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F5 BIG-IP Hardware
A range of highly programmable, cloud-ready hardware options, from entry-level appliances to the highest performing application delivery controller in the world.


The hardware you need—only from F5.

Get the agility of DevOps with the scale, security, and investment protection you need for both established and emerging application architectures. The BIG-IP appliances deliver quick and easy programmability, multi-vendor service orchestration, software-defined hardware, and line-rate performance. Accelerate private clouds and secure critical data at scale, while lowering costs and future-proofing your infrastructure.

Automate cloud integration

Reduce deployment time with support for major private cloud stacks, including OpenStack, VMware, and Cisco. Improve development time with programmatic toolkits, leveraging customizable app templates, a JavaScript community, and over 250K+ node.js libraries.

Consolidate application services

Consolidate more application services and security point products with F5 than with any other ADC vendor, reducing your the cost of ownership by up to 53%.

Simplify and scale SSL

Improve end customer confidence with the fastest way to achieve A+ Grade SSL rating. F5 platforms protect your critical data by supporting all major encryption methods, including emerging Forward Secrecy.

BIG-IP iSeries Platform

F5’s new BIG-IP iSeries platform features TurboFlex optimization technology that offloads specialized functions from the general CPU, resulting in up to twice the price/performance over our leading competitors. TurboFlex allows you to choose from different performance profiles, and switch to new ones as your business needs change. Best of all, software updates enable additional optimizations and profiles in the future.

Our newest platforms feature unrivaled throughput and connection rates at both Layer 4 and Layer 7, and unparalleled SSL ECC price/performance. The hardware-accelerated support for ECC ciphers across the iSeries lineup provides a cost-effective way to ensure privacy. In addition, BIG-IP platforms have earned NIST FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL 4+) certification, so enterprises can comply with regulatory requirements and protect sensitive data.

BIG-IP iSeries Platform:

BIG-IP i2000 Series

BIG-IP i2000 Series

  • 2-Core Intel Xeon CPU
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 500GB enterprise-class hard drive
  • Four 1GbE fiber ports, and two 10GbE SFP+ ports.
  • Double the Layer 4 throughput
  • 2.8x the Layer 4 concurrent connections
  • 1.5x the Layer 7 request per second than previous comparable models, with support for F5’s GBB bundle licensing

BIG-IP i4000 Series

BIG-IP i4000 Series

  • 4-Core Intel Xeon CPU
  • 32GB DDR4 RAM
  • 500GB enterprise-class hard drive
  • Eight 1GbE fiber ports, and four 10GbE SFP+ ports
  • Double the Layer 4 throughput
  • 2.8x the Layer 4 concurrent connections
  • 2.2x the SSL TPS than previous comparable models

BIG-IP i5000 Series

BIG-IP i5000 Series

  • TurboFlex optimization technology
  • 4-Core Intel Xeon CPU
  • 48GB DDR4 RAM
  • 480GB enterprise class solid-state drive (SSD)
  • Eight 10GbE SFP+ ports, and four 40GbE QSFP+ ports
  • Double the Layer 4 throughput
  • Double the Layer 4 concurrent connections
  • 67% more SSL TPS than previous comparable models

BIG-IP i7000 Series

BIG-IP i7000 Series

  • TurboFlex optimization technology
  • 6-Core Intel Xeon processor
  • 96GB DDR4 RAM
  • 480GB enterprise class solid-state drive (SSD)
  • Dual power supplies
  • Double the Layer 4/7 throughput
  • Double the Layer 4 concurrent connections
  • 60% more SSL TPS
  • 50% more vADC guests as previous comparable models

BIG-IP i10000 Series

BIG-IP i10000 Series

  • Dual TurboFlex FPGA’s
  • 8-Core Intel Xeon processor
  • 128GB DDR4 RAM
  • 480GB enterprise class solid-state drive (SSD)
  • Dual 80 Plus Platinum-certified, high-efficiency power supplies
  • SSL offload and hardware-based support for elliptical curve cryptography (ECC) ciphers
  • Up to 100M L4 concurrent connections
  • Up to 16 vADC guests
  • 160/80G of L4/L7 throughput for consolidating application and security services

