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BlueLock Launches Cloud Computing

LAS VEGAS -- F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that BlueLock, LLC is using the F5 BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™ (LTM™) solution with VMware virtualization solutions to provide clients with its unique virtual cloud computing platform. Using an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) model, virtual cloud computing enables BlueLock’s clients to rapidly scale their IT infrastructure as business needs fluctuate, while also scaling the associated costs.

With virtual cloud computing, BlueLock delivers pre-configured, virtual IT environments that are secure, resilient, and scalable on-demand. Clients pay a monthly fee for the infrastructure they use plus a retainer for reserve capacity. When a client’s load increases, the virtual machines in reserve are seamlessly added to the client’s pool and the client is charged according to utilization. As needs decrease, virtual machines are removed and the client no longer incurs the expense of the additional capacity.

“To meet our clients’ business requirements with on-demand provisioning, we need to be able to scale up and scale down very quickly with no disruptions. The architecture we’ve built using VMware and F5’s BIG-IP LTM enables us do that,” said John Qualls, BlueLock President and CEO.

F5 Networks Inc.