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Alane Moran

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There are six factors that drive the ever-changing information technology space: Growth in Users Bandwidth Processing Power Applications Mobility Security Threats All of these trends have been shown to be exponential. Yet given these changes, products tend to lag giving rise to new innovation, new products, and new vendors. Invariably, the first generation of technology does not grow with the increasing demand for bandwidth, applications, and mobility, or the increasing exposure of IT infrastructure to new threats. Thus it is no surprise that secure remote access platforms are undergoing a revolution that has led to a next generation of products that meet those demands. There were IPSec VPN concentrators that made possible secure connectivity for remote and mobile users using the same technology that enabled site to site encrypted tunnels. That first generation of pro... (more)

Rackspace Hosting Links Dedicated Servers to Cloud

Rackspace Hosting wanted to broaden its product portfolio by offering customers an easy way to link dedicated managed servers to cloud-based servers. The company used Application Delivery Networking devices from F5 to help build a hybrid service called RackConnect. Now, Rackspace customers can mix and match dedicated managed and cloud hosting platforms for ultimate scalability, flexibility, efficiency, and lower costs. Customers can dynamically provision resources, manage web and application traffic, and load balance in real time among the two environments. F5 technology helped ... (more)

F5 Improves Customers’ IT Infrastructure Agility with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager Virtual Edition

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced availability of a free trial version of its new virtual appliance, the BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™ (LTM™) Virtual Edition (VE). The combination of virtual and physical Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) is a major milestone in delivering on F5’s vision for dynamic IT infrastructure. The free trial is now available at http://www.f5.com/trial/. With the addition of BIG-IP LTM VE to its market-leading family of ADC solutions, F5 extends its unique architectural appr... (more)

F5 Broadens Platform Offerings

F5 Networks, Inc., a provider of Application Delivery Networking (ADN), has announced new Application Delivery Controller platforms, extending its award-winning BIG-IP product family. F5 is offering a new high-end appliance series with the BIG-IP 11050 platform and a new 8950 hardware appliance featuring higher throughput and enhanced layer 4 performance. In addition, F5 is delivering production and lab versions of its virtual appliance, BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Virtual Edition (VE). Together, F5's physical and virtual ADC solutions provide enterprises and service provi... (more)

F5 Helps Cloud Provider SpringCM Deliver Enterprise Content Management

F5 Networks, Inc., a provider of Application Delivery Networking (ADN), on Friday announced that SpringCM, an award-winning cloud enterprise content management platform, uses F5 BIG-IP solutions to meet rapidly growing customer demand. The enhanced application performance and virtual server infrastructure optimization that F5 products deliver are vital to achieving the cost-effectiveness, reliability, and performance required for an enterprise-class cloud service. SpringCM has seen its customer base grow quickly, resulting in increased application traffic. Compounding this incre... (more)