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F5 Networks and Wiley Publishing Launch the File Virtualization For Dummies Program

F5 delivers educational resources to help enterprises understand how file virtualization dramatically reduces infrastructure complexity, boosts operational efficiency, and helps control costs; Supplemental "For Dummies" webinar launches May 22

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that it has launched the File Virtualization For Dummies program with Wiley Publishing that offers the popular For Dummies guide along with a supporting webinar. Keeping in line with Wiley's For Dummies® guides, this program offers a pragmatic approach to a pervasive issue. The guide and webinar outline the problems created by today's storage deployments, along with the information that IT staff needs to help manage and solve the associated problems. The overall goal of the program is to help enterprise IT staff get a grip on storage growth and reduce costs.

Enterprises today are inundated with data, while the task of managing and storing this information puts unrelenting pressure on the IT organization. Storage expenditures are growing out of control, IT staff resources are being consumed by labor-intensive tasks, and management costs continue to spiral higher. File virtualization resolves these storage-related problems by reducing infrastructure complexity and simplifying data management. The File Virtualization For Dummies guide and webinar will enable people to understand how file virtualization technology can help businesses overcome these storage-related problems. Topics covered include:

  • Exploring File Virtualization
  • Reaping the Benefits of File Virtualization
  • Knowing What to Look for in a File Virtualization Solution
  • Ten Tips for a Successful Implementation
  • Glossary of Terms

"Organizations are under mounting pressure to retain more data longer, but operational budgets have not kept pace with exploding storage capacity demands," said Nigel Burmeister, Director of Product Marketing at F5. "File virtualization is a proven and efficient way to deal with these escalating challenges. F5 is leading the way to help people understand how file virtualization can help businesses overcome today's data management issues."

"File Virtualization For Dummies" Webinar

Attend this F5 webinar on Thursday, May 22 and receive the File Virtualization For Dummies guide for free. Learn how leading companies around the world are using intelligent file virtualization to reduce infrastructure complexity, boost operational efficiency, and get costs under control. In addition, hear how Wiley Publishing, publisher of the popular. For Dummies series, is using this technology to solve its backup challenges, cutting the amount of data it backs up by 80 percent and reducing backup times from 36 hours to just one. Learn more about this webinar and register by going to

To learn more about F5® Acopia® Intelligent File Virtualization solutions, please visit

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. F5 provides solutions that make applications secure, fast and available for everyone. By adding intelligence and manageability into the network to offload applications and optimize the data storage layer, F5 extends the power of intelligent networking to all levels of application delivery. F5's extensible architecture intelligently integrates application optimization, protects the application and the network, and delivers application reliability. Over 16,000 organizations and service providers worldwide trust F5 to keep their applications running. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices worldwide. For more information, go to

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