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  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Protect Against Evolving DDoS Threats: The Case for Hybrid

    CIOs want harmony. Security directors loathe point products. Network operations won’t buy into anything new. CIOs can get the harmony they need around DDoS mitigation by extending the F5 Application Delivery Controller into a hybrid solution: on-premises with a new cloud component.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Complying with PCI DSS 3.0

    New PCI DSS standards are designed to help organizations keep credit card information secure, but can cause expensive implementation challenges. The F5 PCI DSS 3.0 solution allows organizations to protect cardholder data and remain in compliance while cutting costs, increasing efficiencies, and simplifying their network infrastructure.

    Sponsored By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Deploying an Enterprise Mobility Gateway

    More enterprises are granting greater access to corporate resources—wherever they may be located—for authorized users through an ever-increasing number of mobile devices. An Enterprise Mobility Gateway helps organizations scale, manage, secure, optimize, and control today’s required anytime, anywhere network, cloud, and application access.

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Everbridge Manages Traffic and Security across Global Cloud Providers and Local Data Centers

    Everbridge provides unified critical communications - emergency notifications regarding critical events. Their challenges are to support multiple cloud providers, boost data center capacity, simplify security management and comply with data storage regulations. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have implemented virtual editions complement BIG-IP appliances to optimize...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Bulletproof Uses F5 Solution to Ensure Fast, Secure, and Always-Available Application Delivery to its Users

    Bulletproof Networks delivers managed cloud hosting for mission-critical websites, applications and campaigns across Australia and the United States. Their challenges are creating an infrastructure flexible enough for innovation, managing IPv6 and satisfying enterprise customers' demands for greater functionality. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have implemented BIG-IP...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Engin Builds Broadband Aggregation Platform with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager

    Engin was using solutions from third-party suppliers in its build up phase. Their challenges are to inherent complexities of traditional model, desire for dynamic service approach and significant upfront investment. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have implemented BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) to build its broadband...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Community College Delivers Secure SharePoint Access to all Users with F5 Solution

    A large U.S. community college wanted to give users access to all of its applications and services through Microsoft SharePoint - from anywhere using any device. Their challenges are to provide secure access to all college applications and services, offer anywhere, anytime access from any device, achieve fast, consistent performance...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    CARFAX Consolidates Security Solutions with F5 to Do More with Less

    CARFAX, a leading provider of vehicle history information, needed to protect its website from attacks, ensure website availability, prevent data theft and enhance the scalability of its infrastructure. Their challenges are to improve website performance and cut downtime, ensure safety of proprietary data, improve IT productivity and efficiently manage rapid...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Despegar Leads Latin American Travel Industry with its Modern, Responsive Websites

    Despegar is Latin America's largest online travel agency, serving customers throughout Central and South America as well as the United States, Spain, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Their challenges are to scale to handle growing traffic, ensure website availability, distribute traffic across two data centers and speed deployment of...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    China Telecom Jiangsu Branch: Active-active Datacenter to Optimize Resources

    As the leading telecom service provider, China Telecommunications Corporation provides the largest integrated information service solutions, which covers broadband Internet access, mobile communications, information technology applications and fixed line telephone services. Their challenge is to have a primary data center and a secondary data center for business continuity purposes replicating...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    LivePerson Supports up to 10 Million Concurrent Connections per Second with F5 Solution

    LivePerson provides web marketing services and an online engagement platform and for global organizations. Their challenges are to expand network capacity, increase scalability, improve security and streamline management. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have implemented VIPRION 2400 chassis and BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) module. The...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Loan Originator ooba Boosts Performance, Cuts Downtime with F5 BIG-IP Solution

    As one of South Africa's leading home loan originators, ooba helps homebuyers find, finance and insure their new homes. Their challenges are to improve performance and reliability of applications and web portals, simplify changes to the enterprise architecture and ensure security with one solution for the entire infrastructure. They chose...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Application Performance Jumps 300 Percent for Federal Agency using F5 Solution

    A U.S. based defense contractor manages IT operations for a federal agency that provides geospatial intelligence services. Their challenges are to ensure high availability for intelligence data, simplify management activities and support data center consolidation. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have implemented Cisco ACE, BIG-IP Local...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    University of Paderborn Provides Flexible Access to Critical Services with F5 Solution

