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.

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.

UNRIVALED SCALABILITY

High Performance VE

Provide the scalability that large enterprises and service providers demand and process up to 100Gbps of network traffic on a single virtual edition.

Streamlined processing with SR-IOV

Using SR-IOV, BIG-IP VE interacts directly with supported NIC adapters including AWS ENA, Azure Accelerated Networking, and Mellanox ConnectX to significantly increase performance and reduce latency.

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.

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.

RELATED RESOURCES

AWS

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Azure

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OpenStack

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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.