F5's customers use variety of cloud software platforms to implement agility in infrastructure provisioning and network services rollout. The primary goal for our customers is to deliver rapid deployment environments that reduce the time to launch new applications and services. You’ve heard of that 6-18 week wait time from cutting a ticket to IT and the server showing up on the network with an IP and a DNS name. That wait time is rapidly shrinking with cloud platform rollouts.
OpenStack is one such cloud software platform that helps deliver infrastructure agility and IT efficiency. The open source and community consensus driven design distinguishes OpenStack from other cloud platforms. No single vendor influences and controls the Service and API definitions. F5 formally joined the OpenStack community in the Fall of 2013 and is gearing up for the upcoming OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, GA. Learn more about the Summit and please stop by to have a chat with some cool F5 architects: https://www.openstack.org/summit/openstack-summit-atlanta-2014/
Please watch this DevCentral space for fresh posts and lots of details as the Summit progresses from May 12-16 in Atlanta!