F5 Distributed Cloud App Connect

Securely connect distributed apps and services across public cloud, on-premises, and edge environments.

Connect and Secure Modern Apps and APIs Across Clouds

Connect distributed microservices across multi-cloud

Connect distributed microservices across multicloud

The adoption of containers and Kubernetes (K8s) is rapidly increasing. As the microservices deployed on them become highly distributed across multiple regions, clouds, and edge sites, it requires new designs for properly connecting, securing, and operating them. Distributed Cloud App Connect provides consistent and cloud-native app networking services for distributed microservices.

  • Service Discovery Across Clusters Service discovery in distributed K8s clusters across disparate networks with retention of meta data such as service advertisements and identity.
  • Granular Security Policies and Controls Endpoint advertisements and access privileges that don’t expose the underlying network to potential security threats.
  • Service-Level Visibility Application-level dashboards provide DevOps teams with performance metrics and insights for deployed services.

Product Overview

App-to-app cloud networking

Distributed Cloud App Connect is a SaaS-based service that provides app-to-app connectivity and orchestration for workloads distributed across multiple cloud regions, providers, and edge sites. Distributed Cloud App Connect ensures secure application-layer networking between clouds with granular service and request-level controls for DevOps.

Core Capabilities

Distributed Cloud App Connect supports a broad range of capabilities to securely connect apps and services across multiple cloud and edge sites.

Load balancing for TCP, UDP, and HTTP/S requests

Granular policies to secure endpoint access

Native TLS encryption from workload-to-workload

Same Distributed Cloud Console for app and API security

Cross-cluster service discovery 

App-level dashboards and metrics

Route-based policy enforcement for HTTP and HTTPS traffic

Platform Support and Integrations

Broad Platform and Cloud Provider Support

Distributed Cloud Services can be delivered to apps running on any platform, network, or cluster in any public or private cloud. Connect and secure apps running in VMs, containers, bare metal, or serverless.

Service Discovery

Supports multiple service discovery techniques simultaneously. Consul, Kubernetes, and DNS work out of the box.

Automation, Alerting, and SIEM Integration

F5’s native Terraform provider, vesctl CLI tool, and public APIs deliver to the automation needs of app teams. Support for tools like Opsgenie or Slack for alerting, and Splunk or Datadog for SIEM, simplify life for DevOps and SecOps teams.



Secure multicloud networking adopts an app-focused approach to solving the challenges posed by operating in distributed environments. In this demo, we’ll walk through how organizations can leverage F5 Distributed Cloud Services to deploy, connect, and secure applications running in multiple environments.