F5 Networks Forms Alliance with Network Appliance
Seattle, WA - October 7, 2002 -- F5
Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the leading provider of Internet
Traffic Management (ITM) products, today announced that it has
formed an alliance with Network Appliance, a leading provider of
network storage solutions, to provide customers with feature-rich
enterprise content delivery network (ECDN) solutions.
By deploying NetApp® content delivery solutions with F5's
intelligent traffic management products, customers can increase the
efficiency and reduce the costs associated with the distribution of
information across their network. The joint solution ensures that
customers' business content is fresh, synchronized, and distributed
to the right audience in a secure and timely fashion.
The key element of the F5 and Network Appliance alliance is a
special, limited time, trade-in program for current F5 EDGE-FX
cache customers to replace existing EDGE-FX caches with Network
Appliance™ NetCache® appliances. Program details will be
presented directly to qualified customers by F5 and Network
Appliance sales representatives and channel partners.
"We are pleased to have a market leader like F5 Networks working so
closely with us to deliver flagship ECDN solutions," said Amit
Pandey, senior director of marketing and strategic alliances for
content delivery solutions at Network Appliance. "Our close
collaboration will benefit customers by offering them access to a
powerful solution from two proven industry leaders. Both companies'
products are highly complementary-F5 offers advanced local and
wide-area traffic management solutions, and Network Appliance
delivers industry-leading ECDN solutions. Together, we give
customers the performance, management, high availability and
scalability that they require for deploying next-generation Web
services and applications."
"We're pleased to be working with Network Appliance where,
together, we can provide enterprises with a robust, scaleable, and
secure ECDN for accelerated and intelligent content delivery," said
Jim Ritchings, vice president of business development at F5
Networks. "Our alliance with Network Appliance is an outcome of our
recent content management strategy announcement where F5 stated
that it would provide ECDN solutions through partnerships with
best-of-breed content delivery and data management companies. In
addition, F5's unique iControl API offers an opportunity for
customers to add further value by allowing IP-based applications to
monitor and control network functions across the ECDN, without
About F5 Networks
F5 Networks is the leader in Internet Traffic Management (ITM) and
delivers application aware networks through its open Internet
Control Architecture. F5 features the industry's leading set of
integrated products and services that manage, control and optimize
Internet traffic and content. Our solutions automatically and
intelligently deliver the best possible Internet performance and
availability for service providers, enterprises and e-businesses.
Our products remove bandwidth congestion and optimize the
availability and speed of mission-critical Internet servers and
applications, including web publishing, content delivery,
e-commerce, caching, firewalls and more. Our solutions are widely
deployed in large enterprises, the top service providers, financial
institutions, government agencies, healthcare, and portals
throughout the world. The company is headquartered in Seattle,
Washington, and has offices throughout North America, Europe and
Asia Pacific. F5 Networks is located on the web at
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