F5 Networks on Monday said it would support VMware NSX, the new network virtualization platform.
VMware NSX will virtualize the network and provide a platform to deliver logical network services offered by VMware and partners such as F5.
With NSX, data center operators can provision complex, multi-tier virtual networks in seconds, independent of the underlying topology or network components.
F5 is announcing integration between its BIG-IQ Cloud offering and VMware NSX. Together, F5 and VMware solutions help mutual customers seamlessly deploy application services—such as security and acceleration—with network virtualization technologies.
“Deploying the VMware NSX platform and F5 solutions in concert can unify the efficiency and optimization benefits of network virtualization and application delivery, giving customers more options in scaling their infrastructures and pursuing cloud initiatives,” said Hatem Naguib, VP, Cloud Networking and Security, VMware.
F5 supports a range of VMware solutions, including network virtualization technologies such as VMware NSX and SDN-focused technologies such as VXLAN.
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“The BIG-IP platform extends the value of our VMware Horizon View deployment through superior scalability and application availability—meaning employees and contractors can always get to the resources they need,” said Steve Croft, CTO at the California Department of Water Resources.
“In addition, F5’s modular architecture makes it easy to add new capabilities, and we have plans to roll out the company’s Access Policy Manager and Application Security Manager to further enhance and secure our application infrastructure,” Croft added.