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F5 Offers BIG-IP v10.x Upgrade Services

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced the immediate availability of its new Consulting Engagement Services offering to assist customers in upgrading from their existing BIG-IP® systems (version 9.x) to BIG-IP v10.x software. With this global services offering, organizations upgrading to BIG-IP v10.x benefit from the expertise of highly-trained F5 technical consultants, resulting in faster implementation, reduced risk, and convenient access to F5 best practices.

Experienced F5 consultants plan and implement customers’ upgrade strategies from beginning to end. The services include defining the most cost-efficient upgrade process, onsite execution of upgrade activities, and knowledge transfer to customer IT staff. Additionally, F5 consultants set up new BIG-IP v10.x administrative interfaces to ensure the software is always up to date.

“Our technical consultants ensure a smooth and cost-effective transition to BIG-IP v10 because of their extensive training and experience,” said Richard Brill, VP of Professional Services for North America at F5 Networks. “F5’s global services are designed to save customers valuable time and minimize risk, allowing them to benefit from the new version more quickly. Our customers can focus more energy on other important aspects of their business.”

Capture the ROI that BIG-IP v10 Delivers

BIG-IP v10.x enhances application performance and security, assuring the most efficient operation of F5 devices. It provides a unified application delivery platform to secure and accelerate mission-critical applications and data. Benefits of upgrading to BIG-IP v10 include:

  • Reduced Costs by Consolidating and Unifying Infrastructure Customers can significantly reduce CapEx and OpEx costs by running multiple BIG-IP product modules natively, through F5’s TMOS® plug-in architecture, on a single BIG-IP device. Savings encompass hardware, power, rack space, cooling, and management resources.
  • Streamlined Application Deployment with Application Ready Templates – With BIG-IP v10.x, customers gain access to application templates for popular solutions from Microsoft, Oracle, VMware, and others, to achieve faster, more successful application deployments.
  • Increased Operational Efficiency through Improved Application Performance and Setup – BIG-IP v10 offers integration with existing authentication systems, at-a-glance dashboard monitoring capabilities, and enhanced administration control.

Supporting Quotes

“As a SaaS provider, it’s critical that our application delivery infrastructure be reliable and efficient,” said Patrick McFadin, Director of Systems and Architecture at Hobsons. “By upgrading to BIG-IP v10, we have an infrastructure that can handle our deep fluctuations in traffic load. The combination of BIG-IP v10 geolocation services with the iRules® programming language gives us incredible flexibility to secure, optimize, and intelligently direct traffic to the most available resources. And, it’s made it possible for us to seamlessly migrate users from our legacy infrastructure to our new systems. BIG-IP v10 also provides an excellent dashboard interface, so configuration and overall management tasks are fast and easy.”

“Syzygy is a full-service marketing agency, and our technology offerings range from consulting to managed hosting and software engineering,” said Peter Scheddel, Head of Managed Hosting at Syzygy. “It’s critical that our application delivery infrastructure be reliable and efficient. The F5 Professional Services team handled a major software upgrade from our existing BIG-IP infrastructure, providing enhanced capabilities to optimize and secure traffic to meet our needs. The F5 consulting team was highly trained. General support is uncomplicated, and so far each issue has been dealt with in short order.”

For more information about BIG-IP solutions, please visit www.f5.com/products/big-ip/. Additional information about the new F5® Consulting Engagement Services offering is available by contacting consulting@f5.com.

To view a SlideShare presentation related to this announcement, please visit: http://www.slideshare.net/f5dotcom/f5-upgrade-customer-presentation-slideshare

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), focused on ensuring the secure, reliable, and fast delivery of applications. F5’s flexible architectural framework enables community-driven innovation that helps organizations enhance IT agility and dynamically deliver services that generate true business value. F5’s vision of unified application and data delivery offers customers an unprecedented level of choice in how they deploy ADN solutions. It redefines the management of application, server, storage, and network resources, streamlining application delivery and reducing costs. Global enterprise organizations, service and cloud providers, and Web 2.0 content providers trust F5 to keep their business moving forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.

F5, BIG-IP, TMOS, and iRules 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.

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 .

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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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