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BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager

Presented by:
your name, your title
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Getting Users to the Best Available Data Center


Client

L-DNS
Site 1 (Primary) Site 2 (Back up)
Router Router

BIG-IP GTM BIG-IP GTM

BIG-IP LTM BIG-IP LTM

Corporate Servers Corporate Servers


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Powering Mission-Critical Events


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High Cost of Downtime


33% of businesses did not
have Disaster Recovery
plans in place
16% of businesses lost
between $100-$500K/day
26% of businesses dont
know how much they lost
Source: AT&T and IAEM report

47% of the businesses cited that disaster recovery was a


prime target for IT Spending Network Computing
Survivors Guide to 2006 survey
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DNS Management Errors Remain Pervasive

We screwed up. This is the worst day


of my professional life
Network Administrator at Microsoft

Microsoft's websites were offline for up to 23 hours -


the most dramatic snafu to date on the Internet -
because of DNS equipment misconfiguration affecting
more than 72 million users.
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Struggling to Deliver Multi-service Applications


Service Oriented
Architecture

Clinical Clinical records down in


Record Dallas data center!
Services

Employee
Information
Services

Personal
Information
Services
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Manual Recovery is Difficult


Slow to Implement

Error Prone Costly

Network
Administrator

Labor Intensive
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SOA Application Management


Delivering unique flexibility and intelligence to
meet emerging application challenges

San Francisco Washington DC


Data Center Data Center

High availability
Persistence
Ease of maintenance
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Manage Service Dependencies


Data Center A Data Center B

One step failover


NewCar App

Solution - BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager


Challenge Benefits
Hundreds of applications Lower complexity, ease management
Manual failover is slow, error prone Reduced management overhead
Multi-step failover to shut down Cost savings from reduced staff
each application service
Eliminate cost of downtime
No instantaneous failover
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Intelligent Session Persistence


Data Center Dallas Data Center Boston
Stocks Funds Bonds Stocks Funds Bonds

Session 1
Retirement
10:38am
Portfolio
Session 2
11:27am

Solution - BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager

Challenges Benefits
Clients transaction history was lost Better end-user experience
Clients forced to relogin, extra security overhead Improved profitability through recovery
No way to track application state of lost revenue
based on client information Reduced security overhead
Corrupted data and lost revenue Reduced management overhead
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Distributed Application Management

Manage multiple services as part of a collective application


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Eliminate Downtime from DNS Errors


ZoneRunner
Only integrated DNS
Management Utility

Easy DNS management


Auto population of protocols
Validation/error checking
Rollback to the last
transaction
Importation of zones
Automatic reverse lookups
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New GUI for Superior Manageability


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New BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager


Raising the bar for global
application delivery

Unmatched Intelligence, Management, and Performance


SOA Application Management
ZoneRunner - Eliminate DNS Errors
Advanced application and component monitoring
iRules - Flexibility to define distribution policies
IPv6 AAAA record support TMOS
Leading DNS performance (40K Res/s )
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BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager


BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager

Application Health Features Management Features Performance Features

Composite monitors New and improved user Client continuity


Application-specific monitors interface iRules
Distributed application ZoneRunner - New zone file 3x performance increase
monitoring management tool
New and improved IP classifier
Support for IPv6 networks
Distributed application model

$26,990 - Standalone system (1500 - new platform)


$23,990 - Add-on module to BIG-IP

Optional modules: IPV6


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BIG-IP GTM Platform Transition

BIG- BIG-IP BIG-IP 3-DNS BIG-IP BIG-IP BIG-IP BIG-IP BIG-IP


IP 2400 51X0 520 520/54 1500 3400 6400 6800
1000 0
GTM v9.x
Standalon
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*
GTM v9.x
Module * * *

* Requires a memory upgrade. See Internal FAQ for trade-in promotion.


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BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager Benefits


Reduces TCO and improves uptime
Eliminates lost revenue from broken data transactions
Visibility into application health and faster recovery times
Only solution with simplified zone file management to
reduce DNS risks
High performance DNS server built-in
First and only solution in the industry to manage SOA
applications
Only solution that supports 3rd party LB vendors
Features TMOS and iControl
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GTM Delivers Unmatched Services

F5 Cisco Radware Nortel Netscaler


Composite Monitors
Availability

Application Specific Monitors Limited Limited Limited


Distributed application monitoring
Load balancing

Integrated Zone File Management
Management

Support for IPv6


Distributed Application Management
Secure Web Management
Client Continuity
Performance

iRules
High Performance DNS Limited Limited Limited Limited

Authoritative DNS
CDN Support
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Why Should You Buy GTM?


Does your business have a disaster recovery plan for natural
disasters?
Does your business have global clients that need
regionalized access to content?
Does your business want to maximize your investment in the
secondary data center?
Is DNS management error prone and cumbersome?
Do you follow a multi-step manual failover process?
Are you rolling out SOA applications soon?
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