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Cloud Computing’s (not so) Best Kept Secret

Cloud providers know the secret to a successful cloud computing implementation is integration between the infrastructure and virtualization Ever notice that cloud providers are v e r y reluctant to reveal on what foundation their cloud computing... Read more
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Google Enters The Load Balancing And VPN Market

Yes it's true, but it's not exactly what you would think... In mid-2007, Google acquired the "one phone number for all your phones" startup GrandCentral Communications.  The concept is that you register to get a single phon... Read more
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Building an elastic environment requires elastic infrastructure

One of the reasons behind some folks pushing for infrastructure as virtual appliances is the on-demand nature of a virtualized environment. When network and application delivery infrastructure hits capacity in terms of throughput - regardless of... Read more
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Introducing PoshTweet - The PowerShell Twitter Script Library

It's probably no surprise from those of you that follow my blog and tech tips here on DevCentral that I'm a fan of Windows PowerShell.  I've written a set of Cmdlets that allow you to manage and control your BIG-IP applicatio... Read more
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PowerShell ABC's - B is for begin

Welcome to this addition of the PowerShell ABC's where you'll find 26 posts detailing a component of the PowerShell scripting language, one letter at a time.  Today's letter is the letter "B".  For "B&quot... Read more
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Two TwitterBots Are Better Than One!

I've been working on this for a while but never got around to finishing it.  Lori's post from today reminded me of my "unfinished" work so I dug it up and brought it back to life. A while back, I wrote a Twitter Proxy fo... Read more
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New SAP Solution Forum Unlocks F5 Integration Help

If you're running SAP software in your company, there's a good chance you've made a significant investment in making employees more productive. However, I've seen too many companies spend a ton of money on software and then forget... Read more
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Google Takes Away Your Last Place Of Solitude - Gaming

Google takes aim at your last place of ad-free solitute - Gaming. Ads, you know what they are.  You are surrounded by them day in and day out.  Whether you are watching TV/movies, browsing a website, reading email, or reading your... Read more
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Protect Yourself From ClickJacking With FireFox And NoScript

Worried about losing your personal information?  Yep, me too!  The updated FireFox plugin NoScript aims to thwart the recently discovered ClickJacking class of browser based security exploits. Less than a month ago a new class of browse... Read more
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Try To Stop The Fire From The Latest Release of Mono 2.0!

Developers rejoice!  Today The Mono Project has released Mono 2.0 out into the wild which will enable you to build that dream application cross platform with the latest and greatest features in Microsoft's .NET runtime library. Sponsore... Read more
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Load balancing MS-Active Directory and Kerberos

You know what? You never know what you might find in the DevCentral Forums. Some pretty cool stuff happens in the Solutions Forums - a place to focus on doing interesting things with F5 gear from an application perspective (i.e. Microsoft app,... Read more
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Google Chrome doesn't want you to visit google.com securely!

I was playing around with Google Chrome the last few days and of course the first thing I did was login to my personal email account on Google Apps.  Everything seemed to work great so I went ahead and visited a few other sites.&#160... Read more
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Dear Data Center Guy

You walked past me again today without stopping. I remember when you used to stop and admire my glowing red ball every day. But that was back when I was brand new and you thought I was the center of your data center. I heard you talking to some... Read more
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Symphonic releases TrueView ADC Edition

I found out about this at our partner conference earlier this week and it looks like Symphonic's TrueView ADC Edition has made it's way out into the wild.   From the press sheet: Symphoniq, in conjunction with F5, has created a... Read more
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Scaling Ruby on Rails to 1 Billion Page Views a Month

A while ago I blogged about how F5 was making mongrels better with a Side of Mayo.  I referenced a blog post on Joyent's wonderful Joyeur blog on why Joyent uses F5's BIG-IP for their customers.  Well, those krazy kids at Joyent... Read more
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The Networking ABC's - R is for RTSP

Today's letter in the Networking ABC's is the letter "R".  I could have went with redundancy, RADIUS, rate class, router, or round robin, but I opted for a term that has to do with optimizing media transmission across th... Read more
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What's the difference between a CLI and API, really?

Here at Interop, I had an interesting conversation on the show floor about integration. We were talking about how another company can remotely invoke change against infrastructure "via the CLI". When I asked why, the reasoning was that... Read more
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iControl SDK v9.6.0 is here

It's been a while since the last version of the SDK has been released and it looks like it's that time again. So, whip out your zip program, and head on over to the iControl downloads page and be the first one on your block to get you... Read more
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F5 folks in the wild

In the last few weeks there have been a few interviews with F5 folks that I thought you might be interested in. In case you don't frequent the Redmond Channel Partner Online website, Columnist Lee Pender posted a write-up of a phone... Read more
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Will 2008 be the year for C++?

I was trolling through my feeds this morning and saw the post "Developers Will Find C Applications Playing Surprisingly Strategic Role in 2008 with Multi-Core and SOA" Oh Realy? Not if Microsoft, Sun, IBM, BEA, Apache, or any othe... Read more
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GlassFish and BIG-IP sitting in a tree...

For those who haven't heard of Sun's GlassFish project, instead of trying to describe it myself, I'll reprint the overview from their dev site.GlassFish is a free, open source application server which implements the newest... Read more
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