Overview: F5 Networks offers intelligent file virtualization and Application Delivery Networking (AND) solutions that enable organizations to build agile IT infrastructures that scale, adapt, and align with changing business demands.
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Solutions offered by F5 Networks.
BIG-IP Application Security Manager™ by F5 Networks
The BIG-IP Application Security Manager delivers the industry’s foremost comprehensive application delivery security solution with the option to deliver both application delivery and security together. The ASM provides application layer protection from targeted and generalized application attacks to ensure that applications are always available.
BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager by F5 Networks
The BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager is an application delivery networking system that provides the most intelligent and adaptable solution to secure, optimize, and deliver applications, enabling organizations to effectively and competitively run their business
Research offered by F5 Networks
Achieving a Higher Level of Business and Network Adaptability with Unified Application Infrastructure Services by F5 Networks. December 2004 - Although F5's BIG-IP traffic management solutions brings numerous features and benefits to an organization, the goal of this paper is to explore a more fundamental business problem plaguing today's organizations - and how BIG-IP solves it.
Adaptable and Resilient VDI Deployments by F5 Networks. May 09, 2012 - Discover how to successfully deploy virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and achieve benefits like centralized management and reduced restore time. This white paper presents a VDI solution that lightens the burden on your network while making deployment faster and more secure.
Aligning Application Infrastructure with Business through SOA Delivery by F5 Networks. March 2007 - A successful SOA implementation relies as much on the flexibility of your network as it does the services which will be delivered on it. This white paper explores the unique challenges when implementing a service oriented architecture.
Application Delivery Controller Performance Report by F5 Networks. January 2007 - This report documents the performance of the top Application Delivery Controllers offered by F5 Networks, Cisco Systems, and Citrix Netscaler. Through the development and implementation of robust and reproducible testing methods, F5 demonst...
Application Delivery Optimization by F5 Networks. April 30, 2012 - Application delivery optimization (ADO) is a key player in finding and eliminating latency issues during application delivery. Check out this resource to learn how implementing ADO can help you improve application performance in your data center and beyond!
Application Ready Network Guide: Oracle Application Server 10g by F5 Networks. January 2007 - FS's Application Ready Network for Oracle Application Server 10g provides a comprehensive application delivery platform that greatly enhances the productivity and agility of both the Oracle applications and the organizationswho rely on these devices.
Application Security in the Cloud with BIG-IP ASM by F5 Networks. August 03, 2012 - Access this white paper to discover a high-performance web application firewall that provides a strategic point of control within the infrastructure from which enterprises can adapt to changing conditions. Learn how your organization can benefit from this cloud-ready solution, offering cloud security for virtualized applications.
Assessing your IT infrastructure for desktop virtualization by F5 Networks. November 17, 2011 - Virtual desktops can help your organization reduce costs and centralized applications. But to reap its benefits, your IT infrastructure must be able to fully support VDI, otherwise, you'll run into performance and stability issues. Learn best practices and how to avoid these VDI pitfalls in this e-guide.
Big IP Access Policy Manager: Achieve Unified Access Control and Scale Cost-Effectively by F5 Networks. April 30, 2012 - Discover how you can provide unified global access to corporate apps and networks for your mobile and remote users without sacrificing control or security.
Building a Cloud-Enabled File Storage Infrastructure by F5 Networks. August 10, 2011 - In the face of rapid data growth, cloud storage offers enterprises the opportunity to reduce not only the capital costs of purchasing storage but also the operational costs of managing it. However, the cloud remains a new and evolving technology with significant differences from traditional storage systems that you may not be aware of.
Building a Cloud-Ready File Storage Infrastructure by F5 Networks. August 15, 2011 - View this webcast to discover how to create the operational flexibility you need to seamlessly integrate the cloud into your environment and at the same time immediately address many of your current storage challenges.
Building the Next Generation Network Bridge: From Today's Network to the Future by F5 Networks. September 2008 - The challenges facing SPs today are not so different from the ones enterprise organizations have faced for years when dealing with IP-based application delivery. This paper discusses how they face these challenges.
BYOD 2.0: Moving Beyond MDM by F5 Networks. January 31, 2013 - The next wave of BYOD is upon us, are you ready? This resource details why mobile application management (MAM) – which only controls corporate apps and data – can help you enforce enterprise policies without compromising personal privacy. View now to learn more!
Cloud Initiatives: Testing tips & what to put in the cloud by F5 Networks. December 14, 2011 - This SearchCloudStorage.com E-Guide outlines a number of non-strategic applications that can be the first to go into the cloud. Also learn about storage vendors who are making “testing the cloud” a possibility and why this approach could become a large part of IT strategies in the very near future.
