Rapid Blue/Green Deployment in Any Environment

Secure and stabilize your customers’ digital experience during blue/green rapid deployments with F5 load balancing solutions.

Why Adaptive Load Balancing Matters

Rapid deployments create a lot of risks for your digital experience and customer trust. Blue/green deployments help reduce risk, but apps are increasingly complex and scaling fast. You need load balancing to respond to next-generation distributed apps.

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Why Adaptive Load Balancing Matters

How F5 Can Help

F5 offers load balancing solutions to build the next generation of multi-cloud and containerized applications. Use your CI/CD pipeline vendors to simultaneously deploy load balancing and security with code and consolidate duplicate native services into a unified traffic management solution with F5.

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Explore F5 Solutions

Adaptive Load Balancing

Automate and deploy intelligent load balancing for blue/green deployments and beyond


With rich and flexible programmatic options across all F5 solutions, you can easily and rapidly develop adaptive traffic decisions, and then confidently deploy them across multiple applications. Take greater control of app and network traffic across all your application platforms.

BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)

High performing and programmable, offers flexible and secure controls for the most sensitive app and network traffic.

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NGINX Plus

Offers enterprise-grade features beyond open source, like session persistence, API configuration, and active health checks.

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F5 Automation Toolchain

Automate load balancing directives for blue/green deployments with simple yet powerful declarative interfaces.

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Global Application Traffic Control

Scale blue/green deployment models beyond datacenters and cloud providers


Improve the performance and availability of your global applications by sending customers to the closest or fastest endpoint of your choice — whether a physical, virtual, or cloud environment — with F5 global server load balancing (GSLB). Move traffic across clouds, regions, or the globe with F5 GSLB solutions.

BIG-IP DNS

Distribute traffic based on service conditions, app performance, and other factors with F5's GSLB solution.

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F5 Cloud Services

Ensure high availability and fast traffic switching with DNS Load Balancer Cloud Service. Provision, configure, and go.

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Integrate Security Into CI/CD Pipelines

Integrate security with code and balance rapid deployments with customer reliability


Application protection and intelligent traffic routing can be automatically provisioned through the same tools and processes that drive your CI/CD pipeline. This way, your DevOps teams can leverage existing development and deployment pipelines without slowing innovation or increasing company risk.

Advanced Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Mitigate application vulnerabilities like the OWASP Top 10 and automated attacks that try to exploit them.

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NGINX App Protect

Secure your apps and container environments at the speed of application development.

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Essential App Protect

Simplify app security for your blue/green deployments with a feature-rich, checkbox-simple SaaS solution in any cloud.

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Manage and Protect Kubernetes Ingress

Protect and optimize containerized applications


For microservices-based apps, you need solutions aligned with a highly dynamic and transient architecture. F5 makes it easy to integrate directly into the container environments, allowing DevOps and SecOps to keep services running without slowing down development.

NGINX Ingress Controller

A best-in-class traffic management solution for cloud‑native apps in Kubernetes and containerized environments.

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BIG-IP Container Ingress Services

Easily integrates BIG-IP solutions with native container environments, such as Kubernetes, and PaaS container systems.

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Ecosystem Integrations

Empower your CI/CD pipeline with the leading load balancing solutions


F5 works with many of the world’s leading technology companies to improve manageability, strengthen security, and ensure faster and more successful deployments. Joint customers benefit from the integration and interoperability that result from this close collaboration.

Ansible

Enable automation at every stage of application lifecycle management, bridging the gap between NetOps and DevOps.

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Hashicorp

Helps F5 customers manage application workloads and infrastructures across private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.

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Red Hat

F5 and Red Hat partner closely to automate, scale, and secure application workloads across multi-cloud environments.

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Cloud Partners

Deploy F5 solutions across cloud providers to simplify security and traffic policies


F5’s extensive range of open-source cloud solutions helps you quickly and consistently deploy and configure F5 services. They can be integrated with third-party automation tools such as Terraform, Chef, Puppet, and Ansible to simplify the creation and operation of autonomous cloud architectures.

AWS

Simplify and accelerate blue/green deployments in AWS with F5 virtualized or cloud native services.

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Azure

Aid digital transformation with faster, safer, and smarter app migration and protection in the cloud.

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Google Cloud Platform

Leverage GCP’s next-gen native services with F5 solutions for fast, secure deployments.

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Resources

NGINX ebook

ARTICLE

Adopting SRE Practices with F5: Multi-Cluster Blue/Green Deployment

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BLOG

BLOG

NGINX and DevOps Methodologies Go Hand in Hand

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REPORT

REPORT

Application Delivery Infrastructure for Multi-Cloud Enterprises

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DOCUMENTATION

DOCUMENTATION

F5 Resources for Terraform

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BLOG

BLOG

Deploying Application Services in Kubernetes, Part 1

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DOCUMENTATION

DOCUMENTATION

F5 Modules for Ansible

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