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The Power of the Proxy: Request Routing Memcached

There are three things today that an application needs to survive in today’s demanding world: scale, security, and performance. It is for both reasons of scale and performance that memcached has become such a popular solution in modern... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Up for thee but not for me. The struggle is real.

Why servers and stuff are never provisioned to 100% capacity It is an unwritten rule that web/app servers should never, ever pushed to 100% capacity.  Never. Ignoring this unwritten rule will invariably result in the phenomenon we’ll call... Read more
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The Impact of the Observer Effect on Microservices Architecture

Application availability is not just the measure of “being up”. Many apps can claim that status. Technically they are running and responding to requests, but at a rate which users would certainly interpret as being down. That’s because excessive... Read more
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F5 Predicts: Education gets personal

The topic of education is taking centre stage today like never before. I think we can all agree that education has come a long way from the days where students and teachers were confined to a classroom with a chalkboard. Technology now underpins... Read more
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F5 in AWS Part 3 - Advanced Topologies and More on Highly Available Services

Thus far in our article series about running BIG-IP in EC2, we’ve talked about some VPC/EC2 routing and network concepts, and we walked through the basics of running and licensing BIG-IP in this environment.  It’s time now to discuss some... Read more
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F5 in AWS Part 2 - Running BIG-IP in an EC2 Virtual Private Cloud

Hi folks. Previously in this series, we discussed the networking fundamentals of Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) in Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).  Some of the topics we touched... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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F5 in AWS Part 1 - AWS Networking Basics

Learn how F5 leverages AWS networking to provide ADC and Security solutions in the cloud. Read more
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Measuring and Monitoring: Apps and Stacks

One of the charter responsibilities of DevOps (because it's a charter responsibility of ops) is measuring and monitoring applications once they're in production. That means both performance and availability. Which means a lot more th... Read more
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Implementing Client Subnet in DNS Requests

Using an iRule and edns-client-subnet (ECS) we can improve the accuracy of F5 GTM’s topology load balancing. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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State of Application Delivery 2015: The answer was efficiency

When last we visited the State of Application Delivery 2015 we asked if SDN is the answer, what was the question? After taking live to the Internet for the last webinar in our series to discuss the insights we gleaned from our survey we determined... Read more
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DevOps 101 - A Brief History Of Time

If you have anything to do with developing products or working in IT helping to deploy and run them, chances are you have heard the term "DevOps" in one form or another. Just like the ubiquitous "Cloud" floating out in the Internet somewhere, DevOps has become a catch-all phrase for anything that is Developer or Operations related. Read more
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AWS re:Invent 2014: LineRate to the Rescue (feat Rafii)

Cyrus Rafii, F5 Director of Business Development, gives us an update on all the cool, new stuff happening with F5 LineRate. He talks about the new F5 LineRate Amazon EC2 beta and explains some of the differences between BIG-IP and LineRate and in... 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 BIG-IP is now VCE Vblock ready certified: How can your Applications take advantage ?

Does your IT constantly demand ways to cost efficiently scale their infrastructure? Do you like to accelerate application deployment by leveraging a converged infrastructure environment that manages pools of network, storage and compute resources... 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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Why scaling down is harder than scaling up

#devops #cloud #sddc #loadbalancing Elasticity should be non-disruptive. Elasticity is hailed as one of the biggest benefits of cloud and software-defined architectures. It's more efficient than traditional scalability models that only went... Read more
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That was then, this is next. The new requirements for app delivery.

#Agility2014 #Cloud #Mobile #Devops and #SDN driving new requirements for application delivery Application delivery, as defined as its own little corner of the network industry, has been fairly focused on assuring the performance, security and... Read more
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20 Lines or Less #76: Subnets, Persistence and SNATs

What could you do with your code in 20 Lines or Less? That's the question I like to ask for the DevCentral community, and every time I go looking to find cool new examples that show just how flexible and powerful iRules can be without getting... Read more
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What devops can do about cloud's predictable provisioning problem

#Cloud #devops  Cloud and software-defined architectures have brought to the fore the critical nature of load balancing. Go ahead. Name a cloud environment that doesn't include load balancing as the key enabler of elastic scalability.... Read more
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1024 Words: Why application focused networking is easy to say but really hard to do

#devops #sdn The world of technology is shifting its center to applications. That means everything from operations to networking is trying to enable a more application-driven or application-aware or application-X model of delivering network and... Read more
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iControl REST 101: ASM Intro

The iControl REST 101 series has covered most of the basics that you should need to get started developing against this new, lightweight API. As a recap, so far we’ve covered: · What is iControl REST? · Getting Started · Creating... Read more
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F5 Friday: We've Got You (Virtually) Covered

#F5 #virtualization #SDAS #webperf You've all heard the news, right? Load balancers are dead. But that doesn't mean load balancing is dead and, in fact, it's a pretty critical piece of today's emerging technologies. That's... Read more
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Micro-Architectures Need Relational, Application-Driven Monitoring

#webperf #devops Is your monitoring strategy evolving along with your application and infrastructure architectures? As "applications" continue to morph into what we once might have called "mashups" but no longer do because,... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: SSD is Carpooling for the Network

#sdas #webperf Sometimes it's not whether or not you use hardware, but the hardware you choose to use Everybody talks a good game with respect to changing the economy of scale, but very few explain how that's going to actually happen. ... Read more
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