The reputation F5 holds is often based on our ability to deliver timely, innovative solutions that involve strategic collaborations with industry leading experts.
Since 2006, HPE has partnered with F5 on a worldwide basis. When joint customers combine HPE network function virtualization (NFV)'s with F5's full portfolio of VNFs—virtual Application Delivery Controller, virtual firewall, virtual DNS, virtual policy management, and virtual Diameter Routing Agent—they overcome business and technology challenges that can impact their successful migration to an adaptive network infrastructure.
Working together, HPE and F5 deliver the managed services, managed security, cloud deployments, and expertise customers need for a rapidly evolving landscape.
Continue reading to learn how F5's and HPE's unified solution enables customer to seamlessly meet growth demands and simultaneously keep customers' application performance, security, and availability at high levels.
HPE Networking delivers a differentiated portfolio of edge to core and data center networking solutions that enable customers to harness the power of joint solutions and accelerate business growth at a lower total cost of ownership.
F5, a member of the HPE AllianceOne program, provides strategic points of control in the data center to ensure high availability, accelerate applications, and provide incremental security. When F5 solutions are combined with HPE Networking and Intelligent Management Center (IMC) capabilities, a fluid and responsive infrastructure emerges, helping companies align IT functions to constantly changing business needs.
Organizations need to extend networks to accommodate growth, but managing sprawling networks with a wide range of applications and services can quickly drive up IT costs. F5 extends the flexibility and availability of the HPE Networking applications that IT departments trust, while further increasing efficiency and availability. Integrating reliable F5 solutions with the proven HPE Reference Architecture results in a compatible solution that not only improves network functionality, but that also simplifies IT management and application responsiveness through IMC as a "single pane of glass."
Reduce the strain on virtual machines and increase capacity by offloading CPU-intensive network services like SSL termination, caching, and compression.
Balance traffic from virtual services and from virtual desktops by using industry-leading layer 7 intelligence, and automate administration tasks for streamlined management.
Intelligently direct traffic among virtual machines across multiple data centers while redirecting traffic automatically in the event of a disaster at any data center.
Manage all application services across multiple sites with a single framework that routes global traffic to the closest and most logical data center to maximize performance and availability.
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HPE is an industry leader in software solutions, with an integrated portfolio of software, services, hardware, and partner technologies to create and support robust IT environments. CIOs rely on the HPE suite of products and technologies to realize the new realities of a cloud-enabled world, manage business threats and risk, and deliver competitive differentiation.
F5 Application Delivery Controllers provide strategic points of control in the data center, ensuring high availability, accelerated applications, and enhanced security. When F5 solutions are combined with HPE Software, customers can achieve a fluid and responsive infrastructure that aligns IT—including virtualization, automation, and security strategies—to constantly changing business needs.
Organizations invest revenue, personnel resources, and time in enterprise solutions to meet the needs of employees and other constituents. Adapting new, and sometimes divergent, solutions can be costly both during and after a deployment, and further stratify an IT environment. F5 solutions integrate with HPE Software solutions to extend the value of applications—simplifying deployment and ongoing maintenance while minimizing downtime.
Identify critical traffic and security events, provide unified monitoring and management, and gain rich security reporting with comprehensive audit trails for improved compliance.
Manage applications across multiple sites from a central location, including scalable and dynamic configuration, backup, and restoration.
Maintain audit trails for network, device, and configuration changes in real-time and get accurate historical documentation for improved traceability.
Route traffic among virtual machines to closest, most logical data centers to maximize performance and availability.
Automate standard IT tasks with out-of-the-box workflows and standardized IT processes to increase quality, reduce errors, and save costs.
The HPE Technology Services group focuses on helping organizations improve IT operations and transition to new technologies, such as virtualization, cloud computing, and HPE Converged Infrastructure. HPE service offerings span IT environments: data centers, storage systems, enterprise software, communications networks, desktop computers, mobile devices and printers.
HPE Technology Services works with F5 to develop solutions with the BIG-IP family of products—solutions that help customers drive value from their data centers. These solutions use a proven project methodology combined with a flexible, modular approach to align with customers' business and technology needs. The result is relevant business outcomes and end-to-end, fully integrated IT solutions.
The complexity of corporate networks has extended to serve new technologies and configurations. Companies that expand into multiple locations and business sectors develop unique issues with IT infrastructure that one-size-fits-all solutions cannot solve. HPE Technology Services has partnered with F5 to provide customers with solutions that address business needs.
Take advantage of built-in application optimization with F5 solutions and ensure a high-availability data center.
Build networks that seamlessly integrate with existing infrastructure and deliver applications that are available and running at peak performance.
Meet service level agreements with business users through improved application performance, flexibility, and availability across the network.
Reduce the complexity of deployments by integrating solutions and consolidating the devices spread across the infrastructure into a single data center.
F5 is a leading member of HPE's OpenNFV Partner program and completed validation testing for its prioritized VNFs within the HPE network function virtualization (NFV) solution stack, demonstrating these
functions are orchestratable.
F5's broad portfolio of NFVs combined with HPE give world-wide carrier service provider customers the ability to transition their current infrastructure to fully integrated and orchestrated NFV architectures. This means that regardless of ever evolving landscapes, service providers have the flexibility to deploy services anywhere, at any time, and to also scale as demand requires. Best of all, the security posture and optimal experiences that your
subscribers expect is continuous.