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SNW Names Clackamas County a Winner in its Fall 2010 “Best Practices” Awards Program

F5 Networks Customer Clackamas County recognized by SNW for excellence in next generation storage and IT management technology

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced that Storage Networking World (SNW) has named Clackamas County of the Portland, Oregon, metro area as a winner in its Fall 2010 “Best Practices” Awards Program in the category of “Planning, Designing, and Building a Next Generation Storage and Server Infrastructure.” SNW’s “Best Practices” Awards Program identifies and acknowledges excellence among users of IT management solutions and approaches.

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Clackamas County used the F5® ARX® solution to minimize rising data storage costs and manage data more efficiently. By implementing a new, more flexible storage strategy, Clackamas County was able to reclaim 85 percent of its high performance disk capacity, scale from 50 TB to 100 TB without increasing its storage budget, and move 90 percent of file data to deduplicated storage, deferring purchase of high capacity storage systems.

“Data growth is creating tremendous challenges for organizations of all sizes,” said Nigel Burmeister, Director of Product Marketing at F5 Networks. “We’re thrilled that Clackamas County has won this award, demonstrating that with ARX, it’s possible for organizations to simplify their data management, reduce costs, and improve business agility and efficiency at the same time.”

"Innovative systems and strategies focused on data protection, energy efficiency, virtualization, and cloud computing are redefining IT infrastructure management,” said Ellen Daly, senior vice president, events, IDG Enterprise. “The organizations and professionals judged to be winners in SNW’s Fall 2010 “Best Practices” Awards Program are the best of the best when it comes to identifying and deploying the most strategic applications for their businesses.”

About Computerworld

For more than 40 years, Computerworld has been the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (Computerworld.com), twice-monthly publication, focused conference series and custom research from the hub of the world's largest global IT media network.

Computerworld's Web site and print publication have won more than 100 awards in the past five years alone. Recognitions include Jesse H. Neal Awards (from American Business Media) in 2008 for Best Web Site, Best Online Articles or Series, and Best Blog; the Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2004 and 2006, and the ASBPE's 2008 Web Site of the Year award and 2006 award for Best Overall Web Publication; and Folio magazine's 2006 Gold Eddie Award for the best technology/computing magazine. Computerworld.com was also named one of the "10 Great Media Web Sites" by BtoB magazine in July 2007. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3 million unique monthly visitors and a print audience of more than 1,059,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS, Spring 2009).

About IDG Enterprise

IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company, brings together unique editorial brands (CIO, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, IT World, Network World, and The Industry Standard) to serve the information needs of our technology and security-focused audiences. As a digital-centric media company we serve our reader and advertiser audiences with award-winning content and community, driving conversation and conversion, across our entire portfolio of awarding-winning, websites, events, magazines, products and services. In addition, the CIO Executive Council, a peer advisory service, brings together the nation’s top CIOs, as well as provides community and leadership development tools for their staffs.

Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA Web site at www.snia.org.

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 and ARX 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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