F5 partners with Red Hat to offer our mutual customers an application-centric approach to realizing cost savings with a strong, joint-solution roadmap. Together, we deliver integrated, certified solutions for enterprises, telcos, and service providers in open cloud environments. F5 and Red Hat provide interoperability for F5 BIG-IP products in Red Hat OpenStack Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environments and Red Hat Open Shift Platform as a Service (PaaS) environments.
This Private cloud Solution Package for OpenStack provides simplified, repeatable deployment of mult-tenant F5 BIG-IP ADCs under the cloud via Load Balancing as a Service (LBaaS) integration on the Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP). In addition, for advanced app and security services, this joint solution enables over the cloud deployment of single tenant BIG-IP VE’s. The joint testing and validation methodology and test tools are available on GitHub.
Learn about the F5 private cloud solution package for OpenStack >
Organizations can implement F5 virtual network functions (VNFs) in combination with Red Hat OpenStack for their service provider clouds. F5 BIG-IP products are available as VNFs that can connect to 40Gbps per instance.
Red Hat’s OpenShift Platform as a Service (PaaS) enables provisioning and deployment of application infrastructure to support development architectures. BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) can be seamlessly plugged into an OpenShift PaaS environment, allowing for advanced application delivery.
Simplify orchestration and configuration management of network devices across both public and private cloud environments. Ansible’s agentless architecture doesn’t require additional software installation on BIG-IP devices and automates every stage of the deployment process—from licensing through application deployment. Find a broad array of Ansible integrations on the F5 github site.
Learn how to automate your network with F5 and Ansible >
White Paper: Automating the F5 BIG-IP Platform with Ansible >