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Does Cloud Solve or Increase the 'Four Pillars' Problem?

It has long been said – often by this author – that there are four pillars to application performance: Memory CPU Network Storage As soon as you resolve one in response to application response times, another becomes the bottleneck, even if you... Read more
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New Communications = Multiplexification

I wrote a good while back about the need to translate all the various storage protocols into one that could take root and simplify the lives of IT. None of the ones currently being hawked seem to be making huge inroads in the datacenter, all have... Read more
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Advanced Load Balancing For Developers. The Network Dev Tool

It has been a while since I wrote an installment of Load Balancing for Developers, and now I think it has been too long, but never fear, this is the grad-daddy of Load Balancing for Developers blogs, covering a useful bit of information about... Read more
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DevOps. It’s in the Culture, Not Tech.

#F5 DevOps – Managers need to make use of existing technology and adopt culture change. It is entertaining to read all that is currently being written about DevOps. Having been a developer, a development manager, an operations manager, and eve... Read more
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Even the best written code has a weakness.

Developers are a great lot of folks, people who spend their day trying to do the impossible with bits for a customer base that is, by and large, impossible to satisfy. When the bits all line up correctly, the last line of code has been checked in... Read more
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Applications. Islands No More.

There was a time when application developers worried only about the hardware they were developing the application for. Those days passed a good long while ago, and then AppDev’s big concern was the OS the application was being developed... Read more
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Security in the Cloud. Developers, About Face!

There is a theory in traditional military strategy that goes something along the lines of “take land, consolidate your gains, take more land…” von Moltke the Elder found this theory so profound that he suggested a defender could trade land fo... Read more
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Load Balancing For Developers: Security and TCP Optimizations

It has been a while since I wrote a Load Balancing for Developers installment, and since they’re pretty popular and there’s still a lot about Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) that are taken for granted in the Networking industry but... Read more
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Gotta Catch Em All. Multiple bottlenecks are a part of the IT lifestyle

My older children, like most kids in their age group, all played with or collected Pokemon cards. Just like I and all of my friends had GI Joes and discussed the strengths and weaknesses of Kung-fu grip versus hard hands, they and all of thei... Read more
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Does Your Infrastructure Have An Air-Filled Lego Man?

In a couple of unrelated bouts of cleaning – one to show The Toddler my Boy Scout sash, which required going through boxes in the basement until I found it, and the other attempting to dig a toy out from under the stove, which required pulling the... Read more
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Is That An ACK In Your Packet, Or Are You Just Glad To See Me?

Every once in a while, I like to step back a bit and write for those who haven’t been in the field for a zillion years. For starters, it helps refresh the pool of information out there for people trying to research something they haven’t don... Read more
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Advanced Load Balancing For Developers: Virtual Benefits

I’ve been pondering another installment in my Load Balancers For Developers series revolving around recent changes in the market that drive a trend toward availability of Virtual Load Balancers, giving developers an idea of what, when, where, and... Read more
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Load Balancing For Developers: Improving Application Performance With ADCs

If you’ve never heard of my Load Balancing For Developers series, it’s a good idea to start here. There are quite a few installments behind us, and I’m not going to look back in this post any more than I must to make it readable without going... Read more
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As NetWork Speeds Increase, Focus Shifts

Someone said something interesting to me the other day, and they’re right “at 10 Gig WAN connections with compression turned on, you’re not likely to fill the pipe, the key is to make certain you’re not the bottleneck.” (the other day is relative... Read more
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Load Balancers for Developers – ADCs Wan Optimization Functionality

It’s been a good long while since I wrote an installment of Load Balancing for Developers, but you all keep reading them, and they are still my most read blog posts on a monthly basis, so since I have an increased interest in WAN Optimization, and... Read more
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Advanced Load Balancers for Developers: ADCs - The Code

For me, as a developer, the big differentiator between a Load Balancer and an Application Delivery Controller (ADC) is the ability to use code to help manage how my application and the network interact. Some things you just can’t do from your... Read more
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Advanced Load Balancing for Developers – ADCs, What’s the Difference?

So a while back I covered Load Balancing for Developers, trying to help developers  who don’t yet have exposure to load balancing to understand the when/where/how of load balancing.  I took a bit of a break to do some BIG-IP/TMOS V.10... Read more
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Reason #5 That You Need File Virtualization

If you’re just joining this series, there is a complete list of the Reasons to date on my team member page.Are we at reason #5 already? Wow. Okay, this is another one that salesmen will tell you because it is truly compelling, but it is truly a... Read more
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Intro to Load Balancing for Developers – The Algorithms

If you’re new to this series, you can find the complete list of articles in the series on my personal page hereIf you are writing applications to sit behind a Load Balancer, it behooves you to at least have a clue what the algorithm your... Read more
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Intro to Load Balancing for Developers – The Gotchas

Well, now that we have discussed how you got here, and what options load balancing offers you, let’s hit upon what you’re up against when porting your application to run under a load balancer. Many resources online say that most applications can... Read more
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Intro Load Balancing for Developers – the Architect’s View

Okay, there are a zillion bits about load balancing including introductions and articles for developers, but I’m throwing this out in a blog format so we can be more chatty and less “instructional”. To that end, I’ll be a lot more laid back than... Read more
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