Create a Smarter Storage Strategy by F5 Networks. September 10, 2009 - This whitepaper explains how building a smarter storage infrastructure based on the business value of data can enable you to address your data storage requirements efficiently and at the lowest cost.
Data Center Virtualization Q&A by F5 Networks. September 2008 - In this is a question and answer session, Erik Giesa, VP of Product Management and Marketing, discusses what's driving the need for data center virtualization, the benefits of it, and what companies should consider when virtualizing their data.
Deploying F5 Networks BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager with WebAccelerator for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 by F5 Networks. November 2007 - One approach to improving overall system performance is the use of a class of Traffic Management Device commonly referred to as a WAN Accelerator. This paper details the results of using one such solution.
Desktops Virtualized - Live Chat Transcript by F5 Networks. December 09, 2011 - Get answers to key desktop virtualization questions in this presentation transcript of a live chat Q&A session with independent industry experts and bloggers Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth, along with Senior Architect for F5 Networks, Charlie Cano.
E-Guide: Cloud ROI Tips for Finding the Bottom Line by F5 Networks. September 12, 2011 - Storage experts know it can be difficult to accurately determine cloud ROI. With pay-as-you-grow formulas driving many cloud storage strategies, it can be a challenge to determine which metrics are most reliable. This e-guide examines steps storage managers can follow to accurately calculate their ROI.
E-Guide: Private Cloud Service Lets Schools Share Storage, Data Protection by F5 Networks. September 02, 2011 - Check out this expert E-Guide featuring storage guru, Dave Raffo to learn how hundreds of K-12 school districts decided to do just that and form a private cloud service that provides data protection, data archiving and a compute infrastructure for nearly one third of their state’s school districts.
E-Guide: Private Storage Cloud Software and Hardware Product Guide by F5 Networks. September 06, 2011 - This product guide gives a rundown of the major products in the private cloud storage space, some of which are cloud storage software applications that can run on commodity hardware, while others are integrated hardware/software systems.
Enterprise Remote Access by F5 Networks. September 2008 - Historically, organizations have used IPSec VPN solutions to provide employees with remote access to network resources; an expensive, complicated deployment for a handful of users. This paper details how this process has modernized.
Exchange Server 2013: What you can do to prepare by F5 Networks. February 08, 2013 - Review this expert guide for an Exchange 2013 preparation checklist and uncover 10 pre-migration recommendations for ensuring a smooth transition. Learn more about how PowerShell can help administrators during the process and examine the top features of this latest Exchange upgrade.
Exchange Server administration policy: Managing privileged user access by F5 Networks. November 09, 2012 - Access this expert e-guide produced by the independent team of editors at SearchExchange.com to discover the best ways to equip Exchange administrators with the proper training on protecting their privileged user access.
Expert methods and strategies for application virtualization by F5 Networks. November 21, 2012 - This expert e-guide explores best practices for virtualizing your applications to ensure optimal performance and availability.
F5 Data Manager Trial Version by F5 Networks. September 14, 2009 - F5 Data Manager helps you understand your file storage environment. This trial version will perform an inventory of your environment and enable you to run detailed reports that analyze which file types are being created, who is creating them, how quickly they age, and which resources they consume.
F5 Introduces Framework Aimed at Streamlining ADCs by F5 Networks. November 26, 2012 - Discover a new framework that is helping remove the complexity from application delivery controllers (ADCs) and learn how it can help your organization reap all the benefits ADCs have to offer.
File Virtualization Explained by F5 Networks. October 16, 2009 - At its most basic, file virtualization is about separating file data from restrictions in how it is accessed and manipulated. It can also ease things when it comes to migrating those storage systems. Read this presentation transcript to find out more about file virtualization.
Forrester Research: Improving Application Deployments - How an Application Delivery Architecture Can Help Businesses Overcome Deployment Challenges by F5 Networks. August 2007 - Today's businesses must operate in a drastically changing environment. Forrester found most companies are not well equipped to reorient IT as a critical driver of top line success. This report showcases the results of an April 2007 Forrester survey.
Got Files? Get Cloud! by F5 Networks. August 12, 2011 - This paper examines the challenges that arise as more storage is consumed for file-type data and as new policies for the long-term retention of file-type data emerge. It also discusses the most visible challenges revolving around controlling the costs associated with data migrations, tiering to the cloud, and more.
How to save Thousands in Monthly CDN Costs by Flattening Web Traffic Bursts by F5 Networks. November 2007 - This White Paper shows how an F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator can significantly reduce the variability of a fee-based CDN while offering additional performance enhancements not available from traditional CDN vendors.
