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Simplify Kubernetes Connectivity

Deliver your Kubernetes apps and microservices securely across on-premises, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments, improving customer experiences with reduced complexity, increased uptime, and detailed real-time visibility at scale.

F5 NGINX Solutions for Improved Kubernetes Connectivity

Scale, observe, govern, and secure your Kubernetes apps—on-premises, in the cloud, and at the edge. Enhance capabilities of cloud provider and pre-packaged Kubernetes offerings with a higher degree of security, availability, and observability at scale.

Simplify Operations

Reduce complexity, mitigate tool sprawl, and gain better insight into app health and performance for your containerized workloads.

Increase Uptime

Avoid app connectivity issues in dynamic environments, plus discover and resolve problems before they impact your customers.

Release Apps Faster

Streamline self-service capabilities across multi-tenant development teams without compromising security.

Simplify and Streamline App Connectivity Across Any Kubernetes Environment

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Reduce Complexity and Tool Sprawl

Power a variety of use cases, including API gateway and load balancer, with a unified and integrated enterprise-grade toolset. Integrate strong security controls across distributed environments without slowing down release velocity and performance. Deliver improved customer experiences with fast, dynamic reconfiguration and adaptive load balancing. Resolve app issues quickly with extensive, granular metrics and dashboards using real-time and historical data.

How F5 Helps

Mitigate Cybersecurity Threats

Secure Kubernetes apps from edge to cloud without adding complexity and overhead. Mitigate cybersecurity threats before they cause damage to your organization and customers through Zero Trust, continuous authentication and authorization (AuthN/AuthZ), access control, end-to-end encryption, Layer 7 OWASP and DoS protection, and actionable insights.

Achieve Better Visibility into App Health and Performance

Reduce outages and downtime and simplify troubleshooting by discovering problems before they impact your customers with more than 200 granular real-time and historical metrics and dashboards. Collect, monitor, and analyze your data through prebuilt integrations with your favorite ecosystem tools, including OpenTelemetry, Grafana, Prometheus, and Jaeger.

Centralize Point of Control for API Policies

Implement API gateways at the edge of a Kubernetes cluster with NGINX Kubernetes-native tools. Deliver routing, security, and monitoring policy enforcement for API calls across on-premises, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments, reducing complexity, streamlining operations, and accelerating app releases.

Ensure Availability of Business-Critical Apps at All Times

Increase uptime and improve performance, preventing connection timeouts and errors, with advanced Layer 7 (HTTP, gRPC) and Layer 4 (TCP, UDP) load balancing across Kubernetes pods with dynamic, non-disruptive adaptation to topology changes, session persistence, and active health checks. Avoid downtime with blue-green, canary, rate limiting, and circuit breaker connectivity management patterns.