BIG-IQ Cloud injects application specific layer 4–7 intelligence into Cisco ACI and VMware NSX-based networks. BIG-IQ Cloud generates a catalog of iApps used by all of your BIG-IP devices and makes that catalog available in your orchestration solution.
iApps are programmable templates for configuring BIG-IP modules for each of your applications. BIG-IQ Cloud uses iApps to inject application specific settings into orchestration systems such as Cisco APIC and VMware NSX.
BIG-IQ Cloud makes it possible to deploy and provision new BIG-IPs in minutes instead of weeks. Using F5’s iApp technology, BIG-IQ builds a catalog of configurations for available application delivery services that can be used for automated deployment and provisioning.
Enterprises and managed service providers can offer self-service portals for both internal use and for customers. Cloud tenants can take advantage of fast and easy self-service application deployment, application health monitoring, and integration with Cisco ACI and VMware NSX-based networks.
Often the most challenging aspect of deploying new applications is setting up the many L4–7 services they require. iApp technology abstracts those custom settings for application delivery, acceleration, and security into templates that can be customized and shared. BIG-IQ Cloud manages iApp templates and makes them available from Cisco APIC and VMware NSX.
Connectors for Cisco and VMware (Amazon AWS support available for testing).
Integrate into management and orchestration system via BIG-IQ’s comprehensive set of RESTful APIs.
Define and catalog iApps so that applications and the services they require can be deployed easily.
Provide tenants with self-service portals to manage the applications selected 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.
Note: BIG-IQ Cloud is not available on the BIG-IQ 7000 appliance. Ask an F5 representative for assistance.