Run BIG-IP software on commodity hardware in the public or private cloud.
Flexibility and agility are more than buzzwords: They’re the reality of the application world. Frequent refresh cycles and changing demands limit how quickly you can react. When you need to move faster than hardware allows, BIG-IP virtual editions (VEs) are the virtual application delivery controllers—and other programs—you need.
The virtual editions of BIG-IP products offer the same breadth of features available in hardware solutions. Get the scalability, security, customization, and adaptability BIG-IP products are known for, all in software designed for virtual, cloud, and hybrid environments. Virtual editions are available for:
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Provides intelligent traffic management as well as advanced application security, acceleration, and optimization.
Directs users to the best-performing data center to optimize app performance. Secures your infrastructure and keeps apps online during high query volumes and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Integrates and unifies secure user access to applications.
Overcomes WAN latency, maximizes server capacity, and speeds application response times.
Protects apps from even the most aggressive volumetric DDoS attacks.
Gives you the flexibility to deploy web application firewall (WAF) services close to apps, so they’re protected wherever they reside.
Stay ahead of the transition from IPv4 to IPv6, without affecting the end-user experience.
Manage your policies with a comprehensive policy charging enforcement function.
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With iRules, iApps, and iControl technologies, VEs are highly programmable to meet the specific needs of your business. From granular traffic management to rapid response, supporting new protocols to integrating with leading orchestration products, get increased control over application performance and security in a variety of situations.
Make new applications available to users in minutes. VEs feature on-demand deployment options for both high-density and multi-tenant infrastructures, so application services spin up quickly and efficiently.
Available in our Good, Better, and Best bundles; flexible license pools; and volume subscriptions. Licenses are also transferable between public and private cloud systems.
Automate deployment and configuration of virtual Application Delivery Controllers.
Integrate with leading orchestration frameworks through REST APIs, templates, and granular programmability.
Choose from throughput capabilities of 25 Mbps, 200 Mbps, 1 Gbps, 5 Gbps, and 10 Gbps.