    The University of Paderborn in Paderborn, Germany, is a medium size facility with 18,500 students. Their challenges are to replace obsolete load balancers, ensure performance and reliability, provide flexible access to growing range of services and simplify management. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have implemented BIG-IP...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Avea Achieves 25 Percent Subscriber Growth with F5 Carrier-Grade NAT Platform

    Avea is the sole GSM 1800 mobile services operator in Turkey. Their challenges are to remove IPv4 constraints on business growth, to collate data to meet government legislation without introducing high storage costs and deliver a secure, high-quality service for customers. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. The...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    SiteVision Founds New Web Service on F5 VIPRION Hardware

    The Swedish company SiteVision was poised to take a leap in an entirely new business direction. Their challenges are to build a reliable, high performance platform for SaaS, provision enough bandwidth for now and the future and strengthen Internet security. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Greek Yellow Pages Improves Website Performance and Security with One Time-Saving F5 Product

    Greek Yellow Pages aims to provide the most complete and reliable source of information on products and services in Greece. Their challenges are to deliver fast web app performance for millions of users per year, protect the site from web scraping attacks, increases web application speed by 70%, improve protection...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    UK National Lottery Delivers Highly- Available, Scalable Website for Online Customers

    Camelot operates the UK National Lottery. In the United Kingdom, 70 percent of adults play The National Lottery on a regular basis and 6 million of these people have registered to buy their tickets online. Their challenges are to scale up the website in response to online business growth, expand...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Document Management Company Rescues Large Deployment Using F5 Solution for Exchange Server 2010

    When a large document management company tried to migrate 140,000 users from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2010. Their challenges are to relieve overloaded, failing load balancers, complete Exchange Server 2010 migration of 140,000 users and deploy high-capacity, scalable solution to handle anticipated future growth. They chose F5 Networks...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Insurance Provider Broadens Customer Experience, Boosts Security with Integrated F5 Solution

    Pekin Insurance, a large Midwestern insurance policy provider with 1,200 agencies and 7,500 independent agents, is always striving to better serve its customers. Their challenges are to ensure high security, broaden online user experience, optimize the network and minimize costs and prepare for future growth. They chose F5 Networks to...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Human Rights Watch Ensures High Availability for Exchange 2010 with F5

    Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with a global staff of professionals who investigate and promote human rights issues. Their challenges are to avoid email downtime, secure sensitive data, improve bandwidth efficiency and ensure compatibility with Exchange 2010 technology. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Marketing Firm Supports Business Growth, Saves Hundreds of Thousands with FlexPod and F5 Solution

    The marketing services firm, which offers website hosting and other IT services, struggled to provide efficient services because of the decentralized infrastructures of its internal marketing customers. Their challenges are to consolidate it infrastructure, continue to grow business, increase availability, improve security and provide comfortable user experience. They chose F5...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    PensionsFirst Delivers Secure and Scalable Web Application Access with F5 BIG-IP Solutions

    PensionsFirst Analytics offers advanced analytical and advisory services to the Defined Benefit (DB) pensions industry. Their challenges are to deliver high performance and reliability for web application users, maintain the highest levels of security and compliance and implement scalable and easily manageable solutions to meet expected growth. They chose F5...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    College Boosts IT Productivity; Secures Applications and Network with F5 Solution

    Sinclair Community College is one of Ohio's largest two-year colleges. Their challenges are to simplify IT administration, empower IT staff with administrator capabilities and protect network, applications and data from security threats. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have implemented BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and BIG-IP...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Eze Software Ensures Resiliency and Security for High-Speed Financial Transactions with F5

    Eze Software Group is a provider of global, multi-asset investment technology, including the RealTick EMS electronic execution management platform. Their challenges are to ensure resiliency and high performance for FIX traffic, guarantee the highest levels of security for all transactions and improve ease of management and reduce administrative overhead. They...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Miami-Dade Public Library Patrons Enjoy Secure, Fast Access to Virtual Desktops with F5 Solution

    The Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) is a system of libraries in Miami and Miami-Dade County, Florida in the United States. Their challenges are to ensure high availability of library's virtual desktops, protect library patrons and employees from internet threats and streamline IT tasks for small team with tight budget....

