F5 iApps is a powerful set of features in the BIG-IP system that can help you deploy 10×–100× faster with 95 percent fewer configuration mistakes. It provides a new way to architect application delivery in the data center. You can now unify, simplify, and control the entire Application Delivery Network (ADN) with a contextual view and advanced statistics about the application services supporting your business.
An application-centric view means deploying application services that reside in the network—such as authentication, data protection, traffic management, and acceleration—and aligning them to the applications for which they’re being used. Unifying these services, regardless of function, and associating them with Microsoft Exchange or SharePoint, Oracle, or custom applications, enables you to provision network services as rapidly and with the same portability as the applications themselves.
By managing application services rather than the individual networking components and configurations, you can dramatically speed up deployment, lower OpEx, and streamline IT operations. You can provision application services in minutes rather than weeks, significantly improving time-to-market and creating a highly efficient and predictable process for successful application delivery.
iApps includes three important components that give you a complete, application-centric view of your infrastructure.
With iApps Templates, you can define and tie all related application availability, security, and optimization services to the specific application being deployed. These flexible templates enable you to deploy these services with optimum, application-specific configurations in only a few minutes.
iApps Analytics gives you real-time visibility into application and user performance so you can assess, isolate, address, and track problem areas. It provides efficient troubleshooting, application visibility for capacity planning, and performance tuning and optimization.
The iApps Ecosystem within the F5 DevCentral community provides technical expertise, guidance, and collaboration opportunities for iApps users to develop, share, and customize iApps templates.