Source: F5 Networks
F5 Software Defined Application Services (SDAS) is the next-generation model for delivering application services. SDAS takes advantage of F5 innovations in scalability models, programmability, and an intrinsic decoupling of data and control planes to create a unique application service fabric capable of extending the benefits of F5 application delivery services to all applications, irrespective of location. SDAS is the first fabric-based application delivery and control system. It enables service injection, consumption, automation, and orchestration across a unified operating framework of pooled resources.