Experience the High Performance and Security of F5 BIG-IP 

Rackspace Managed F5 BIG-IP

Simplify your cloud journey. Move your IT workloads to Rackspace®, and run them with fully-managed F5® BIG-IP application delivery controllers (ADCs) that help deliver the speed, high availability and security required for your business-critical applications. Our F5-certified network engineers have years of experience custom configuring F5 BIG-IP solutions to meet the business needs of our customers. Rely on our networking and security experts, available 24x7x365, to fully-manage your F5 BIG-IP solutions, so you can get back to focusing on your core business.

Application Delivery

We’ll configure your network to distribute traffic across your dedicated and cloud servers, geographic regions and data centers — so you can minimize bottlenecks and deliver content faster.

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Cloud Readiness

We’ll help protect your business-critical applications from attacks using a combination of hardware-based protection and advanced security software. Our network security experts can create a custom solution to help reduce vulnerabilities — so you can focus on your core business.

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Application Security

We’ll help secure your applications and data with F5 Networks’ advanced hardware and software security measures, such as BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager and BIG-IP Access Policy Manager. All of the iSeries platforms include forward secrecy/elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) encryption to address privacy concerns and the enormous growth in encrypted traffic, and we also offer options for FIPS SSL. Our network security experts can create a custom solution to help offload your SSL encryption traffic and reduce vulnerabilities — so you can focus on your core business.

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"Hybrid and the ability to scale on demand become the new table stakes in the online world. You’re at a disadvantage if you don’t have it."

Brian Corrigan

CTO, Major League Gaming

BIG-IP Software

BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)

Distribute traffic across dedicated and cloud servers, and offload SSL processing from servers to improve the speed of content delivery.

BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM)

Site and load management across multiple geographic regions and data center locations directs users to the best-performing data center to optimize app performance.

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

A stateful, ICSA Labs Certified full-proxy network firewall to help protect against L3-L7 threats.

BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)

Secures, simplifies and protects user access to apps and data while delivering the most scalable ICSA Labs Certified access gateway on the market.

BIG-IP Application Acceleration Manager (AAM)

Overcomes WAN latency, maximizes server capacity and speeds application response times.

Big-IP Hardware

Our certified F5 network engineers will custom-configure and deploy F5 BIG-IP hardware to meet your networking requirements. Right-sized to your environment, you can choose the following devices which range from 5 Gbps to 35 Gbps of layer 7 throughput. Additional hardware options, including options with FIPS SSL, may be available upon request, please speak with your account representative to learn more.

Hardware Platform
2000s, 2200s
Standard Series
5200v series
7200v series
i2600, i2800
Throughput (L4/L7)5 Gbps30 Gbps / 15 Gbps40 Gbps / 20 Gbps10 Gbps20 Gbps60 Gbps / 35 Gbps
Requests per second (L4 HTTP/ L7)550k/ 212k, 1.1M/ 425k7M/ 1.5M7M/ 1.6M600k/ 350k, 750k2M/ 1.1M12M/1.8M
Maximum L4 Concurrent Conections5M24M24M14M28M40M
Maximum SSL/ TLS Offload (TPS)RSA: 2k, 4k, (2K Keys) ECC: n/a Bulk Encryption: 4 GbpsRSA: 21k (2K Keys) ECC: n/a Bulk Encryption: 12 GbpsRSA: 25k (2K Keys) ECC: n/a Bulk Encryption: 18 Gbps FIPS SSL Option AvailableRSA: 2.4k, 4.3k, (2K Keys) ECC1: 2.1k, 3.5k (ECDSA P-256) Bulk Encryption: 8 GbpsRSA: 20k (2K Keys) ECC1: 10k (ECDSA P-256) Bulk Encryption: 15 GbpsRSA: 35k (2K Keys) ECC1: 20k (ECDSA P-256) Bulk Encryption: 20 Gbps
Memory8 GB32 GB32 GB16 GB DDR432 GB DDR448 GB DDR4

Features and Services

Each F5 deployment comes with the following features and service options. Our certified network engineers have experience custom-configuring over 6,000 ADCs worldwide. And our network security teams proactively monitor and vet security vulnerabilities and apply critical supplier software patches, around the clock.

Managed Service LevelTop Features
1-Hour Hardware ReplacementL4-L7 intelligent local traffic management
100% Network Uptime GuaranteeSSL acceleration
24x7x365 supportSupport for IPv4 and IPv6 network traffic
Managed backup with two weeks of onsite retentionHealth monitoring
Hardware monitoringHardware-based SYN Flood & DDoS attack protection
Availability monitoring Resource cloaking
File system monitoringFast caching
Power redundancyiRules programmability

Deep Expertise in F5 Technology

F5 Certified Administrator


F5 Certifications
Including CA and CTS
F5 Certified Technology Specialist

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