Cloud computing promises operational efficiency and dynamic network adaptability for any organization. But achieving these benefits is challenging if businesses don't have right infrastructure. Elasticity, scalability, and automation require integration with on- and off-premises systems, which can introduce the organization to complexity and new security risks.
F5 solutions enable automated, repeatable deployments needed to reap and maintain benefits of cloud computing. Base operational strategy on unique F5 application control plane architecture, and businesses will be well on their way to a dynamic, efficient data center that will ensure scalability, security, and manageability across the environments and systems.
Efficiently managing elastic applications requires integrated application delivery systems with provisioning and management solutions.F5 solutions enable automation through prepackaged integration, standards-based application programming interfaces, and unique application delivery templates. End result is higher efficiency and lower risk because businesses no longer have to orchestrate these complex operational processes.
As applications move around the data center and out to the cloud, business security and access policies can become disconnected. Supporting an increasing number of personal devices requires additional policies, and disjointed policies put organizations and users at risk. With F5, businesses can easily consolidate security and access control at application delivery tier. Then, they can consistently enforce policies while also improving scalability to ensure vital services are available to users across applications and environments.
As virtualization technologies have matured, management tools have also evolved and can now drastically reduce the time to virtual machine.But there's still a fundamental lack of support for server virtualization at the network level. By integrating directly with all major server virtualization deployment and management tools, F5 brings network management capabilities to server virtualization, helping to reduce deployment complexity and increase efficiency and productivity.
Everybody is going to cloud, but not everybody knows what to store there. Tier the wrong data in cloud, and bandwidth costs will soar while access performance suffers. F5 can help businesses effectively integrate private and public cloud storage solutions into existing storage environment using file virtualization and data management policies. Get tools needed to determine which data to store in cloud, and control needed to make it so.
Steady growth of unstructured data is a serious concern. By using storage virtualization in data center and combining it with intelligent services to tier data to cloud storage, IT department can dramatically simplify storage management. Plus, businesses will reduce long-term storage costs.
F5 can help implementing a consistent and scalable data management strategy with minimal disruption to users. By extending data management policies to the cloud with F5 including securing data with enterprise-class encryption organizations can take advantage of cloud storage services while maintaining a consistent, operationally efficient data management plan.
Built on an object storage platform and accessed over a public WAN, cloud storage can be fundamentally different than the existing file storage infrastructure. F5 solutions virtualize file storage environment and translate between local file access and cloud storage protocols so businesses can seamlessly integrate private or public clouds into existing environment.
>> Preserve online and transparent access to files across local and cloud storage tiers
>> Translate between existing file access that uses industry-standard CIFS and NFS file sharing protocols, and web services APIs used by cloud storage platforms
While cloud storage offers compelling cost savings, it also introduces new challenges, such as cost for network bandwidth and performance impact of accessing files over a public WAN. F5 provides automated storage tiering policies that ensure only inactive and other appropriate files are migrated to cloud storage to minimize unexpected new costs.
Whether an enterprise want to build its own private cloud infrastructure or outsource with a public cloud service, F5 supports a wide range of cloud storage solutions to meet business needs.