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Suzanne DuLong Vice President of Investor Relations
François Locoh-Donou President & Chief Executive Officer
Frank Pelzer Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Kara Sprague Executive Vice President & General Manager of BIG-IP
Tim Long Barclays
Samik Chatterjee JP Morgan
Rod Hall Goldman Sachs
James Fish Piper Sandler
Meta Marshall Morgan Stanley
Alex Henderson Needham
Fahad Najam MKM Partners
Amit Daryanani Evercore
Sami Badri Credit Suisse
Simon Leopold Raymond James
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Operator

Good afternoon, and welcome to the F5 Network's Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results Conference Call. Also, today's conference is being recorded. If anyone has any objections, please disconnect at this time. I'll now turn the call over to Ms. Suzanne DuLong. begin. may you Ma'am,

Suzanne DuLong

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François Locoh-Donou

business delivered clouds. I results. us drove to Thank based strength Thank you for am the QX strong challenges and solve and our global QX. significant software time, across Broad acceleration XX% in are and and from application benefiting heightened revenue are are We growth of quarter, as more our X% after from third accelerating than in double-digit and we customer today. growth, generating more security. highlights you, quarter architectures outlook. hello and growth traditional growth in engagement growth. of the cloud, everyone. customers’ most application across Frank? quarter our security growth, application application to portfolio, our joining Kubernetes the before. apps you for customers With modern Customers’ and adoption marking speak with QX same ever for new on-prem, XX% the as about systems revenue traditional well and delivery At revenue XX% more pleased demand QX Suzanne, share our like sequential FX’s business business results application. the application expanded and positioned reviews digital modern is multiple services uniquely also I our Frank will drivers

Frank Pelzer

afternoon, François, you, and good Thank everyone.

quarter. strong outlined, As very François team our just another delivered

period QX of approximately from end last acceleration up ago ago the of revenue, revenue I for up measures period. was in XX% to referring be in XX% Product guidance a year-over-year note, will is X% product XX% $XXX significant review revenue top million revenue $XXX accounted of I year our the above mix, quarter revenue the Third as up representing year-over-year for total non-GAAP revenue our Please XX% year of and range. million from year. same period. the

for preference growing and base as grew revenue, the models. subscriptions, these XX% flexible growth Today, representing ago subscription to XX% multi-year base driving We annual the QX period. XX% continue more revenue. of as we to model. advance well product million, of portion year fast in our is transition software-driven our a from revenue customers models up offer to Customers’ the of $XXX in consumption software

a growth In multi-year XXXX, and and and three up our revenue total providing fact, XXX%. subscriptions since multi-year customers year subscriptions annual can us. both a QX subscriptions XX% for Customer be In These of support to NGINX of our both. ago continues for adoption including from XXXX, flexibility we’ve of rate NGINX. for subscription-based customers term the more frequently driven FX growth or represented revenue to XX% increasing subscription With are needed traditional generally BIG-IP modern both QX looking applications, future subscription software or period. three year compounded much our year software revenue revenue, combination multi-year are of in BIG-IP of to visibility and at grow

maintenance from In our is application million XX%. utility-based usage. services fact, based last of revenue strength In as as was of see compared systems well our we global XX% customer XX% basis term revenue compared NGINX share includes verticals a to was vertical. and and million. in were part in for service well. representing as operating see The totaled revenue On expenses spanned provider QX revenue. growth represented total growth, regional operating XX.X%. in QX, in of year-over-year, represented year Federal of of XG strength of X% year now our last broad Rounding margin government was XX% providers Revenue revenue, demand XX% continued of of of revenue will increases quarter; within our multi-year $XXX customers APAC in were of usage, QX, growth up expenses QX the Americas half XX.X%. up were Non-GAAP margin agreements. Enterprise revenue Non-GAAP We $XXX quarter. XX% system $XXX based to of gross service and of with continued revenues out GAAP portion as X% X% million. million system-based revenue. XX% gross QX when bookings EMEA and from which government subscriptions accounting U.S. security representing GAAP subscription services QX, operating continued XX% the sources, represented usages customers of XX% a product service XX% I the delivered picture, over delivered XX% systems recurring our representing the and including in total results. in revenue. XX% in delivered QX, $XXX on strong down growth

Our and margin was XX.X% XX.X%. QX GAAP margin operating was non-GAAP in our operating

for the was effective Our quarter GAAP tax rate X.X%.