IDC Opinion: The Economic Impact of File Virtualization - Reducing Storage Costs and Improving Management Efficiency by F5 Networks. May 2007 - Enterprises are adopting new strategies for building file-based storage solutions. In several interviews, IDC found that companies are increasing their file-based storage by 50-120% a year, placing a high priority on efficiency.
Improve App Delivery with an HTML Rewrite by F5 Networks. December 12, 2012 - This E-Guide from SearchNetworking.com describes why many web content optimization startups are rewriting HTML and how your organization can benefit from these results. View now to learn more!
Improving End-User Performance by Eliminating HTTP Chattiness by F5 Networks. April 2007 - Many organizations embark on global multi-million dollar web application deployments only to later discover that their users are unsatisfied with the performance compared to their old client server application. This paper provides alternatives.
Improving VDI with Scalable Infrastructure by F5 Networks. May 09, 2012 - Access this white paper to discover ways to improve virtual desktop infrastructure with scalable solutions. Learn how to optimize traffic between virtual desktop servers and target machines, enhance security and more.
Improving WAN Performance: Best Practices by F5 Networks. February 17, 2012 - In this exclusive expert E-Guide from SearchNetworking.com, explore how you really can find the right balance between offering your users the performance and quality they want and having the security your organization needs.
IMS Ready and Raring to Go: A New World of Voice, Video, and Data by F5 Networks. August 2007 - The beliefs that IMS architecture is nearly identical to SOA within the enterprise application development market are not without merit. Read this paper to learn the key differences.
Integrated Approaches to Optimizing Security in the Financial Sector by F5 Networks. March 14, 2013 - Discover how an integrated risk management solution that uses network and web application firewall security can help your financial institution prevent losses, operational disruption, brand damage, and data loss.
Intelligent File Virtualization with F5 ARX by F5 Networks. October 27, 2010 - Intelligent file virtualization resolves this dilemma in a simple and effective manner. This white paper introduces the ARX intelligent file virtualization solution. It also discusses the key applications and benefits of this innovative technology.
Intelligent File Virtualization: Breaking Free from the Constraints of Today's File Storage Infrastructure by F5 Networks. January 2007 - Intelligent file virtualization solves issues pertaining to current file storage infrastructure in a simple and effective manner. This white paper introduces the Acopia intelligent file virtualization solution, which is now a part of F5 Networks
Introduction to the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS): IMS Basic Concepts and Terminology by F5 Networks. August 2007 - IMS is a whole new way to deliver multimedia regardless of the device or the access medium. This paper will change the way you relate to an increasingly digital world.
Keeping Your Head above the Cloud: 7 Data Center Challenges before Going Virtual by F5 Networks. October 2008 - This White Paper details seven data center challenges before deploying a virtual data center.
Load Balancers are Officially Dead; Refocus on Application Delivery by F5 Networks. November 14, 2012 - IT organizations that shift to modern ADCs will improve application performance and security, streamline data center operations, and offload common functions from application development to the ADC infrastructure.
Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers by F5 Networks. October 30, 2012 - The application delivery controller has evolved into a key component of the data center architecture, and enterprises should evaluate ADCs based on how they integrate with this architecture and support more advanced features, such as user and traffic control and monitoring. This report provides insights into vendors' strengths and weaknesses.
Maximizing IT Investments: Recession-proofing Your Network by F5 Networks. July 2008 - This whitepaper outlines a plan that enables network teams to implement a plan that optimizes application performance. It also identifies recession-proof networking technologies and their challenges.
Maximizing the Strategic Point of Control in the Application Delivery Network by F5 Networks. February 14, 2012 - Improve performance, implement security procedures, and institute server redundancy that is invisible to the user by leveraging the strategic point of control that exists between the servers in the data center and the Internet.
Mobile App Manager by F5 Networks. March 13, 2013 - This quick resource details a complete software, device, and mobile management platform that will satisfy the needs of users and IT alike. View now to learn how!
Mobile Banking is here: Are you ready? by F5 Networks. March 15, 2013 - Consult this infographic today for a by-the-numbers look at the mobile banking trend and the alarming need for better security.
New Technologies for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity by F5 Networks. April 2008 - With the frequent threat of virus attacks, hackers, and the uncontrollable forces that can lead to a loss of data, a data protection plan is serious business. Read this white paper for information on such a plan.
Optimize Vmware View VDI Deployments with F5 by F5 Networks. November 15, 2011 - Find out how you can resolve VDI networking challenges, by managing and optimizing it the same way other applications in your data center are. Learn how you can deploy VDI over the WAN and optimize the traffic to deliver a better user experience.
