John McAdam, President, CEO & DirectorThe advent of technology trends such as cloud, Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD), and Internet of Things (IoT) are enabling employees to access enterprise applications from any device, anytime and anywhere. However, organizations are having a tough time in making those applications easily available due to lack of robust networking infrastructure in the vicinity. Effectively removing the roadblocks in the customers’ networks to allow them securely deliver applications is F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Specializing in Application Delivery Networking (AND), the Seattle, WA-based company develops and offers products that bolster the security, performance, and availability of applications, servers, and datacenters. “We basically see all of the traffic moving around, whether it’s within a data centre, across data centres or private or public cloud,” says John McAdam, CEO of F5 Networks.
The outpour of more and more applications, emergence of security risks, faster deployment needs, and introduction of new devices, compel organizations to make a shift from their traditional IT models. The concept of Software Defined Network (SDN) is the key to effectively respond to these challenges as it makes the network flexible and responsive. Having a strong understanding of the nature of applications, F5 helps organizations be well-prepared to deliver software-defined application services to ensure seamless user experiences.
“For organizations pursuing emerging technologies like SDN, it’s critical to consider the needs of applications as part of those plans,” said Karl Triebes, EVP of Product Development and CTO, F5 Networks. “With the industry’s only integrated platform for application delivery and our unique ScaleN architecture, F5 provides the tools necessary to address growing application delivery requirements without sacrificing network flexibility or user experience.” F5’s new solutions support client organizations to attain the infrastructure model that fulfills their requirements.
F5 provides the tools necessary to address growing application delivery requirements without sacrificing network flexibility or user experience
The company also helps customers to move from their existing infrastructure to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architecture. NFV architecture supports network flexibility, which in turn enables new service delivery models, elastic network scaling, and utilization of the common off-the-shelf hardware that results in reduced cost of ownership. F5’s unified platform offers the important functions that service providers require to shift from existing infrastructures to orchestrated and fully integrated NFV architectures.
F5 enables organizations move toward the virtualization of network components that are deployed on purpose-built hardware. The creation and management of new services can be simplified through the abstraction of the control-plane and data-forwarding plane as the organizations evolve their networks to NFV. Additionally, enterprises gain greater flexibility and agility from a programmable network based on industry standard open application programming interfaces. Whether it is a hybrid or a fully virtualized network, the orchestration of networks instantiate new services and delivers a network to provide subscribers with more personalized service and enhanced quality of experience. The company empowers organizations to create simpler and more profitable networks by lowering the increasing complexity in networks and traffic patterns that pose constant scalability and performance challenges. F5 ensures high quality experience for subscribers and substantiates profitability through a simplified, high-performance network.
The company continues to help services providers eliminate challenges that arise from continuous data explosion, which demands them to scale effectively, maintain fast network performance, and grow revenues. In the coming days, F5 aims to deliver a scalable, high-performance network that offers a high subscriber quality of experience and maximizes profitability.