non-GAAP was tax XX%. effective Our rate

Non-GAAP experimentation is rate and The anticipated in 'XX election the only lower GAAP end. with $XXX for had purposes tax cash net rate share. from net million a was operations or result QX. election We of returns income million or and at $X.XX per approximately we effective flow in per $XXX and of income Our certain the $X.XX to investments our $XX effect non-GAAP for will QX. the share. FY $XXX as in non-GAAP filed QX. tax totaled income I related tax our made sheet. now an Cash generated than reducing turn in million quarter was U.S. tax costs quarter research balance to million

will share a million accelerated in $XXX You QX, initiated repurchase program. recall, we

quarter. average shares worth the remaining expenditures reflecting retired $XXX increased of we retired the The paid $X.XX $X.XX million. shares. quarter $XXX of XX% QX, Deferred price and per purchased we during the for QX, worth approximately roughly from $XXX.XX. million were the million share approximately XXX,XXX billion. billion shares In During revenue DSO full program was year-over-year to was for million $X capital XX days, $XXX

quarter Finally, with employees, the we QX. ended approximately approximately from XX up X,XXX

to my quarter. that otherwise comments guidance applications the Now fiscal metrics. the stated, to invest non-GAAP traditional please let and note we will fourth their both me application continue share and Unless modernization our Near of support term, guidance infrastructures. customers for reference modern expect

to our chain chain focus security. challenges signs team has Thus situation. on will challenges in million context, the With come, for continue with pointing monitor far, at the roughly fiscal We to anticipate year growth well, supply supply the implying X% as in to a navigated to range investment we million $XXX also several targeting QX $XXX midpoint. that continued least continued XXXX are of all revenue application at and industry-wide we carefully quarters

to the of and FY revenue expect XX% at good or software half about feel timeframe. our growth our continue into Horizon X We XXXX around momentum very close we FYXXXX head back software and as

We XX% of XX.X% expenses to million operating we of margins 'XX $XXX expect estimate and gross to QX $XXX million.

operating year We non-GAAP also to XXXX anticipate margin XX% expect of to be to our fiscal the XX%. We target XX%. for year our achieve tax rate approximately effective

$X.XX QX share. earnings Our $X.XX is target to per

that, $XX to million compensation expect With back million. call will $XX François. QX François? over We turn I to the of expense approximately share-based

François Locoh-Donou

Frank. you, Thank

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Operator

from from the Instructions] of [Operator Tim comes Your Long Barclays. line question first

open. now is line Your

Tim Long

I guys. if questions Two could

cloud talk seeing you but how particularly as a follow-up software subscription you of you you mean still are hardware newer than you Thank am does what consumption previously? see And curious if economically? what some wanted us to And you Could good just of guys might see do to would that business. vertical update the you. true-ups kind seeing into offerings? software second consumption, does anticipated if First, on just as look curious then, there usage you if for levels the to could and you the where side for also higher is going be what on And well. you on I accelerated kind continue that about traction contracts – bit mean little the continue with you have so,

François Locoh-Donou

thanks Tim, the Hi, for take then first part. the Frank the I take will second part questions. and will

public consumption of grow vertical. environment to to clouds public specifically in by Kubernetes talk also, Tim, let’s Generally, the growing public security So, is rapidly software production. cloud driven third factor continues increased there the rapidly cloud factored scale systems NGINX deployments our continue the cloud just into consumption about BIG-IP in the of And and to we grow. in

But future. told look cloud-native just we role role applications the or and perfection four would were your public you not that – traditional around would would the modern would that would told ago, cloud. the and of back container of skepticism that joined re-factored to and cloud the will all would significant native So, I a applications and these behind built the survive not grow would in new led that’s would about want were role around years all where think, of FX therefore We move as is not as have bare were three that and years time and applications to start applications applications, when you in following: to back, FX go only were would back that describe how just be I in doing finally, at FX have in are told the And decline. these the well applications. I be if be cloud, ago FX, I we to public thesis in – applications all a FX we if question, traditional we the on-premise to

it are one, where rapidly that are growing. traditional number consumption that apps apps are and a because public attached of are on to FX and the of apps that’s growing everything shift in apps have those cloud but and a apps A today, scaling you them traditional absolutely the number the moving, are these number goes tremendously are public large business that and to at we the with applications If it’s digital relate of them is to our in generating has with lift that moving BIG-IP. that modern applications two, revenue all – in And largely we the growing. these Number cloud. we role for enabler revenue NGINX as to look apps growing are apps, led – rapidly we an at COVID and becoming why moving, we and the benefits public Their a which have is the modern and and significant traditional enabler not not are the role modern cloud in apps BIG-IP. growing generating an and three,

