F5 Boasts Industry’s First On-Demand Application Delivery Controller - VIPRIO

New F5 bladed chassis enables large enterprises and service providers to easily manage a complete application-fluent infrastructure, redefining Performance and Scalability.

Press Release:

KUALA LUMPUR, JANUARY 24, 2008 – F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced a new modular, bladed chassis hardware system, VIPRION™. It is the industry’s first Application Delivery Controller (ADC) that scales seamlessly with an organization’s business. VIPRION enables organizations to deploy a flexible Application Delivery Network (ADN) right out of the box.

Deploy the solution with one or two blades today, and as the infrastructure grows, VIPRION will grow with it. One blade or four, VIPRION looks like one device to users, applications, and administrators, which allows organizations to scale their infrastructure while keeping management costs fixed.

With VIPRION, F5 is expanding its high-end ADC platform offerings to complement the award-winning BIG-IP® product family. No other ADC solution on the market can match VIPRION’s on-demand scalability and performance. With 36G of L7 throughput and 200,000 SSL transactions per second, VIPRION has a top-end performance 4 times greater than that of any competitive product on the market.

“When it comes to scaling and securing application delivery infrastructure, there can be too many moving parts to perform critical tasks efficiently and effectively,” said Ivan Wen, Country Manager for F5 Networks Malaysia. “As a result of this situation, many organizations have no choice but to keep chipping in new technology and human resources on a piecemeal basis, but this strategy is expensive and results in diminishing returns over time.”

“With VIPRION, F5 is addressing these limitations by consolidating security and networking functionality, processing power, load balancing, and application delivery service virtualization into a shared, highly scalable chassis. VIPRION delivers a significant advancement, creating a new ‘supercomputer’ ADC category that few other vendors will be able to match.”

With VIPRION, enterprise customers and service providers can roll out a complete application-fluent infrastructure that is simpler to deploy and manage. Extra performance and processing power can be added at any time without disruption, providing the scalability to allow an organization to develop a sustainable growth strategy for their ADN.

High lights of the new VIPRION system

Increase capacity without disruption
. Unlike other vendors’ blade and chassis components, VIPRION remains an integrated network device regardless of additional blades. This integration and device flexibility produces unparalleled manageability, as infrastructure simplification provides organizations with greater network reliability and control over operational costs. As enterprises require more processing power, whether for L7 processing, SSL, compression, etc., they can simply add another blade to an existing unit rather than deploy a separate device.

Achieve ultimate reliability. VIPRION offers two tiered availability—at the blade level and chassis level. Because of VIPRION’s unique architecture, neither upgrades to capacity nor individual hardware component failures affect the delivery of applications. In a VIPRION system with multiple blades, if a blade fails, the others in the chassis can take over processing traffic with no disruption. Similarly, a single blade can be manually taken offline and removed without disruption.

Leverage the intelligence of TMOS. TMOSTM, F5’s full proxy, pluggable architecture, enables VIPRION to comprehensively manage application traffic on the wire. The iRulesTM scripting language and iControl® API—built into TMOS—provide the ultimate flexibility for application fluency and management. VIPRION’s processing power and integration capabilities will allow it to fully leverage all of the features and benefits of TMOS, including the addition of modules to provide security, access control, acceleration, WAN optimization, etc.

Access power on-demand. VIPRION uses F5’s Clustered Multiprocessing (CMP) technology across its blades to form a virtual processing fabric utilizing all the available CPUs in the system. VIPRION is able to apply more processing power as CPUs are added with no configuration changes required.

Learn more about VIPRION.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. F5 provides solutions that make applications secure, fast and available for everyone, helping organizations get the most out of their investment. By adding intelligence and manageability into the network to offload applications, F5 optimizes applications and allows them to work faster and consume fewer resources. F5’s extensible architecture intelligently integrates application optimization, protects the application and the network, and delivers application reliability—all on one universal platform. Over 16,000 organizations and service providers worldwide trust F5 to keep their applications running. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices worldwide.

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