F5 Distributed Cloud App Stack

Deploy, secure, and operate distributed applications with uniform production grade Managed Kubernetes no matter the location—from private and public cloud to edge locations.

Distributed Cloud App Stack

Virtual Kubernetes

Virtual Kubernetes

Achieve effortless life-cycle-management and scaling of applications across multiple k8s clusters (customer sites or F5 Distributed Cloud Regional Edge) with a single Kubernetes compatible API—unlocking the ease of multi-cluster management. Deploy, deliver and secure applications to all locations as one ”virtual” location.

F5 supports multi-cluster deployments and delivers on the promise of k8s: leveraging generic compute in a scalable API-driven design.

Product Overview

Volt stack diagram

Connect, secure, and manage apps in the cloud, at the edge, or in the F5 global network

Manage and protect application workloads hosted across clouds, including AWS, Azure, and GCP.

Manage and protect applications at your data center and edge sites.

Manage and protect application workloads from any locations of presence on the F5 global network.

Leverage existing managed container platform deployments and protect and connect them to the F5 global network.

Core Capabilities

Simplify lifecycle management of applications and infrastructure services across a fleet of distributed sites, along with intent-based policy and configuration.

Deploy a purpose-built control plane across F5’s globally distributed infrastructure that scales to a large number of application clusters.

Easily extend to available web and API protection services on the platform, which include Layer 7 security, API discovery, and DDoS and malicious bot mitigation.

Move performance-sensitive applications (or portions of apps) to edge sites or the network edge to improve latency and performance. Leverage AI/ML applications on the edge and GPU as a service in the network.

Specifically designed to simplify Day 0 - Day 100 Kubernetes operations with the easiest way to create, destroy, upgrade and maintain clusters.

Integrated Native Security to verify identity across distributed sites that drive policy and encrypt data (at rest and in transit), along with the innovative Blindfold capability that secures secrets and keys.

Platform Support and Integrations

Broad platform and cloud provider support

Distributed Cloud Services can be delivered to apps running on any platform on any public/private cloud. Connect and secure apps running in VMs, containers, bare metal or serverless.

Simplifying DevOps and SecOps

F5’s native Terraform provider, vesctl CLI tool, and public APIs deliver the automation needs of app teams. Support for alerting tools (i.e., Opsgenie and Slack) and SIEM tools (i.e., Splunk and Datadog) simplify life of DevOps and SecOps.

Certified baremetal

F5 Distributed Cloud Services can be delivered on certified baremetal partners, offering flexible deployment at the far reaches of your edge infrastructure.