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F5 Networks’ Lori MacVittie Receives CloudNOW’s 2nd Annual Top 10 Women in Cloud Award

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced that Sr. Technical Marketing Manager Lori MacVittie received CloudNOW’s prestigious Top 10 Women in Cloud award for her exceptional contributions to the cloud community. CloudNOW, an executive consortium of the leading women in cloud computing, presented the award during UBM Tech’s Cloud Connect — the premier technology event for cloud computing.

“CloudNOW is proud to pay tribute to 10 extraordinary women in cloud computing for their remarkable accomplishments and thought leadership in our dynamic industry,” said Jocelyn DeGance Graham, founder of CloudNOW. “By earning this well-deserved recognition, Lori serves as an inspiration to others in the field.”

“I am honored to be in such prestigious company,” said MacVittie. “I am also very pleased to see the continuing momentum of CloudNOW, which has begun to mature in the past two years and is executing on its mission. It’s inspiring to see that women in technology today are engaged in such a wide variety of business and technical leadership roles. CloudNOW is a great vehicle for showcasing just how infinite the opportunities are for women in cloud computing and technology.”

MacVittie is a subject matter expert on cloud computing, cloud and application security, and application delivery. An influential voice in the cloud community, she is known for her blog on the F5 DevCentral™ developer community. The blog is currently syndicated throughout the cloud community. MacVittie has also been recognized by SYS-CON Media as one of the 50 top bloggers on cloud computing and one of the 10 most powerful voices in security. As Sr. Technical Marketing Manager for F5, she is responsible for education and evangelism across the entire F5 product suite.

About CloudNOW

CloudNOW (cloud-now.org) is a nonprofit consortium of the leading women in cloud computing, focused on using technology for the overall professional development of women from around the world by providing a forum for networking, knowledge sharing, mentoring, and economic growth. CloudNOW offers members the opportunity to creatively approach the technological challenges of cloud today, working in partnership with the tech industry, and cloud thought leaders. CloudNOW is sponsored by IBM, PwC, and member support. To join CloudNOW go to: http://cloud-now.org/cloudnow/register.php.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) makes the connected world run better. F5 helps organizations meet the demands and embrace the opportunities that come with the relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and applications—in the data center, the network, and the cloud. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5’s intelligent services framework to deliver and protect their applications and services while ensuring people stay connected. Learn more at www.f5.com.

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