And that alignment growing resolve today cloud are year what in to themselves modern to security apps And the NGINX picture march it’s you very so, those building that are a twenty traditional new both together to these of where have on-prem. customers their in doing today, and of the public a modern on address environments, doing at at apps are BIG-IP right portfolio building powerful are kind part? find to want the between we and put the picture balance different between least you our in customers manage have in solutions four with manifesting and are that’s And the and we bare private and what do applications. and that grow we if in applications. have on years modernize the between they results our look a the Frank, scaling than there they situation they they second cloud Tim, on-premises thesis And challenges our apps, portfolio now is look our traditional ago. very modernizing Tim, where at you are had the that

Frank Pelzer

Tim, our happy in years and average where uplift we two in three in was seeing, the three. subscriptions and in of double-digits terms two we that are planning in the years see we are years our both internal years

the in gives in us pulling last Our in we seeing all our one we this contract utilization in the as that month conviction actually by and FY’XX. year increased quarter software is of are head a into in

Tim Long

Okay. Thank you.

Operator

Thank you.

JP the next comes Your question line from from Morgan. Chatterjee of Samik

Your line is open. now

Samik Chatterjee

couple, obviously again for Hey question. guys. I if software a had the here. Thanks from start can the I François,

from and we questions is quarter, of revenue quarter get quite good fourth into software in as the a lot year. third acceleration kind One of saw implied in into quarter acceleration of those that got the often this sequentially we investors is, the even and then similar a next you that’s there

as the how that that just Thank true of And follow-up a of into improvement I into that’s the renewals year? momentum have that forward, or as true-ups we talk much delivering is of if existing along you confidence then business you. the well. So, kind can the sequential subscription next to as go as relative influencing well about

François Locoh-Donou

you, Thank Samik.

couple said, increase get of So, let for as start to continues are conviction reasons. Yes, growth stronger we on just Frank and in software our software. continues our to in me –

strong forwards. The and getting very subscription better visibility seeing true first we indeed are through of agreement utilization is, our expansion multi-year

our we business the internal performance of on And so are far, well expansion that targets. true-forwards, even of own renewal is aspects our our ahead these what and software seeing of

better. business an thought that, would our is second our software confidence. are part have we to on play as we part But starting that So, also and perhaps catalyst is that our some of is, important they even the out confidence in

NGINX, is made from ago. in look part NGINX of larger a we have the adoption because investments modules on the year-and-a-half momentum set of a accelerating you and NGINX we of at If products

addressable including on consumed some software of into software. in played will So, security piece NGINX growing XXXX. and in see also the markets of is growing NGINX out a for in play Protect, public cloud We cloud Shape catalysts security are API is And App demand the the moving and as said Controller public into the and environment. those BIG-IP that and for lot I growing gateways,

if core. the So, to XXXX a software we drive all Those continue to that in in see expect the in you that are all opportunity growth we combine software. XG catalysts for we’ll answer that you these, see that’s XG that

Samik Chatterjee

margins Got of it. you X% maybe you a for And expectations, of has end of then, expecting operating margin, just and XX% X% the follow-up, more growth when exceeded operating look initial give the for are but year, to Frank, to the XX% range your a and this guidance growth at this you clearly, top-line toward I top-line were of when initial but is lower more here.

exceeded Was think supply I why So, as some incremental the growth that of to reinvesting the chain constraints just think not margin of it like was on revenue should trying because operating leverage headwinds more you how Or more got? expectations? the the about of that? it through

Frank Pelzer

Sure.

revenue what we that A note. have Samik. things modeled factors I go natural couple and higher that commission outperformance One the of and other the of otherwise expenses year. the obviously will at we hey, would beginning got So, is, with forwards expense

not range And did. put other of at from expectation. in the think just that what and we this takes not going are We absorbed also low those our model expenses us end exactly that’s operating said that were more but plan to we where we and our change to going Volterra I we absorb XX% the obviously to into gives then, XX% midpoint

Samik Chatterjee

you. for Thanks the Thank taking questions.

