BIG-IQ orchestrates the deployment of BIG-IP devices across traditional and cloud infrastructures. BIG-IQ’s cloud technology allows workloads to be scaled automatically between and within clouds. The product’s multi-tenant design utilizes role-based access control to allow tenants simple self-service application deployment, easy application health monitoring and dynamic provisioning in VMware, Amazon and OpenStack cloud environments. All BIG-IQ data and functions are accessible through a simple and innovative GUI or through a comprehensive set of RESTful APIs.
F5 is the first vendor to offer API-level integration with VMware NSX to unify L2–3 storage, server, and networking services with L4–7 application services.
BIG-IQ makes it possible to deploy and provision new applications in minutes instead of weeks. Utilizing F5’s iApp technology, BIG-IQ builds a catalog of available application delivery services, including customized or multi-tiered offerings, from which administrators and application managers can quickly select as needed.
Enterprises and managed service providers can offer self-service portals both for internal use and for customers. Cloud tenants can take advantage of fast and simple self-service application deployment, easy application health monitoring and integration with Amazon, VMware NSX /vCO and OpenStack cloud environments.
BIG-IQ can identify applications that require more capacity and dynamically “burst” applications into Amazon’s AWS cloud. With BIG-IQ you can scale your applications dynamically based on changing business needs. BIG-IQ even monitors application health both locally and in the cloud.
Private and public Cloud Connectors for VMware, OpenStack and Amazon
Integrate into management and orchestration system through BIG-IQ’s comprehensive set of RESTful APIs
Define and catalog F5 iApps® so that applications and the services they require can be deployed easily
Provide tenants with self-service portals where they can manage the applications you select for them
Track BIG-IP health and performance both locally and in the cloud
View all tenants, applications, cloud connections and devices through a single web portal