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articleus June 15, 2009 by KJ (Ken) Salchow, Jr.
As many of you might know, I am a big fan of the iPhone. As a long time proponent of unified application access and delivery, dynamic infrastructure and the idea of context-based networking, the iPhone has given me a rich set of use cases for why we need to change the way we deploy our applications.  I am often referring to the iPhone’s dynamic roaming from Edge/3G to Wi-Fi as a prime example of the need for application delivery infrastructure to understand the full context of a users applicatio...
articleus June 03, 2009 by KJ (Ken) Salchow, Jr.
Recently, on the venerable Vegan Load-Balancing List of which I’ve been a member of over a decade now, the question about the viability of Global Server Load Balancing and DNS-based GSLB Solutions like F5’s own Global Traffic Manager (GTM) was questioned.  As has want to happen, for over the past half-decade, Pete Tenereillo’s infamous GSLB Page of SHAME was summoned as a reason why no one would want to spend money on a GSLB solution as it, supposedly, offers no value over simple networking tric...
articleus February 20, 2009 by KJ (Ken) Salchow, Jr.
In the last week or so, there have been a lot of ‘client’ announcements: from Asus’s new Eee PCs, Amazon’s new Kindle to this pronouncement that our cars are one step closer to being network nodes.  Interestingly, the Eee PC’s and Kindle both incorporate integrated 3G services in addition to or instead of simple WiFi.  Add to that the myriad of new mobile devices spurred by the iPhone (Android phones, new Blackberry phones, etc.) and it’s increasingly clear that what was once a unifying technolo...