Infotech Lead India: Application Delivery Networking solutions provider F5 Networks has launched the F5 Network Virtualization Solution for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
The solution is designed to offer enough flexibility to use the BIG-IP platform to deploy network services in cloud-driven data centers that are built on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
“Windows Server 2012 SDN was built from the ground up to create new opportunities for networking providers to bring innovative solutions to market,” said Sandeep Singhal, general manager, Windows Networking at Microsoft.
F5’s is looking at offering efficient data center that will ensure scalability, security, and manageability across an organization’s IT environments and systems.
This solution enables customers to benefit from local and global load balancing, advanced traffic steering, access control, and application security and acceleration that can be used to deliver applications in the Microsoft cloud and virtualized network environments.
F5 Networks said the solution is enabled by F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager Virtual Edition running on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
The F5 solution accelerates data center consolidation by connecting hybrid cloud environments, enabling organizations to cut costs while extending their applications and services.
The F5 solution is important for enterprise customers, Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers, Software-as-a-Service providers, and independent software vendors (ISVs) who are adopting Software Defined Networking (SDN) for improved manageability and flexibility in their layer 2-3 network fabric.
The F5 solution complements SDN by providing a strategic point of control for making application level (layer 4-7) decisions across the data, management, and control planes.
“We are bringing together the application delivery capabilities needed to deliver applications into any environment, using the BIG-IP platform in close two-way communication with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V hosts and Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1. This gives customers additional flexibility to operate across both physical and virtual networks,” said Calvin Rowland, VP of Technology and ISV Alliances at F5.