DNS hyperscales and secures your infrastructure during high query volumes and DDoS attacks, making sure apps are highly available—even between multiple instances and across hybrid environments.
Total security is necessary for every application because applications are the center of attention for both bad actors and legitimate users. A poorly secured network can have damaging consequences, costing customers and revenue. BIG-IP DNS services provide DevOps-friendly agility with the scale, security depth, and investment protection needed for both established and emerging apps.
Networks are growing, both in scale and traffic demands, driving the need for improved availability for users and better access and management for administrators. BIG-IP DNS affords easy visibility and programmability, ensuring network architectures are easier to maintain.
DNS enables users to access services, making it one of the most important components in the network infrastructure. If DNS is unavailable, services won’t function properly. Service providers and enterprises need to build an optimized and secure DNS infrastructure with the ability to rapidly scale and deal with millions of service names and IP addresses. Improve the performance and availability of your global applications by sending users to the closest or fastest endpoint—whether that be a physical, virtual, or cloud environment with F5 global server load balancing (GSLB).
Available in cloud-native format as a CNF, F5 application services work the same way in the public and private cloud as they do in the data center.
BIG-IP VEs have the same features as those that run on F5 hardware—and you can deploy them on any hypervisor or select cloud provider.
Both the BIG-IP family of devices and the VELOS chassis are purpose-built, powerful hardware that F5 software runs on.
The F5 hyperscale and secure DNS solution provides faster web browsing and reduced latency, improving user experience and leading to reduced churn and increased revenues. Visibility into DNS and these applications mean that their health, optimization, and protection can be maximized.
Manages query responses with multicore scalability, handling spikes in DNS query volumes.
Validates query requests, mitigates malicious communications, absorbs DDoS attacks, encrypts end to end with SSL, and more.
Logging, reporting, and analytics - detailed DNS and GSLB data, statistics, and graphs for in-depth analysis.
Supports application requirements across data center and cloud environments while keeping apps available.
Gives you the flexibility to shift traffic to a backup data center and fail over an entire site, or just control the affected apps.
Out-of-the-box health monitoring support for applications.
Supports NAPTR DNS nodes and services to drive faster service instantiation.
Translates traffic for consumption by either IPv4 or IPv6 endpoints.
F5 supports co-location/interconnection providers when building out private clouds. A private cloud using F5 app services is ideal for speeding app deployments, enabling dynamic changes in the data center, and matching infrastructure services to workloads using a per-app model.
Jason Rahm introduces the overall strategy of BIG-IP DNS load balancing, and how it differs from BIG-IP LTM options.