F5 at Cisco Live 2016: Your apps are in the cloud; your services should be too!

F5 Miniatura
Published March 03, 2016

Less than a week left before we head off to Cisco Live, Melbourne from 8 – 11 March 2016 and things are starting to get real! This year F5 is on a mission to help organisations migrate their applications to the cloud and secure their journey in a hybrid environment. Reason being, your apps are in the cloud, hence your services should be too!

Don’t miss our F5 experts showing demos of our BIG-IP and ACI solutions and speaking sessions. Here are more details to entice you:-

  1. Wednesday 9 Mar 12:25 PM - 12:50 PM – Partner Theatre 1
    • A Technical Deep Dive on F5 BIG-IQ, BIG-IP and Cisco ACI for Applications Deployment, presented by F5 Solutions Architect Dean Houari
  2. Wednesday 9 Mar 1:40 PM - 2:20 PM
    • Hear directly from F5 customer – Catholic Education South Australia (CESA)’s journey from Simon Sigre, CESA Senior Network Engineer


  1.  Thursday 10 Mar 12:20 PM - 12:45 PM – Partner Theatre 4
    • F5 BIG-IP for Application Service Solutions with Cisco, presented by F5 Solution Architect Jeffrey Wong
  2. In-Booth topics from Tuesday to Friday, topics range from provisioning apps, to protecting against DDoS, to migrating to NFV. Visit the F5 booth, stay tuned to our F5 Twitter for detailed schedule.


If you’ve noticed, the word “applications” pops up a lot. This is all for good reason. In our digital world today, more and more organisations are deploying and migrating applications to the clouds. Many of these enterprises are seeking a hybrid approach of on-premise facilities and various cloud platforms primarily to drive agility and cost savings. Alongside this movement of more and more apps to the cloud, the critical app services that increase performance and reduce security risks, must move with them.

This brings us to the topic of “app-centric”. Being app-centric means looking at your infrastructure from the Apps – what are they for, who uses them, what information are accessed through them – in turn creating a change in business models, engagement models between Business and IT, IT architecture.

Using an application-centric, policy-driven approach, together F5 and Cisco are providing organisations the ability to deploy and deliver applications with the speed, reliability and security necessary to meet today’s business and technology challenges. F5 is uniquely positioned to enable organisations to improve time to market for new applications and services, and avoid risks associated with managing numerous point solutions.