Thursday, March 19, 2015

F5 Delivers LineRate Point Virtual Load Balancer and Volume Licensing

F5 has released a virtual "LineRate Point" Load Balancer that delivers massive scalability and rapid deployment for cloud service providers and enterprise Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) environments.  The layer 7 load balancing solution is aimed at customers with large volumes of applications that require foundational load balancing and application proxy capabilities.

F5 said LineRate Point Load Balancer’s lightweight architecture reduces the impact on compute, memory, and storage resources in cloud, hybrid, and enterprise data center environments—making it an ideal solution when basic load balancing, application proxy, high availability, and SSL capabilities are needed.

In addition, F5 is now offering a Volume Licensing Subscription to customers that require large volumes of virtual application delivery solutions and services. BIG-IP virtual editions and LineRate Point Load Balancer can be deployed in private or public cloud environments under the new Volume Licensing Subscription.

“LineRate Point Load Balancer and Volume Licensing Subscription enable customers to scale virtualized application services at the correct scope and pace for their initiatives,” said Ryan Kearny, SVP of Product Development at F5. “F5’s streamlined Good, Better, Best purchasing model and cloud licensing options provide considerable savings compared to adding individual services a la carte. With F5’s software-based solutions, customers can efficiently build out their public/private cloud and data center environments with ultimate flexibility.”