SEATTLE – F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced the results of its 2017 State of Application Delivery report. The global customer survey shows accelerating cloud adoption is creating increased demand for security application services including WAF, DNSSEC, and DDoS protection. As an increase in application services often requires additional resources, respondents also indicated a shift toward DevOps methodologies to gain operational efficiencies through automation and programmability. This need for scalability replaces speed to market as the prime driver of DevOps adoption.
“This past year, not a week went by without some hack or vulnerability making the headlines,” said Ryan Kearny, CTO at F5. “And yet there is no sign that security breaches are slowing businesses’ digital transformation—quite the opposite in fact. This report shows how the sometimes-competing demands of customer and data protection inform companies’ deployment of apps and app services.”
In its third year, the State of Application Delivery report examines the vital role application services play, enabling enterprises to deploy applications faster, smarter, and safer. Over 2,000 IT, networking, application, and security pros from around the world weighed in on application delivery topics ranging from cloud adoption, to rising security challenges, to DevOps, SDN, and the future of enterprise application services.
Survey responses came from around the globe, spanning industries like government, financial services, technology, and education. Respondents’ roles ranged from infrastructure, IT security, application development, and DevOps to the executive suite. Key takeaways include:
F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) makes apps go faster, smarter, and safer for the world’s largest businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands. F5 delivers cloud and security solutions that enable organizations to embrace the application infrastructure they choose without sacrificing speed and control. For more information, go to f5.com. You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on LinkedIn and Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies.
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