Optimizing File Services with Deduplication and Virtualization by F5 Networks. August 10, 2010 - This ESG analyst report discusses the technology companies leading the way in providing solutions that provide elasticity and efficiency in the storage infrastructure and remove many of the management headaches we’ve come to know, helping users start down the path towards virtual IT.
Optimizing the Business of IT by F5 Networks. December 10, 2009 - New functionality in BIG-IP v10--such as resource provisioning and route domains--coupled with existing administrative domain capabilities enables IT to virtualize application delivery functions across departments. Sharing the investment in a unified application delivery solution across business constituents increases the return on investment.
Oracle and F5 Reference Architechture for SOA by F5 Networks. September 2008 - This document details a solution blueprint developed by F5 and Oracle. It's purpose is to show how F5 and Oracle components work together to deliver a highly reliable and scalable platform for deploying Oracle Service Oriented Applications.
Presentation Transcript - Tiering Strategy: Cut Storage Costs in Half by F5 Networks. March 11, 2010 - This presentation transcript discusses a technology that has changed the way that hundreds of organizations think about managing data. This transcript will cover file virtualization technology. Read on to find out why it is important for IT organizations, how it works and how some of the benefits can resonate with your own infrastructures.
Presentation Transcript: Automated Storage Tiering 101 & Implementation Approaches by F5 Networks. May 27, 2010 - This presentation transcript explains a little background on Storage Switzerland and then gets into some of the details of automated tiering - like where and how you might want to do that. It also provides details about file virtualization.
Presentation Transcript: Building a Cloud-Ready File Storage Infrastructure by F5 Networks. August 31, 2011 - Read this transcript of a recent webcast to discover how to create the operational flexibility you need to seamlessly integrate the cloud into your environment and at the same time immediately address many of your current storage challenges.
Presentation Transcript: Leveraging Virtualization and Deduplication to Reduce Data Management Costs by F5 Networks. August 31, 2010 - Join Senior Analyst from ESG, Terri McClure as she discusses why data storage is a top priority when it comes to optimizing the IT environment and how a combination of file virtualization and deduplication storage can address the financial and operational challenges created by data growth.
Private cloud blueprint & tips for determining the ROI by F5 Networks. December 14, 2011 - Read this E-Guide to find out how to develop a private cloud architecture and what is truly necessary to help you assess your current or future private cloud potential. Also discover how to accurately determine your bottom line when it comes to a cloud investment with the ROI tips outlined in this guide.
Proper use of VPN and RPC/HTTPS by F5 Networks. November 12, 2012 - Consult this expert E-guide to find out more about the possible options to connect Outlook to Exchange, and you can find the right match for your organization. Weigh the advantages of VPN or RPC/HTTPS by reading this resource now.
RTSP: One of the Foundations of Convergence by F5 Networks. September 2007 - Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is a foundation for the current convergence of communications. When implementing RTSP, the multiple port and protocol nature of RTSP makes streaming audio/video difficult to manage. This white paper explains it.
Secure iPhone access to Corporate Applications by F5 Networks. December 31, 2010 - Today's workers are demanding access to corporate applications from their personally-owned mobile devices. This resource describes a strategy that gives your workers the mobile access they need without sacrificing security in the process.
Secure Mobile access to Corporate Applications by F5 Networks. December 31, 2012 - This resource outlines a strategy that balances bring-your-own-device (BYOD) with security, giving your mobile workforce the access to corporate web apps that they need without sacrificing security in the process.
Secure Optimized Global Access to Corporate Resources by F5 Networks. March 15, 2013 - This informative paper examines how you can provide end-to-end availability and secure unified access to your global workforce, satisfying your end users so you can increase efficiency and productivity.
Session Initiated Protocol (SIP): A Five-Function Control Protocol by F5 Networks. August 2007 - The intent of this paper is to offer the reader a basic understanding of the Session Initiated Protocol. SIP is the conduit that will bring together the enterprise and telecommunications to provide IP-based communications.
SSL VPN for Secure Wireless LAN Access by F5 Networks. October 2007 - For most deployment scenarios, an SSL VPN appliance can provide many of the features and benefits of a special purpose WLAN controller for wireless access, but at a much lower cost and with greater flexibility. This paper describes the key sell...
Storage Cost Savings Calculator by F5 Networks. September 17, 2009 - Use this calculator to determine the potential storage cost savings your company could realize by implementing the F5 ARX solution. Just answer a few simple questions about your environment to get a three-year savings analysis. Make sure you review the Case Studies to learn how other companies have reduced their storage costs by 50% or more.