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Top R&D University POSTECH Accelerates SAP Applications with F5 Application Ready Solution for SAP

    POhang university of Science and TECHnology (POSTECH) is one of the world's leading science and technology research-oriented universities. Their challenges are to improve performance and availability of SAP ERP applications, protect sensitive student information, consolidate network functionality and reduce management overhead and capital expenses. They chose F5 Networks to overcome...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Fidessa Provides Exceptional Support for Its Customers with F5 Solution

    Fidessa provides a comprehensive range of products and services that span the entire financial trading lifecycle and encompass investment and broker communities. Their challenges are to improve the reliability and resilience of a vital support desk application and optimize the speed of the support desk app through load balancing. They...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Belgium Gives Citizens Secure and Fast Access to Personal Data Online

    The Rijksdienst Voor Pensioenen (RVP) is the government agency that handles pension information for the citizens of Belgium. Their challenges are to deliver citizen pension data online, ensure tight security for private, sensitive information and provide high availability and fast performance for millions of users. They chose F5 Networks to...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Sheffield Hallam University Improves Reliability of Online Services

    Sheffield Hallam University operates around 30 different web-based applications that are accessible to 35,000 students and 5,000 staff members. Their challenges are to provide a reliable SSO system for online applications, increase application availability and improve application security. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have implemented BIG-IP...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    U.S. Retailer Uses F5 Solution to Manage Huge Traffic Load and Avoid Spending Millions

    A large U.S.-based retail store chain had less than a month's notice to provide computing support for up to 2,000 new customer service agents. Their challenges are immediately support 2,000 additional users, manage rapid upsurge in traffic volume and deliver reliable performance and availability. They chose F5 Networks to overcome...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Energy Company Deploys VMware View and F5 Solution for Better Remote Access, Stronger Performance

    A large integrated energy company produces transports and stores oil and gas across North America and around the world. Their challenges are to provide network access for remote users and efficiently manage multiple data centers. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have implemented BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    School District Makes Online Learning, BYOD a Reality with F5 Solutions

    Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS), Georgia's largest school system, needed to support a major initiative for online and collaborative learning called eCLASS. Their challenges are to consolidate resources, keep applications available and enable a secure, scalable BYOD network. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have implemented VIPRION...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    MLB Network Delivers 100 Percent Uptime for Broadcasts, Secure Remote Access with F5

    MLB Network, the national cable television network for Major League Baseball, televises live MLB games and other Emmy Award-winning original programming. Their challenges are to build cost-effective network within short timeframe, ensure 100 percent uptime of broadcast operations and enable secure remote access for employees and vendors. They chose F5...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Security Company Keeps Systems Protected and Available with F5 Technology

    Reliance Protectron Security Services is one of Canada's largest security monitoring and installation companies, serving more than 350,000 residential, commercial, industrial and wholesale subscribers. Their challenges are to ensure availability for mission-critical business applications and comply with PCI standards. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have implemented...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    European Airline Accelerates Online Transactions with F5 Solution

    The Dutch company operates in the highly competitive airline industry. Their challenges are to bring online transactional apps partly in-house, to deliver a fast, high-quality online service for customers and ensure the reliability of the website. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have implemented BIG-IP 3900 devices...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    UAE University Depends on F5 to Accelerate Microsoft and Education Applications

    UAE University works hard to deliver dependable IT services for staff and students. Their challenges are to improve the stability of core applications, provide a strong foundation for a new education portal, and optimize the performance of Microsoft unified and communications solutions. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges....

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    U.S. Federal Agency Boosts Web Portal Performance and Availability, Cuts Costs with F5 Solution

    A large U.S. federal agency was faced with high maintenance costs and sluggish performance of its customer-facing web portal. Their challenges are to improve performance and uptime of customer-facing web portal, reduce maintenance and support costs and meet security and regulatory requirements without degrading performance. They chose F5 Networks to...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Financial Services Firm Ensures High Website Availability, Improves Compliance with F5 Solution

    A financial services company needed to increase the availability and performance of a critical customer website containing regularly updated investment information. Their challenges are to provide high availability for corporate investment website, Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange, ensure strong application and network security and comply with PCI DSS and FFI industry...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Satellite TV Provider Achieves Fast, Secure Online Payment Processing with F5 Solution

    The major U.S.-based satellite TV broadcaster wanted to comply with PCI DSS regulatory requirements for credit card processing, enhance customer website performance and stability and secure call center access to confidential customer information. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have implemented BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), BIG-IP...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Protect Against Evolving DDoS Threats: The Case for Hybrid

    CIOs want harmony. Security directors loathe point products. Network operations won’t buy into anything new. CIOs can get the harmony they need around DDoS mitigation by extending the F5 Application Delivery Controller into a hybrid solution: on-premises with a new cloud component.

