07May, 2015

F5 Networks Announce Its Strategies to Support Enterprises Embrace the Future of Hybrid and Release a Whitepaper in Collaboration with Frost & Sullivan

F5Jakarta, May 07, 2015F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced the company’s strategies that help business in Indonesia to ensure application delivery from/to various kind of platforms (on-premise, cloud, and hybrid) and devices used to access the applications. On the same occasion, F5 Networks also announced the release of ‘The New Language of Cloud Computing’, a whitepaper in collaboration with Frost & Sullivan that reveal the evolution on how enterprises in Asia Pacific region are discussing, evaluating, and implementing cloud-based solutions.

The whitepaper outline an A-B-C-D framework that identifies four key factors shaping today’s enterprise cloud services decisions:

  • Applications: enterprises are increasingly outsourcing strategic and core workloads to the cloud, including mission critical applications such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and security
  • Business decision-makers: the role of non-IT business leaders in cloud services planning and procurement is expanding
  • Customers: discussions on cloud adoption are shifting from business-centric to customer-centric, focusing on how cloud services can enhance the value and experience delivered to customers
  • Defense: security and privacy of IT environments remain a key focus, with 68% identifying security as the biggest impediment in adopting cloud services

The study found increasing focus and efforts on cloud computing in the region, with 58.6% of organization decision-makers identifying it as their #1 priority in the next 12 months, and 91% of enterprises either already using cloud services or currently in the planning or implementing stage. A large number of companies adopting cloud services at 47.4% are looking to complement their existing IT set-up, while 24.9% are looking to enhance and 20.7% to augment their existing IT environment. All of these data indicates that enterprises are going hybrid.

“With virtually all enterprises now currently using or in the process of adopting cloud computing – and seeing real business benefits – understanding and decision-making around cloud is rapidly maturing and evolving. We noted increasing conversations in leveraging the advantage of hybrid IT environments to deliver the agility and flexibility of cloud computing while maintaining security, control, and visibility over the last six months,” said Emmanuel Bonnassie, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, F5 Networks “To fully benefit from a hybrid infrastructure, IT silos must be broken down, applications and supporting services must be abstracted from infrastructure so they can be seamlessly and automatically provisioned across multiple parts of a hybrid environment, offering businesses greater agility, scalability, and freedom.”

The study also showed a strong understanding of the actual benefits of cloud services beyond cost-savings, particularly in driving business model innovation and experimentation without increasing capital expenditure or other risks. Three out of four decision-makers agree that cloud services are solution to “faster speed to market and increase competitiveness;” while 70% agree that cloud computing “is a critical component in any business transformation strategy.”

“In a hyper competitive market landscape such as Indonesia, time to market is a pivotal point for business,” said Fetra Syahbana, Country Manager Indonesia, F5 Networks. “Since the announcement of the company’s architectural vision F5 Synthesis™ last year in Indonesia, the company has dovetailed this progression toward hybrid well with the understanding of tools and services that organizations need to leverage cloud computing successfully, from both the cost savings and business transformation perspectives.”

In this space, the company has developed F5® BIG-IQ™ Cloud specifically to help businesses seamlessly (as well as centrally) configure and automate application delivery services in the cloud and hybrid infrastructures without sacrificing consistency as well as agility. Moreover, the company has just recently released Silverline™ a new platform that provides hybrid application delivery services. Beginning with DDoS protection and security intelligence services, the platform will support additional application delivery capabilities as-a-service in the future. With Silverline™, F5 is broadening the reach and utility of its services fabric to promote nimble IT infrastructures.

“Regardless of the platform used by enterprises to deploy their application and also various devices that are used to access the application, we are here to support business ensure their applications are delivered in fast, secure and highly available manner to users,” Fetra concluded.

About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, telecommunications, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications and services to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com.

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