BIG-IP i11000 Series

BIG-IP i11000 Series

  • Dual TurboFlex FPGA’s
  • 18-Core Intel Xeon processor
  • 256GB DDR4 RAM
  • 960GB enterprise class solid-state drive (SSD)
  • Dual 80 Plus Platinum-certified, high-efficiency power supplies
  • SSL offloading and hardware-based support for elliptical curve cryptography (ECC) ciphers
  • Up to 180M L4 concurrent connections
  • Up to 32 vADC guests for consolidating application and security services, including L4 – L7 traffic management, DNS, DDoS protection, and web application firewalls

BIG-IP i15000 Series

BIG-IP i15000 Series

  • Quadruple TurboFlex FPGAs
  • 2x 14-Core Intel Xeon processors
  • 1.6TB of available use storage space
  • 512GB DDR4 RAM
  • 4x 100G and 8x 40G fiber ports
  • 300M L4 concurrent connections
  • Highest L4 throughput available in an appliance, supporting 320/160G of L4/L7 throughput and up to 10M L7 RPS
  • Consolidation of multiple services on a single device, including TCP/IP optimization, traffic steering, Firewall, DDoS, CGNAT, and DNS

BIG-IP Standard Series Platforms

With the BIG-IP line of hardware devices, consolidate, distribute, and scale application delivery services up, in, and out of the data center. You'll find entry-level, midrange, and high-performance options built to suit a wide range of business requirements.

BIG-IP Standard Series Platforms:

BIG-IP 2000 Series

BIG-IP 2000 Series

  • Intel Dual Core
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 500GB hard drive
  • Eight 1GbE CU Ports
  • 5 Gbps Layer 4/7 throughput
  • 5M Layer 4 concurrent connections

BIG-IP 4000 Series

BIG-IP 4000 Series

  • One Quad Core Intel Xeon processor
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 500GB hard drive
  • Eight 1GbE CU Ports
  • 10 Gbps Layer 4/7 throughput
  • 10M Layer 4 concurrent connections

BIG-IP 5000 Series

BIG-IP 5000 Series

  • One Quad Core Intel Xeon processor
  • 32GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB hard drive and 400GB solid state drive
  • Four 1GbE CU Ports
  • 30 Gbps/15 Gbps Layer 4/7 throughput
  • 24M Layer 4 concurrent connections

BIG-IP 7000 Series

BIG-IP 7000 Series

  • One Quad Core Intel Xeon processor
  • 32GB DDR4 RAM
  • Two 1TB (RAID 1), 400GB solid state drive and Two 400GB solid state drive (RAID1)
  • Four 1GbE CU Ports and Two SR 10 Gigabit Fiber Ports (SFP+)
  • 40 Gbps/20 Gbps Layer 4/7 throughput
  • 24M Layer 4 concurrent connections

BIG-IP 10000 Series

BIG-IP 10000 Series

  • Intel Hex Core
  • Up to 128GB DDR4 RAM
  • Two 1TB drives (RAID 1) and Two 400GB solid state drive (RAID1)
  • Up to 800GB solid state drive
  • Two SR 10 Gigabit Fiber Ports (SFP+)
  • 80 Gbps/40 Gbps Layer 4/7 throughput
  • Up to 80M Layer 4 concurrent connections

BIG-IP 12000 Series

BIG-IP 12000 Series

  • One 12-Core Intel Xeon processor
  • Up to 128GB DDR4 RAM
  • 800GB solid state drive
  • Two SR 10 Gigabit Fiber Ports (SFP+)
  • 80 Gbps/40 Gbps Layer 4/7 throughput
  • 80M Layer 4 concurrent connections