F5 Networks Scaling Mobile Infrastructures with BIG-IP

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This slide deck shows how F5's new BIG-IP offers service providers a new approach to mobile infrastructure scaling, enabling service providers and system integrators to benefit from layer 7 traffic management for their Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA) infrastructure, without incurring the costly and time consuming process of replacing existing AAA servers.

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  • 4G and LTE development Need advanced authentication and bandwidth controlIPv4 address depletionNeed NAT and IPv6 solutionTraffic volumes stressing network hardwareNeed high performance solutionsUptime is even more criticalNeed to reduce outages
  • F5 Networks Scaling Mobile Infrastructures with BIG-IP

    1. 1. Scaling Mobile InfrastructuresWith BIG-IP<br />
    2. 2. F5 Highlights of November 16 News<br /> New F5 BIG-IP release enables service providers to transparently scale and grow mobile services<br /> <br />Support for DIAMETER and RADIUS protocols – New traffic profiles and monitors for RADIUS and Diameter<br /> <br />Fast Failover – When combined with new monitors and carrier-grade hardware can significantly reduce downtime<br /> <br />IPv6 Gateway – Gives carriers the ability to leverage the scalability of IPv6 for all their mobile devices, while still connecting to legacy IPv4 networks<br /> <br />Total traffic control with iRules – Allows system integrators to integrate BIG-IP into the rest of their total solution; providing advanced, customized traffic management, such as policy-based traffic steering<br />PB 200 Blades for VIPRION system –To help carriers manage their massive, revenue-generating traffic, F5 offers new blades for VIPRION that provide the throughput needed today and tomorrow<br />
    3. 3. Data Growth Creates New Challenges<br />4G and LTE development <br />IPv4 address depletion<br />Traffic volumes stressing network hardware<br />Uptime is even more critical<br />
    4. 4. Mobile Scaling Issues3G growth is causing AAA infrastructure to be overloaded<br />AAA Server<br />Single TCP connection with Diameter traffic<br />GGSN<br />Problem<br />AAA servers are overloaded<br /><ul><li>Replacing with larger server or segmenting the network is expensive
    5. 5. Downtime to billing systems = revenue loss. Single point of failure
    6. 6. Traditional HTTP load balancers can’t manage RADIUS/Diameter traffic</li></ul>GGSN – Gateway GPRS Support Node<br />
    7. 7. BIG-IP Offers Unique Scaling for AAAMessage switching allows L7 decisions <br />AAA Servers<br />BIG-IP splits single TCP connection<br />BIG-IP<br />GGSN<br />Solution<br />Scaling and HA for Diameter and RADIUS<br /><ul><li>Add servers to pool without disruption
    8. 8. Improve uptime with advanced, in-band health monitoring
    9. 9. Only single-box, high performance solution for AAA scaling</li></ul>GGSN – Gateway GPRS Support Node<br />
    10. 10. Traditional Firewalls Do Not ScaleIPv4 address depletion is driving NAT solutions<br />Private IPs<br />Public IPs<br />NAT<br />Limited to 100,000 concurrent connections<br />Problem<br />Need carrier-grade NAT solution<br /><ul><li>Replacing with larger firewall is expensive and time consuming
    11. 11. Doesn’t require advanced firewall rules
    12. 12. No path to scale in the future</li></li></ul><li>NAT at Carrier Speeds with VIPRIONAt 1/5 the cost of traditional firewalls<br />Private IPs<br />Public IPs<br />NAT<br />Solution<br />Handles 8 million connections per blade<br />Scalable NAT solution<br /><ul><li>Add blades as needed, up to 32 million concurrent connections
    13. 13. Simple iRule on BIG-IP
    14. 14. Implemented at 1/5 the cost of comparable firewall
    15. 15. Provides IPv6 Gateway</li></li></ul><li>Why do Mobile Operators Need BIG-IP?<br />BIG-IP helps service providers<br />Deploy and scale new services<br />Manage large traffic volumes<br />Reduce downtime<br />Control traffic according to business demands<br />

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