SEATTLE, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 -
F5 Networks, Inc.
(NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery
Networking, today announced improved live virtual machine
migration capabilities for customers leveraging NetApp®
unified storage and VMware virtualization solutions. Based on
recent performance testing results, this new solution combines the
companies' technologies to help customers seamlessly migrate live
virtual machines between data centers without any perceivable
disruption to users or applications.
"Strong partnerships with industry leaders
such as NetApp and VMware help us maximize the efficiency of
customers' virtualization and cloud deployments," said Jim
Ritchings, VP of Business Development at F5 Networks. "By
implementing F5, NetApp, and VMware products in concert, our
customers can dynamically and cost effectively scale application
resources across data centers, providing higher availability and
optimized performance for multiple scenarios-including
geographically dispersed users, disaster avoidance, and
consolidation efforts-to avoid unplanned downtime within data
F5 has continued its
collaboration with NetApp and VMware to further simplify the
migration of applications between data centers. Combining F5,
NetApp, and VMware technologies, customers can optimize performance
to improve the effectiveness of live migrations of virtual machines
as well as applications that were not originally designed for
The combination of VMware
FlexCache®, and F5's BIG-IP® products
enables customers to seamlessly distribute application deployments
and virtual machines across multiple data centers, bolstering
continuity/disaster avoidance efforts. Through F5's broader
BIG-IP portfolio of Local
Traffic Manager™, Global
Traffic Manager™, and WAN
Optimization Manager™solutions, F5 ensures that user
requests can be redirected and optimized throughout the migration
process, meaning that systems can stay online and users maintain
access to applications and data. In addition, because the solution
has been validated through joint testing efforts, customers can be
confident of reliable performance and optimized availability.
"With the combined solution, customers can extend the benefits of
virtualization beyond traditional, siloed data centers," said
Patrick Rogers, VP, Corporate Alliances at NetApp. "Customers can
enjoy more control over dynamic resources, including where
applications reside and the physical resources they can access.
With enhanced application mobility, organizations are in a better
position to proactively address changing conditions, including
potential disaster scenarios in which application resources need to
be diverted quickly from a site or location under duress."
"As many organizations build out their
application deployment models using virtualization and cloud
technologies, interoperable solutions are increasingly attractive,"
said Parag Patel, VP, Global Strategic Alliances at VMware. "VMware
partners with leading network and storage vendors to help customers
get the most out of their IT investments. F5 solutions, combined
with VMware and NetApp technologies, enable organizations to
overcome network latency across broader distances, providing fast
and powerful live migration capabilities with vMotion and now Metro
vMotion. We look forward to jointly developing further technology
enhancements through our strong
technology partnership with F5."
All F5, NetApp, and VMware products and technologies referenced in
this announcement are currently available.
About F5 Networks
F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery
Networking (ADN), helps the world's largest enterprises and service
providers realize the full value of virtualization, cloud
computing, and on-demand IT. F5® solutions help integrate
disparate technologies to provide greater control of the
infrastructure, improve application delivery and data management,
and give users seamless, secure, and accelerated access to
applications from their corporate desktops and smart devices. An
open architectural framework enables F5 customers to apply business
policies at "strategic points of control" across the IT
infrastructure and into the public cloud. F5 products give
customers the agility they need to align IT with changing business
conditions, deploy scalable solutions on demand, and manage mobile
access to data and services. Enterprises, service and cloud
providers, and leading online companies worldwide rely on F5 to
optimize their IT investments and drive business forward. For more
information, go to www.f5.com.
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