F5’s New BIG-IP 3900 Platform Lets Mid-Sized Enterprises Consolidate IT Infrastructure

New system supports multiple software modules and enables mid-sized organizations to cost-effectively integrate advanced functionality into their application delivery infrastructures and maximize IT agility

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F5 Networks, Inc. has introduced the F5 BIG-IP 3900 hardware platform, extending F5’s solution portfolio. It delivers increased performance to unify application delivery services on a single device at a lower price point, providing greater ROI for mid-sized organizations.

The BIG-IP 3900 unifies traffic management, Web-application firewall security, and application acceleration to optimize the end-user experience, simplify device management, and provide improved flexibility and deployment options for customers. It is the first 1U Application Delivery Controller platform from F5 that supports multiple product modules, allowing mid-sized organizations to cost-effectively build a comprehensive application delivery network. The new platform supports BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager, Global Traffic Manager, Application Security Manager, WebAccelerator, and Link Controller.

Multiple software modules can be added to the device, so organizations can effectively configure their application delivery infrastructure to meet the changing needs of their business. The platform’s ability to bring together disparate application services also makes it an ideal solution for organizations looking to consolidate their application delivery infrastructure and reduce power, space, and cooling costs.

The 3900 is a sensible entry point for those seeking to unify application traffic management, security, and optimization services but do not have high-throughput demands that would require a more substantial hardware investment.

The BIG-IP 3900’s quad-core processor architecture leverages F5’s clustered multiprocessing technology, giving mid-sized customers the performance needed to support a unified, resource-efficient application delivery solution. The product ships with Fast Cache, IPv6 Gateway, Rate Shaping, SSL Offload, and Compression functionality. This suite of features allows organizations to improve their application performance and offload servers while increasing availability and scalability.

More information is available at www.f5.com.