Virtualization is key
Wherever you are in your transition to 5G, virtualizing some—or all—of your network enables technologies that scale for rapid growth: automation, containers, microservices, and the orchestration to manage them all.
Deploying your 5G infrastructure will be the most challenging next-gen network rollout ever in terms of scale and scope. In addition to these new challenges, you’re also faced with simultaneous demands to:
The obstacles are daunting, but the opportunities are huge. Unlock the full potential of 5G by optimizing, monetizing, and securing your network. Expert guidance will be imperative to successfully get 5G capabilities up and running, maintain or optimize your existing 4G LTE network, and transition to modern virtualized networks—all while securing your network against new threats and vulnerabilities.
With new opportunities come new challenges—plus your old ones haven’t gone away! While you’re working to meet extreme end-to-end bandwidth requirements, to deliver highly responsive, low latency connections to a multitude of devices and device types, and to protect against new threats and vulnerabilities, consumers still expect stellar performance, the latest features, and complete security.
Our solution guide, F5 Solutions for the Emerging 5G Landscape, offers five use cases to help you navigate the maze.
Distributed networks—those with content nearer to the end user—are critical for higher traffic volumes, increased speed of delivery, and reduced latency.
It’s unrealistic and expensive to solve performance challenges by adding network hardware. Rather than increasing infrastructure, improve how your existing systems handle traffic to meet next-generation demands.
Millions of connected devices mean millions of potential back doors for hackers. Your security solutions have to account for complex attack vectors at massive scale, at every layer, and for multiple threats.
The shift to 5G is coming fast, but certainly won’t be like flipping a switch. You’ll have to balance the migration to 5G while continuing to meet subscriber quality of experience expectations on existing networks.
F5 gives you the tools to begin the transition to 5G today—wherever you are on your journey. We help you optimize and scale your current network to meet 5G’s latency, high throughput, and increased traffic demands. Scale and simplify your existing networks—and evolve to 5G—with automated, high-performance, virtualized solutions.
Your network needs to deliver differentiated applications to your customers, faster. Cloud-native solutions are essential for the transition to 5G.
With automated, app-centric service delivery, your network can instantaneously adapt or be programmed to the demands of the applications running on top of it, optimizing overall network performance, providing a better end user experience.
There are more threats than ever targeting your network and edge services. Protect your services infrastructure with F5’s integrated multi-layer security platform. Regardless of your service delivery architecture, F5 secures legacy and modern applications from core to edge—and even into your Kubernetes clusters, with service mesh.