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Microservices – application fragments need application services

Microservices are a cool way to build applications – cool in terms of the attention they get in blogs, marketing materials and conference speaking slots, but also cool in terms of genuinely offering a way to build applications that are more agile... Read more
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Proud to win, Humbled to serve – F5 wins APAC Awards

In recent weeks, the award bells have been ringing for F5 in Asia Pacific. We’ve bagged not one, but four awards, showing a clear testament to our continued market and technological leadership. F5 has always been committed to delivering a holistic... Read more
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F5 Agility 2015 EMEA – ACI with F5 & Cisco

Ravi Balakrishnan, Cisco Sr. Marketing Manager, discusses the Application Centric Infrastructure and how F5 & Cisco, former fierce competitors, have come together in a joint integrated solution to solve many customer challenges. Cisco’s SND... Read more
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Protecting against mobile and web security threats

Estimates indicate that 37.3 million Internet users worldwide experienced phishing attacks from May 1, 2012 to April 30, 2013 and 1 million U.S. computers were infected with banking malware in 2013.   Security threats to organisations... Read more
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Success in an app-defined world

We live in an app-defined world. Businesses run on applications and it is critical that applications are accessible on any device, everywhere in the world. At F5, we recognise the importance of this. This is why we are delighted that F5 has been... Read more
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Verify, but Never Trust?

Much is being written lately about so-called "Zero Trust Model" security, which prompts me to ask, "Since when did we security folk trust anyone?"  On the NIST site, you'll find a thorough report NIST commissioned from... Read more
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Benutzer- und App-zentrierte Sicherheit

Wer beim Thema Sicherheit an ein statisches Unternehmensnetzwerk denkt, auf das bekannte und durch die interne IT gesteuerte Geräte zugreifen, wird nicht alle Facetten heutiger mobiler Kommunikation erfasst haben. Heutzutage müssen wir... Read more
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Square Pegs and Round Holes (Network and Applications)

#DataCenterWorld #SDN #NFV One size does not fit all. Shannon Poulin, VP Data Center and Connected Systems Group and General Manager, Data Center Marketing Group for Intel gave the keynote address at Data Center World Fall on transforming the... Read more
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User and App centric security

There is no longer any point in thinking of security in terms of a static corporate perimeter accessed by known, controlled devices. Now, we must be user and app centric in our thinking. The shifting corporate perimeter has come about for a... Read more
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Programmability in the Network: Your Errors, Do not Show Them to Me

#devops Errors happen, but your users should never see them. Ever. Every once in a while things happen, like errors. They are as inevitable as winter in Wisconsin, rain in Seattle, and that today someone will post a picture of a cat that shows... Read more
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The Three Faces of Programmability in Software-Defined Infrastructure

#SDN #devops #API Your toaster is configurable, not programmable. Programmability is becoming as hyped as the technology trends with which it is associated: SDN, Devops, and even cloud. It's used to (incorrectly) describe everything fro... Read more
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Newton's First Law of Devops

#devops Deployment patterns enabling continuous delivery help align operations with development - and keep user frustration to a minimum One of the most difficult transitions for operations to make is the need to support releases more frequently.... Read more
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Programmability in the Network: Canary Deployments

#devops The canary deployment pattern is another means of enabling continuous delivery. Deployment patterns (or as I like to call them of late, devops patterns) are good examples of how devops can put into place systems and tools that enabl... Read more
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DevOps: Where's Your Back Button?

#devops There is no back button on deployment. But there can be. It was nearly 10pm on a Saturday night. A handful of architects and developers sat around a cube, munching on cold pizza and chatting while waiting for the phone call that would... Read more
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Programmability in the Network: Versioning Patterns

#devops API and application versioning becomes a requirement when dev is agile. Agile development methodologies advocate a rapid release cycle. Facebook, for example, noted last year that it pushes code live twice a day. Organizations may neve... Read more
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Inside Look - PCoIP Proxy for VMware Horizon View

I sit down with F5 Solution Architect Paul Pindell to get an inside look at BIG-IP's native support for VMware's PCoIP protocol.  He reviews the architecture, business value and gives a great demo on how to configure BIG-IP. BIG-IP... Read more
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Enterprise PaaS is about Operations

#PaaS #devops The notion that PaaS exists solely "in the cloud" as a discrete environment of developer services is hampering the maturation of enterprise PaaS The three most common answers to "give me an example of PaaS" are... Read more
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Programmability in the Network: Blue-Green Deployment Pattern

#gluecon #devops Intelligent handling of requests whether for testing or migration or upgrades requires programmability in the network. Cory von Wallenstein, CTO of Dyn Inc, gave a great presentation at Glue 2013 on upgrading infrastructure. I... Read more
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Configure. Test. Deploy. Rinse. Repeat.

#devops At the heart of automation is a simple Aristotelian premise: we are what we repeatedly do. Don and I have four children, all of whom have had the fortune to take piano lessons (I'm not sure if the youngest would agree he's... Read more
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What Applications Want

#SDN #API #devops What is it that applications want, and more importantly, what of those desires can the network fulfill? That's one of the questions SDN has to answer in order to make SDN relevant in the big picture that is th... Read more
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F5 Friday on Tuesday: Federating Application Network Services with BIG-IQ

We were serious about getting serious about managing hybrid #cloud and federating application network services Last month I brought up the need to manage application network services - load balancing, acceleration, optimization, applicatio... Read more
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The Polyglot PaaS Platform

#PaaS @rishidot What does that mean? It means operationalizing the platform. Krishnan Subramanian recently posted slides he created for Cloud Connect India on the topic of PaaS. Krish covers drivers and where PaaS is headed and includes in hi... Read more
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Knapsacks, Shopping Carts and Application Workloads

#geek Don't laugh or next week we'll talk fractals and tessellations and nature and tie that back to ERP. Somehow. Don't tempt me. I'm not kidding. The other day I was shopping (on-line of course, because you know, Internets) as ... Read more
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Next Generation Application Architecture

And what it means to #devops One of the realities of application development is that there are a lot of factors that go into its underlying architecture. I came of age during the Epoch of Client-Server Architecture (also known as the 1990s an... Read more
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Virtual Apostasy

#SDN #NFV #devops When all you have is a hypervisor, everything looks like it should be virtualized. Yes, I'm about to say something that's on the order of heresy in the church of virtualization. But it has to be said and I'm willin... Read more
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