To help extend enterprise data centre architecture to the cloud
F5 Networks has introduced BIG-IP Version 10.2 software to help extend enterprise data centre architecture to the cloud, and enable enterprises and service providers to realise the potential of on-demand IT through a new services model.
The company claims that it is detailing a comprehensive approach that integrates disparate technologies for application delivery, security, optimisation, data management, and infrastructure control to help customers unlock the power of ‘On-Demand IT’.
With F5’s unified application delivery architecture, enterprise customers can implement centrally managed security enforcement policies that provide user access according to specific IT requirements and business needs, the company said.
According to F5, the new BIG-IP Edge Gateway offering enables enterprise customers to simplify the management of application services within a dynamic services model that leverages both traditional data centre and cloud computing environments.
F5 has also collaborated with technology partners such as Microsoft, VMware, and Gomez to help integrate virtualisation management and end-user performance monitoring and management offerings within an overall dynamic control plane.
Erik Giesa, VP of product management and product marketing at F5, said: “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 utilise their existing infrastructures, while extending and reusing them to enable a common cloud architectural model – regardless of where IT resources actually reside.”