86% of service providers consider the integration of an edge computing solution as extremely challenging.1 F5 minimizes this complexity.
5G edge computing is a catalyst for transformative opportunities across a wide range of industries. This force is reshaping telco cloud computing to enable centrally managed deployments of edge and multi-cloud environments from multiple vendors to unleash the potential of 5G.
The F5 Distributed Cloud Services Software as a Service (SaaS) solution provides a horizontal platform to overcome the complexities of 5G network deployment and operating applications and services across multiple clouds from the core to the far-edge and into the enterprise edge. Service providers gain a faster time-to-service to start monetizing their investments while delivering on the promise of 5G.
The SaaS solution, F5 Distributed Cloud Mesh, provides networking and security services. The Distributed Cloud Mesh Kubernetes gateway enables Kubernetes clusters to span across multiple different clouds, and over a wide area network. Distributed Cloud Mesh consolidates the complex security, API gateway, load balancing and routing features provided by appliance-based functions to enable a seamless multi-cloud integration. The service also provides a consolidated toolset, moving away from a siloed, legacy toolset environment. By leveraging Distributed Cloud Mesh consolidated services, operations teams can deliver up to a 12x improvement in time-to-service.
Our SaaS offering helps deploy, secure, and operate a fleet of applications across a distributed multi-cloud infrastructure and all edge locations. With unparalleled scaling and centralized orchestration, observability, and operations, F5 Distributed Cloud Services reduce the complexity of managing a fleet of distributed clusters. A logically centralized cloud removes the overhead of many individually managed Kubernetes clusters and automates application deployment, scaling, security, and operations as a “unified cloud.” Gain insight and control of your entire network all the way to the enterprise edge.
F5 Distributed Cloud Services deliver a common cloud platform that simplifies deployment, operation, security, and connectivity of distributed Kubernetes clusters across your entire network. This unique solution provides a single pane of glass to gain insight and visibility from the 5G core data centers to the far edge to support both telco workloads, such as 5G core and radio access network (RAN), as well enterprise IT workloads. Distributed Cloud Services help you manage a multi-vendor, multi-tenant distributed cloud with efficiency and speed to meet the real-time network requirements while reducing your OpEx.
Automates the deployment, security and operations of distributed apps and infrastructure.
Securely connect cloud platforms to provide app-to-app networking with a distributed load balancer and API gateway.
Observability portal to manage infrastructure and apps across multi-cloud and edge.
F5 Distributed Cloud Console is a SaaS-based operations and observability portal that manages infrastructure and apps across multi-cloud and edge, delivering early warnings that generate actionable business insights. Distributed Cloud Console offers single pane of glass monitoring with its consolidated control plane and distributed data plane capable of offering complete lifecycle management. This reduces complexity of managing and operating multiple services across a multi and hybrid cloud environment. Distributed Cloud Console provides the capability to operate applications across a distributed and heterogeneous infrastructure such as public and private clouds, network and edge clouds.