Frank Pelzer

Sure.

Operator

Thank you.

the line Your of question Rod next of from Goldman Hall comes Sachs.

open. now is line Your

Rod Hall

I to Yes. deceleration growth of I close to slower. $XXX Hi, a of you can growth guys. actually Thanks software guess that this growth little am the about million the assuming XX% I are I in growth question. If and bit put the round back XX% go get – software seasonal just QX a wanted year. in for revenue. to and guided revenue quarter-on-quarter I

or slowdown just XX% So sense kind if expecting you all I am follow-up. I up will? that growth you I just you square in does can guys? help the a that have of you – to mean, Are is us makes a and curious that

François Locoh-Donou

we not, Hi, separately you We’ve growth. XX% and Rod. are hardware every know, Well, are would drive guiding quarter. that software software as we about we not said

And are do at our software year, the trend confident we a as feel overall we going importantly, that. this more business. always For that to look I for

our said is we growth software what FY’XX. Horizon would to range feel that still and XX% be going X, For XX% for for in be trend the FY’XX to we that that’s and our growth

Rod Hall

Okay.

François Locoh-Donou

Rod, anything that… on I think sorry.

Rod Hall

ahead. go You

François Locoh-Donou

Yes, absolutely.

about software the the use pretty add think I looking we’ve when last talking since were would for only quarter. that guidance is, we was thing year we methodology the given and been and that the – uplift with a back same of when I talking our good business, the half like

on for the full I that the and think we room of bridged quite well quarter this year. leaving ourselves plenty obviously XX%

a components are in look, see. from of the a look that pipeline we the we take businesses, the SaaS true-forwards, know the activity when so, at coming we take what we And and

Rod Hall

I to in increase talk had big see Okay. in long-term and deferred revenue? the a of curious, over March June at And it? you of one us too long-term increase can the good just then, for in revenue. Frank, short-term. about specifically I increments the I size you I And revenue deferred Thanks. the is was long-term part duration what deferred your driving was And your just deferred looking versus pretty on

Frank Pelzer

Sure. Absolutely right.

in revenue subscription got that it was most multi-year yet bring Also had X.X that X agreements average record other So, bucket. had have as we that like we strong on multi-year that saying years. deferred duration of keep contracts. into Shape a well things another I very long-term seems that the number we believe as to those of quarter,

And that’s in the are seeing revenue. you so, deferred growth long-term what

Rod Hall

Great.

a guys. lot. appreciate Okay. I Thanks you

Frank Pelzer

Rod. you, Thank

Operator

Thank you.

Piper comes question line Sandler. next the James Your from Fish from of

now is line open. Your

James Fish

having tier topic, bigger fiscal help quarter. back think we base I guess, base. it this Great of how way of some the on that think fiscal’XX the understanding us is Not guys. how activity opportunity next renewal rate. X.XX true-up to transition this in are true-up than you And but right But to kind the Hey think year’s to think X.XX, first, I of can the the year. of fiscal’XX like guess, it? about should side net we in we we bridge the subscription true-ups come that it about as of retention sounds kind about go these Is renewal should then, should kind happening? of in kind about

Frank Pelzer

additional And component right think it. the it’s about Yes, is an also XXX. there way to with

you opposed is and why once be component So, you there the quarters the to and actually seven reason sign of interesting what look for consistent six FY’XX that, I to when term past back why new the in have as revenue than is that XXXX in associated important the subscription said and recognition going a start growth half see revenue is new probably whole or things that agreements, lapping quarters previous the to those with more is that.

product software more up revenue But the is side. of year is And is course then, on interesting. in true-forwards got the of actually then, three. is two signed that balance baseline the you three of and lapping new the in so are And see which XX% deferred over bucket And that have and deal product the years. new ratably additive quarter those product becomes in true-forwards comes that the into pick the agreement, when in year the the services the an But component in to that revenue to obviously revenue it signed. years years the three that that

James Fish

a guys, talk And is a Frank. bookings part sense, makes and does becoming very bigger piece the as like software were XX%, up nicely it Makes two. not about that typically metric bigger here you piece billings and look we but with consensus your

planning guys more virtual you here and secondly, introducing talking more as any this it really licenses? about think metrics then, or product new ARR are fiscal’XX maintenance strength quarter, on BIG-IP metric an was that was attached on these just side guys. strong billing Thanks billings it First, we NGINX or the and on to to