    Sponsored By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Complying with PCI DSS 3.0

    New PCI DSS standards are designed to help organizations keep credit card information secure, but can cause expensive implementation challenges. The F5 PCI DSS 3.0 solution allows organizations to protect cardholder data and remain in compliance while cutting costs, increasing efficiencies, and simplifying their network infrastructure.

    Sponsored By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Deploying an Enterprise Mobility Gateway

    More enterprises are granting greater access to corporate resources—wherever they may be located—for authorized users through an ever-increasing number of mobile devices. An Enterprise Mobility Gateway helps organizations scale, manage, secure, optimize, and control today’s required anytime, anywhere network, cloud, and application access.

    Sponsored By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    F5 Strategic Guides: Virtualization - Seven Key Challenges You Can't Ignore

    Virtualization platforms, such VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V, represent the first form of virtualization that is typically introduced into the data center. These new infrastructure platforms virtualize the OS, the network, and system management in one conveniently packaged product, delivering much-needed consolidation, cost savings, and dynamic provisioning benefits to resource-constrained...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    File Virtualization and Deduplication Offers Customers Seamless Access to Ultra-Efficient, Low-Cost Storage

    Data Domain is a market leader in deduplication storage solutions. The Data Domain system applies its proven inline data deduplication technology to the file storage infrastructure, resulting in significant capacity savings for data stored on the system. In addition, the Data Domain system provides savings in space, power, and cooling...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Netapp Network-Attached Storage: Solution Guide

    Companies deploying new file storage solutions are faced with the challenge of managing downtime and business disruption associated with data migration and consolidation projects. Migrating data is an inherently disruptive and cumbersome operation, as static file mappings are broken and mount points invalidated. To minimize the business impact, IT performs...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    A Green Architectural Strategy That Puts IT In The Black

    Green computing continues to be of interest across IT organizations. In some theaters, in fact, green computing has become as essential to IT initiatives as maintaining compliance because green computing itself is quickly becoming a regulatory compliance requirement rather than just a public relations opportunity. For example, the Carbon Reduction...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Improving Business Continuity With VMware Cloud Computing and F5

    Implementing plans to ensure business continuity for key IT services and business critical applications is an essential requirement for organizations today. Downtime of important applications is a costly proposition and extended downtime can even be fatal - industry research finds that a significant number of companies that experience extended interruption...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Connecting to the Cloud With F5 BIG-IP Solutions and VMware VMotion

    Cloud Computing has become an important technology to consider for organizations that are looking to optimize their IT operations and reduce operating costs. Until now, leveraging the cloud involved either setting up and running applications in the cloud and managing them long-term off-premise, or running services as a one-time event....

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The F5 Powered Cloud

    Cloud Computing continues to gain in mindshare and adoption rates as organizations begin to investigate how to best leverage these new deployment models. Whether building out a private cloud, using or building a public cloud, or taking advantage of platform and software as a service, F5 solutions can improve the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    File Virtualization a Bridge to the Cloud

    Cloud storage is an attractive option for a growing number of organizations. The potential benefits from outsourcing storage infrastructure are pretty clear, ranging from incremental storage expenditures to near-limitless capacity and reduced overhead. The issue for many, however, is implementation. How to get the appropriate data identified and physically moved...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Deploying F5 With Microsoft Virtualization Technology

    This paper provides guidance and configuration procedures for deploying the BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM), WebAccelerator, and BIG-IP WAN Optimization Module (WOM) with platforms and applications running on Microsoft Hyper-V. Although much of the guidance given is applicable to standalone Hyper-V servers, the authors focus...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    F5 and Microsoft Solution Guide: Virtualization Solutions to Optimize Performance, Improve Availability

