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F5 launches SaaS services for cloud-first customers

F5 Networks is increasing its cloud portfolio with new, enterprisegrade, high availability, self-service and fully managed SaaS services designed to help cloud-first organisations and developers secure their applications.

Easily provisioned and configured within minutes on AWS, F5 Cloud Services are designed to support modern deployment scenarios, such as cloud-native applications, microservices and container-based environments.

They are consumed as a utility through a pay-as-you-go model in the AWS Marketplace, offering predictable pricing, flexibility, the ability to auto-scale to meet application workload demands and real-time visibility and analytics on usage, consumption, performance and billing through detailed reporting and visualisation tools.

Venu Aravamudan, SVP and General Manager of F5 Cloud Services, said: “Customers are increasingly looking for easy-to-consume, advanced SaaS-based application services for security and application delivery. F5’s advanced application delivery and security capabilities will now be delivered as modern, DevOps-centric SaaS solutions aligned with AWS best practices.”

By introducing F5 Cloud Services to the market in a continuous fashion, F5 is prioritising a repeatable framework that delivers new SaaS offerings as quickly and seamlessly as possible, providing customers with a standard set of services to ensure that applications are protected at each stage of development and into the production pipeline.

Its first solutions on the AWS Marketplace include secondary DNS Cloud Services; a global server load balancing offer in preview; and new security capabilities, including web application security protections designed to defend against existing and emerging application threats.

Commenting on F5’s new offering, Joshua Becigneul, ADC Engineer at Secure-24, said: “As an early adopter of cloud-based DNS services, we’re already seeing the benefits of deploying secondary authoritative DNS solutions in the cloud. It simplifies DNS management, allowing us to move faster without sacrificing performance or security. We had secondary DNS up and running with F5 Cloud Services in just a few clicks and are looking forward to its predictable pay-as-you-go pricing.”

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