Most organizations prioritize cloud flexibility—and let application teams choose the best environment for each application—over the organizational benefits of common environments, processes, and tools. This leads to 87% of organizations supporting multiple clouds, selecting best-of-breed capabilities from each platform.
As applications proliferate, it becomes more challenging to implement consistent cross-cloud security, regulatory compliance, and application performance policies—and organizations rightly have concerns about long-term operability. In fact, as the size of the application portfolio grows, so does the threat landscape with bad actors targeting apparently inconsequential applications that tend to be poorly protected but offer a pathway into corporate data and other systems.
To reduce complexity and control costs, you can standardize on core application services (e.g., traffic management, application security) across cloud environments. By using the same software load balancing solution across multiple clouds, you achieve predictability in costs as well as consistency in app performance.
A policy-based approach to load balancing entails applying performance and security policies on a per-app or per-tenant basis. These app-specific policies can then be propagated across any cloud environment—as well as across any deployment environment such as development and production—thus eliminating irregularities in performance.
Designed for applications born and developed in the cloud, F5’s cloud-native ADC solution, NGINX, is a lightweight, flexible software load balancer that delivers high performance and multi-cloud versatility.
NGINX Controller is NGINX’s control‑plane solution that manages the NGINX data plane. Built on a modular architecture, NGINX Controller enables you to manage the entire lifecycle of NGINX Plus, whether it’s deployed as a load balancer, API gateway, or a proxy in a service mesh environment. The Load Balancing Module configures, validates, and troubleshoots your NGINX load balancers. The API Management Module allows you to define, publish, secure, monitor, analyze APIs.
Multi-cloud is here to stay. If you want to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks, you need a cloud-native ADC solution to deliver consistent, high-quality application performance and security services in all your private and public cloud locations. F5 and NGINX are here to help.