f5 networks inc (FFIV) Key Developments
F5 Networks, Inc. Introduces New Version of Intelligent Management Framework
Mar 25 15
F5 Networks, Inc. has introduced the next version of its F5 BIG-IQ, the company's intelligent management framework that reportedly provides a single point of integration for administering and orchestrating security and application delivery services. With this update, BIG-IQ enables deeper collaboration between the network operations centre and DevOps teams by centrally managing application delivery and by employing role based access control (RBAC). The resulting workflow simplifies operations boosting efficiency and freeing the network team from having to set individual application delivery policies while maintaining a flexible approval process. BIG-IQ provides a single point of integration between solutions from F5 and technologies from Cisco, VMware, and OpenStack. Key capabilities include: Role-based central management of application delivery functions across the network to increase agility with software-defined orchestration of application services; Enhanced connectivity and partner integration with expanded orchestration and management of cloud platforms via third-party developers, as well as improved customer experience via workflows and integrations; Managing physical and virtual BIG-IP devices and virtual edition (VE) licensing from a single pane of glass; Centralises security policy deployment, administration, and management, thereby simplifying firewall policy management and enabling stronger security; and Safer change management through simplified configuration and the removal of many of the administrative touch-points across multiple devices. As part of its tightly integrated technology partnership, these BIG IQ orchestration updates will also be available through the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC). BIG-IQ reduces the learning path for network engineers who are new to application services by orchestrating physical and virtual platforms in both traditional architectures and software-defined network (SDN) environments. A Cisco partner for deploying policy-driven application services across layer 2-7 fabrics, F5 helps joint customers significantly reduce operating costs without compromising security, availability, or performance. As an extension of the F5 Synthesis architecture and programmable Software Defined Application Services within Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), BIG-IQ solutions are uniquely positioned to bring L47 multi-tenant capabilities to Cisco ACI environments.
F5 Networks and Joors Partner to Bring New Business Models to Emerging Markets
Mar 24 15
F5 Networks, Inc. has announced that it is working with Joors to bring new business models and services to emerging markets. To ensure Joors reaches with widest audience possible, it is using the F5 BIG-IP LocalTraffic Manager (LTM) to simplify, automate, and customize application delivery. In addition, it is using the F5 BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager (PEM) to gain the insights on subscriber behavior and effectively manage network traffic with a wide range of policy enforcement capabilities. The potential ripple effects of this initiative are enormous in terms of general connectivity, business innovation and technology uptake.
F5 Software Solutions Deliver Lightweight, Cost-Effective Services to Thousands of Applications
Mar 19 15
F5 Networks introduced software solutions to expand its offerings and simplify service delivery across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures. These new, lightweight solutions extend the capabilities of the F5 Synthesis framework to allow all applications to receive services 'from basic load balancing to more advanced security and optimization capabilities' regardless of where the applications are located. F5 LineRate Point Load Balancer provides an application proxy that expands F5’s application delivery solution family with a new offering that enables customers to easily and affordably deploy layer 7 load balancing in a virtual form factor. Point Load Balancer is quick to deploy and massively scalable for cloud service providers and enterprise Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) environments, presenting a compelling option for customers with large volumes of applications that require foundational load balancing and application proxy capabilities. From its lightweight, agile LineRate solutions up through its advanced BIG-IP offerings, F5 makes it easy for organizations to deploy versatile and cost-effective application delivery services with both virtual and physical products. Specifically, F5’s LineRate, BIG-IP, and Volume Licensing Subscription options enable customers to transition from simple availability functions to more advanced services as needed to support business priorities. The announcement extends the capabilities of F5 Synthesis software components to better support evolving application service needs—both for basic deployments models and in more advanced configurations. F5’s virtual solutions offer: Lightweight Architecture and Ease of Use for Peak Efficiency, Flexible Deployment Options for Added Cost-Effectiveness and Integrated Services Orchestration for Simplified Management.
F5 Networks Appoints Jerry Huang as Managing Director, Sales, for the Greater China Region
Mar 10 15
F5 Networks announced the appointment of Jerry Huang as Managing Director, Sales, for the Greater China region. Huang, who is based in Shanghai, will be responsible for charting growth and increase the company's market leadership in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Reporting to Emmanuel Bonnassie, Senior Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific region, he will also be instrumental in spearheading the company s footprint in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance and Enterprise vertical market segments. Huang previously served as Greater China President of Siemens Enterprise Communication (now known as Unify).
Kanoo Group Selects F5 Networks for Data Center Consolidation
Feb 10 15
Kanoo Group has selected F5 Networks to reportedly help deliver data center consolidation, availability and improved security for all business applications and services. F5 Networks will also bolster Kanoo Group's scope for data centre redundancy. The F5 Networks solutions at Kanoo Group's UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain data centres include F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) to balance traffic across virtualised servers; F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) to filter incoming customer communications; and F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) to manage user authentication. The wide-ranging project is set to improve business performance across all Kanoo Group divisions, including the travel and leisure company in the Middle East, as well as its trading, shipping, travel, machinery, oil and gas, logistics, specialty chemicals, and retail divisions.