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Community: Force Multiplier for Network Programmability

#SDN Programmability on its own is not enough, a strong community is required to drive the future of network capabilities One of the lesser mentioned benefits of an OpenFlow SDN as articulated by ONF is the ability to "customize the... Read more
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HTML5 WebSockets Illustrates Need for Programmability in the Network

#HTML5 #SDN The increasing use of HTML5 WebSockets illustrates one of the lesser mentioned value propositions of SDN – and ADN: extensibility. It's likely that IT network and security staff would agree that HTML5 WebSockets has the... Read more
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The Game of Musical (ADC) Chairs

Now things are starting to get interesting… Nearly everyone has played musical chairs – as a child if not as an adult with a child. When that music stops there's a desperate scrambling to pair up with a chair lest you end up sitting on the... Read more
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SDN is Network Control. ADN is Application Control.

#SDN is disruptive but it's not destructive, especially not at layer 4-7 In the wake of VMware's acquisition of SDN notable Nicira there was a whole lot of behind-the-scenes scrambling to understand the impact to the entire networking... Read more
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F5 Friday: Programmability and Infrastructure as Code

#SDN #ADN #cloud #devops What does that mean, anyway? SDN and devops share some common themes. Both focus heavily on the notion of programmability in network devices as a means to achieve specific goals. For SDN it’s flexibility and rapid... Read more
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F5 Friday: ADN = SDN at Layer 4-7

The benefits of #SDN have long been realized from #ADN architectures   There are, according to ONF, three core characteristics of SDN: “In the SDN architecture, the control and data planes are decoupled, network intelligence and state... Read more
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Once Again, it Really IS About the Applications.

(Booming voiceover voice); Are you running the same tired old network tools? Does your network staff have to administer security and load balancing for each and every application? Do you find application analysts and owners show a growin... Read more
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Unlocking the Hidden Value of Your Network

Looks like we just published an interesting new Webinar, Unlocking the Hidden Value of Your Network, which features Gartner Research Vice President Joe Skorupa. Skorupa explains:  “We’ve entered the era where the network is in fact the... Read more
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There was a nice little acronym we used around F5 a few years back (probably more than a few...). However, I was reminded of it today (thanks Annie and Joe!) while walking through the halls. It's simple. And, it's powerful. And, it... Read more
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You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. Integration isn't a four letter word, but for many hapless IT folks stuck with the chore of integrating applications, it probably should be. SOA promised to... Read more
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Imagine No More

It's been a month of imagining a lot of changes in the way we think about application delivery networks. Imagining unmatched performance, manageability of a system that's both green as in cash as well as in grass, and intelligence... Read more
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