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Canada : F5 Empowers OpenStack Community with Leading Application Delivery Services

May 13, 2014



F5 Networks announced today extended capabilities for OpenStack public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions, allowing customers to quickly deploy and orchestrate F5 application delivery services in OpenStack environments. New integrations will be made available for OpenStack Community Edition software. F5 is also in the process of certifying its integrations with other leading technology vendors to further extend the reach of application delivery services in the cloud.

We are seeing significant customer interest in adopting more flexible cloud platforms, said Dr. Mallik Tatipamula, VP of Service Provider and Cloud Solutions at F5. Our growing portfolio of integrated solutions firmly aligns the BIG-IP and BIG-IQ platforms with OpenStack cloud specifications, extending Software Defined Application Services into the cloud. In addition, our involvement with the OpenStack community helps position F5 customers to take advantage of emerging capabilities and industry best practices.

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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Source: TendersInfo (India)


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