More and more businesses are adopting cloud in the form of colocation—and with good reason. Colocation (also called cloud interconnection) gives you the flexibility and scale of public cloud while managing security, traffic, and policy programs in a physical environment. Pushing applications, content, and processing closer to the edge of the Internet creates measurable improvement in performance with lower costs.
Cloud providers take infrastructure security very seriously. However, it’s up to you to ensure the security of the applications and data you put in the cloud. By running cloud gateway services through a BIG-IP platform in a colocation environment, you insert security controls at the most effective point: the digital edge, where traffic enters and exits your cloud application. You can also use purpose-built hardware for intensive tasks like rapid SSL encryption/decryption. In fact, you can recreate your security stack in a colocation facility or consolidate more of your security controls with BIG-IP solutions.
Key benefits of BIG-IP solutions in a colocation environment: