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F5 Solutions Streamline IT Infrastructure and Reduce Services Time-to-Market at Telefónica Spain

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that Telefónica Spain has implemented F5 solutions as a key part of a project aimed at achieving greater mobile data traffic management flexibility and reduced time-to-market for new service offerings. The F5 Service Delivery Networking (SDN) platform has helped Telefónica Spain introduce a simpler, more available technology architecture and generate cost efficiencies through infrastructure streamlining.

Telefónica Spain undertook this flagship project in order to facilitate access to applications as part of its broadband mobile device service offering. To deliver against projected customer demand, putting in place long-term infrastructure scalability was a vital component of the plan.

VIPRION®, F5’s carrier-class application delivery hardware, was the platform selected as the project’s cornerstone. VIPRION acts as a strategic point of control for data traffic via mobile devices, connected to both the data access network and the different technologies for controlling, optimizing and filtering information that make up Telefónica Spain’s mobile service architecture. The project’s new architecture design uses VIPRION to bypass mobile data traffic, routing it directly to the network when no value can be added via other platforms or services. In this way, savings are realized on licensing costs and the customer experience also improves.

“F5 has helped us reduce mobile internet data gateway-related costs with a scalable solution that adjusts perfectly to our navigation architecture,” said José González Díaz, Director of Services and Systems Integration at Telefónica. “We will continue to explore the capabilities of F5 products in this and other fields.”

“VIPRION’s multiple blade architecture and ‘zero disruption’ chassis are ideal for achieving the scalability required by service providers to deal with massive increases in data traffic,” said Miguel Salgado, Managing Director, Spain, at F5 Networks. “The flexibility of F5’s SDN platform means service providers can respond rapidly to market movements, enabling differentiated service offerings to be developed and released very quickly.”

VIPRION enables customers to:

  • Support Users with Industry-Leading Performance and Availability

With F5’s Clustered Multiprocessing technology, VIPRION performance blades work together to form a virtual processing fabric, utilizing all available CPU resources to more efficiently meet users’ application delivery demands.

  • Achieve Scale and Growth Needs

With VIPRION, organizations can better manage large volumes of traffic and provide additional capacity when needed. Because additional performance blades can be added on demand, organizations can augment their infrastructures to deal with seasonal or unexpected traffic spikes with ease—and without downtime.

  • Consolidate Infrastructure to Save on OpEx and CapEx

The VIPRION platform’s ability to combine and customize disparate application services makes it an ideal solution for organizations looking to consolidate their application delivery infrastructures to reduce power, space, and cooling costs in the data center.

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 VIPRION 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) makes apps go faster, smarter, and safer for the world’s largest businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands. F5 delivers cloud and security solutions that enable organizations to embrace the application infrastructure they choose without sacrificing speed and control. For more information, go to f5.com. You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on LinkedIn and Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies.

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