PHOTO - Kevin Chin, country manager, F5 Malaysia.
Application delivery networking (ADN) provider F5 Malaysia has released version 11 of its BIG-IPR software to help build dynamic data centres for local businesses in the financial services, telecommunications and public sectors.
F5 Malaysia country manager Kevin Chin, in early January 2012, said the new release would help enhance the company's position in the local market and added that F5 Networks' solution achieved more than 60 percent market share in the Malaysian ADN sector during 2010.
"Currently in Malaysia, the top three banks and three leading telecom companies today are already satisfied F5 customers - using F5 technology to intelligently manage their extensive network data traffic for maximum bandwidth resource optimisation to achieve lower operation costs while providing better commercial decision-making," said Chin.
"F5 BIG-IP Version 11 is a free upgrade for existing F5 customers; promising companies to 100X in speed improvements in the provisioning of services on an application-by-application basis, has the ability to reconfigure dynamically, aligns IT functions and services more closely with business needs, and enables better visibility and reporting of IT resource utilisation," he said.
"Cloud is rapidly becoming the lead model to manage IT resources, and F5's solutions help service providers such as banks, telecommunication companies and government agencies to provide their services (through the deployment of applications) via effective virtualisation," said Chin, adding that the solution provided IT managers with a complete view of users, applications, and the network.
"This enables IT teams to deploy and provision application services on a per-application basis as rapidly as they can provision virtual machines," he said. "This helps them align the right services -- such as authentication, data protection, traffic management, and acceleration -- to each application providing a consistent user experience, especially as new applications are deployed or as existing applications are deployed across virtual and cloud environments."
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