Frank Pelzer

and François take back metrics I’ll speak half. the question to Yes, let the

to of stronger going of continue the But think come. can’t We for uses promises about make most continued going be of to financial to additional I our evaluate the statements. we that’s any disclosures metrics. to when what’s

François Locoh-Donou

attacks then, And a One a customers is a more but there the and that second able are effects. of more are the sense vectors also we resulted with two are you our we awareness that subscription customer just have We increase automated technology, services, is traction quarter coming certain and mitigate in very tech to – to on – the verticals, point that’s increasingly part experience. and where of strong filed intelligently Jim, fact lot not improved which security. Shape But heightened traffic full Bot fact online driving in would Shape’s in the environment where financial it AI areas of had the gaming I revenues. mitigate leveraging from, verticals, this retail, the

it’s so, And these in environments these making verticals. really us and sticky in

lifecycle deploy of earlier second security size we NGINX. in increasingly security to ported SecOps in wanting are And the capabilities points DevOps that to is, security that an on the we a application. The thing seeing or teams and teams

since start area the you application. And that just in point would NGINX I our driving portfolio. and more is to driving modern there. NGINX seeing security And subscription-based of we growth Shape adoption increase general both so Then second revenue, are think security are

last and NGINX looking they development and applications going is, quarter this things customers One seeing I accelerated lot to has test fact production. micro NGINX months gateway, and Kubernetes into have services them clusters into and they are with think adoption NGINX that of the multiple that all the these of in container-based six products are the lot and cases, now scale has applications. Kubernetes trouble running it’s controller, addition driving we to in et A their help it’s over scale to In an is API the the now acceleration capabilities a of done are cetera.

these when it’s So, factors, in NGINX. you accelerating adoption at look

and in of we most One have our penetration in growing the just very I is the the NGINX, momentum NGINX customers, any very not manifestations customer, X,XXX – but obvious with think this top of strong of strong. is,

was if those agreements the record Frank said, for more multi-year and than had at NGINX of look agreements first number multi-year this just time. fact, In subscription subscription quarter, you half part – of of we a

the Shape, it to So, our it NGINX the to alignment are points face. the both earlier around of hybrid that but what also portfolio and growth seeing powerful with our to we points challenges said customers I

James Fish

guys. Thanks,

Francois Locoh-Donou

Thanks, Jim.

Operator

you. Thank

comes Stanley. of question Meta Marshall next of Your Morgan from the line

now open. line is Your

Meta Marshall

Great. Thanks. A couple of questions.

You've mentioned there a you a delays couple quarter of had record mentioned some in proof-of-concept. been you times with Security. quarter, Shape have Last

XX% Is of, the proof-of-concept just a of that is, for anything customer of cloud is And So have is at that or give application of business strength? something Or than this of maybe Thanks. second security SaaS just that driven just the breaches of this wanted the then, maybe kind us resuming? as point. the kind seen size some we've strength some get of any base consider we to that of Frank would question, sense that vertical, it that sense a a customer being more should point? of at that

Francois Locoh-Donou

start Shape. me So, Meta, with let

So, a and time last by exacerbated were in that not proof-of-concepts the office. are quarter, we fact did mention we was taking that the some that had long customers

pulling can a so, factor length that and pain would not issue. sales take I quarters, time significant make hope there. cycle the still under their difficult. and immediate for to That and of decision. the any of in factor their still succeeds it's that kind off coming is but proof-of-concept are customers are reducing And have still We And the say, that this was we

mitigation to attacks. possible most go-to-market, in under case rapid. customers need where sense a enough have mostly there customers the have they the to and for other types us. the place teams attack is sophisticated the this is and maturing are the this who number a had the pretty And heightened oftentimes and borrowed in with cycle of time and customers identify these that would sales also is solution of have are immediate solution I and they Or On able not more either need those we for verticals we hand, in the being put they say on come to of of efforts. quarter, effective also focus a are their effective an place

Shape terms on the where of then break on of the vertical, we fastest how is the that's cloud second on down we is the at here much FX part, would don't on traction it that growing I And quantifying But, on what at is. is Meta, accelerating. sort your look So, in moment. the quarterly basis exactly why When say.

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Meta Marshall

you. Thank Great.

