All-Active Service Clustering
Increase capacity and deploy a resilient application infrastructure everywhere through all-active approach and application-level failover. Application scaling uses device and application service clustering to scale beyond the traditional high availability (HA) active/passive device pair to eliminate the need for idle and costly standby resources. You get the flexibility to leverage any combination of physical or virtual BIG-IP platforms for data centers, clouds, and hybrid deployments.
Application Service Clustering provides application- and service-level control and failover to deliver industry-leading availability and reliable user experience. Workloads can be moved across a cluster of BIG-IP devices without interrupting other services and can be scaled to meet the business demand.
Device Service Clustering gives you the ability to group an array of heterogeneous BIG-IP devices to scale your infrastructure. Automatic configuration syncing ensures a consistency and simplifies operations.
Multi-Tenancy and Virtualization on Shared Hardware
Virtualizing your Application Delivery Controller (ADC) services using F5 virtual Cluster Multi-Processing (vCMP) technology with purpose-built hypervisor enables a multi-tenant solution that supports virtual ADC guests, each running different BIG-IP versions and product modules on a single shared BIG-IP or VIPRION platform.
More Power, Fewer Devices
Increase resource capacity with on-demand scaling, available with the BIG-IP appliance, VIPRION, and Virtual Edition platforms. You can simply add more power to your existing infrastructure instead of adding more devices. VIPRION chassis provides true linear scalability through modular blades. As blades are added for more power, they are automatically available to the system and will immediately start processing application traffic for that same virtual IP address, with no configuration or changes needed.
On-demand software licensing for is also available for upgrading BIG-IP appliances and Virtual Editions performance, which enables flexible capacity so you only pay for what you need as your business grows.