F5 extends application delivery services in the cloud with BIG-IQ

New management product provides superior automation, orchestration, and control of enterprise-class application services in public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.

May 2, 2013

New management product provides superior automation, orchestration, and control of enterprise-class application services in public, private, and hybrid cloud environments

F5 Networks, Inc. has announced BIG-IQ™ Cloud, a new software-based management solution that enables customers to deploy application delivery and network services in a consistent, fast, and repeatable manner across public and private clouds, traditional data centres, and hybrid environments. With an extensible, modular architecture, BIG-IQ offers an intelligent framework that centralises management of the application control plane to provide intuitive, flexible, and scalable management capabilities for the F5 BIG-IP® product family. This solution is a key milestone in supporting F5’s goals of delivering application-layer SDN services and bringing superior application intelligence and programmability to software defined data centres.

“Organisations are pursuing a wide variety of on-premises and off-premises cloud solutions to bolster efficiency and reduce costs,” said Jason Needham, VP of Product Management and Marketing at F5. “With BIG-IQ Cloud, F5 customers can seamlessly configure and automate application delivery services —such as availability and optimisation—in cloud and hybrid infrastructures. In line with our vision for application-layer SDN, BIG-IQ Cloud offers customers an effective way to dynamically scale services, infrastructure, and application resources in concert.”