Application Services (often used instead of application management services or application services management) are a pool of services such as load balancing, application performance monitoring, application acceleration, autoscaling, micro‑segmentation, service proxy and service discovery needed to optimally deploy, run and improve applications.

Application Services Management

The process of configuring, monitoring, optimizing and orchestrating different app services is known as application services management.

Today, organizations with their own data centers or which use the public cloud, handle applications services management. In the early days of online adoption,  were companies which would deliver applications to end users for a fixed cost. This single tenant, hosted model was largely replaced by the advent of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model which was multi-tenant and on-demand.

 Application Services Important

As digital transformation reshapes the modern enterprise, applications are becoming an increasingly important source of differentiation. In today’s ever more competitive economy, organizations often need to manage hundreds and even thousands of applications with unprecedented speed, scale, and agility.

As innovation continues to increase, so, too, have concerns about security and delivering a consistent experience across environments. Application services help organizations boost performance, maintain availability, improve network and application security, and gain visibility into the behavior and health of their apps. By incorporating F5 application services into their systems today, enterprises can obtain the foundation they need to improve efficiency, increase their adaptability, and achieve a long-term competitive advantage.