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What are Software Defined Application Services

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Application services are those network services that reside at layers 4-7 of the network. They include availability, performance, security, mobility and identity and access control. But just what are "software-defined" application services?

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What are Software Defined Application Services

  1. 1. Software-Defined Application Services F5 Networks Oct 2014
  2. 2. What are application services? © F5 Networks, Inc. 2
  3. 3. Application Services • Reside in the data path between an end user device and the application • Are fluent in a wide range of application and network protocols (L4-7) • Execute actions on application data and protocol based on their specific focus © F5 Networks, Inc. 3
  4. 4. Common Application Services LB GSLB DNS DDOS WAF IPS/IDS Anti-Virus Anti-Fraud SPAM DNSSEC NW FW SSL VPN ID Federation App Access SWG SSO App Acceleration Compression SSL/TLS Offload Caching TCP Opt WAN Opt Endpoint Security VDI STATEFUL LAYER 4-7 NETWORK STATELESS LAYER 2-3 NETWORK © F5 Networks, Inc. 4
  5. 5. Application Services Are Everywhere 84% 82% 92% 94% 97% 25% 20% 19% 28% 35% SOURCE: F5 State of App Delivery 2014 Deployed Now Will Deploy in 12 months © F5 Networks, Inc. 5
  6. 6. What are Software Defined Application Services? © F5 Networks, Inc 6
  7. 7. Software-Defined Means Programmable Data Plane Control Plane Open APIs, app templates and control plane scripting enables automation and orchestration of provisioning and dynamic configuration Data path programmability enables custom application data and traffic handling logic iRules Node.js iApp iCall iControl © F5 Networks, Inc. 7
  8. 8. Software Defined Application Services PROGRAMMABILITY • Application services that can execute custom application and business logic using a scripting language like TCL or node.js • Application services that can be provisioned and managed via an open API • Application services that can be modified programmatically at any time © F5 Networks, Inc. 8
  9. 9. F5 Software-Defined Application Services F5 Synthesis Software Defined Application Services iApp iRules iCall Node.js iControl High Performance Services Fabric SILVERLIN E © F5 Networks, Inc. 9
  10. 10. SDN solution space Architect Control Plane Data Plane Interoperability BIG-IQ VXLAN NVGRE … Interoperability © F5 Networks, Inc. 10
  11. 11. How do they fit into F5 Synthesis? © F5 Networks, Inc 11
  12. 12. F5 Synthesis Delivers SDAS PROGRAMMABILITY HIGH PERFORMANCE SERVICE FABRIC SILVERLINE INTELLIGENT SERVICES ORCHESTRATION SIMPLIFIED BUSINESS MODELS F5 Synthesis © F5 Networks, Inc. 12
  13. 13. Data Center / On-Prem HOW IT WORKS • IT delivers Software Defined Application Services through F5 Synthesis • On-premise Software Defined Application Services can be managed • Through F5 Synthesis’ Intelligent Orchestration offering, BIG-IQ • Through integrated systems such as Cisco ACI, VMware NSX and OpenStack • Directly via F5 APIs and programmable templates, iApp • Via operational frameworks like Puppet, Chef and Juju Cloud HOW IT WORKS • Software Defined Application Services are delivered through cloud marketplaces like Amazon Web Services and the VMware vCloud Air. • SDAS in the cloud can be managed • Through F5 Synthesis’ Intelligent Orchestration offering, BIG-IQ • Directly via F5 APIs and programmable templates, iApp • Via operational frameworks like Puppet, Chef and Juju • SDAS are delivered as integrated cloud services, such as Rackspace RackConnect • Cloud integrated SDAS are managed • Through a provider defined set of APIs • Through a provider supplied portal or user interface Integrated Systems HOW IT WORKS • IT delivers Software Defined Application Services through F5 Synthesis as part of an Integrated System Platform such as • Microsoft Cloud Platform System • VCE • Software Defined Application Services can then be delivered As a Service or In the Cloud or On Premise. As-a-Service HOW IT WORKS • Some F5 Software Defined Application Services are delivered on a subscription basis from the cloud, as a service • DDoS Mitigation as a Service (Defense.Net) • Web anti-fraud as a service through F5 WebSafe and MobileSafe • F5 SDAS as a Service can be managed • Through a service portal from the cloud • Directly via the service GUI © F5 Networks, Inc. 13
  14. 14. Application Hybrid Application Services User On-premises Off-premises © F5 Networks, Inc. 14

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