F5 Enhances Application Availability with VMware vCloud Hybrid Service

  F5 Enhances Application Availability with VMware vCloud Hybrid Service

 Interoperability improves disaster recovery/business continuity across data
                     center and VMware cloud environments

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- July 24, 2014

F5 Networks  (NASDAQ: FFIV) announced today that BIG-IP^® application services
are now available for VMware vCloud^® Hybrid Service^™, a secure, hybrid cloud
service based on VMware vSphere^®. Enterprise customers can now easily extend
the same impactful application delivery services they enjoy in the data center
into the cloud. Specifically, global application availability, automation, and
cloud bursting are enhanced with F5 and VMware, bolstering disaster recovery
and business continuity efforts. Moreover, with today’s announcement, F5
offers certified capabilities within vCloud Hybrid Service environments that
few other Application Delivery Controller (ADC) vendors can match.

“Maintaining application availability and performance while moving workloads
to the cloud is key for a seamless user experience across a hybrid
environment,” said Ajay Patel, Vice President of Application Services, vCloud
Hybrid Service, VMware. “With F5’s BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager validated in
vCloud Hybrid Service, our customers can seamlessly manage application
availability, performance and failover.”

Historically, IT organizations have faced challenges around scaling
applications and associated performance to the cloud without sacrificing
availability or user experience. These factors can discourage companies from
embracing cloud solutions as a viable way to support their production
workloads. Using F5 BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager^™ (GTM^™), customers can
route traffic across hybrid, on-premises, and cloud environments around the
globe to keep pace with changing network conditions and user volumes for
business needs.

“By making our solutions available for the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, we’re
offering customers a way to elegantly combine a comprehensive set of Software
Defined Application Services^™ that go far beyond just basic load balancing,”
said Calvin Rowland, Vice President of Business Development, F5. “VMware is a
significant technology partner for F5, as they provide a number of compelling
ways for customers to increase the reach of the F5 Synthesis^™ architecture
model, and enable efficient automation and programmability throughout evolving
IT environments.”

Benefits of F5 BIG-IP services running on vCloud Hybrid Service include:

  *Customers can extend the powerful application services they trust in the
    data center into the cloud without compromise.
  *The solution enables global availability of applications between
    enterprise data centers and multiple vCloud Hybrid Service locations.
  *Organizations can enjoy seamless application failover, business
    continuity, and disaster recovery capabilities to provide high performance
    across enterprise data centers and hybrid cloud environments.

Customers can learn more about F5 BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager for vCloud
Hybrid Service at the vCloud Hybrid Service Marketplace. Organizations that
already use BIG-IP GTM in the data center can also use GTM services in the
hybrid cloud under a BYOL (Bring Your Own License) model. New customers
interested in evaluating BIG-IP solutions should contact a local F5 sales

Additional Resources

  *F5/VMware Technology Alliance Information
  *VMware Blog Post on BIG-IP and vCHS

About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps
organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined
networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone,
anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open,
extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and
data center orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the
infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest
businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely
on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more
information, go to f5.com.

You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on Facebook for more
information about F5, its partners, and technologies.

F5, F5 Synthesis, BIG-IP, Global Traffic Manager, GTM, and Software Defined
Application Services are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in
the U.S. and other countries. VMware and vCloud Hybrid Service are registered
trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other
jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a
legal partnership relationship between VMware or F5 and any other company.

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F5 Networks
Alane Moran, 206-272-6850
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
Ashley Paula, 415-547-7024
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