F5 Distributed Cloud Platform

The F5 Distributed Cloud Platform unifies cloud, data center, and edge to connect, protect, and run apps anywhere.

Common Management and Services Across Different Environments


Operational simplicity

An integrated, automated, and consistent set of SaaS-based services in every environment reduces management effort and misconfigurations, and improves cross-team coordination and productivity.


Integrated multi-layer security

Advanced protection keeps threats from reaching applications, including DDoS, network and web app firewalls, and static and dynamic API security to protect services regardless of origin and documentation, leveraging cross-site orchestrated origin and destination identity.

Product Overview

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Virtual services with a real network

The Distributed Cloud Platform is a modern SaaS-based platform that delivers integrated networking and security services and unified cross-environment workload orchestration across distributed infrastructures.

Logically centralized multi-tenant console for global cross-functional control, observability, orchestration, and automation at scale.

Multi-TBps global transit backbone, heavily peered to public cloud and SaaS, with Regional Edge compute points of presence (PoPs) near major global metros.

Application execution stack, including distributed Kubernetes, identity management, zero-knowledge secret management, and continuous app validation.

Networking and security stack, with BGP router, VPN, cluster ingress/egress, ADC, TCP/HTTP proxy, WAF, API security, and ML-based anomaly detection.

Core Capabilities

Delivering distributed services for deploying, connecting, securing, and operating applications and data across the edge, multiple clouds, and our global network.

Multi-site K8s deployment and lifecycle management

Automated network and security controls per app

Visitors, health, performance, and security analytics

Integrated view of all networking and security at all sites

Cross-site app-to-app service discovery and zero trust interconnect

App and API discovery, mapping, access policies, and delivery

Automation for app deployment, health monitoring, and alerting for 100,000+ sites

Unified control of all functions and locations, with self-service and  oversight

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.




Secure your web applications and APIs deployed across a multi-cloud and on-prem infrastructure with a comprehensive, easy-to-use SaaS security solution.