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F5 Reinvents Application Delivery in the Cloud

#AWS #reinvent #linerate #cloud #SDAS  Cloud, in all its forms, remains a trend of top strategic importance to organizations across every size, shape and vertical. The importance of hybrid is based largely on the reality that organizations... 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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F5 Synthesis: To boldly go where no ADC has gone before

#SDAS #cloud #DDoS #infosec It's an application world. But it's also a hybrid cloud, very mobile world, too. Applications might be on-premise, in the cloud or delivered as a SaaS application. Users might be at home, on the road or in the... Read more
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Knock Knock. Who's there? Exactly.

#IoT #IDM #SDAS #infosec As the Internet of Things continues to expand (and it is expanding rapidly) the issue of access to applications is going to get a lot more messy. One of the benefits of cloud, so I'm told, is it is "easy... Read more
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Application services are everywhere

#SDAS #SDN Application services are closer to apps than they are the network and like apps, they're everywhere. SDN has begun to recognize that it can't just focus on lower order (L2-4) network services. The bulk of network services... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: All Active ADC Clustering

#SDAS #Cloud ADC clustering isn't enough because you deliver app services, not ADC instances The classic high availability (HA) deployment pattern is hard to break. It's been the keystone upon which data centers have been built since the... Read more
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SDN is important to IoT if it covers the entire network

#SDN #IoT #SDAS Jim Duffy over at Network World had an interesting post on IoT and the intersection of SDN, noting that some claim SDN is critical to the success of IoT while others are in the "it's an enabler" camp. Experts say... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Hybrid SSL Offload

Now your services can take advantage of hardware acceleration even when they're deployed on virtual machines Way back in the day, when SSL offloading was young and relatively new, there were a variety of hardware, software and even... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Your gateway to the future (of HTTP)

#SDAS #HTTP #webperf #SSL De facto standards can be as difficult to transition off of as official ones If you haven't heard about HTTP 2.0 it's time to start paying attention. It is anticipated that in November the latest version of the... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: The Service Provider Path to NFV Nirvana starts with Consolidation

#NFV #SDN Certainly, enterprises feel the pressure to transition their networks to next generation architectures like SDN to brace the coming storm that is an app economy. Service providers could provide valuable advice to them on how to do that,... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Hybrid to the Core

#SDAS #SDN #Cloud #SSL #HTTP2.0 F5 continues to pave the way for business to adopt disruptive technologies without, well, as much disruption. The term hybrid is somewhat misleading. In the original sense of the word, it means to bring together... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Open, Secure and Production-Ready SDDC

#SDDC #NSX #SDAS #cloud #VMware and F5 offer up a production-ready L2-7 SDDC Many of us may recall from our school days some fairly typical "word problems" in math class. Consider for a moment this familiar pattern: If it takes Bob 27... Read more
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F5 Device Package for Cisco APIC - leave no app behind!

We are in the age of the partnership. I don’t think any single vendor claims to be all to everyone’s requirements these days. Sure, sometimes vendors get a little caught up in their own worlds, instead of stepping back and looking at the bigge... Read more
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Operationalizing The Network now available with F5 and Cisco ACI

#ACI #SDN With the availability of the F5 device package for Cisco APIC, you can now rapidly provision the (entire) network from top to bottom.  A key concern of IT continues to center on provisioning of network services. Whether eliminating... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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DevOps and SDN: Reducing Variation in the Network

#devops #SDN #SDAS Whether it's DevOps or SDN, a key goal is the reduction of variation (complexity) in the network. Kirk Byers at SDN Central writes frequently on the topic of DevOps as it relates (and applies) to the network and recently... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Avoiding network taxes to improve app performance

#SDAS #webperf Consumers are increasingly performance-sensitive, which means every microsecond counts. In the five seconds it takes you to read this, 60% of your visitors just abandoned your site. Another 20% were gone before you even hit the... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: SDN Services

#SDN #SDAS There's a whole lot more to software-defined networking than OpenFlow... There's a lot of gnashing of teeth and gnawing at industry reports over the apparent reluctance of organizations to jump with both feet into the SDN... Read more
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1024 Words: It's an application world

#webperf #infosec #mobility #iam #sdas #IoT It's no longer enough to be application-aware... in an application world it's a requirement to be application-driven. Read more
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SDN's Eventually Consistent Network Problem

#SDN #OpenDaylight #SDAS Clustering controllers to address scalability concerns introduces a well-understood problem: consistency One of the benefits of SDN is centralized control. That is, there is a single repository containing the known... Read more
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Hourly Licensing Model – F5 delivers in AWS Marketplace

#cloud #SDAS #AWS And you can try it out for free...  June 30, 2014 (The Internet) Today F5 Networks, which delivers solutions for an application world, announced it had completed jumping through the hoops necessary to offer an hourly... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Platform is Strategy. Product is Tactics.

#SDAS Inarguably one of the drivers of software-defined architectures (cloud, SDDC, and SDN) as well as movements like DevOps is the complexity inherent in today's data center networks. For years now we've added applications and services,... Read more
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If apps incur technical debt then networks incur architectural debt

#devops #sdn #SDDC #cloud  72%. That's an estimate of how much of the IT budget is allocated to simply keeping the lights on (a euphemism for everything from actually keeping the lights on to cooling, heating, power, maintenance,... Read more
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The future of cloud is hybrid ... and seamless

#cloud #DDoS #SDAS #infosec It's probably no surprise that I have long advocated the position that hybrid cloud would eventually become "the standard" architecture with respect to, well, cloud computing. As the dev/ops crowd at Glue... Read more
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Taking the driver’s seat in the App-centric journey

The app economy has taken hold of the world at lightning pace. It is as much social and cultural as it is economic. At its core is how it affects and engages the wider technology landscape. Connectivity is no longer a mere mechanism ... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: You Can Have Your Cake (GUI) and Eat it Too (API)

#SDAS #Devops It's all about choice. Programmability is in F5's DNA. Since 2001 when we introduced iControl SOAP to the more recent additions such as iRules and iCall. Even looking at our most recent acquisitions you can see the common... Read more
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