F5 Distributed Cloud Application Delivery Network

The Distributed Cloud Application Delivery Network (ADN) offers a new way to deliver modern apps with unparalleled performance and global scale—without servers, complex infrastructure software, or DevOps time.

Why an Application Delivery Network Matters

Dramatically faster applications

Dramatically faster applications

Offloading cloud workloads to our global network of edge points of presence (PoPs) can help you achieve more than 80% reduction in app latency and a more powerful user experience.

Maximum reliability and security

Maximum reliability and security

Automate app deployment across our global network to leverage built-in app security, intelligent traffic routing, and maximum uptime and resiliency.

Zero infrastructure operations

Zero infrastructure operations

Deploying directly to our global network allows you to focus on your apps, while we manage the K8s control plane, worker nodes, security, DNS, and load balancing.

Very intuitive workflow

Very intuitive workflow

Automate deployment with a GitOps tool or use our intuitive portal to create a workload and configure DNS + load balancer to deploy apps globally within minutes.

Distributed Cloud ADN vs. Traditional Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)


Traditional CDN

Distributed Cloud ADN

Full-featured, K8s-based app platform
Works without an origin server
Automated deployments and rollbacks
GitOps and CI/CD tooling
Multi-layer security
Cache management
Required Not required
Network Network + apps

Explore Distributed Cloud ADN Use Cases

ADNs provide a modern platform that secures and automates application delivery capabilities to any cloud and edge site.

The Distributed Cloud ADN runs your workloads closer to end users for improved performance and compliance. Each F5 PoP includes Distributed Cloud Mesh and Distributed Cloud App Stack to provide a full-featured app platform that seamlessly integrates with existing CI/CD tools. Distributed Cloud App Stack is responsible for operations and security of app clusters, while Distributed Cloud Mesh routes traffic and protects against L4-L7+ attacks. Upgrade apps globally without maintenance windows or cache invalidations to support richer user experiences than a traditional CDN.

F5 Global Network

Deployments made simple with human-readable programming

Simply create a deployment YAML map or list and target to our virtual K8s API server that is globally distributed across our global network.

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Simplify DNS complexity with automation

Delegate a domain or subdomain to automate the creation of public DNS entries and provisioning of TLS certificates.

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Improve app responsiveness and defense

Configure the Internet-facing service of your application and enable web application firewall or advanced API security features to control access.

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Easy workload control

Send requests to the specified service and let our network route the requests to your workload running in our global network.

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Quick start guide


Deploy and Secure Network Edge Applications

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