Cloud computing promises operational efficiency and dynamic network adaptability for your organization. But achieving these benefits is challenging if you don’t have the right infrastructure. Elasticity, scalability, and automation require integration with on- and off-premises systems, which can introduce your organization to complexity and new security risks.
F5 solutions enable the automated, repeatable deployments you need to reap and maintain the benefits of cloud computing. Base your operational strategy on the unique F5 application control plane architecture, and you’ll be well on your way to a dynamic, efficient data center that will ensure scalability, security, and manageability across your environments and systems.
Efficiently managing elastic applications requires that you integrate application delivery systems with provisioning and management solutions. F5 solutions enable automation through prepackaged integration, standards-based application programming interfaces, and unique application delivery templates. The end result is higher efficiency and lower risk because you no longer have to orchestrate these complex operational processes.
As applications move around the data center and out to the cloud, your security and access policies can become disconnected. Supporting an increasing number of personal devices requires additional policies, and disjointed policies put your organization and your users at risk. With F5, you can consolidate security and access control at the application delivery tier. Then, you can consistently enforce policies while also improving scalability—to ensure vital services are available to users—across applications and environments.
As virtualization technologies have matured, management tools have also evolved and can now drastically reduce the “time to virtual machine.” But there’s still a fundamental lack of support for server virtualization at the network level. By integrating directly with all major server virtualization deployment and management tools, F5 brings network management capabilities to server virtualization, helping you reduce deployment complexity and increase efficiency and productivity.
Everybody is going to the cloud, but not everybody knows what to store there. Tier the wrong data in the cloud, and your bandwidth costs will soar while your access performance suffers. F5 can help you effectively integrate private and public cloud storage solutions into your existing storage environment using file virtualization and data management policies. Get the tools you need to determine which data to store in the cloud, and the control you need to make it so.