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F5 Unlocks True Potential of 'On-Demand IT'

LAS VEGAS--F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today introduced its BIG-IP Version 10.2 software to help extend enterprise data center architecture to the cloud, and enable enterprises and service providers to realize the potential of 'On-Demand IT' through a dynamic services model. To help customers unlock the power of 'On-Demand IT,' F5 is detailing a comprehensive approach that integrates disparate technologies for application delivery, security, optimization, data management, and infrastructure control--all critical technologies needed to realize the true flexibility and agility of virtualization and cloud computing solutions. Today's announcement builds on F5's strategy to unify application delivery and data services within its rich solution portfolio.

"VMware vSphere complements BIG-IP to help enable customers to implement private cloud computing today. Whether it's provisioning application and networking resources automatically on-demand, or automatically migrating virtual machines over distance, VMware and F5 deliver solutions that enable the kind of flexibility necessary for cloud projects to succeed."

The true benefits of virtualization and cloud computing projects are achieved when organizations move beyond addressing single initiatives--such as data center consolidation, green IT, IT/business alignment--and move toward a holistic architecture that integrates these initiatives and creates new, more efficient ways of implementing technologies in concert with one another.

"The cloud is evolving as the next generation of IT," said Erik Giesa, VP of Product Management and Product Marketing at F5. "Whether a business is planning to deploy a private cloud or take advantage of external public cloud services, it needs to put its enterprise requirements first and leverage an integrated architecture for on-demand mobility, orchestration, and automation. F5 is committed to helping customers utilize their existing infrastructures, while extending and reusing them to enable a common cloud architectural model--regardless of where IT resources actually reside."

Extending Unified Application Delivery, Access Control, and Optimization into the Cloud

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