One of the very best parts of co-managing the Technology Alliance Partnership (TAP) program here at F5 is my exposure to exciting new technologies and the business challenges we can jointly address for our customers. With the Technology Alliance Partnership (TAP) program we have built an ecosystem of partners dedicated to driving joint solutions into the marketplace that help solve real business challenges for our customers. This week we formally launched our partnership with ScaleArc, the leader in database load balancing for MS SQL and MySQL. The ScaleArc iDB product provides database load balancing and caching for MS SQL and MySQL databases and can complement the F5 ADC application layer traffic management, acceleration and availability features. The combined F5 BIG-IP and ScaleArc solution will provide enterprises the ability to accelerate and maintain availability at all layers of the stack.
Availability and performance are the start of the potential benefits that joint F5 and ScaleArc customers could potentially realize. ScaleArc and F5 are exploring ways of providing customers full visibility into the application as well as the database layers and correlating logging information to provide users with full insight into potential performance bottlenecks and ensure security. The potential to provide an end to end view into your application and provide real-time information on performance would provide customers significant value.
We would like to welcome ScaleArc into our partner ecosystem and look forward to continued joint success.