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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.

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  • 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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  • 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 // 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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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Audio White Paper: Optimizing Application Delivery in Support of Data Center Consolidation

    Data center consolidation means more than simply reducing the number of servers, routers, and switches ones' company has in outlying offices and data centers. Data center virtualization is more than multiple images mapped to physical devices. Efforts to reduce both capital and operating expenditures by consolidating data centers can fail...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Audio White Paper: F5 BIG-IP WAN Optimization Module in Data Replication Environments

    Data loads are constantly on the rise: where transmissions once included only plain-text email and a few static web hits, people now send rich text email, dynamic web pages including multiple AJAX requests per page, replication data, and a host of other data types. Replication data in particular is critical,...

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