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Measuring Management and Orchestration

Early (very early, in fact) in the rise of SDN there were many discussions around scalability. Not of the data plane, but of the control (management) plane. Key to this discussion was the rate at which SDN-enabled network devices, via OpenFlow,... Read more
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Which SDN protocol is right for you?

SDN's biggest threat is all us people talking about it!! In a recent article titled something along the lines of "Which SDN protocol should I use?", I found myself totally confused... Not the same kind of confised as entering a... Read more
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NFV 확산일로, 성공 열쇠는 ‘운영화’

Please find the English language post from which this was adapted here   네트워크 기능 가상화(NFV)는 아직 속도는 느리지만 확실히 진행 중이다. 소수의 통신사업자들은 이미 상업적으로 NFV를 구축한 상태고, 대부분은 개념증명(PoC) 단계에 있다. 그 중 일부는 내부 네트워크 특정 부분의 제한된 범위에서의 NFV 인가를 진행 중이며 또 다른 일부는 확장된... Read more
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State of Application Delivery 2015: The answer was efficiency

When last we visited the State of Application Delivery 2015 we asked if SDN is the answer, what was the question? After taking live to the Internet for the last webinar in our series to discuss the insights we gleaned from our survey we determined... Read more
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Disposable Infrastructure for Disposable Apps

Conferences agendas. Event navigation. Specific tasks, like buying a house or getting a car loan. If you've installed an app for any of these things you've installed what's known as a "disposable mobile app" or DMA. Apps... Read more
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Microservices versus Microsegmentation

Let's just nip the conflation of these terms in the bud, shall we? "MIcro" is big these days. Both microservices and microsegmentation are having and will continue to have an impact on data center architecture, but not necessarily... Read more
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Software is Eating IT

Software is eating the world. Everywhere you look there's an app for that. And I'm talking everywhere - including places and activities that maybe there shouldn't be an app for. No, I won't detail which those are. The Internet is... Read more
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State of Application Delivery 2015: If SDN is the answer what was the question?

SDN is a still simmering trend. It's not boiling over like cloud did in its early years but rather it's slowly, steadily continuing to move forward as more organizations evaluate, pilot and implement pockets of SDN within their... Read more
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Getting better mileage on your journey to an SDDC with VMware and F5

It's a foregone conclusion that many organizations have hit the road in their transformational journey to achieve a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). While mileage may vary based on the degree to which an organization has committed to... Read more
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A Series of Unfortunate (Delivery) Events

79% of new products miss their launch date. That was the conclusion of a CGT/Sopheon Survey in which the impact of such market misses were also explored. What it didn't dig into was the reason why so many products and projects miss their... Read more
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Operationalizing the network on target with F5 and Chef

Operationalizing the network continues to be a driving force behind DevOps and SDN. The ability to solve real problems using programmability to automate and orchestrate infrastructure provisioning and configuration across the application release... Read more
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The Problem Isn't Change. It's Uncontrolled Change.

You deployed an app. Nothing has changed in three days, but it suddenly crashes. Why? Memory leak. You deployed an app. Nothing has changed in three weeks, but it suddenly stops working. Why? A database query came back empty and the web... Read more
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가상화의 딜레마

Adapted from Frank Yue's "The Virtualisation Dilemma". 최근 대세로 자리잡은 가상화에 있어 어떤 현실적인 문제들이 있는지 고려해보는 것은 매우 중요하다. 최근 네트워크 및 서비스 인프라의 가상화가 네트워크 아키텍처에 혁명을 가져올 것이라는 주장이나 논의가 매우 활발하다. IDC에 따르면 전세계 소프트웨어 정의 네트워크 시장은 2014년 9억6천만 달러에서 2018년에는... Read more
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Security as Code

One of the most difficult things to do today, given the automated environments in which we operate, is to identify a legitimate user. Part of the problem is that the definition of a legitimate users depends greatly on the application. Your public... Read more
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Poorly-Defined Networking is hindering SDN's evolution

There’s nothing software-defined about your network! Every time I see the term ‘software-defined network’ I cringe. A network isn’t software-defined. Sure, it can be operationalized – virtualized, made more intelligent, agile – but that’s the... Read more
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The evolution of F5's integration with Cisco ACI

On Tuesday the 27th of January we announced the introduction of F5's BIG-IQ management platform to our Cisco APIC integration - the original integration being direct between APIC and the F5 application delivery controller (ADC). On... Read more
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How you integrate network services matters

This post is cross-posted at https://blogs.cisco.com/datacenter/how-you-integrate-network-services-matters Polymorphism is a concept central to object-oriented programming. The notion of polymorphism is used to extend the capabilities of a basi... Read more
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MWC 2015 - SDN Demystified (feat Duncan)

With an industry full of TLAs (three letter acronyms) Richard Duncan, Sr. Manager Systems Engineering, gives a wonderful explanation of SDN using the universal TV remote example. In this fun interview, Richard demystifies SDN and explains how SDN... Read more
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2015: Revolusi Menuju Era Software Defined Everything

Please find the English language post from which this was adapted here. Konsep apapun berbasis software / software-defined; mulai dari Software Defined Networking (SDN), Software Defined Storage (SDS), dan bahkan meluas hingga Software Defined... Read more
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MWC 2015 – NFV for Service Providers (feat Yue)

Frank Yue, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, discusses Network Function Virtualization and how service providers are deploying it within their infrastructures. Frank talks about the relation to SDN, the functionality it provides SP’s, the NFV... Read more
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F5 Friday: The Value of a Full-Stack Partnership

There's a common movie and television trope (known as the Third Wheel) that revolves around a guy, his girlfriend and either his or her "bestie". You know it - it's the bestie hates girlfriend or boyfriend trope, and it's a... Read more
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Can network infrastructure be immutable infrastructure?

Immutable infrastructure, which I think is more appropriately called disposable infrastructure, has been enjoying a reinvigorated life with the success of Dockers and containerization over the past year. Too, DevOps has played a role in... Read more
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1024 Words: Programmability "in" the network

"Programmability in the network" is a wordy yet simpler way to describe the extension of network capabilities through the use of software-defined techniques. See what I mean? In any case, whatever you want to call it, there are two... Read more
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SDNの目的はどちらですか?「自動化されたネットワーク」と「ネットワークの自動化」

Please find the English language post, by Lori MacVittie, from which this was adapted here. この2つには違いがあります。そして、その違いはユーザがどのような技術を選択するかに大きな影響を与えることになるので重要です。SDNが、初めてメジャーな技術として登場した2012年のInteropで... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Now with more VMware than ever!

Whether you've bought into DevOps or NetOps or SDN or SDDC (or all of them) as a way to operationalize the data center, one thing is clear: organizations are desirous of ways to deliver applications  and their infrastructure faster wit... Read more
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