Successfully Managing VDI Services with the BIG-IP System by F5 Networks. November 15, 2011 - Learn how you can unite all the components required to make a complete and secure VDI services delivery solution in one integrated and consolidated platform.
The Economic Impact of File Virtualization: Reducing Storage Costs and Improving Management Efficiency by F5 Networks. May 01, 2007 - Network-based file virtualization is a key technology for more effectively managing file-based information. Download this IDC white paper to learn how file virtualization is being implemented and its impact on organizations.
The F5 Acceleration Portfolio by F5 Networks. October 2008 - F5 is the leader in Application Delivery Networking, ensuring applications are secure, fast, and available. This white paper provides an overview of specific F5 acceleration features across three F5 product lines.
The Impact of AJAX on the Network by F5 Networks. March 2007 - Though AJAX has a unique impact on the client, server, and the network, these challenges are addressed by existing, proven application delivery methods that address similar challenges arising from other technologies.
The ROI of Application Delivery Controllers in Traditional and Virtualized Environments by F5 Networks. December 10, 2009 - How modern offload technologies in Application Delivery Controllers can drastically reduce expenses in traditional and virtualized architectures, with a fast ROI.
The SIP High Availability and Reliability Paradigm by F5 Networks. August 2007 - Since its inception, Session Initiation Protocol has revolutionized the way people communicate using converged services. SIP provides the framework for delivering voice, video, data, and wireless services seamlessly.
The State of Mobile Banking 2012 by F5 Networks. March 15, 2013 - Access this critical resource to learn about the state of mobile banking today. Discover the causes of its popularity and growth, as well as how to overcome the challenges that will inevitably arise.
The VDC Maturity Model - Moving up the Virtual Data Center Stack by F5 Networks. October 2008 - The goal of virtualization in the data center is to help the enterprise achieve a business goal, whether that goal is consolidation, reduced management and head count costs, disaster recovery, or even "going green."
TMOS - Secure Development and Implementation for Application Delivery Networks by F5 Networks. September 2008 - In this white paper, read how TMOS--the foundation and architecture for F5's application delivery controllers running on the BIG-IP platform--brings a wealth of security to existing application delivery networks.
Top 5 Tips for ADO Success by F5 Networks. December 12, 2012 - Nemertes Research's Principal Analyst John Burke provides five application delivery optimization (AD) tips for success that will help you reap the benefits of WAN optimization without sacrificing your career or degrade performance across your WAN.
Top Strategies for Application Performance Monitoring by F5 Networks. December 11, 2012 - This expert E-Guide from SearchEnterpriseWAN.com explores the importance of application performance monitoring and management (APM) and aims to answer all your questions surrounding this technology.
Unified Application Delivery by F5 Networks. December 10, 2009 - By providing a unified Application Delivery Networking platform, F5 BIG-IP offers the ability for organizations to adopt a single platform for all its application delivery needs.
Unified Enterprise Mobility with the F5 Big-IP System by F5 Networks. March 15, 2013 - Access this exclusive white paper to learn how your organization can unify mobility, security and management across the entire user experience as workers move from device to device, while still being able to scale for massive device adoption.
Using F5 WANJet to Accelerate EMC SRDF®: Optimizing Data Replication for Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery by F5 Networks. September 2008 - This white paper addresses the performance needs of data replication for disaster recovery. It also explains how the F5 WANJet is specifically designed to optimize Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) traffic while lowering IT costs.
Using the F5 Acopia ARX for Automated Storage Tiering by F5 Networks. September 2008 - IT organizations have the challenging task of managing an ever increasing amount of file data. The F5 Acopia intelligent file virtualization solution provides an automated tiering approach, without the drawbacks associated with other solutions.
Virtualization Defined - Eight Different Ways by F5 Networks. September 2008 - Virtualization is not a new concept. Today it appears that virtualization is everywhere, which because of its ambiguity can be applied to any and all parts of an IT infrastructure. This whitepaper focuses on virtualization in the data center.
VMware DRS: Why You Still Need Assured Application Delivery and Application Delivery Networking by F5 Networks. October 2008 - This White Paper details how the F5 BIG-IP LTM works with VMware to provide truly virtualized Application Delivery Networking.
What to Consider when Dealing with Desktop Virtualization over the WAN by F5 Networks. October 04, 2011 - Desktop virtualization deployments must be in sync with networking and security decisions to ensure an optimal user experience for WAN users. Hear what industry experts Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth have to say about specific desktop virtualization networking issues and application performance.