F5 Cloud Services Preview Now Available on AWS

Published November 28, 2018

We meet with customers constantly to gauge their application services needs that are fueled by the accelerating trend to cloud based application development and deployment. They’re looking for a way to accelerate the evolution of their application capital – the currency of today’s digital economy. At F5, we’re responding to that and changing how we deliver application services. 

The first step in redefining our position is to innovate in our service delivery platforms. We’re now enabling the delivery of a broad range of application services through cloud-native, automated, self-service solutions. The Cloud Services roadmap is being driven entirely by customer-centric use cases, and our underlying delivery platform is based on the AWS SaaS Factory.

Today at AWS re:Invent 2018, we are announcing jointly with AWS the launch of our Early Access Preview Program for the first of our cloud-based application services. Interested users can have instant trial access to:

DNS Service

The F5 DNS Service is a globally distributed, authoritative DNS service, with built-in DNS-targeted DDoS protection. Initially, we will be offering secondary authoritative DNS capability, followed shortly by enabling full primary DNS in the coming weeks.

Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) Service 

The F5 Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) service provides intelligent load balancing for cloud- and hybrid-based application deployments based on real-time availability & performance.

All F5 Cloud Services can be provisioned and configured in minutes through an intuitive user interface, or fully automated via comprehensive declarative APIs.

Today, I would like to invite you to participate in the preview of these new services at no cost to you. Your perspective as an Application Developer or DevOps Engineer is critical to us as we rapidly innovate and expand our DNS and GSLB application services capabilities to address all your use cases. You will also be the first to hear about new application & security services as they become available for preview in the coming months.

It doesn’t need to be said, but public cloud growth is only going to continue to accelerate. Forbes estimates that over 40% of workloads will reside in the public cloud by 2020. At F5, we’re committed to delivering globally distributed, cloud optimized services with a simple, elegant UX that has intuitive configurations and enhanced analytics and insights. Check out to register for early access. 

We look forward to hearing your feedback!