F5 Ready Program
F5 Networks has recently announced the launch of its new F5 Ready program that will make it easier for customers to utilize the F5 solutions necessary for their cloud environment. F5 Ready will verify F5’s solutions to be able to encapsulate the needs of cloudproviders throughout the globe. This program plans to make the efficiency of the cloud more accessible to the world.
F5 Ready promotes both interoperability and efficiency, allowing for a smooth transition from industry’s applications and services into private, public, and hybrid clouds. Alex Rublowsky, Sr. Director, Licensing Business Models at F5, has stated, “Organizations going to the cloud want to know that they don’t have to give up their valuable application services to get there. Through the F5 Ready program, customers can keep their trusted security, availability, and acceleration services—even as they evaluate cloud service providers, combine technologies from multiple vendors, and look to scale additional application resources to public cloud environments.”
This program verifies compatibility with many cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Bluelock, BT, Cisco Intercloud, Datacom, Dimension Data, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, and SingleHop. Brian Singer, Senior Vice President, Products and Marketing at Orbitera has said, “Building and running our applications within AWS is key to modernizing our data center, and core to driving a more agile business that responds quickly to our customers’ needs. Now with F5 BIG-IP virtual editions directly available and verified within AWS, we are able to extend our existing F5 skills and policies to ensure the performance, availability, and security of our cloud-based applications.”