BIG-IP 8800 Application Switch
"BIG-IP is an amazing piece of hardware that provides high-availability load balancing, fast and extremely intelligent layer 7 switching, granular interactive control, DoS protection, resource pooling and a number of other features to help protect an enterprise's Internet presence."
Scott Sidel, Information Security Magazine
The Fastest 10 Gbps Application Delivery Platform Available
- Industry-best application performance (per second):
-. 10 Gbps of Layer 4
-. 8 Gbps of Layer 7
-. 6 Gbps of SSL
-. 6 Gbps of Compression
-. 48,000 SSL TPS
- Connection Flexibility
10-Gigabit fiber connections support the latest generation of high performance switches and routers, providing up to 10 Gbps of traffic flow.
- Device Consolidation
Consolidates multiple devices in high-traffic networks to a single pair of devices for easier management and better cost efficiency.
- Maximum SSL & Compression Processing
Delivers the highest levels of SSL and compression performance available on the market today.
- Future Proofs the Network
All Gigabit architecture with Gigabit Copper Ethernet, Gigabit Fiber Ethernet, and 10-Gigabit Fiber Ethernet prepares your network for the future, handling the increasing demand for applications while leveraging the ever increasing power of servers.
Industry Best Performance
Clustered multiprocessing enables the BIG-IP 8800 to deliver the highest levels of Layer 7 and SSL throughput, SSL transactions per second and compression performance over any other product in the market. The BIG-IP 8800 utilizes symmetric multiprocessing across four processor cores. This technology allows BIG-IP performance to scale to four times the level of a single processor system. Apart from the main processing cores, the 8800 includes a Packet Velocity ASIC (PVA 10) that delivers high volume, line speed, and L4 and DoS processing in a custom developed integrated circuit, enabling the BIG-IP 8800 to achieve industry best L4 and L7 performance with integrated DoS attack protection.
Scalability to Support Data Center Consolidation
The BIG-IP 8800 Application Switch outperforms every other product on the market, supporting 10 Gbps of traffic throughput and providing a flexible platform that can scale to meet next-generation data center design.
Best-In-Market SSL Processing
The BIG-IP 8800 includes SSL hardware acceleration to offload costly SSL encryption. By accelerating key exchange and bulk encryption, the platform provides best-in-market SSL performance capable of scaling up to 6 Gbps throughput and over 48,000 TPS.
Offloads Server Processing of Compression
F5's optional HTTP Compression license enables you to cost effectively offload traffic compression processing from your servers. This greatly improves page load times and reduces bandwidth utilization while scaling up to 6 Gbps throughtput. The 8800 platform's new compression hardware delivers software level compression ratios but at blazing throughput levels that only dedicated hardware can achieve.
10-Gigabit Ethernet Connections
A new type of fiber connection (XFP 10 Gbps Optical) for networks supports a full 10 Gigabit of duplex traffic over a single interface.
Reduced Cost of Ownership
Hot-swappable components reduce downtime and lower TCO with hot-swappable fans and an accessible compact flash and hard drive. Remote management, multi-boot support, USB support, and simplified installation with superior management capabilities improve availability.
At the heart of the BIG-IP 8800 is the TMOS™ architecture, an intelligent, modular, and scalable foundation for quickly adapting to future business challenges and streamlining management tasks. TMOS enhances every function riding on top of the BIG-IP 8800, making it easy to upgrade with software add-on modules to meet your diverse and evolving distributed application goals.
TMOS Architecture Performance Breakthrough
Industry-first symmetric multi-processor, multi-core support allows the clustering of processors so that workload can be spread evenly among them. This improves performance across all functions (TPS, iRules, monitors, SSL, Compression, etc.) through the dynamic sharing of processors while evenly distributing workloads in real-time.