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Fred_Johnson_30's avatar
Historic F5 Account
Jan 14, 2011

Deploying Dell's DX Object Storage? Then check this out...

We are really excited about this new Dell | F5 joint solution that uses a simple iRules script to integrate BIG-IP and DX. This product combination greatly increases deployment flexibility for Dell's object storage platform and enables many of the ADC benefits that BIG-IP brings to the table.



If object storage is new to you then check out Dell's Enterprise TechCenter web site (see link below) where you will find helpful reference materials, proof-of-concept lab diagrams, test results, the essential iRule and step-by-step BIG-IP deployment guidance.



And be on the look out for an article in the March 2011 issue of Dell Power Solutions Magazine.



Use the "Add Reply" button to make a comment or ask a question. We look forward to the discussion.





Fred Johnson


Strategic Partner Engineer


F5 Networks


4 Replies

  • RobM_110093's avatar
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    Great info, Fred!



    FYI - the wiki site is now **UPDATED** with a 5-minute video demo. Scroll down about 3/4 of the page and you'll find it.





  • Scott_Siragusa1's avatar
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    Great stuff and with more and more companies deploying cloud storage solutions this is a perfect fit.





    Stay tuned for even more joint solutions from Dell and F5



    Scott Siragusa | F5 Networks | Director Dell Americas & WW Dell Services



    (M) 1-512-818-1458


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  • Fred_Johnson_30's avatar
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    And we would like to send out a huge thank you to the following people for their contributions on the development of the iRules script for DX and the lab testing effort. They are:



    Gene Chesser


    Eric Dey


    Dave Wiley


    Viswa Vutharkar


    Billy Kettler


    Farzad Khosrowpour



    Link to the BIG-IP DX iRule




  • RobM_110093's avatar
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    Okay, folks -- the new Dell Power Solutions article for Dell DX Object Storage with BIG-IP is now out! We're very excited about the work Fred's been doing with the Dell DX Object Storage Team - and we hope you are as well!



    Here's a link to the pdf version of the article, "Simplifying Data Management Through Agile and Secure Cloud Storage":



    We would love to hear what you think about this solution -- anything on your mind? Any questions? Want Fred's autograph?