In today’s digital world, organizations compete on speed-to-market. As application development teams strive to roll out new services to customers faster, the networking team is pressured on keeping the pace with provisioning and configuration during the application delivery process. The traditional manual, and often “ticket based” approach struggles to handle the increasing demands and scale bottlenecking the modern application delivery lifecycle.
To accelerate this "last mile" process, F5 works with HashiCorp to provide a complete solution with an automated approach. With Terraform, the F5 platform can be treated “as code” and can be provisioned automatically along with the new service getting deployed. With Consul, any further changes to the back-end pool of F5 will get updated dynamically. As services scale up, down, or fail, the F5 will automatically reload the configuration and route traffic to available and healthy servers with zero downtime.