F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) announced today it is joining the OpenStack Foundation as a Corporate Sponsor. By supporting the rapidly emerging and popular OpenStack cloud software, F5 is demonstrating its commitment to evolving standards-based cloud platforms and providing customers with greater choice and flexibility in deploying public and private cloud solutions. OpenStack is an open source cloud computing platform that helps organizations manage compute, storage, and networking resources in private and public cloud environments. Service providers, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions around the world use OpenStack to power demanding production workloads. KEY BENEFITS
- More Cloud Choices – F5’s community participation and engineering support for OpenStack initiatives will enhance the resources and guidance available to F5 customers, helping them confidently support production-quality cloud environments.
- Evolution of Layer 4-7 Network Services – F5 is interested in contributing to the development of layer 4-7 solutions for the OpenStack cloud platform.
- F5 and OpenStack Integration – Enterprises and service providers using OpenStack to support their public and private clouds will benefit from the integration of a full range of F5 application delivery services.
Mike Werner, Senior Director, Global Ecosystems, Red Hat“When deploying public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions, customers require agility and flexibility to evolve open standards-based cloud platforms. By joining forces with OpenStack, F5 demonstrates how organizations are working together to deliver valuable resources that help customers manage and benefit from resources in cloud environments.” Mike Banic, Vice President, Global Marketing, HP Networking “Promoting standards for an extensible cloud platform with motivated developers at the OpenStack Foundation is an important element of our cloud strategy, and F5’s support for this platform will add substantial value for our customers.” Masahisa Kawashima, Director of Cloud Technologies, NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. “F5 has always designed solutions that integrate with other technologies and architectures, including open source. By joining the OpenStack Foundation, we’re able to engage in a meaningful way to develop and promote open source cloud computing. Ultimately, this gives our customers a broader range of choices for deploying both public and private cloud solutions.” Mallik Tatipamula, VP of Service Provider and Cloud Solutions, F5 Networks ABOUT F5 NETWORKS F5 Networks ( NASDAQ: FFIV) makes the connected world run better. F5 helps organizations meet the demands and embrace the opportunities that come with the relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and applications—in the data center, the network, and the cloud. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5’s intelligent services framework to deliver and protect their applications and services while ensuring people stay connected. Learn more at www.f5.com. You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technology. For a complete listing of F5 community sites, please visit www.f5.com/news-press-events/web-media/community.html. F5 is a trademark of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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