Manager

BIG-IP Access Policy Manager

Integrate and unify user access to applications.

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

BIG-IP AFM

Stop network threats—even volumetric DDoS attacks.

Advanced Web Application Firewall

Advanced WAF

Address advanced threats with a more advanced WAF.

BIG-IQ VE

BIG-IQ

Visibility and control of app services and devices has never been easier.

UNRIVALED SCALABILITY

Optimized processing with high performance VE

Leveraging acceleration technologies including SR-IOV and DPDK, BIG-IP VE poll mode drivers provide optimal and efficient packet processing to significantly increase performance and reduce latency. This is achieved using supported NIC adapters from Intel and Mellanox, as well as public cloud solutions including AWS ENA and Azure Accelerated Networking.

Accelerated Cryptographic Processing for VE

Offload cryptographic functions with Intel QAT to increase VE performance while freeing up CPU processing cycles to optimize other compute tasks.

Hyperefficient DDoS Mitigation with BIG-IP VE for SmartNIC’s

Augment F5’s software-centric DDoS solution by offloading inspection, detection and mitigation of malicious traffic to Intel’s FPGA PAC N3000 SmartNIC – increasing DDoS absorption capacity by approximately 70x while observing significant TCO savings.

Programmability

Meet the specific needs of your business with highly programmable virtual editions. From granular traffic management and rapid response to supporting new protocols and integrating with leading orchestration products, BIG-IP VEs give you increased control over the security and performance of your apps. 

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Automated and orchestrated

With tools to automate the end-to-end deployment and configuration of VEs using declarative APIs, anybody from operations teams to developers can automate the insertion of F5 services—and do so quickly using the CI/CD pipelines and automation tools they’re most familiar with.

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FLEXIBLE LICENSING OPTIONS

Subscription

Self-license BIG-IP VEs for 1-, 2-, or 3-year subscription terms, increasing agility and scalability with predictable operational pricing.

Enterprise licensing agreement

Maximum architectural freedom and simple self-serve consumption meets you wherever your multi-cloud journey takes you.

Utility

Freedom to spin up and spin down BIG-IP VE instances as your applications demand. With zero commitment and maximum flexibility, utility licensing is perfect for Dev/Test and short-term or seasonal projects.

Perpetual

A CapEx investment providing increased cost savings over the life of your VE.

ALREADY DEPLOYED BIG-IP VE IN FRONT OF YOUR APPS?

If you’re not running the latest versions of TMOS, you could be missing out on significant performance, security and operational improvements. Speak with an F5 expert to discuss how an upgrade could benefit you and your apps.

MEETING YOU WHERE YOU’RE GOING

BIG-IP VE is supported in more cloud environments than any other vADC on the market, allowing you to take your application services with you wherever you and your apps are going.

Try BIG-IP VE

Making changes to your infrastructure is a big deal. That’s why we want to give you the change to try F5 products in your own environment, for free.

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Customer Story | American Systems

American Systems Launches Secure EMNS for Service Members with F5 and Microsoft Azure.

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Hypervisor matrix

Virtual editions of BIG-IP application services can be deployed on any leading hypervisor and in any public or private cloud.