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This week (August 4–6) F5 will host its annual Americas Agility conference at the Gaylord National Conference Center in National Harbor, Md. More than 1,500 customers and partners will gain critical insights into how F5 technologies help deliver applications that are fast, secure, and highly available.

The event will feature hands-on technical labs, perspectives from leading F5 technology partners like VMware and Cisco, and presentations from F5 executives including:

  • Manny Rivelo, CEO and President
  • Julian Eames, EVP of Business Operations
  • Karl Triebes, EVP of Product Development and CTO
  • Calvin Rowland, SVP of Business Development
  • Dean Darwin, SVP of Marketing
  • Chris Deardurff, SVP of Americas Sales

The event will also feature special guest speakers, including Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.), who will share what he's learned about leadership and decision-making in the midst of challenging circumstances.

Americas Agility 2015 Featured Sponsors

Both repeat Platinum sponsors for the Americas event, Cisco and VMware will focus on the following topics at this year’s conference:

Cisco – Business applications need to be dynamically deployed and retired in the cloud, but today’s infrastructure is not geared to do this simply. Enterprises need an infrastructure that responds rapidly to application needs and delivers new and profitable business models. At the Agility event and in dedicated conference sessions, the company will highlight the benefits of deploying Cisco APIC and F5 BIG-IP solutions. Together, the companies enable an SDN approach that operationalizes the network with automation, speed, and security.

VMware – The data center of the future will deliver greater agility, lower costs, hardened security, higher performance, and better reliability. Many companies are deploying elements of this today, and need to be able to scale their infrastructures to incorporate additional services and flexible IT components. At the conference and in dedicated sessions, the company will spotlight the ways that VMware and F5 combine forces to promote the Software-Defined Data Center. Focus areas include how organizations can dynamically and automatically leverage the necessary advanced network services to achieve peak performance.

Gold sponsors for the event include AppViewX, IBM, and Intel.