Dell Ships Servers with Big-IP
- By Scott Bekker
- September 20, 2000
Dell Computer Corp. will ship F5 Networks Corp.’s Big-IP
Controller software with Dell’s PowerApp Big-IP Server Appliance.
The F5 (www.f5.com) product provides load balancing
features between network infrastructure devices and servers, including caches,
firewalls, and web servers. It integrates with F5’s line of network
infrastructure hardware and software.
The Dell (www.dell.com) product is an appliance server, a
preconfigured box with a specific function, in this case load balancing. With
the F5 software installed, the server ensures that traffic is balanced across
the network, obviating unnecessary failures.
Dell is extending their server business into the appliance
space with their PowerApp line. – Christopher
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.