    One of the most compelling advantages of virtualization is building greater efficiency. Within data centers of all sizes, hardware capacity is underutilized. With the introduction of hypervisor technologies such as Microsoft's Hyper-V 2008 R2, operating systems and applications can be abstracted away from hardware resources such as CPU, RAM, and...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Unleashing the True Potential of On-Demand IT

    If one imagines the flow of anything, be it people, cars, water, electricity or commerce, there are specific points within those flows that provide intelligent processing and control. Typically, these control points exist at strategic points within the flow; discrete boundaries or junctures where multiple flows coalesce for re‑distribution. Their...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Geolocation and Application Delivery

    In the past, the use of geolocation technology was limited to Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and targeted advertising. In both cases it was necessary to determine the client's location with as much accuracy as possible in order to intelligently route application requests to the nearest data center for optimal user...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    The Right Solution For Your Business

    Your business is unique and dynamic. An F5 Professional Services consultant can design, customize, and implement a solution that is right for your IT infrastructure, supports your business goals, and is agile enough to move your business forward. By focusing on where the network, storage, servers, and security come together,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Achieving Enterprise Agility in the Cloud

    It's no secret that cloud computing is here to stay - it promises everything from reduced complexity and unlimited scalability to capacity on demand and CapEx savings. Although there are still many unanswered questions about cloud computing, many businesses are optimistic that it will be able to deliver on these...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Simplifying Disk-Based Backup and Restore With NetApp and F5 ARX

    NetApp is at the forefront of streamlined disk-based data protection with its SnapMirror and SnapVault software technologies. SnapMirror enables synchronous or asynchronous replication of active volumes and Qtrees. SnapVault extends this capability by combining the point-in-time consistency of snapshots, versioning, and transport of snapshots to secondary or tertiary tiers of...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Providing Security and Acceleration for Remote Users

    The traditional IT model evolved from a world where resources, users, and access methods were under one control. Relationships among users, applications, and data were static and tightly bound; and applications were written with specific display in mind. As remote and then mobile users were added along with partners, contractors,...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    F5 BIG‑IP WAN Optimization Module in Data Replication Environments

    The Internet has been in common use for nearly two decades - long enough to reveal where bottlenecks are and highlight the throughput limitations of Wide Area Networks (WANs). Data loads are constantly on the rise: where transmissions once included only plain-text email and a few static web hits, people...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Data Centre Consolidation: Know Where You're Going and Why

    Maintaining a piece of hardware is four to five times more costly than actually acquiring it. This will, of course, come as little surprise to CIOs and IT departments the world over who, particularly in times of economic stress, are focusing attention on reducing operational cost. Saving money, whether on...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    F5 and Microsoft Delivering IT as a Service

    To meet the constant demands to deploy, maintain, and grow a broad array of services and applications, IT organizations must continually evaluate the need to add new infrastructure. As organizations add more capacity to their infrastructure, capital and operational expenditures grow in proportion. In order to control these costs, improve...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Driving Data Migration With Intelligent Data Management

    Every IT team struggles to keep up with storage demands while minimizing downtime and disruptions. The rate of unstructured data growth has made this job increasingly challenging - pushing storage resources to the limit, increasing management complexity, and driving up costs. Additionally, as the volume of data has increased, so,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Hardware Load Balancing for Optimal Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Performance

    According to a study conducted by Ferris Research in 2008 i Microsoft Exchange Server holds approximately 65 percent market share in email and communications across all organizations. In healthcare organizations with more than 5,000 employees, it enjoys 75 percent penetration; in telecommunications organizations with at least 1,000 employees, it does...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Optimizing Application Delivery in Support of Data Center Consolidation

    Client-server, distributed content, and ERP applications all promise to improve organizations' productivity, and their bottom line. However, the costs associated with supporting multiple data centers can quickly negate these benefits. CIOs and IT departments that are combating economic stress by focusing attention on reducing operational costs know that maintaining a...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Secure iPhone Access to Corporate Web Applications

    Mobile devices have become computers in their own right, with a huge array of applications, significant processing capacity, and the ability to handle high bandwidth connections. They are the primary communications device for many, for both personal and business purposes. Many IT executives are planning to make internal business applications...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Optimize and Accelerate Applications Across the WAN

    Bandwidth limitations continue to play a significant role in application performance. Most WANs fall into one of two main categories. The first category includes lowerspeed networks such as dial up, frame relay, and many mobile data networks. These networks often range in speed from 56 Kbps to 2 Mbps and...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Acceleration 102: Asymmetric or Symmetric?

