F5 partners with Microsoft for Azure Application Delivery

F5 launched NGINX for Microsoft Azure, a native service offering developed in partnership with Microsoft to help A/NZ customers easily deliver modern applications on Azure.

NGINX for Azure will allow developers to move on-premises applications to Azure by bringing their existing NGINX configuration and using new services born in the cloud.

F5’s 2022 State of Application Strategy Report found that the pandemic has accelerated cloud migration, with 75% of organizations now using applications in public cloud environments.

F5 notes that as more companies adopt the cloud in their workflows, more than 25% are also hosting security and application delivery services in the cloud.

“NGINX powers the world’s busiest websites with a suite of advanced connectivity, traffic management and security solutions, all of which bring additional value to the Microsoft Azure ecosystem,” said Eric Braun, vice president F5 NGINX product management.

“The combination of Microsoft’s trusted cloud and NGINX’s trusted software offered as a service on Azure enables developers and DevOps teams to optimize the performance, reliability, and security of their distributed applications and services across global scale.”

Additionally, NGINX for Azure will allow organizations to use advanced traffic management features to deliver secure and reliable applications and services.

It will also reduce the learning curve and simplify cloud adoption with two built-in deep integrations: Azure Monitor for application insights and visibility and Azure Key Vault for SSL/TLS certificate management.

The offering also means A/NZ businesses will be able to operate consistently and securely using the same load-balancing offering across their on-premises application fleet and Azure, supporting a more digital experience. robust for their customers.

“Development teams are constantly pushing the envelope by innovating,” said Julia Liuson, president of Microsoft’s Developer Division.

“Being up and running on any project in minutes with a fully configured, secure, cloud-hosted environment enables teams to achieve their business goals faster.

“Our collaboration with F5 will enable application developers, IT operators and service operations teams to respond faster to their customers by providing natively integrated NGINX networking capabilities in Microsoft Azure so they can deliver their applications with improved performance, reliability and dependability. Security.”

The release of NGINX for Azure comes after F5 announced several security offerings in December 2021, with the goal of helping to protect digital experiences with comprehensive protection against account takeover.

The company says its goal is to link the operations of security and fraud teams that help customers block malicious automated and human activity, protect valuable user information, and stop fraud.

The new solutions extend F5’s Shape Security portfolio of SaaS and managed services to protect customers, applications and APIs from account takeover while delivering enhanced digital experiences at every touchpoint, the company says.