Alan Murphy, director of enterprise marketing architecture at F5, explained to Enterprise Networking Planet that among the big-ticket items in the new BIG-IP release, the ScaleN architecture stands out.
“ScaleN is the culmination of a bunch of different features at both the hardware and software level,” Murphy said. “It allows the entire platform to scale and is responsible for deciding what application should be scaled and at what point.”
A core component of ScaleN is the iCall piece, which provides programmability to the scalability. The iCall technology is also integrated with F5’s Application Visibility and Reporting (AVR).