Everybody changes, and sometimes relationships have to come to an end. But you can’t let it get you down. You just have to move on. And besides, the next one will be even better! (And hopefully it’ll last forever this time.) We’re talking, of course, about your relationship with your cloud provider’s native application services for security and performance. Services which are, admittedly, perfectly fine—until they're not.
So, what are the signs that you’ve outgrown those cloud-native security and performance services?
Before we go there, it’s worth remembering what attracted you to native cloud services to start with. Probably, it was because those services were easy to implement and are actually pretty reliable.
So when should you consider more robust application services? Here are three essential scenarios when you might need to go beyond the basics that are offered by your cloud provider:
F5’s recent State of Application Services Report shows that most orgs make cloud decisions based on what environment is best for each app. This app-first methodology is a driver behind the fact that 90% of survey respondents deploy across multiple clouds.
So is it time to break up with your native cloud services for your apps? If so, here’s what to look for:
Find out how F5 can help you get the robust application services you need that are as easy and agile as public cloud services, so you can deploy faster, more securely, and with less internal friction. F5 is the industry leader in application services, with more than 20 years of experience protecting and enhancing enterprise apps. We provide the broadest set of performance and security services with the depth needed for enterprise-level applications, even across multi-cloud environments.