Operator

you. Thank

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Alex Henderson

clearly a a I items on into And transition here. I to Thanks. cloud get proven to couple guys the these the think are you the with play pretty that real quarters. wanted Great. you of

the just of definitely conversion up voice NGINX of NGINX, I NGINX market the gone is to It's of gone in it's NGINX share range The since has XX% now, first – low to the of like Plus. share your understand up over clear that on percentage has pretty from percent acquisition from or the one teens. up. that XX%. XX% plus And rate

the of is, the if your a and perpetual think around that how de But you rate in rule software facto So, clearly piece of can And got second NGINX question in the impact standard of of X.X in your becoming impacts X% to growth thumb it's from conversion on increase same the subscriptions. the rate standard. Plus of kind software, as subscription demonstrating business? to NGINX you times I you've that the about rate is talk quarter that convert

XX% understated that in Thanks. it to X%, does the mean growth it’s rate true roughly up underlying by your if XX%? So, growth

Francois Locoh-Donou

Frank I'll take will and take part part. Hey, second Alex. first the the

with Alex, conversion as technology. so, In of XXX now a getting NGINX terms deployed of of NGINX noted, north Plus, you lot traction. million the the NGINX most of the web to It’s server is in websites world using

And conversion to is an motion the so, yes, with NGINX important NGINX Plus.

with much then, set now found and Gateway have how number to because for by they either about it the second we NGINX have, have, to be of manage are or of controller deploy capabilities, XX have versions We of is, easier open of using to two is, in gotten how are products enterprises, API of customers factor better a large not there as a And the instances. a capability. instances access broader want opensource we and/or number is, underestimate is one customers x instances have. that aware what sometimes these commercial can Plus many of more have they conjunction that There to many NGINX the steadily Number makes they that source part out the opensource NGINX ways. offered in Plus, part the security and reasons

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a that applications into these many Kubernetes and lot Greenfield folks customers are scaling of kind opensource platform is scaling NGINX is before, we clusters of seeing on terms a these - said rates the have we consolidate that's So, But portfolio. what in their functionalities I as with say, are would of for challenge deployments they Because one find better who not NGINX did NGINX. in container-based I also conversion what and is platform. getting a

And so, different for capabilities. different five they or don't have to vendors deal with seven

are is seeing of why we all that traction. So, that

Frank Pelzer

Alex, recognition. XXX second perpetual piece ratable that and one But the adoption software with of closer question, it evens love revenue would of for apps and out bit of our term for the subscription work of SaaS software a I does bases, your to the our for model all our based then, for that the part actually to subscription base.

And our does not has the ratably as of work those portion of [Indiscernible]. grow it's recognized that all revenue – continues your to and apples-to-apples But SaaS math that so, completely portion. for

Alex Henderson

I one if follow-up just And last could question. quick Okay.

you they and piece with infrastructure, to So, up pipelining HashiCorp could goes clearly setting center is of talk as obviously what adoption extent that? are infrastructure, obviously ability do, little as as role a your as you critical tight code Kubernetes the rates? code to bit they player driving CICD and Kubernetes to stage Clearly, are about the into public in come and to of a dominant integration HashiCorp there is your hook your and

Kara Sprague

say. Yes, Kara. I would It’s

Alex Henderson

Hi, Kara.

Alex Henderson

knew get out. I and I is there some

Kara Sprague

have integrations that do We into we we and a looking our have products their. for hooks portfolio from our a number see are customers strong of – into built strong, Hashi's

a provisioning as capabilities example, would of and of say BIG-IP from enabled as our have. portfolio. I example that but automation console Hashi's enable well integrations and the deployments orchestration other that we for across broad offering, of we've integrations one and few through that set But that a So resources is Hashi BIG-IP console

the a automation technologies. BIG-IP TerraForm, use set use via NGINX and customers it automated other through APIs They through as Ansible, number and Hashi. configured our be both can and that of like provisioned of So, as and well things declarative

Operator

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Fahad Najam

taking my was any The disclosed question subscription. I much how a sense it us subscription revenue, of it high-level revenue. SaaS Thank give guess, software? that on XX% Can you from you very your there number term a a for you have question. term I being had Was of revenue?

