“Time to rock this WAN
From Seattle to Japan
Time to rock the LAN
And cloudburst in Kazakhstan
F5 is the key to my, master plan!
Master plan”
 

I know what you’re thinking — not another one of these annoying Gangnam Style remakes.

But hold up. Seattle’s F5 Networks just unveiled its own Gangnam Style parody called “IT Style” that is geeky and actually pretty funny.

“Inspired by PSY and the technologies that enabled his meteoric rise, we bring you IT Style to honor the IT heroes who make the connected world run better,” the company writes in this blog post.

Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Boba Fett and network cables all make an appearance in this clever parody that’s bound to make IT people laugh a little.

F5 Networks has been operating in the Seattle area for more than 15 years, quietly building one of the biggest success stories of the tech community. F5′s technology is core infrastructure within data centers, optimizing the delivery of online applications.

Shares of F5 Networks tumbled in October after the maker of networking equipment and software missed its fourth quarter numbers and scaled back its projections for the current quarter. But shares have been climbing since then and are nearly up to $100/share.

Here are the lyrics. Side note: Psy’s official Gangnam Style video has nearly one billion views on YouTube. That is incredible.

Work it, IT style
IT style
 
Got the Colbert bump and my hits are getting bigger
Picked up by Reddit next
And my pipes are getting thicker
All around the land, all the ladies love our speakers
We put speakers in our creatures
Time to rock this WAN
From Seattle to Japan
Time to rock the LAN
And cloudburst in Kazakhstan
F5 is the key to my, master plan!
Master plan
 
Our investors
Got so worried
They got freaked (Hey!)
They got tweaked (Hey!)
We got performance
And scalability
Thanks to me (Hey!)
And BIG-IP (Hey!)
We got security with the fastest full proxy!
 
Work it, IT style!
IT style!
Eye! Eye! Eye! Eye! Eye!
Work it, IT style!
IT style!
Eye! Eye! Eye! Eye! Eye!
IT style!
 
Hey mobile gamers!
Hey guitar players!
 
Mo’ money mo’ problems Biggie Smalls is always telling me
Mo’ money mo’ problems
They trying to get the best of me
 
The anonymous hackers
Are tar-get-ing me
Anonymous hackers
Meet my BIG-IP
 
BOOM! Here comes hits
The IP’s are a raining
BOOM! These aren’t legit!
D D O S is what they’re saying
With a couple clicks
Hackers hit the bricks
iRules did the trick
 
Our investors
Got so worried
They got freaked (Hey!)
They got tweaked (Hey!)
We got performance
And scalability
Thanks to me (Hey!)
And BIG-IP (Hey!)
We got D D o S Security!
 
Work it, IT style!
IT style!
Eye! Eye! Eye! Eye! Eye!
Work it, IT style!
IT style!
Eye! Eye! Eye! Eye! Eye!
IT style!
 
Hey Princess Leia!
Hey RPG playa!
 
Girl, I’ve got BIG-IP in my data center —so you know we’re covered.
It’s not just load balancing.
F5 platform provides flexibility to make application decisions at hyper-speed while securing access.
So you know I got performance. That’s how I roll.
You know what I’m saying?
 
Work it, IT style!
Eye! Eye! Eye! Eye! Eye!
IT style!
 
Work it, IT style!
Eye! Eye! Eye! Eye! Eye!
Work it, IT style!
 

Previously on GeekWire: F5’s McAdam joins board of Tableau: IPO chatter continues

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