Speed minus the typical compromises—it’s yours with the right cloud architecture

Get the security, performance, and visibility your business demands without slowing down development (yes, it’s possible) with a secure cloud architecture.

THE CHALLENGE: CHOOSING SPEED WITHOUT GETTING BURNED

When you need to move fast, it’s not uncommon to make choices that help you in the short-term, but can threaten your ability to quickly deliver new customer features in the future.

For many organizations, that’s because responsibility for application development and deployment decisions—including those that impact security and compliance—have been shifting left, towards developers, and away from network and security professionals who have been seen as slowing innovation. While the speed-to-market benefits are real, the trade-offs are significant. Security threats, compliance challenges, and operational concerns remain.

You need the security, performance, and visibility your business requires without slowing down development. We call that a secure cloud architecture.

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WHAT’S A CLOUD ARCHITECT TO DO? BUILD STANDARDIZED APP SERVICES YOU CAN FEDERATE GLOBALLY

As a cloud architect, you need to build a long-term strategy that relies on predictable, reusable patterns. That way, you reduce tool sprawl while providing the stability and agility you need—securely.

A secure cloud architecture brings together the robustness, depth of security, and visibility of the modern data center with the agility and service-based model of the public cloud. How? It’s built on a foundation of advanced app services that enable the automatable security, performance, and visibility of the entire data path to the application.

Here’s why should you consider F5 services for your apps running in the cloud.

Built-in security

Security policies are defined and managed by experts and stored as artifacts in source code repositories so they can be used in CI/CD automation pipelines—rather than hard coded or manually configured as an afterthought.

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Performance

To get apps to market fast, it’s important to only code what’s necessary and take advantage of reusable infrastructure services, like authentication and web application firewalls (WAFs).

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Visibility

Better performing apps mean happier customers. Understand what’s happening across the entire data path and troubleshoot performance issues fast.

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LET DEVS BE DEVS: PROVIDE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THEY CAN CHOOSE SPEED

Handling security, performance, and availability without slowing down development continues to be a key constraint for DevOps practitioners. But developers shouldn’t be asked to be security and policy experts. They should be able to focus on building great applications with the confidence that baseline security and performance services are taken care of.

By using a secure cloud architecture for app delivery, you can have advanced application delivery services that are deployed in the same way as the rest of the application stack, managed via source control, and integrated into your CI/CD pipeline. The result is increased speed, throughput, and repeatability—and a decreased risk profile along with fewer defects.

Pipeline Integration

With F5’s tight integration into Red Hat Ansible and Hashicorp Terraform, you can easily inherit security and performance policies into your code pipelines.

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Multi-cloud Management

Building apps in multiple clouds is a reality. With F5, you finally get the consistency of a single way to manage security and performance, gaining the visibility needed to understand what’s happening in your apps across clouds.

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