VIPRION 2400 uses vCMP to allow logical separation of BIG-IP
software instances on a single device, enabling enterprise IT to scale
on demand and be more agile in addressing changing business conditions
May 9, 2011 (Business Wire) -- INTEROP – F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced the VIPRION® 2400, a midrange chassis-based hardware platform. Adding to the successful F5® VIPRION product line, the new Application Delivery Controller (ADC) provides significant price/performance advantages for enterprises. In addition, F5 is announcing its new Virtual Clustered Multiprocessing (vCMP™) technology that combines virtualization and multi-tenancy capabilities to help customers consolidate and efficiently manage application delivery services. Building on F5's previously announced Clustered Multiprocessing (CMP™) technology, vCMP enables multiple instances of BIG-IP® software to run on one device. VIPRION hardware platforms will support F5's unique vCMP capabilities.
With the VIPRION 2400's chassis-based architecture, customers enjoy enhanced availability features and the flexibility to scale their ADC infrastructures without changing network, application, or device configurations, leading to dramatically reduced OpEx. VIPRION running vCMP gives enterprises the unprecedented ability to have complete, logical separation of software versions and instances on a single, highly scalable device. This capability is critically important for large enterprises and cloud and service providers who need on-demand scalability and the ability to ensure that each group's resources and network traffic are fully isolated from one another.
"The new VIPRION 2400 provides industry leading performance at an attractive price point for enterprises," said Karl Triebes, SVP of Product Development and CTO at F5. "VIPRION customers will be able to take advantage of F5's vCMP technology, which enables IT staff to create independent and isolated virtual ADCs for each department, business unit, or client they need to support. This has a huge business impact because ADC resources can now be allocated to each group based on its unique requirements."
The VIPRION 2400 is a midrange platform that enables a broader range of customers to take advantage of the inherent capabilities of the VIPRION architecture, including on-demand throughput, SSL processing, compression, and CPU resources. In addition, VIPRION solutions act as a SuperVIP™—a virtual IP that can span multiple blades—enabling applications to harness the processing power of all the blades within the system. Because of this unique capability, VIPRION solutions with vCMP technology provide customers with carrier-class scalability and reliability.
Highlights of the New VIPRION 2400 Platform:
- Scalability to Support Growth without Disrupting Access
Like all VIPRION platforms, the VIPRION 2400 enables customers to scale their ADC deployments without installing additional hardware devices, because new blades can be added to the chassis as needed. This provides a higher level of device resiliency because blades can be removed or taken offline without disrupting traffic. Customers can scale their infrastructures and respond to varying conditions without requiring the costly and time consuming network changes associated with other vendors' solutions. The VIPRION 2400 also includes integrated onboard management and I/O for each blade instead of requiring separate blades for management and I/O.
- High Performance, Energy Efficient Footprint for Lower TCO
The VIPRION 2400 offers industry leading Layer 4 performance of 160 Gbps at a highly competitive price. VIPRION solutions offer significant performance advantages over competitors' solutions by forming a virtual processing fabric that utilizes all the available CPUs across every blade in the system.