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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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Innovate, Expand, Deliver with F5 CEO Manny Rivelo

F5 President & CEO, Manny Rivelo, shares his vision of Innovate, Expand, Deliver at #F5Agility15. Always insightful, Manny discusses his new role as CEO, what hybrid application services means to organizations, how F5 has evolved from just ... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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What do we call the place that applications come from?

Don’t  worry, this isn’t  ‘the talk’. I’m engrossed in working on a Reference Architecture for the F5 High Performance Services Fabric (or HPSF or ‘herspsv’ – sounds like Scandinavian Self assembly furniture, I know). The trouble... 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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HTTPS SNI Monitoring How-to

Hi, You may or may not already have encountered a webserver that requires the SNI (Server Name Indication) extension in order to know which website it needs to serve you. It comes down to "if you don't tell me what you want, I'll... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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All your router are belong to us...

With the recent headlines about vulnerabilities in home broadband routers, http://www.scmagazineuk.com/concerns-over-asus-and-linksys-router-vulnerabilities/article/334710/ and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26417441 , I was reminded... Read more
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Co-opetition at F5? Or, right tools for the right job!

Configurability versus productivity A long time ago, in a dark room far, far away, I wrote code. While at the time I thought it as exciting as being tapped into The Matrix, I will admit that the only real semblance came from the fact that I used a... Read more
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F5 Friday: Devops for DNS

#devops #cloud Managing a global presence – especially in the cloud – can introduce additional complexity. Back in the day when virtualization and cloud were just making waves, one of the first challenges made obvious was managing IP... Read more
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F5 Friday: BIG-IP Solutions for Microsoft Private Cloud

#cloud #MMS2012 #devops   Five of the top six services critical to cloud are application delivery services and available with F5 BIG-IP. The big news at MMS 2012 was focused on private cloud and Microsoft’s latest solutions in the... Read more
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F5 Friday: Workload Optimization with F5 and IBM PureSystems

#IBMPureSystems #devops #cloud Optimizing and assuring availability of applications is critical to the success of any application architecture This week IBM announced its next-generation platform, IBM PureSystems. IBM PureSystems comprise a fully... Read more
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F5 Friday: Addressing the Unintended Consequences of Cloud

Operationally unified architectures able to leverage cloud computing without compromising on control and security are key to mitigating unintended consequences of cloud The adoption of cloud computing introduces operational challenges that... Read more
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The Conflation of Pay-as-you-Grow Hardware with On-Demand

#cloud Today’s post is brought to you by the Law of Diminishing Returns The conflation of “pay-as-you-grow” with “on-demand” tends to cause confusion in the realm of networking and hardware. This is because of the way in which networking vendors... Read more
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F5 Friday: Doing VDI, Only Better

#F5 does #VDI, and it does it better. There are three core vendors and protocols supporting VDI today. Microsoft with RDP, Citrix with ICA, and VMware with PCoIP. For most organizations a single vendor approach has been necessary, primarily... Read more
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What Does Mobile Mean, Anyway?

We tend to assume characteristics upon hearing the term #mobile. We probably shouldn’t… There are – according to about a bazillion studies - 4 billion mobile devices in use around the globe. It is interesting to note that nearly everyone who... Read more
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F5 Friday: What’s Inside an F5?

Is it Linux? Is it third-party? Is it proprietary? Isn’t #vcmp just a #virtualization platform? Just what is inside an F5 BIG-IP that makes it go vroom? Over the years I’ve seen some pretty wild claims about what, exactly, is “inside” a BIG-IP... Read more
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F5 Friday: Creating a DNS Blackhole. On Purpose

#infosec #DNS #v11 DNS is like your mom, remember? Sometimes she knows better.   Generally speaking, blackhole routing is a problem, not a solution. A route to nowhere is not exactly a good thing, after all. But in some cases it’s an... Read more
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F5 Friday: Load Balancing MySQL with F5 BIG-IP

Scaling MySQL just got a whole lot easier  load balancing MySQL – any database, really – is not a trivial task. Generally speaking one does not simply round robin your way through a cluster of MySQL databases as a means to achieve... Read more
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Ecosystems are Always in Flux

#devops An ecosystem-based data center approach means accepting the constancy of change… It is an interesting fact of life for aquarists that the term “stable” does not actually mean a lack of change. On the contrary, it means that the core... Read more
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Dynamic Attack Protection and Access Control with BIG-IP v11

We try to offer many learning opportunities thru webinars so if there are other topics you’re interested in, there are some links below but also check out the F5 WebCasts page along with DevCentral’s Media site.  We also post video content to... Read more
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F5 BIG-IP Platform Security

When creating any security-enabled network device, development teams must fully investigate security of the device itself to ensure it cannot be compromised.  A gate provides no security to a house if the gap between the bars is large enough... Read more
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Remember When Hand Carts Were State Of The Art? Me either.

Funny thing about the advancement of technology, in most of the modern world we enshrine it, spend massive amounts of money to find “the next big thing”, and act as if change is not only inevitable, but rapid. The truth is that change i... Read more
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London IPEXPO 2011

I meet with F5 Sr. Systems Engineer Rob Haynes at the London IPExpo to show a little about what F5 is sharing at one of England's largest IT Infrastructure Conferences.</p> <p><font... Read more
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F5 Friday: Engineering, Experience, and Bacon?

#iApp #v11 If you were wondering what these three things have to do with F5, read on … What has a strange sense of humor, an unhealthy love of bacon and donuts, and has held a wide variety IT roles and responsibilities for a whole lot of... Read more
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Automation Is Not Your Enemy.

Sun Tzu wrote that you cannot win if you do not know your enemy and yourself. In his sense, he was talking about knowing your army and its capabilities, but this rule seriously applies to nearly every endeavor, and certainly every competitiv... Read more
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