VMware F5 Networks Software-Defined Networking is integrating their management solutions to solve the problem of rigid networks that inhibit business progress. Learn how they’re creating a more agile, more programmatic, and more automated network. VMware F5 Networks Software-Defined Networking accelerate time to value for Your Software-Defined Data Center. VMware is the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure. Customers of all sizes rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security, and maintain a competitive edge. F5 Networks brings significant increases in performance, scalability, and availability, as well as security to IT environments that run on VMware. Discover how F5 Networks and VMware integrated solutions speed deployment and optimize ROI. VMware F5 Networks Software-Defined Networking have partnered for nearly a decade to develop industry-leading solutions. This collaboration began when F5 Networks added Application Delivery Networking services to the vSphere platform. Today, F5 Networks Software Defined Application Services (SDAS) are delivered across a VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).
Through a proxy architecture, the F5 Networks BIG IP application services platform integrates with VMware NSX network segments to expose a rich set of F5 Networks application services to both network and virtualization operators. The BIG IP platform delivers SDAS within VMware NSX network virtualization for a reliable, enterprise-class application experience. Secure access, Single Sign-On (SSO), intelligent traffic management, and server health monitoring are just some of the ways F5 improves the user experience and manageability for companies using VMware Horizon End-User Computing solutions. VMware F5 Networks Software Defined Networking work closely together to help joint customers provide the best possible performance, ease of use, and security for their mobility deployments. F5 Networks customized iApps deployment packaging technology allows organizations to fully deploy applications in as little as two hours, and cost-effective licensing makes it easy to adopt iApps.
VMware F5 Networks Software-Defined Networking – Application Services
F5 Networks BIG IQ Cloud and VMware NSX integration allows automated deployment of F5 Software-Defined Application Services, reduced deployment time, and simplified operations for application layer acceleration, security, and availability services. iWorkflow functions as the translation point between iApps and VMware provider templates. iWorkflow begins the process by translating an iApp and dividing it into two parts. The first part is filled out by a cloud or virtualization security administrative professional as part of the service standardization effort. The remaining runtime portion of the iApp, once standardized, is reflected in the VMware NSX UI. The tenant end-user can choose a standardized provider template and finish filling it out with runtime information — such as fully qualified domain name, virtual server IP address, and which pool members to include. As a result, application configurations including protocol optimizations, high availability, and many others that require application logic, state, and message-based decision—making are deployed efficiently with the virtualized network.
VMware F5 Networks Software-Defined Networking — Data Center Disaster Recovery
In virtualized server environments, VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) dramatically improves and simplifies disaster avoidance and recovery. However, rerouting traffic from one data center to another and re-initiating the virtualized environment requires additional solution elements. F5 Networks BIG IP Application Delivery Controllers solve several of the most common issues, such as IP address management, automated traffic request rerouting, and accelerated data transfer. With the F5 Networks and VMware solution, your business can minimize application downtime, reduce delays and mistakes caused by manual tasks, and ensure business continuity. F5 Networks BIG IP devices are installed at both the primary and secondary sites. Local traffic requests are processed by BIG IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and global traffic requests are processed by BIG IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM). In this configuration, the BIG IP devices provide full proxy capabilities, offering a layer of isolation between the network and your virtualized environment. This separation and the advanced application delivery functionality of BIG IP devices minimize downtime and provide automation for speed and accuracy.
VMware F5 Networks Software-Defined Networking