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F5 Networks’ BIG-IP System Achieves Oracle Database Ready and Oracle WebLogic Ready Status

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that its BIG-IP® solutions have achieved Oracle Database Ready and Oracle WebLogic Ready status through Oracle PartnerNework (OPN). This achievement recognizes that F5 has fully tested and supports its BIG-IP version 10 products on Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Release 1. F5 is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork.

The Oracle Exastack Ready program recognizes partners like F5 for developing, testing, and tuning their solutions with the latest component products of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine or Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud engineered systems.

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and F5 solutions offer industry-leading performance, reliability, and scalability to power the most demanding business-critical applications. These technologies also help customers save money by lowering storage usage, reducing administration tasks, and enabling consolidation onto secure private database cloud environments. Oracle WebLogic Server, the number-one application server by market share and growth, provides a highly innovative, reliable, scalable, and performant cloud application foundation.

The BIG-IP product family consists of physical and virtual solutions that provide integrated application delivery services such as acceleration, security, access control, and high availability. With the BIG-IP system, customers can implement agile, scalable IT infrastructures to meet the evolving needs of their organizations. Having achieved Oracle Database Ready and Oracle WebLogic Ready status for its BIG-IP products, F5 will receive access to corresponding Oracle branding, logos, and related benefits to effectively differentiate its offerings in the market.

“With F5’s Oracle Database Ready and Oracle WebLogic Ready status, joint customers can be confident that the combination of BIG-IP, Oracle Database, and Oracle WebLogic Server will help them optimize application and database environments and provide incremental security at each layer in the Oracle technology stack,” said Calvin Rowland, VP of Application Partner Programs at F5.

“The Oracle Exastack Program enables partners to deploy their applications with a complete, integrated, and cloud-ready infrastructure that will help them accelerate innovation, unlock new features and functionality, and deliver faster, more reliable solutions,” said Kevin O’Brien, Senior Director, ISV and SaaS Strategy, Oracle. “By achieving Oracle Database Ready and Oracle WebLogic Ready status for its solutions, F5 has established a foundation to efficiently run with and leverage the latest features in Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server to deliver superior value to customers.”

About the Oracle Exastack Program

The Oracle Exastack Program helps enable Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other members of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) to rapidly build and deliver faster, more reliable applications. Leveraging the Oracle Exastack Program, qualifying OPN members have access to Oracle performance experts and dedicated labs for testing and tuning their applications on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud. Customers can be confident when selecting Oracle Exastack Optimized applications that they have been tested and tuned to achieve optimal performance, scalability and reliability. Also part of the program, Oracle Exastack Ready is dedicated to helping ISVs run their solutions on the latest major release of Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic component products, including Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. These products provide partners with a lower cost and high performance infrastructure for database and application workloads across on-premise and cloud based environments. To find out more, visit http://www.oracle.com/partners/goto/exastack.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more, visit www.oracle.com/partners.

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 and BIG-IP are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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