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F5 Aims for Virtual Networking With BIG-IP

The migration to the cloud isn't just about content and services. It also extends to the core networking operations, F5 would have you know.

The firm has unveiled what it describes as a virtual version of its BIG-IP networking platform. With the new application delivery controller, F5 sees itself blazing a trail toward the next iteration of IT deployment.

Enterprise Networking Planet has the details on F5's latest networking update.


The move to the cloud isn't just about virtualizing servers. It's also about building efficient networking elements for cloud-based application delivery. That's behind F5 Networks' move to update its core BIG-IP delivery platform, which aims to help enterprises to more efficiently leverage the cloud deployment model.

The new BIG-IP 10.2 release is being accompanied by a new virtual application delivery controller (ADC) and a new BIG-IP Edge Gateway. BIG-IP sits at the core of all F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) products, and with the update, F5 is aiming to enable a dynamic services model across its product portfolio.

"We are really trying to execute towards a vision of how we think the IT industry has to transform in order to take advantage of cloud computing," Kenneth Salchow, senior technical marketing manager at F5, told InternetNews.com.

Read the full story at Enterprise Networking Planet:
F5 Takes Networking Virtual With BIG-IP