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F5 Integrates With VMware vCenter Server To Supports Alignment Of IT To Business
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced integration between its BIG-IP solutions and VMware vSphere 4 and VMware vCenter Server, together creating a scalable and extensible platform that allows IT administrators to dramatically improve organizations' control over virtual environments. Working in concert, VMware vCenter Server and F5 BIG-IP solutions enable customers to dynamically provision application resources, reduce costs, and maximize the automation and agility of their IT infrastructures.
"With F5 and VMware vSphere 4, we're able to provide a flexible service platform to support clients' IT and cloud initiatives," said Pat O'Day, CTO at BlueLock, a managed technology services company providing virtual cloud resources through an infrastructure-as-a-service model. "Our clients rely on automated service provisioning to increase efficiency and keep operation costs down. Leveraging integration between F5's BIG-IP and VMware vSphere 4, BlueLock's supporting architecture can scale virtual resource pools effortlessly as demand fluctuates, or as network and application conditions change. Our clients only pay for the resources they use. This model delivers real value and efficiency when compared to a traditional approach, where in-house systems are built to handle peak demand levels they seldom reach."
Integration with VMware vCenter Server is made possible through F5's open API, iControl, which enables rapid integration with third party management systems. Due to the flexibility of iControl, organizations can tailor their networks to be more responsive to the dynamic changes happening in the virtual infrastructure. Together, VMware vCenter Server and F5 BIG-IP systems provide a resilient platform that can continually optimize application delivery and enable IT organizations to more rapidly align with business needs by adapting to changes in business requirements or the overall IT environment.
"VMware vSphere and VMware vCenter Server help customers respond rapidly and easily to application demands," said Shekar Ayyar, VP, Infrastructure Alliances at VMware. "F5 BIG-IP solutions extend this agility to the network to enable consistency in application state throughout the data center and in private clouds, enabling faster responses with less manual intervention."
VMware vCenter Server and F5's BIG-IP System: Automation leads to IT Agility
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