In recent weeks, the award bells have been ringing for F5 in Asia Pacific. We’ve bagged not one, but four awards, showing a clear testament to our continued market and technological leadership. F5 has always been committed to delivering a holistic customer experience and we are humbled to be accredited by various industry experts and analysts for our work. These awards belong to every F5ers in Asia Pacific. The dedication in empowering our partners and delivering solutions and services to our customers, has taken F5 from humble beginnings to now a trusted partner in optimizing and securing thousands of Apps in Enterprise Hybrid Environments.  

This year F5 bagged award highlighting our leadership in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) from Frost & Sullivan. It is a very special accolade for F5, as this marks the 7th year we are named the ADC Vendor of the Year at Frost & Sullivan’s Asia Pacific ICT Awards – an achievement we hold dear and do not take lightly. The winners of the awards are determined via in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research conducted by analysts and companies are evaluated based on revenue, market share, capabilities and overall contribution to the industry.

F5 has grown beyond our data center roots to include a robust Hybrid offering from purpose-built hardware to as-a-service offerings. At Network World Asia’s Information Management Awards 2015, F5 is honoured to be conferred the Application Delivery Controller of the year. Apps are taking center stage in most business transactions, and enterprises are challenged to extend management of their IT infrastructure to include Apps hosted in the cloud. We are positioned in a sweet spot more than ever, to reduce complexity and embrace hybrid infrastructure deployments without forsaking the benefits our customers have seen in data center. 

Significantly this year, we announced our entrance into the cloud service delivery space with the introduction of F5 Silverline platform. Security runs in F5’s DNA. This year, our awards from Computerworld Malaysia and Network World Asia reflect on our rock-solid technology in DDoS Protection. Regional CIOs and IT heads of end-user organisations were invited to vote for both awards. It is the industry’s stamp of approval on F5’s capabilities and track record in keeping enterprises safe from vulnerabilities and threats in the cyberspace.

These awards recognise the care we take in each step of product creation, from the drawing board to the end-user experience and support. Once the furore is over, we will continue to partner with enterprises and help businesses achieve their objectives with the best-in-class solutions. For now, we’ll pop the champagne and have a cheers to our wins!