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F5 Optimizes Applications With Cisco’s Aci Architecture

2/04/2014 by


Today at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, F5 Networks announced an F5 device package for the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller that makes it possible for customers with F5 appliances to deploy policy-driven application services across layer 2–7 fabrics. Joint Cisco and F5 customers can significantly reduce operating costs without compromising security, availability, or performance.

The solution extends the F5 Synthesis architecture and programmable Software Defined Application Services within Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure, helping customers efficiently deliver applications that are fast, secure, and available. F5’s BIG-IP solutions are also uniquely positioned to bring L4–7 multi-tenant capabilities to Cisco ACI environments, and support continued community-driven innovation around joint solutions through F5 DevCentral.


By combining the advantages of the F5 Synthesis and Cisco ACI models, organisations can deploy versatile, elastic network and application services—ultimately leading to quicker and more successful application rollouts. F5 and Cisco share a fabric-based approach that lets customers use their choice of physical, virtual, and cloud solutions to provide an environment that best suits their needs.

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