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Everyone has surely (don’t call me Shirley!) at least been exposed to THE CLOUD by now.  Whether it’s the—I’ll go with interesting—“to the cloud!” commercials or down in the nuts and bolts of hypervisors and programmatic interfaces for automation, the buzz has been around for a while. One of F5’s own, cloud computing expert and blogger extraordinaire (among many other talents) Lori MacVittie, weighs in consistently on the happenings and positi...
articlestoragenewstechtip February 15, 2012 by Michael Fabiano
Introduction This article highlights F5 ARX Tiering over the WAN via ARX tiering-policies and Big-IP (v11.1) WAN Optimization Manager (WOM). When an administrator wishes to utilize storage from another corporate location, they can create an ARX managed-volume that contains local storage as well as non-local storage and effectively tier data between data centers. To the end-user (remote/local), this tiering policy is completely transparent. The tiering policy is optimized via the WAN Optimizati...
Last week, I talked about Ruby and some of the awesome things that you can do with Ruby and iControl together. I also chatted a bit about why that's exciting to me, and gave the first of several examples of Ruby and iControl working together. This week I'll take a look at the next example in line, the Ruby Web Accelerator Policy Switcher. Why might you want a way to switch policies in an automated fashion you ask? Allow me to illuminate. Business these days moves at a pretty astonishing speed....