F5 Distributed Cloud Console

A SaaS-based operations and observability dashboard to manage global infrastructure, provide early warnings, and generate actionable insights.

A Globally Accessible Portal for Managing Distributed Apps and Infrastructure

Advanced security for modern applications

Advanced security for modern applications

Assure consistent security across environments with multi-layer security policies and controls to protect apps, APIs, critical keys, certificates, and passwords.

Improve team coordination and productivity

Improve team coordination and productivity

Multiple teams can operate across functions and across projects with a shared console, accelerating deployments and reducing finger-pointing with a comprehensive single source of truth.

Product Overview

Laptop displaying the Distributed Cloud Console portal

A consolidated network view to manage infrastructure, services, and apps

Distributed Cloud Console provides a SaaS-based operations and observability portal to manage infrastructure and apps across multi-cloud and edge, with a single pane of glass to monitor applications and services across distributed infrastructure. NetOps teams can manage entire global systems via the system namespace and enforce organization-wide network and security policies, while SecOps can define policies in shared or system namespaces and have them automatically enforced for every project or app in the environment. Support tickets can be directly opened within Distributed Cloud Console to enable collaboration by global support teams.

Manage and protect application workloads hosted in AWS, Azure, and GCP.

Manage and protect applications at data centers and edge sites.

Manage and protect application workloads at the points of presence (PoPs) on the F5 global network.

Core Capabilities

Distributed Cloud Console is the centralized console where all platform services are configured and monitored. It features a customizable dashboard that provides end-to-end app visibility and reporting of security services, network performance, and system health. 

A cloud-native integration with support for Terraform and other leading developer toolsets.

Get deep control and visibility into multi-layer security services that protect the network, apps, APIs, and critical secrets.

Dashboards provide real-time KPIs while AI/ML-based analytics of multiple metrics deliver proactive monitoring.

Platform Support and Integrations

Broad platform and cloud provider support

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

Service discovery and service mesh integrations

Supports multiple service discovery protocols simultaneously: Consul, Kubernetes, and DNS work out of the box. Istio or Linkerd service mesh can integrate with a Distributed Cloud Services ingress/egress gateway.

Automation, alerting, and SIEM integration

F5’s native Terraform provider, vesctl CLI tool, and public APIs address 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.



The Value of Distributed Cloud Services

Enable organizations to accelerate the adoption of fully integrated network, security, and application services to support distributed cloud environments.