F5 Adds Hardware, Software

F5 expands data solutions portfolio with powerful new hardware and software products

October 6, 2008

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SEATTLE -- F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced it has expanded its Data Solutions portfolio with the new F5 ARX4000 and Data Manager solutions. The ARX4000 is the latest addition to F5s award-winning intelligent file virtualization platforms, and the industry’s first solution to support 10 Gigabit Ethernet. The F5 Data Manager gives customers granular visibility into their file storage environments, including usage patterns and trends, which can be used to identify areas of potential optimization and cost saving through the use of intelligent file virtualization technology as well as storage planning.

F5’s intelligent file virtualization systems simplify the management of large unstructured storage environments—enabling automated tiering or information lifecycle management, reducing backup complexity, and significantly reducing both operating and capital expenses. Customers who have implemented intelligent file virtualization report reductions in cost of 80% in many cases. With F5, organizations can apply powerful automated policies that simplify data access and movement, optimize the use of existing storage resources, and share files across heterogeneous storage devices.

“The creation and archiving of unstructured information is having a dramatic impact on organizations' storage environments, many with IT executives coming to the realization that managing such file-based, unstructured data will become the primary task for many storage administrators in their data centers,” said Richard Villars, Vice President of Storage Systems Research at IDC. “File virtualization solutions like F5’s ARX4000 provide an effective way to tackle the issues of managing large heterogeneous file storage environments while minimizing disruptions in existing environments.”

F5 Networks Inc.

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