F5 Networks’ BIG-IP System Achieves Oracle Database and WebLogic Ready Status

At Oracle OpenWorld, F5 Networks, Inc., announced that its BIG-IP solutions have achieved Oracle Database and WebLogic Ready status through the Oracle PartnerNework (OPN), demonstrating that F5 has fully tested and supports BIG-IP version 10 products on Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle WebLogic 11g Release 1.

Traditionally, when customers have thought about F5 solutions, they thought about a load balancer at the web tier and the application tier, but only recently has the company been developing solutions at the database tier, Ron Carovano, senior business development manager at F5, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

"Earning this credential provides additional legitimacy from the world's leading provider of enterprise class databases that F5 does bring value there," says Carovano.

Emphasizing that the credential was earned not only for Oracle Database but also Weblogic, Carovano says, this should give customers confidence in deploying F5 with Oracle Database and application server technologies whether that may be on a traditional server platform or on the more advanced platforms like Exalogic and Exadata.

The BIG-IP product family consists of physical and virtual solutions that provide integrated application delivery services, such as acceleration, security, access control, and high availability. With the BIG-IP system, customers can implement agile, scalable IT infrastructures to meet the evolving needs of their organizations. By attaining Oracle Database and WebLogic Ready status, F5 says it is able to further differentiate its offerings in the market.

Through the Oracle Exastack Ready program, F5 says it is recognized as having applications that leverage the latest Oracle technology to better support joint customers. F5 is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork.

Based on Oracle hardware, middleware, database, and operating systems offerings-all engineered and optimized to work together-Oracle Exastack provides partners a complete, integrated, and high performance infrastructure for their on-premise and cloud based environments. With Oracle Exastack offerings, independent software vendors (ISVs) and other partners can rapidly build and deliver applications to end customers, while reducing the cost, time, and support complexities typically associated with building and maintaining a disparate application infrastructure.

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