We are seeing significant customer interest in adopting more flexible cloud platforms, said Dr.
Building on longstanding technology integration efforts and F5 s formal entrance into the community last year, the new offerings give customers powerful ways to combine F5 and OpenStack technologies. With today s announcement, F5 will support OpenStack open source cloud software across four key areas: Application Delivery OpenStack Networking (Neutron) Load Balancing as a Service (LBaaS) and other capabilities can be integrated with F5 s BIG-IP and BIG-IQ solutions via plug-ins for OpenStack Community Edition software, opening the door for more advanced application delivery services to follow.
Orchestration OpenStack Orchestration (Heat) integration provides enhanced functionality with BIG-IQ cloud connector capabilities for OpenStack Community Edition software.
Vendor Certification F5 is in the process of validating its integrations with other companies in the community to ensure fully supported, vendor-tested OpenStack deployments.
Community Innovation F5 s DevCentral user community is expanding to better support OpenStack developers with plug-in downloads, sample code, and documentation to help organizations maximize their technology investments. Customers can take advantage of DevCentral resources in sharing knowledge and experience as they build new, impactful solutions with F5 and OpenStack.
F5 Application Delivery Controller (ADC) services can now be deployed within an OpenStack environment, enabling consistent delivery of applications across private and public clouds. Beginning with support for OpenStack Neutron LBaaS functionality and looking forward, F5 customers will be able to integrate additional ADC services such as application acceleration, high availability, and security/firewall services.
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