FREMONT, CA: F5 Networks, a provider of application delivery networking (ADN), reveals findings of its survey “The State of Application Delivery in 2015”.The survey finds rapid shift in the enterprise applications to cloud as companies adopt cloud-first strategies. It enumerates current and planned application services usage based on the survey data collected across the Asia Pacific from 3,200 IT decision makers.
The survey highlights the rise of enterprise applications and their shift towards cloud. It reveals the importance of security in applications as priority. The report also sheds light on the key factors that hinder hybrid cloud adoption which include lack of internal knowledge on the prospects of cloud usage.
“As applications continue to be a critical part of the business strategy, organizations are seeking the same confidence level in cloud deployments that they’ve seen in the data center. Companies in every industry rely on applications to drive customer engagement, employee productivity and revenue today. In fact, our research revealed that mobile applications and big data analytics are considered more important trends than the Internet of things. These findings suggest a growing hybrid environment across the region, with a mix of on premise and off premises solutions increasingly being adopted by enterprises.” says Emmanuel Bonnassie, SVP, Asia Pacific, F5 Networks.
F5 releases BIG-IP 12.0 version to deploy application services in hybrid environments that improve agility, security and performance of cloud application deployments.
The software leverages the advantage of F5 Synthesis model by combining physical and virtual resources offering enhanced cloud support and hybrid scenarios. It unifies hardware, software and managed service resources to deliver IT efficiency and cost savings. By maintaining visibility, security and traditional infrastructures the software allows customers to transform the workloads to cloud and incorporate technologies such as HTTP/2.
With BIG-IP Virtual Edition solutions available in the Azure marketplace, it supports customers to deploy cloud and IT hybrid architectures. BIG-IP software modules are available on Azure with 25M, 200M, and 1G option, in a “bring your own license” (BYOL) configuration through F5’s Good, Better and Best licensing model.
While centrally managing federated identity functions, the company extends secure authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) capabilities to cloud-based, web-based and virtual applications. It provides 5X scalability to applications and identity access management, and enables Single Sign-On (SSO) through Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) to client-based applications and browser-less environments. BIG-IP 12.0 provides reliable access in all environments with SSO.
BIG-IP 12.0 offers superior protection against sophisticated, large volume Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) threats with its Largest DDoS Vector Spectrum and Increased Attack Visibility, providing most comprehensive and effective mitigations. F5 facilitates thorough drill- down summaries of attack details, and strengthens company’s security posture and agility, and enables simplified threat visibility.
With companies moving towards “encrypt everything” approach, BIG-IP offers improved Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) capabilities enabling encryption and visibility to manage security certificates and keys across physical, virtual, and cloud deployments without any performance loss.