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F5 Joins VMware Tech Alliance

SEATTLE -- F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program as a Select Partner. Through this alliance, F5 gains the use of VMware testing software, marketing tools, and technical support for technology integration between the two companies.

Through strategic alliances like this one, as well as its acquisition of Acopia Networks, F5 continues to add benefits for customers leveraging virtualization technologies. As IT organizations focus more and more on virtualized infrastructures, F5 encourages customers deploying Application Delivery Networks to leverage virtualization in providing secure, optimized, and highly available applications.

Virtualization platforms have matured to the point that they are now taking on enterprise class applications and workloads,” said Chris Wolf, Senior Analyst at Burton Group. “Virtualizing critical applications is not without risk, and organizations that leverage proven virtualization and application delivery technologies are best positioned for success. Successful enterprise virtualization deployments are those that look beyond the hypervisor and employ best-of-breed application delivery solutions that securely, efficiently, and reliably connect the endpoints between both virtual and physical worlds.”

F5 Networks Inc.