Cloud, in all its forms, remains a trend of top strategic importance to organizations across every size, shape and vertical. The importance of hybrid is based largely on the reality that organizations are adopting and migrating to all of the varying cloud models, resulting in the need to manage and orchestrate application services and apps across multiple environments and architectures.
Migrating apps to a cloud environment does not alleviate accountability for performance, or security, or availability. Services that assist in providing for these critical facets of delivering applications remain. So, too, does the fact that said services are more often than not deployed using application delivery solutions such as app proxies or application delivery controllers.
F5 is in the business of delivering application services, whether those services reside in the cloud or on-premise. Its High Performance Services Fabric - one of the three key components of F5 Synthesis - can easily be extended into cloud environments such as AWS to ensure organizations have the means to deploy and consistently manage the application services needful to ensure fast, secure and available application experiences.
That's why we're excited to share with you that we'll now be offering ALL our utility-based BIG-IP services as a free 30-day trail. Yes, ALL.
And to really sweeten the deal, we'll also be offering an AWS Test Drive of BIG-IP® for SharePoint. This AWS Test Drive provides a 30 day proof-of-concept environment using F5 availability, performance and security services with a SharePoint 2013 server. Load balancing, SSL offloading and additional security layers such as web application and application firewalling are included in the test drive to ensure an optimal and secure user experience.
You'll recall I noted that application delivery solutions include both app proxies and application delivery controllers like BIG-IP. That means app proxies, too, must be as comfortable in a cloud environment like AWS as in the data center.