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AWS re:Invent 2015 – Programmability in the Cloud (feat Applebaum)

Programmability and orchestration are critically important with cloud deployments and Alex Applebaum, Sr. Product Management Engineer, explains why and talks about ways organizations can use BIG-IP programmability in the cloud. Yet anothe... Read more
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Programmability in the Network: Risk-based Data Scrubbing

This post is brought to you by the letter “C” (for context). There’s a whole lot of talking and proposing and presenting going on around risk-based . Usually it’s around authentication and access. The basic premise is that based on a score,... Read more
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Programmability in the Network: Filtering Favicons

There’s really an unlimited number of ways in which programmability in the network (data path scripting) can solve problems, address risk, and simplify architectures. In the area of DevOps it can be used to facilitate continuous delivery (CD)... Read more
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Sharding for Scale: In the app or in the network?

Where you decide to shard for scalability impacts the complexity of the entire architecture. Sharding has become a popular means of achieving scalability in application architectures in which read/write data separation is not only possible, but... Read more
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The Five Requirements for Application Services in a Software-Defined Data Center

Data center models are changing. A variety of technical trends and business demands are forcing that change, most of them centered on the explosive growth of applications. That means, in turn, that the requirements for application delivery are... Read more
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Snippet #7: OWASP Useful HTTP Headers

If you develop and deploy web applications then security is on your mind.  When I want to understand a web security topic I go to OWASP.org, a community dedicated to enabling the world to create trustworthy web applications. One of my... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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Microservices and HTTP/2

It's all about that architecture. There's a lot of things we do to improve the performance of web and mobile applications.  We use caching. We use compression. We offload security (SSL and TLS) to a proxy with greater compute... 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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F5 Friday: App Proxy or ADC?

Choosing between BIG-IP and LineRate isn't as difficult as it seems.... Our recent announcement of the availability of LineRate Point raised the same question over and over: isn't this just a software-version of BIG-IP? How do I know when... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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F5 Friday: Master of Puppets

No, not the head-banging, gritty,heavy metal Metallica song (though that's certainly awesome too.. excuse me for a moment while I turn it up to 11) but the Puppet as in automation kind of master. The importance placed on APIs - which are key... 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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The Proxy is the App

How microservices change the role of the network in next-generation application architectures. Microservices, for the uninitiated, are essentially the decomposition of applications into multiple services. This decomposition is often based on... Read more
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5 Ways to Use Node.js in the Network

I once said on stage at Glue that the reason I loved node.js was, quite frankly, that it's a language and with a programming language you can do, well, anything. But like most things just because you can, doesn't always mean you should.... Read more
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F5 Friday: What are SDAS Anyway?

I talk a lot about SDAS (that's Software Defined Application Services) with respect to F5 Synthesis and, well, F5 in general. That's because what F5 Synthesis delivers the ability to easily provision and orchestrate SDAS across a variety... Read more
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Velocity 2014 – TMOS & LineRate: A Tale of Two Proxies (feat Giacomoni)

John Giacomoni, LineRate Founder and Sr Architect, joins us to give the lowdown on F5’s TMOS proxy and LineRate proxy. John does a great job explaining the nuances of each, how they function within architecture and the associated deployments... Read more
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APIs and Programmability: Jailbreaking your network

#devops #SDN The importance of APIs and programmable data paths to the future of networking.   OpenStack. OpenDaylight. SDN. Cloud. It's all about abstraction, about APIs and "software-defined" (which really means... Read more
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Habitually Successful Delivery

#devops We usually call it "continuous" but we really want is for deployment to be habitual and, more importantly, successful.  It's that time of the year, when resolutions promising grand changes in our lives are made - and... Read more
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Programmability in the Network: Traffic Replication

#nodejs #linerate #devops Why waste time generating fake data to test when you can use the real deal? There are a plethora of tactics used to test applications as they move to production. For example, as a developer I've created data and... Read more
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When Programmability Extends Beyond the Platform

#SDAS #SDDC A programmable platform should be more than just lipstick on a CLI The term programmability is, like every other term associated with hype-driven trends, used to describe a wide range of capabilities. In general, when applied to... Read more
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Stop Conflating Software-Defined with Software-Deployed

#SDN #SDDC Can we stop confusing these two, please? Kthanx. For some reason when you start applying "software" as a modifier to anything traditionally deployed as hardware folks start thinking that means that hardware is going away.... Read more
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Devops Needs Application Affinity

#devops #node.js Infrastructure must balance between applications and the network because otherwise werewolves would cease to exist. In science we're taught that gravity is the law. As it relates to us living here on earth (I can't speak...,#devops #node.js Infrastructure must balance between applications and the network because otherwise werewolves would cease to exist. In science we're taught that gravity is the law. As it relates to us living here on earth (I can't speak... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: What about SDN?

#SDN #SDAS How does Synthesis impact and interact with SDN architectures? With SDN top of mind (or at least top of news feeds) of late, it's natural to wonder how F5's architecture, Synthesis, relates to SDN. You may recall that SDN -or... Read more
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Co-opetition at F5? Or, right tools for the right job!

Configurability versus productivity A long time ago, in a dark room far, far away, I wrote code. While at the time I thought it as exciting as being tapped into The Matrix, I will admit that the only real semblance came from the fact that I used a... Read more
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LineRate: Some of UR Code Are Belong to the Network

#devops #NodeSummit #nodejs #F5 is putting the power of node.js in the network API versioning. API metering. URI rewriting. Cookie management. A/B testing. Canary deployments. API façades. Traditionally these tasks have been implemented... Read more
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