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F5 VMworld 2011 Technology News


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F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) announces enhanced capabilities for data center-to-data center live migration and desktop virtualization deployments. Through F5’s integration efforts with VMware, EMC, and other organizations, customers can maximize the value of technology investments and enable costs savings for virtualization and cloud deployments.

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F5 VMworld 2011 Technology News

  1. 1. F5 Networks: VMworld 2011<br />August 2011<br />
  2. 2. Announcement Highlights<br />F5 adds to its portfolio for VMware solutions<br />Metro vMotion with VMware vSphere 5 and EMC VPLEX Metro<br />iApps for VMware View with BIG-IP v11<br />Single Namespace solution for VMware View<br />
  3. 3. Metro vMotion<br />Solution history<br />F5 1st company to do long distance live migration in concert with vMotion <br />BIG-IP v10 enabled significant performance improvements<br />Customer challenge<br />Disaster avoidance or disaster recovery, data center maintenance, capacity planning<br />Migration of live virtual machines between data centers<br />Previously (vSphere 4.x or older) only migration between data centers based on 5 ms max, stretched L2 network<br />Migration of large amount of associated storage challenging<br />
  4. 4. Metro vMotion<br />Alternative approaches<br />Migrate only short distances (5 ms) over stretched L2 network<br />Don’t migrate between data centers<br />F5 solution<br />F5 GTM, LTM, and WOM provide accelerated, global connectivity to ensure live migration at higher latencies<br />EMC VPLEX Metro provides synchronous active/active data replication (eliminating need for Storage vMotion event)<br />vSphere 5 adding support for inter-data center vMotion events (up to 10 ms)<br />
  5. 5. F5 iApps Overview<br />
  6. 6. BIG-IP v11: F5 iApps Revolution<br />Optimizing the network for specific applications takes weeks and can be frustrating<br />F5’s unique application deployment guides helped–now just days<br />F5’s new iApps capability reduces process to hours and minutes and it’s portable like virtual machines<br />
  7. 7. BIG-IP v11: F5 iApps Revolution<br /><ul><li>Framework to unify, simplify, and control Application Delivery Services
  8. 8. Application-centric
  9. 9. Contextual view and advanced analytics
  10. 10. Rapid and predictable deployment </li></li></ul><li>F5 iApps: How it works<br />iApps templates allow for business policy-driven configuration and IT collaboration<br />iApps drives automation and provisioning<br />Changes can quickly be made and re-applied<br />iApps are portable between F5 devices enabling rapid migration<br />Every service is reusable<br />
  11. 11. iApps for VMware View<br />Customer challenge<br />Implementation and configuration of network centric settings<br />Manual configuration time consuming and prone to mistakes<br />Changes difficult to manage across multi data center<br />Alternative approaches<br />Homegrown scripts<br />Manual configuration<br />
  12. 12. iApps for VMware View<br />F5 solution<br />BIG-IPv11 provides iApps framework for rapid deployment of application centric environments<br />iApps for VMware View implements F5 Deployment Guide<br />Configuration takes minutes instead of hours<br />Errors are minimized/eliminated<br />Changes easily be replicated across multiple data centers<br />
  13. 13. Single Namespace for VMware View<br />Customer challenge<br />Connecting end users to preferred data center location<br />Based on geographical location (lowest latency)<br />Based on business unit or customer<br />Alternative approaches<br />Manual configuration and maintenance of multiple namespaces<br />
  14. 14. Single Namespace for VMware View<br />F5 solution<br />F5 GTM, LTM, and APM work in concert to provide a Single Namespace solution for VMware View<br />For example,<br />Users automatically connected to the preferred data center<br />Authentication and Authorization policies automatically applied<br />No manual configuration of multiple namespaces<br />
  15. 15. Summary<br />F5 continues technology leadership with VMware solutions<br />Server, application, and desktop virtualization<br />Cloud computing (private, hybrid, and public)<br />F5 offers best-of-breed innovation<br />Security, access, automation, and traffic management<br />
  16. 16. Resources<br />VMware @ F5<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />