Cloud Computing: F5 turns up the OpenStack heat

Grazed from ITWebAfrica. Author: Editorial Staff.

OpenStack continues to gain momentum as the basis for both private cloud and a network functions virtualisation (NFV) enabler. OpenStack, an open-source software platform used to deliver cloud computing, continues to gain momentum as the basis for both private cloud in the enterprise and a network functions virtualisation (NFV) enabler in service provider environments, both of which are grappling with the challenge of scaling faster and further than ever before.

Leading cyber-security company F5 Networks (F5), whose solutions are distributed across more than 20 African countries by Networks Unlimited, is no stranger to scalability and is dedicated to enabling not only enterprises and service providers reach their goals of faster deployments with greater business agility, but also the community that has long supported and driven OpenStack to become the force it is today: its developers...

"It's not enough to just toss out plug-ins. It's critical to be active in the entire process. That means enabling customers to rapidly deploy the app services they need in production environments through OpenStack as well as providing developers the means to easily access and adapt F5 services," says Lori McVittie, principal technical evangelist at F5 Networks. "That's why we're excited to announce a number of initiatives supporting OpenStack in several ways."...

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