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F5 Receives Global Technical Partner of the Year Award at VMware Partner Exchange 2015

Partners recognized for delivering outstanding VMware virtualization and cloud solutions

VMWARE PARTNER EXCHANGE, SAN FRANCISCO – F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced that it has received the Global VMware Partner Network Award in the Technical Partner of the Year category. F5 was recognized at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX), VMware’s annual partner event, being held this week in San Francisco. This marks the latest in a number of awards that F5 has received from VMware in recent years for the companies’ partnership efforts.

“We are pleased to recognize the achievements made in 2014 by our partners,” said Frank Rauch, VP, Americas Partner Organization, VMware. “VMware is dedicated to educating and equipping our partners with the resources they need to thrive, while providing more agile delivery of IT services for organizations of all sizes. We congratulate F5 on winning a VMware Partner Network Award and look forward to our continued mutual success in 2015.”

Recipients of a VMware Partner Network Award were acknowledged in 16 categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2014.

“We’ve enjoyed another fruitful year of technology collaboration with VMware, aimed at benefiting customers deploying F5 application services with VMware NSX, vCloud® Air, Horizon View, and vRealize Orchestrator, among others,” said Phil de la Motte, Director, Business Development, F5. “Through combined efforts—including formal participation in VMware industry events and programs—F5 is able to bring compelling technology advantages to customers’ Software-Defined Data Center and cloud initiatives.”

For additional information on how F5 and VMware are helping customers deploy virtualization, cloud, and application delivery technologies together, please visit https://f5.com/vmware.

About VMware Partner Exchange 2015

VMware Partner Exchange 2015 is the leading global event for virtualization and cloud partners, bringing thousands of members from the VMware partner ecosystem together to discuss the future of the industry. With more than 190 breakout sessions and an exhibitor Solutions Exchange, partners gain valuable insight on how to leverage new technologies to deliver next generation enterprise hybrid cloud solutions to customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange visit www.vmwarepartnerexchange.com.

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 f5.com.

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F5 is a trademark or service mark 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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