Cloud computing enables IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) and the flexibility to scale when needed. Combine cloud solutions to meet growing business needs and get more freedom and complexity. Companies are finding a mix of on-premises, public cloud, private cloud, or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) increasingly effective in delivering applications. While a combination of solutions does increase flexibility, it also increases the challenge of managing and securing applications across a growing number of environments — not to mention ensuring a reasonable customer experience and controlling costs. Even when deployment environments and solution stacks change, F5 Networks Cloud Platform Services enables consistent services to ensure the availability and security of your applications. F5 Networks Cloud Platform Services solutions are highly programmable and API accessible, and can be integrated with your existing automation and delivery systems, allowing you to support fast development and delivery without compromising security.
F5 Networks Access Federation eliminates these SaaS drawbacks by eliminating the disconnect between internally maintained IAM systems and services external to the enterprise, delivering consistent security everywhere. The F5 Networks Cloud Platform and services hybrid cloud offers organizations a way to manage services rather than boxes along with just-in-time provisioning rather than over provisioning, which can be costly. The ability to scale to a hybrid model requires two things, resources (physical or virtual) and a means to distribute load across them. In the world of application delivery, we call the resources “pools” and the means to distribute them an Application Delivery Controller (ADC), previously known as a load balancer. The application delivery tier, where the load balancing service resides topologically in the data center, is responsible not only for distributing load across resources but for being able to mitigate failure without disrupting the application service.
F5 Networks Cloud Platform Services Availability Between Hybrid Data Centers
With F5 Networks Cloud Platform Services solve for application availability as you move between cloud environments through core load balancing, DNS, and acceleration services. The path to successful application delivery has been a long and winding road for many companies. Back in the days of Y2K and the dot.com bust, applications were often delivered out of a physical data center. This usually consisted of a dedicated raised floor room at the corporate headquarters or leased collocation space from one of the web hosting vendors or both. Global organizations and e-commerce sites then started to distribute their applications and deploy them at multiple physical data centers to address geo location, redundancy, and Disaster Recovery (DR) challenges. Users expect apps to be fast, secure, and always available. Anything less is unacceptable. If you’re lucky, you’ll be one of few to hear about it. F5 Networks BIG IP DNS improves the performance and availability of your global applications by sending users to the closest or best performing physical, virtual, or cloud environment.
Cloud Adoption And Services
When server virtualization emerged and organizations realized that they had the ability to divide resources for different applications, content delivery was no longer tethered 1:1 with a physical device. Content could live anywhere. With F5 Networks Cloud Platform Services solutions are highly programmable and API accessible, and can be integrated with your existing automation and delivery systems virtualization technology as the driving force, cloud computing formed and offered yet another avenue to deliver applications. As cloud adoption grew, along with the software, platforms, and infrastructures enabling it, organizations were able to quickly distribute their resources around the globe. Many organizations are realizing the benefits of adopting cloud-based services rather than deploying and maintaining in-house solutions. SaaS providers are able to deliver expertise in a multi tenancy environment using a subscription based model.
The right deployment method can help you manage them in the way that best suits your business. F5 Networks products are available in hardware, software and virtual editions, and as a service, to suit your application infrastructure requirements and demands. F5 Networks Cloud Platform Services solutions are highly programmable and API accessible, and can be integrated with your existing automation and delivery systems integrates with the tools you use in your public, private, hybrid, or collocation cloud solution. Whether your infrastructure is built on open source software or tools from leading vendors, F5 Networks technology works within your system and with your process. Get the services you need, anywhere — you work in an application world. Make it fast, available, and secure. The F5 Networks BIG IP platform is a comprehensive evolution of F5 Networks ADC technology. Solutions built on this platform are load balancers.
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