|[November 26, 2012]
F5 Powered Online Access to 2012 Democratic National Convention
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV)
played a significant role in helping the Democratic National Convention
Committee (DNCC) deliver superior performance on its official website, www.demconvention.com,
which featured live streaming coverage of convention events and speeches
Sept. 4-6. In addition to a live Twitter (News - Alert) feed, the site provided
pre-recorded video, along with news stories, articles, photos, and other
content of interest to convention enthusiasts.
The website launched in May 2012 and was hosted by a Tier 1 U.S. service
provider in a public cloud environment. Built on an open source blogging
platform, the site was not inherently optimized for high traffic volume.
And although it was stable when traffic volume was moderate, the DNCC
was concerned that the site might be overwhelmed by a traffic surge the
week of the convention.
"The stakes were huge for us," said Nikki Sutton, Deputy Director of
Communications for Digital Media at DNCC. "The convention is a
high-profile event that receives significant media coverage. Our goal
was to make it the most open and accessible convention in history, so it
was imperative that the website be absolutely available, reliable, and
With only weeks to go before the convention opened, the DNCC decided to
move its website servers into a private cloud environment, but it needed
a flexible, highly reliable traffic management solution that could be
deployed quickly. In just two weeks, F5 built, tested, and deployed a
high-performance solution that integrated easily with security and
content delivery network components in the private cloud. The ® (LTM®) solution easily
managed all traffic to the DNC's servers without any problem.
"F5 delivered as expected in an extremely tight timeframe. We were
impressed with the rock-solid stability and responsiveness of our
website-even at peak traffic volume," said Andrew Binns, CIO of the
DNCC. "The F5 solution met all of our expectations for delivering great,
timely, online content."
The website, which got approximately 3 million unique visitors in just
three days, had a page load time of about half a second, according to Alexa-faster
than 91 percent of other websites.
"We knew how critical this engagement was for the DNCC and we were
pleased to provide what they needed in such a quick timeframe," said
Sean Duggan, Director of Product Management at F5 Networks (News - Alert). "This is a
great example of how customers benefit directly from the strong
relationships we develop with our technology partners such as the Tier 1
service provider the DNCC used to host its website."
About F5 Networks
F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking
(ADN), helps the world's largest enterprises and service providers
realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand
IT. F5® solutions help integrate disparate technologies to
provide greater control of the infrastructure, improve application
delivery and data management, and give users seamless, secure, and
accelerated access to applications from their corporate desktops and
smart devices. An open architectural framework enables F5 customers to
apply business policies at "strategic points of control" across the IT
infrastructure and into the public cloud. F5 products give customers the
agility they need to align IT with changing business conditions, deploy
scalable solutions on demand, and manage mobile access to data and
services. Enterprises, service and cloud providers, and leading online
companies worldwide rely on F5 to optimize their IT investments and
drive business forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.
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