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#cloud #SDAS #AWS And you can try it out for free... 

June 30, 2014 (The Internet) Today F5 Networks, which delivers solutions for an application world, announced it had completed jumping through the hoops necessary to offer an hourly (utility) billing model for its BIG-IP VE (Virtual Edition) in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. 

Not only has F5 announced availability of the industry's leading application delivery services for deployment in AWS with a utility billing model, but the offering includes a variety of options which organizations can take advantage of:

  • Three sizes of BIG-IP VE including 25 Mbps, 200 Mbps and 1Gbps.
  • Two BYOL (Bring Your Own License) options as well as a modular option
  • A free 30 day trial offering with Best licensing and 200 Mbps of throughput

BIG-IP VE for AWS includes not only the industry's most trusted load balancing service but also the following capabilities and Software Defined Application Services (SDAS) designed to protect and enhance application security and performance:

  1. An integrated WAF (Web Application Firewall)
  2. DDoS Protection
  3. Caching, compression and acceleration
  4. Advanced Load Balancing Algorithms including least connections and weighted round robin.

Additionally, BIG-IP VE for AWS supports the use of iApps for rapid provisioning in the cloud or on-premise. iApps are application-driven service templates that encapsulate best practice configurations as determined by lengthy partnerships with leading application providers as well as hundreds of thousands of real deployments across a broad set of verticals including 94% of the Fortune 50.

The availability of BIG-IP VE for AWS further supports F5 Synthesis' vision to leave no application behind, regardless of location or service requirements. Through Synthesis' Intelligent Service  Orchestration, organizations can enjoy seamless licensing, deployment and management of F5 services across on-premise and cloud-based environments. The availability of BIG-IP VE for AWS extends F5 service fabric into the most popular cloud environment today, and gives organizations the ability to migrate applications to the cloud without compromising on security or performance requirements.

To celebrate this most momentous occasion you can try out BIG-IP in the AWS marketplace for free (for 30 days) or receive $100 credit from AWS by activating participating products between July 1 and July 31, 2014:

These offers apply to the F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition for AWS 200Mbps Hourly (Best) through AWS Marketplace:

  • 30 Day Free Trial Available
    The BIG-IP Virtual Edition is an application delivery services platform for the Amazon Web Services cloud. From traffic management and service offloading to acceleration and security, the BIG-IP Virtual Edition delivers agility - and ensures your applications are fast, secure, and available. Options include: - BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager, Global Traffic Manager, Application Acceleration Manager, Advanced Firewall Manager, Access Policy Manager, Application Security Manager, SDN Services and Advanced Routing, including support for AWS CloudHSM for cryptographic operations and key storage.
  • AWS – Offer (Credit)
    Customers who activate a free trial for any participating product (that includes F5 BIG-IP) between July 1 and  July 31, 2014 and use the product for a minimum of 120 hours before August 31, 2014 , will receive a $100 AWS Promotional Credit.  Limit two, $100 AWS Promotional Credits per customer; one per participating software seller.

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More Stories By Lori MacVittie

Lori MacVittie is responsible for education and evangelism of application services available across F5’s entire product suite. Her role includes authorship of technical materials and participation in a number of community-based forums and industry standards organizations, among other efforts. MacVittie has extensive programming experience as an application architect, as well as network and systems development and administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning Senior Technology Editor at Network Computing Magazine, where she conducted product research and evaluation focused on integration with application and network architectures, and authored articles on a variety of topics aimed at IT professionals. Her most recent area of focus included SOA-related products and architectures. She holds a B.S. in Information and Computing Science from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University.