SAP®, the world’s largest business software company, provides a comprehensive range of enterprise software applications and business solutions to empower every aspect of business. Organizations deploying SAP have invested a significant amount of time and money in these powerful applications. By taking advantage of F5’s Application Ready infrastructure for SAP, tested and validated at SAP, organizations can achieve a secure, fast and available network infrastructure that reduces the total cost of operation and increases ROI. And F5’s FirePass SSL VPN, BIG-IP Local Traffi c Manager and WANJet appliance have been certified by SAP for integration with SAP ERP 6.0 based on NetWeaver 7.0.
Getting your applications to work properly over a Wide Area Network (WAN) is a complex task, and it is not likely to get easier any time soon. Trends such as data center consolidation, the advent of Web 2.0 applications, and the move to web-based application delivery have only served to increase complexity and slow user response times. Often, the result is sluggish application response and at worst, abandoned applications and shopping carts due to slow or failed web page loads. The good news is that you can do something to improve application performance over slow or congested WAN networks. An Application Delivery Network can accelerate your applications and help make sure they’re secure, fast, and available.