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.
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.
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.
Offload cryptographic functions with Intel QAT to increase VE performance while freeing up CPU processing cycles to optimize other compute tasks.
Offload compute intensive BIG-IP VE functions such as CGNAT, DDoS and L4 Traffic Management to a high performance SmartNIC to bolster performance while lowering compute, power and rackspace requirements.
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.
Self-license BIG-IP VEs for 1-, 2-, or 3-year subscription terms, increasing agility and scalability with predictable operational pricing.
Maximum architectural freedom and simple self-serve consumption meets you wherever your multi-cloud journey takes you.
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.
A CapEx investment providing increased cost savings over the life of your VE.
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.
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.