F5 Networks has this week completed its US$500 million acquisition of Volterra, an edge-as-a-service platform that will now become part of F5’s efforts to create an edge platform for enterprises and service providers.
Volterra’s technology quickly snapped up three of the top 16 global telecommunications firms, including SoftBank. Now, as part of F5’s portfolio, the technology will help to drive security-first, app-driven edge at ‘unlimited scale’.
Volterra founder Ankur Singla couldn’t be happier about the deal, saying he could not imagine a better partner to empower businesses through modern applications.
“Current edge approaches were not designed with enterprises in mind,” Notes Singla.
“When Harshad and I started Volterra, we knew the edge would need to be delivered with the scale of public clouds, but with management and security integrated with the data centers where so many enterprise apps still live,” he adds.
F5 president and CEO François Locoh-Donou shares that sentiment and says it’s exciting to include Volterra as part of the F5 family and start work on designing edge 2.0 to customers.
“Joining forces, we will deliver the enterprise-grade features, including world-class security and scale, that have been missing from the edge until now,” he notes.