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F5 Helps Cloud Provider Lokahi Deliver its Cloud Stack to Enterprise Customers

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that Lokahi has implemented F5® BIG-IP® Application Delivery Controllers as a crucial component of its Comprehensive Cloud Solutions™, providing enterprise-class cloud computing services to help businesses and organizations reduce capital expenditure (CapEx) by contracting out their IT infrastructure.

The Lokahi Infrastructure Virtualization Engine™ provides network management, disaster recovery, network security, capacity planning, and email hosting—all in the Lokahi-managed cloud.

Lokahi’s cloud solution aims to help customers simplify IT by replicating the infrastructures and policies governing delivery of their applications in a managed cloud environment. Notable customers include Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union and Rolloffs Hawaii.

“We pride ourselves on a high-touch approach to customer service and flawless IT performance,” said Jeffrey Dahn, Founder and CEO at Lokahi. “F5 BIG-IP products help us remove barriers to cloud adoption, ensuring that the Lokahi Infrastructure Virtualization Engine is highly available and highly secure. F5 was the natural choice for security and performance because it integrates extremely well with our platform.”

BIG-IP Solutions Optimize and Secure Services

In addition to deploying BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager™ (LTM®), Lokahi implemented multiple BIG-IP product modules, including: 

  • BIG-IP Access Policy Manager® (APM™), providing global access to customers’ applications and network infrastructures;
  • BIG-IP WAN Optimization Manager™ (WOM®), which speeds data transfers over the WAN, ensuring traffic between data centers is optimized, encrypted, and highly available;
  • BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager™ (GTM™), directing users to the closest or best performing data center based on traffic volume and business policy.

Enhanced User Experience for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Leveraging BIG-IP devices to support Lokahi’s cloud stack, customers anywhere can take advantage of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to access corporate data, software, and web applications using a variety of PCs, tablets, and mobile devices.

“With BIG-IP devices in place, we can securely connect users to their data and applications in a number of ways, including via mobile devices. Our customers experience significant cost reductions because they no longer have to maintain or manage their IT infrastructures,” added Dahn.

By migrating their IT infrastructures to the cloud, Lokahi customers can divert CapEx spend to operating expenditure (OpEx) and reduce costs overall. Customers pay only for the resources they consume, and services can be scaled up or down instantly as business needs dictate.

To support its Infrastructure Virtualization Engine, Lokahi used F5 BIG-IP deployment guides which provide step-by-step guidance for best practices implementations. Lokahi plans to make its cloud services available in the Asia Pacific region and the mainland United States beginning in 2012.

“F5’s security and access management technologies provide high availability and help Lokahi deliver easy access to resources in the cloud while keeping customers’ confidential data protected,” said Jason Needham, Senior Director of Product Management at F5. “Even the largest enterprises can rely on Lokahi to provide them with cloud services, and we’re pleased to be part of the Lokahi solution.”

About Lokahi

Lokahi Solutions, LLC is the leading provider of enterprise class, comprehensive cloud solutions for small, medium and large organizations. Based in Hawaii, Lokahi’s platform, the Lokahi Infrastructure Virtualization Engine™, is dually located in each market it serves to offer customers a superior form of network security, high-reliability, redundancy and flexibility. Lokahi has created a hardware-independent, virtualization solution and a bundle of complementary products, including dedicated and multi-user computing and storage; virtual desktop infrastructure; and network management services. These services are provided in a standards-compliant, highly enabled environment to provide customers with a seamless transition onto the Lokahi platform and high-touch, high-visibility implementation management. Lokahi’s aim is to help its customers reduce capital expenses while enhancing operational and service efficiencies. For more information, go to www.lokahi.net.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), helps the world’s largest enterprises and service providers realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand IT. F5® solutions help integrate disparate technologies to provide greater control of the infrastructure, improve application delivery and data management, and give users seamless, secure, and accelerated access to applications from their corporate desktops and smart devices. An open architectural framework enables F5 customers to apply business policies at “strategic points of control” across the IT infrastructure and into the public cloud. F5 products give customers the agility they need to align IT with changing business conditions, deploy scalable solutions on demand, and manage mobile access to data and services. Enterprises, service and cloud providers, and leading online companies worldwide rely on F5 to optimize their IT investments and drive business forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.

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F5, BIG-IP, Access Policy Manager, APM, Global Traffic Manager, GTM, Local Traffic Manager, LTM, WAN, Optimization Manager, and WOM are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries.

Comprehensive Cloud Solutions and Infrastructure Virtualization Engine are trademarks or service marks of Lokahi Solutions, LLC.

All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and data center orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to .

You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies.

F5, BIG-IP, Access Policy Manager, Global Traffic Manager, and Software Defined Application Services are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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