BIG-IP® LOCAL TRAFFIC MANAGER™
Get fast application delivery and scale your infrastructure on demand
Application delivery delays, inefficiencies, and failures can cost millions in terms of wasted budgets, damage to company reputation, system and application downtime, legal liability, and lost opportunities. Developing and managing a flexible network infrastructure to deploy applications rapidly and reduce IT costs is a top priority for most organizations. This agile infrastructure requires a dynamic data center model in which applications can be delivered quickly and securely, and are highly available.
BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is an Application Delivery Networking system that provides intelligent load balancing and traffic management as well as advanced application security, acceleration, and optimization.
With BIG-IP LTM, you get a full set of unified application infrastructure services that give you total control, vision, and flexibility. With services consolidated in one easy-to-manage device or virtual instance, BIG-IP LTM can help you simplify system management, scale without disruption, and significantly reduce infrastructure and operational costs.
You can choose from a range of devices to meet your specific performance and capacity needs. BIG-IP LTM is also available as a virtual edition for added flexibility in virtual environments.
By managing application services rather than individual devices and objects, BIG-IP LTM provides greater visibility and control over application delivery. BIG-IP LTM enhances on-demand IT by ensuring that applications are optimally deployed in hours rather than weeks. This application-centric architecture aligns the network with the applications and adapts application delivery to business needs.
You don’t need to just stop attacks—you also need to simultaneously serve legitimate users. BIG-IP LTM delivers the best of both worlds, providing a suite of security services that can help you significantly bolster network and application security. To add powerful network- and protocol-level security and filter application attacks, you can deploy BIG-IP LTM at a critical gateway to your most precious resources—the applications that run your business.
By reducing traffic volumes and minimizing the effect of client connection bottlenecks as well as WAN, LAN, and Internet latency, BIG-IP LTM provides a powerful solution for improving application performance and increasing the capacity of your existing infrastructure.
BIG-IP LTM removes single points of failure and virtualizes the network and applications using industry-leading L7 intelligence. BIG-IP LTM includes rich static and dynamic load balancing methods, including Dynamic Ratio, Least Connections, and Observed Load Balancing. Since BIG-IP LTM tracks dynamic performance levels of servers in a group, it ensures all sites are not only always on, but more scalable and easier to manage than ever before.