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F5 Networks Deploys Robust Telecom Platform


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April 16, 2012

F5 Networks Deploys Robust Telecom Platform

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Recently, F5 Networks (News - Alert) unveiled a new appliance created to help service providers and enterprises optimize their telecommunications infrastructure and address the rapidly increasing bandwidth needs and growing demand for enhanced services on a platform.

The new VIPRION hardware solutions, including the 4480 chassis and 4300 performance blade, are offered as part of the company’s portfolio of physical and virtual telecom appliance deployment solutions. They deliver a number of performance advantages when compared to other vendors' Application Delivery Controller (ADC (News - Alert)) offerings.

"To meet the evolving needs of our customers and the market at large, F5 is committed to offering a breadth of deployment options that help organizations efficiently scale their infrastructures," said Karl Triebes, EVP of Product Development and CTO at F5, in a statement.

The advantage of F5's VIPRION telecom platform solutions is that they automatically pool resources from separate blades as they're added to help organizations implement a true ‘scale on demand' strategy. With F5’s processing capabilities, organizations can scale their infrastructures and seamlessly integrate security without sacrificing performance or ease of management.

"By leveraging F5 hardware and virtual platforms with the company's powerful clustered multiprocessing technologies, organizations remain flexible as they build out dynamic infrastructures—including cloud and virtualization technologies—to support business initiatives and user requirements,” Triebes added.  

F5's VIPRION solutions are characterized by the market’s first 40 Gbps Ethernet support for an application and services delivery platform, 80 Gbps of SSL throughput, 320 Gbps of L4 throughput, 160 Gbps of L7 throughput, and 80 Gbps of hardware compression for application acceleration, 4x competitors' offerings. With these features, F5 boasts much higher performance when compared to competitor solutions.

With F5's new VIPRION hardware solutions, customers can consolidate application and service delivery capabilities to streamline operations;   scale services, performance, and connectivity to support growth; and provide added security with enhanced firewall capabilities.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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