F5 Distributed Cloud Console

A globally accessible portal for managing distributed apps and infrastructure

A SaaS-based operations and observability dashboard that monitors global infrastructure, provides early warnings, and generates actionable insights.


Distributed Cloud Console is the centralized console where all platform services are configured and monitored. It features a customizable dashboard that provides end-to-end app visibility and reporting of security services, network performance, and system health. 

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For administrators who manage complex multi-cloud and edge environments, getting a unified, bird’s-eye view of security, infrastructure, and operations across multiple clusters is increasingly complex and challenging.

Limited app and network visibility

Monitoring system health and lifecycle policy is difficult to manage when multiple toolsets are deployed.

App and infrastructure security

Protecting apps, APIs, networks, and keys is impossible without visibility into multi-layer security.

Downtime and outages

End-to-end monitoring and reporting are necessary for proactive alerts and anomaly detection.

Disparate toolsets and silos

Each team uses different toolsets, making it difficult to gain a consolidated view of app health and security.

Why Distributed Cloud Console?

Increased visibility

Gain visibility into application health and security across multi-cloud and edge locations.

Enhanced security and control

Deploy multi-layer security policies and controls to protect apps, APIs, critical keys, certificates, and passwords.

Ensure uptime

End-to-end monitoring of networks and apps across all environments to deliver early warnings and measure for compliance and KPIs.

Improve team and project management

Multiple teams can operate from a single dashboard, reducing the need for disparate data sets.

Platform Overview

A consolidated network view to manage infrastructure, services, and apps

Distributed Cloud Console provides a SaaS-based operations and observability portal to manage infrastructure and apps across multi-cloud and edge, with a single pane of glass to monitor applications and services across distributed infrastructure.

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API integrations

A cloud-native integration with support for Terraform and other leading developer toolsets.

More complete security control

Get deep control and visibility into multi-layer security services that protect the network, apps, APIs, and critical secrets.

Get alerts and early warnings

Dashboards provide real-time KPIs while AI/ML-based analytics of multiple metrics deliver proactive monitoring.

Distributed Cloud Console Use Cases

Manage all operations and configurations for Distributed Cloud Services from a single console.

Enable NetOps Efficiency

NetOps teams can manage entire global systems via the system namespace and enforce organization-wide network and security policies.

Increase SecOps Reach

SecOps can define policies in shared or system namespaces and have them automatically enforced for every project or app in the environment.

Support Help Desk Effectiveness

Support tickets can be directly opened within Distributed Cloud Console to enable collaboration by global support teams.

Broad Platform and Cloud Provider Support

Distributed Cloud Services can be delivered to apps running on any platform on any public/private cloud. Connect and secure apps running in VMs, containers, bare metal, or serverless.

Service Discovery and Service Mesh Integrations

Supports multiple service discovery protocols simultaneously: Consul, Kubernetes, and DNS work out of the box. Istio or Linkerd service mesh can integrate with a Distributed Cloud Services ingress/egress gateway.

Automation, Alerting, and SIEM Integration

F5’s native Terraform provider, vesctl CLI tool, and public APIs address the automation needs of app teams. Support for tools like Opsgenie or Slack for alerting and Splunk or Datadog for SIEM simplify life for DevOps and SecOps teams.

Ways to Deploy

Distributed Cloud Services deliver application management, networking, and security services closer to workloads and can be deployed in public/private clouds, on-prem data centers, and edge sites with centralized management via a SaaS-based console.

Manage and protect application workloads hosted in AWS, Azure, and GCP.

Manage and protect application workloads from any of the points of presence (PoPs) on the F5 global network.

Manage and protect applications at the data center and edge sites.


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