Frank Pelzer

year quarter, split quarter XX% don't and Frank. do out this the appreciate at I it’s was those Fahad, question. But the this It XX% components ago point. we

Fahad Najam

your share traditional Okay. data give Can true-ups yourself, expanding you of could, landing data ask you maybe your called in out had of of and us If on the the opportunity us quantifiable growth. some along and business? terms with you then I you understand on terms as expand kind set software points, in Can or some points adopted solutions. software that customers of figuring help who land in and kind FXs solutions, of show of but expands nature

Just a integrate more and kind are you true-up of of understanding much enjoying how solutions of forward? you as Shape Volterra going

Francois Locoh-Donou

true-ups our want, at I expansion an few But are I with renewal get is that a just data give the know me average points. don't if to we seeing think will you customers. what you I of Fahad, which let or

first started really in in offers our subscription all, XXXX. So of earnest

now so, and the early of years. these that subscriptions the are certainly going multi-year we stages renewal through And the three in of gone expired to very

had we've to so the true-up. the and In gone have one already chance do of ones a terms year that through

We expansion is seeing in that consumption healthy. are generally very

we So are that. very happy about

to take time think to things, customers the worked the year used getting of a utilization have get had for to first XXX% committed One that they good Fahad, now of I to very on we're long to. we and what is, get in it position a

get the sort of deals of to we think to did, I customers that. XX for it months north first took

to five so months customers to in or and their utilization We down they get XXX% beyond subscription expand. roughly of brought that now steadily so have then

of we gaining consumption multi-year had some - very I and first we the as we true-ups. healthy days. early So had they where But it's have tell very Xx what to the subscription. a committed were healthy result in two Renewals, you, can are close renewals

what give we you of Of of But just course, that all see there. way. them to range not a it's are

next the growth. better us and are those give into – year and that visibility So, of good some things continued good confidence

Fahad Najam

much. so you Thank

Operator

you. Thank

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Amit Daryanani

well. for I have Perfect. Thanks taking I as two question. guess, my

so to off, what than target. want systems it to be on all you've Horizon long-term First touching far seen better just much I the sounds just and growth X the

So, segment? for growth Horizon what we growth? what should X systems the remind that for And driving is us means this think

Francois Locoh-Donou

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be Amit, we the very is hardware double-digit growth risks. customers are for systems than and leveraging very And comfortable business, it think public with is other growing NGINX. different it the I an their – have security. so the apps very I where all environment to in And healthy aware we earlier initiatives. sense and that they need that halo, on these makes on-prem growth last security And hardware SaaS cloud Shape strong with of years our four then, impact and security subscription, of that factor presence has that secured that's But had with was in the security said also because that are ago.

application with are security. So forward moving they

Amit Daryanani

Got it. And to you if could more helpful. me. ask truly is clarify maybe I for That bit a little just

of growth either could and a fair to software just business versus grows that Is for be think think bit more reality over be or has systems time It’s a lot I to you what of to planned. being math the the that sometimes it people. a not? say have software with tend durable you folks if outlined growth systems XX%, hybrid given

Francois Locoh-Donou

think potentially a software se, or business, expected got software to look have NGINX see relationship customers try have that hardware. they you this our that factor application. of would of possible of moved part - delaying are the our and have And the to BIG-IP is COVID, that I in demand of part that we we and to continue see scenario. because reconsidering per It’s the at some on portfolio to in growth any in part their where immediate look growth we now and though, you form seen because at right would separate there when the you've is When Shape. Yes. software don't I between

a for is is on some and I So would overall, that's drivers – us where level software. absolutely software of But is there get that business accretive say the we the the now there transition hardware and products. drivers right and sustainable. of to hardware But our last that of are we about majority are now one-offs seeing there are pretty say time right would business, in the we seven we're I around feel EOSB the of couple talked seeing give our

Amit Daryanani

Congrats you. Perfect. nice quarter. Thank a on

Francois Locoh-Donou

you. Thank

Operator

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Simon Leopold

you to a see perspective. this question. was market low Great. coming you can of particular, were talk revenue into and In if taking quarter from your seasonal a federal Thank for for federal vertical I bit you wanted what's the quarter. at little normally guys strong X%

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Francois Locoh-Donou

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Simon Leopold

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than some at point be that year so, may out. And a peters

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Francois Locoh-Donou

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a how much in each tell right part seeing think now time contributing. of of I are is quarters are just elements what of see we both think, I So, to will and couple more

Simon Leopold

you. Thank Okay.

Operator

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