    The first, Acceleration 101, describes acceleration features and terms. This paper focuses on topology options for deploying acceleration features in an Application Delivery Network (ADN). Acceleration is an excellent technology for overcoming the limitations inherent in today's networks and applications. An application acceleration solution can significantly reduce application response times...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Load Balancing 101: Firewall Sandwiches

    Historically, the most common use of the network-based hardware load balancer and its modern incarnation, the Application Delivery Controller (ADC), has been to provide high availability, scalability, and manageability for the back-end application, particularly at the content tier. Coming in a very close second is providing those same benefits for...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Big-IP Wan Optimization Module Performance

    An increasing amount of data is being transferred between data centers, driven by data replication and backup, storage requirements, and data center consolidation. The trend toward virtualization and cloud computing, while reducing IT costs and providing agility, also adds latency to application delivery. WAN optimization reduces the replication time and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Clustered Multiprocessing: Changing the Rules of the Performance Game

    Because improvements in practical computer power lag far behind these exponential hardware improvements, the key to maintaining processor performance has become multiprocessor or multicore design. This white paper details how the Clustered Multiprocessor (CMP) from F5, in combination with TMOS, provides customers with scalability, extensibility, adaptability, and manageability. In reality,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Network Services And The Cloud

    The network plays a preeminent role in cloud infrastructures. Cloud computing uses the network to gain on-demand access to computing resources, and the network becomes the conduit for enormous computing capability. This critical role of the network in cloud computing demands that one "Get the network right" - and configure...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Optimizing FTP File Transfers With BIG-IP WAN Optimization Module

    File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to exchange and manipulate files over a TCP/IP-based network, such as the Internet. FTP is built on client-server architecture and utilizes separate control and data connections between the client and server applications. FTP can be used with user-based password authentication...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    HIPAA Security Compliance and F5 Solutions

    As more medical information, including patient records, is converted into electronic format and Internet usage continues to grow, healthcare organizations are finding themselves increasingly vulnerable to attacks. The complex challenge of securing information and maintaining strict levels of patient confidentiality is increasingly difficult since web-based systems are widely used in...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Securing the Cloud

    While companies certainly see a business benefit to a pay-as - go model for computing resources, security concerns seem always to appear at the top of surveys regarding cloud computing. These concerns include authentication, authorization, accounting (AAA) services; encryption; storage; security breaches; regulatory compliance; location of data and users; and...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Creating a Hybrid ADN Architecture With Both Virtual and Physical ADCs

    Virtualization has long since moved from an emerging data center technology into a standard deployment tool across organizations of all sizes, regardless of industry. A virtualization survey from Rackspace in August 2007 indicated a strong trust in virtualization, with 72 percent of respondents noting a willingness to deploy virtualized applications...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Hybrid Cloud Application Architecture for Elastic Java-Based Web Applications

    Welcome to the Hybrid Cloud Application Architecture guide for F5 and VMware vCloud systems. This paper has been prepared as an illustration of an architecture that can be adapted to suit the needs of the particular application. Using F5, VMware, GemStone and other freely available components, the authors have prepared...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Building a Cloud-Enabled File Storage Infrastructure

    Cloud storage offers enterprise organizations the opportunity to bring constantly rising file storage costs and management burden under control. By moving appropriate types of files to the cloud, organizations can reduce not only the amount of storage capacity that they need to purchase, but also the operational overhead involved in...

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Enhancing Application Availability With F5 and NetApp

    As the adoption of virtualization technologies and cloud computing proliferates, IT enterprises face the significant challenge of delivering applications, storage, and computing power to remote or regional offices, geographically dispersed data centers, or even hybrid private/public clouds. To adapt to these ever changing circumstances, IT personnel need to devise solutions...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Controlling Migration to IPv6: A Gateway to Tomorrow

    Organizations of all types are feeling increasing pressure to migrate from the well-known and universal Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) standards to the newer IPv6 standard. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which are the limited number of addresses available in the IPv4 system and the...

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