F5 Networks' and Big Switch Networks' ADN Solution
F5 Networks and Big Switch Networks teamed up with a joint solution for simplifying the deployment and orchestration of private cloud data center networks.
The new offering marries F5's Big-IP Application Delivery Networking (ADN) services with Big Switch's Big Virtual Switch application, a combination that both companies said lets users deploy the robust network services they're used to from traditional networks, but to do so in a more automated and less time-consuming way.
Big Switch and F5 said the new offering works by using the Big Virtual Switch to dynamically provision segments of a virtual network, while F5's Big-IP application delivery services ensure those segments automatically deliver scalable, and highly available, applications. The end result, the companies said, is that network administrators no longer need to manually define or deploy network connections or compute resources, saving them time and reducing their margin of error.