With increasing demands being made on enterprise IT
departments to keep up with the accelerating pace of business,
infrastructure has to enable more dynamic, eficient application
and IT service delivery. Unfortunately, more ofen than not, IT
provisioning can be a bottleneck. Traditional means are ofen
ineficient. When developers plan their projects and estimate the
server, networking, and storage resources they need, they ofen
overestimate and pad their requests to ensure what actually
gets provisioned is adequate. The formal request comes via an IT
ticket, and then the waiting begins. Days, possibly weeks go by
before they get the resources they need, and all the while they’re
unable to iterate on and evolve core business oferings.
The advent of cloud computing and software-defined data center architectures for modern application delivery has made networking more sensitive than ever before. Applications in the digital age require networks that can expand and contract dynamically based on consumer demand. Enterprises are implementing software-defined networking (SDN) to deliver the automation required by these new environments, but the dynamic nature of SDN makes network management and monitoring fundamentally more challenging.
Network infrastructure teams need monitoring tools that can provide visibility into these new and constantly changing networks. This white paper explores the importance of SDN monitoring and examines a leading example of a solution, CA Performance Management with CA Virtual Network Assurance integration.
Building out a dedicated infrastructure with the agility, scalability, and effciency of a public cloud—while enjoying increased levels of control and security—can help enterprises boost agility and improve operational ef?ciency. However, while most private cloud networking services provide basic load balancing functionality, they lack important application delivery features, putting the performance, availability, and security of applications at risk.
As private clouds increasingly host mission-critical production applications, advanced application delivery services for layers 4 through 7 are becoming essential. End-to-end integration, orchestration, and automation of the needed application delivery networking and security services are also critical to improve application time-to-market and operational ef?ciency.
F5 pioneered the concept of breaking up data center virtualization technologies into eight unique categories within the data center. Any virtualization products or technologies implemented in the data center will fall into one of these eight categories.
VMware Infrastructure products provide the next generation virtual platform for the new data center, but they don’t virtualize the network or application delivery. F5 BIG-IP LTM works with VMware to provide truly virtualized Application Delivery Networking.
F5 is a worldwide Oracle Certified Partner, a proud member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN), and works closely with Oracle on the development and refinement of joint solutions including their Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA). By taking advantage of F5’s Application Ready Network for Oracle Application Server 10g, an integral part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, organizations can achieve an secure and optimized platform for delivering Oracle applications across the LAN and WAN.
F5 is a worldwide Oracle Certified Partner, a proud member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN), and works closely with Oracle on the development and refinement of their Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA). Oracle E-Business Suite is a fully integrated, comprehensive suite of business applications for the enterprise. In fact, Oracle is one of F5’s largest customers, providing application delivery networking to Oracle.com, and all of their internal and external enterprise applications for Oracle employees worldwide.
F5 has designed and painstakingly tested a comprehensive Application Ready Network infrastructure for PeopleSoft Enterprise applications, ensuring your organization achieves maximum ROI with the minimum amount of work. F5 provides all of the tools to help organizations optimize, secure, and deliver PeopleSoft Enterprise applications across the LAN and WAN.
F5 Application Delivery Networking Solutions are the networking foundation for this market leading CRM and Analytics application. Oracle and F5 have validated and jointly documented the interoperability of F5’s BIG-IP LTM and WebAccelerator (the BIG-IP module and standalone appliance) solutions with Siebel working in hundreds of customers worldwide.
F5 and both Oracle and BEA have collaborated on delivering market-leading Application Delivery Networking solutions. For BEA WebLogic Server 10, F5 has designed an integrated and adaptable network platform for delivering WebLogic applications across the LAN and WAN. The result is an intelligent and powerful solution that secures and speeds your WebLogic deployment today, while providing an optimized architecture for the future.
The demand for (and benefits of) web-based interfaces combined with an increasingly mobile and distributed workforce has exposed inefficiencies inherent in the browser, the network and its protocols, and the data center. These inefficiencies create performance problems for applications that continue to be magnified by emerging technologies like Web 2.0 and SOA. This White Paper details how F5's approach to Application Delivery Networking eliminates the bottlenecks inherent in browsers, in the network, and in the data.
By providing a unified Application Delivery Networking platform, F5 BIG-IP offers the ability for organizations to adopt a single platform for all its application delivery needs. Adopting an organizational standard for application delivery can reduce management and administrative costs and improve the ability of the organization to migrate smoothly from traditional to emerging application architectures, and address the unforeseen issues that always arise in the wake of the introduction of new initiatives.
Many organizations are struggling with network infrastructure that is vastly outdated, and with the rise in cloud computing, the time to upgrade is now. Cloud-based network solutions for application delivery are a great way for businesses to ensure high levels of performance, security and flexibility. This guide explores two solutions that organizations use to build a network for today's evolving enterprise and how you can fully address cloud requirements for secure application delivery. Read now for this vital information on cloud networking!
Apps are constantly changing — and they quickly spread across your network. You need an ADC that can support hybrid cloud and application delivery in new ways with new technologies to create opportunities for innovation as your enterprise strives toward digital transformation.
How do you create a strategy for your networking and app delivery strategy?
This eBook identifies ADC key considerations for:
-New generation application architecture
-Emerging security threats
-Infrastructure and app interdependence
Together, VMware and F5 enable global IT leaders to empower the Anywhere Enterprise to deliver enterprise applications across all devices and clouds built on SDDC principles. Today VMware and F5 offer the most sophisticated, end-to-end solutions for mobility, application delivery and network security to help CTOs and CIOs:
- Ensure unprecedented application agility with a software-defined infrastructure and application services platform;
- Automate application delivery while ensuring performance, availability, scalability, efficiency and security;
- Achieve simplified end-to-end networking through an application-centric approach.
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