A faster, more secure road to the cloud.

More and more businesses are adopting cloud interconnection at colocation facilities—and with good reason. Get the flexibility and scale of public cloud while managing security, traffic, and policy programs in a physical environment. Pushing applications, content, and processing closer to the edge of the Internet creates measurable improvement in performance with lower costs.

Bring it together with the BIG-IP platform.

Cloud providers take infrastructure security very seriously. However, it’s up to you to ensure the security of the applications and data you put in the cloud. By running cloud gateway services through a BIG-IP platform in a cloud interconnection environment, you insert security controls at the most effective point: the digital edge, where traffic enters and exits your cloud application. You can also use purpose-built hardware for intensive tasks like rapid SSL encryption/decryption. In fact, you can recreate your security stack in a colocation facility or consolidate more of your security controls with BIG-IP solutions.

Freedom of choice.

With the BIG-IP platform, you can control access and apply common policy across cloud providers. Your application remains cloud-vendor agnostic, making it easier to implement a multi-cloud strategy or move your applications between cloud vendors as your needs change and technology advances.

Key benefits of the BIG-IP platform in a cloud interconnection environment.
  • Protect and control traffic to and from the public cloud.
  • Apply access and security policies to applications running in the public cloud.
  • Manage your solutions from a common interface across all your infrastructures.
Use cases: BIG-IP solutions in a cloud interconnection environment.
  • Single sign on (SSO) and cloud federation—Get simplified, secure access to applications, regardless of location.
  • Web application firewall (bi-directional)—Protect your applications (and the data behind them) from application layer attacks.
  • SSL termination and content inspection—Decrypt, inspect, and re-encrypt all SSL traffic to and from your cloud applications.
  • DDoS protection—Shield your mission-critical applications from volumetric attacks.

Running F5 in a cloud interconnection environment.

Combining the BIG-IP platform with colocation and interconnection services enables you to host physical and virtual appliances directly, delivering applications exactly where they need to be.
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