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F5 Networks Provides Enterprise-Grade Application Delivery Solution for Verizon Cloud

F5 Networks and Verizon Enterprise Solutions announced today that F5 technologies provide network traffic and security management services for the new Verizon Cloud. The F5 BIG-IP product suite allows enterprises using Verizon Cloud to keep business-critical applications fast, secure, and available. As part of its mission to radically improve the enterprise cloud, Verizon continues to leverage enterprise-grade technologies to provide clients with the consistent performance, user control, and flexibility not found in other generic public clouds.

Verizon embedded F5’s comprehensive suite of application services into Verizon Cloud Compute, its new infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform. As part of this solution, F5’s BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager connects isolated environments and intelligently directs users to the best-performing data center to maintain high application performance. In addition, Verizon Cloud utilizes the advanced capabilities of BIG-IP Access Policy Manager that allow for consistent deployment and enforcement of the policies governing security. These capabilities enable enterprises to confidently take advantage of the benefits Verizon Cloud has to offer.

With network functions virtualization (NFV) and BIG-IP solutions, enterprises using Verizon Cloud can maintain consolidated security credentials to access business applications and networks globally. This use of NFV demonstrates the core vision of the Verizon cloud, allowing clients to deploy best-of-breed, enterprise-ready virtual appliances that provide high levels of security, configurability, and flexibility to meet their demanding enterprise workloads.

“Verizon Cloud provides the availability, performance, and security enterprises demand from cloud services, and F5 is core to delivering those,” said John Considine, CTO at Verizon Terremark. “F5 was able to provision the components to support the dynamic scale and software-deployed management Verizon Cloud required to meet the needs of businesses adopting cloud today.”

“Helping customers effectively, securely, and efficiently combine application services and cloud environments—regardless of the specific makeup of their infrastructures—is a top priority for us,” said Karl Triebes, EVP of Product Development and CTO at F5. “Verizon Cloud demonstrates how organizations can use flexible, enterprise-class technologies to seamlessly and safely extend their applications to the cloud. With F5’s Software Defined Application Services, customers like Verizon can easily configure how optimization, security, and availability services are employed, tailoring environments to meet the needs of their business and cloud initiatives.”

Companies interested in Verizon Cloud can sign up to be a beta customer through the Verizon Enterprise Solutions website.

Published Thursday, December 05, 2013 7:09 PM by David Marshall
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