The Distributed Cloud Application Delivery Network (ADN) offers a new way to deliver modern apps with unparalleled performance and global scale—without servers, complex infrastructure software, or DevOps time.
Why an Application Delivery Network Matters
Dramatically faster applications
Offloading cloud workloads to our global network of edge points of presence (PoPs) can help you achieve more than 80% reduction in app latency and a more powerful user experience.
Maximum reliability and security
Automate app deployment across our global network to leverage built-in app security, intelligent traffic routing, and maximum uptime and resiliency.
Zero infrastructure operations
Deploying directly to our global network allows you to focus on your apps, while we manage the K8s control plane, worker nodes, security, DNS, and load balancing.
Very intuitive workflow
Automate deployment with a GitOps tool or use our intuitive portal to create a workload and configure DNS + load balancer to deploy apps globally within minutes.
Distributed Cloud ADN vs. Traditional Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)
|Distributed Cloud |
|Full-featured, K8s-based app platform||✅|
|Works without an origin server||✅|
|Automated deployments and rollbacks||✅|
|GitOps and CI/CD tooling||✅|
|Cache management||Required||Not required|
|Observability||Network||Network + apps|
Explore Distributed Cloud ADN Use Cases
Secure Global App Delivery
ADNs provide a modern platform that secures and automates application delivery capabilities to any cloud and edge site.
The Distributed Cloud ADN runs your workloads closer to end users for improved performance and compliance. Each F5 PoP includes Distributed Cloud Mesh and Distributed Cloud App Stack to provide a full-featured app platform that seamlessly integrates with existing CI/CD tools. Distributed Cloud App Stack is responsible for operations and security of app clusters, while Distributed Cloud Mesh routes traffic and protects against L4-L7+ attacks. Upgrade apps globally without maintenance windows or cache invalidations to support richer user experiences than a traditional CDN.
Create Workload Deployments
Deployments made simple with human-readable programming
Simply create a deployment YAML map or list and target to our virtual K8s API server that is globally distributed across our global network.
Delegate DNS Domain
Simplify DNS complexity with automation
Delegate a domain or subdomain to automate the creation of public DNS entries and provisioning of TLS certificates.
Take Control of App Security
Improve app responsiveness and defense
Configure the Internet-facing service of your application and enable web application firewall or advanced API security features to control access.
Access Your Global Apps
Easy workload control
Send requests to the specified service and let our network route the requests to your workload running in our global network.