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Deploy an Auto-Scaled BIG-IP VE WAF in AWS

Today let’s look at how to create and deploy an auto-scaled BIG-IP Virtual Edition Web Application Firewall by using a Cloud Formation Template (CFT) in AWS. CFTs are simply a quick way to spin up solutions that otherwise, you may have to create... Read more
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Creating a Secure AWS S3 Proxy with F5 iRulesLX

The article provides a solution of creating a secure proxy to AWS S3 using the AWS SDK and F5 iRulesLX Read more
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Updating an Auto-Scaled BIG-IP VE WAF in AWS

Updating an Auto-Scaled BIG-IP VE WAF in AWS while continuing to process application traffic. Read more
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That’s a Wrap from AWS re:Invent 2015

I wrap it up from AWS re:Invent 2015 from the Venetian Sands. Thanks to you for watching this week and special thanks to our guests, Damir Vrankic, Thomas Stanley, Robert Haynes, Alex Applebaum and Brian Pickering along with Jeanette Geary fo... Read more
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AWS re:Invent 2015 – Web Application Firewall in the Cloud (feat Haynes)

WAFs are one an organization’s key line of defenses against web application attacks and Robert Haynes, Marketing Services Architect, shares some of the app security considerations organizations must face when deploying their critical application... Read more
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AWS re:Invent 2015 – SSL Everywhere…Including the Cloud (feat Stanley)

Thomas Stanley, Product Management Engineer, discusses the challenges organizations face when implementing a SSL Everywhere strategy even in the cloud. He gets into areas like SSL certificates, key management, multiple interfaces and the learnin... Read more
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AWS re:Invent 2015 - Value of App Services in the Cloud (feat Vrankic)

Damir Vrankic, Director – Product Management, explains how critical application services such as availability, security and performance play a critical role, especially when delivering applications from the cloud. He discusses the risks, like dat... Read more
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Find F5 at AWS re:Invent 2015

I show you how to find F5 Booth 830 at AWS re:Invent. AWS re:Invent has grown tremendously over the last 4 years and F5 is here to help organizations ensure that their critical app services follow those applications to the cloud. Get a behind th... Read more
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Configuration Example: BIG-IP APM as SAML IdP for Amazon Web Services

Useful links Creating Temporary Security Credentials for SAML Federation - AWS Security Token Service Giving Console Access Using SAML - AWS Security Token Service AWS Metadata File   Two Attributes are required for the SAML Assertion Role... Read more
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AWS re:Invent 2015 – The Preview Video

I preview AWS re:Invent, the Amazon Web Services annual user conference, happening next week October 6-9 at The Venetian Sands in Las Vegas. From Booth 830, F5 will show you how you can take your critical application services with you to th... Read more
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Blog Roll 2014

It’s that time of year when we gift and re-gift, just like this text from last year. And the perfect opportunity to re-post, re-purpose and re-use all my 2014 blog entries. If you missed any of the 96 attempts including 57 videos, here they are... Read more
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AWS re:Invent 2014: That’s a Wrap!

I wrap up a great week from AWS re:Invent. We really appreciate you taking the time to view these and hope they are helpful as you journey to the cloud. Plus, we have a lot of fun producing them. Special thanks to Jeff Stathatos, Cyrus Rafii and... 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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AWS re:Invent 2014: BIG-IP Test Drive on AWS (feat Stathatos)

Jeff Stathatos, F5 Solution Architect, shows how easy it is to test drive BIG-IP for SharePoint on AWS. With a few clicks of a mouse, organizations get high availability of the SharePoint Cluster along with SSL offload for top notch performance.... Read more
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AWS re:Invent 2014: Find F5

Sporting a cool LineRate t-shirt, I show you how to find F5 booth 303 at AWS re:Invent. AWS re:Invent is a learning conference that offers 3 days of technical content so attendees can dive deeper into the AWS cloud computing platform. F5... 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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AWS re:Invent 2013 – LineRate Systems (feat. Moshiri)

I catch up with Nojan Moshiri, Product Manager for LineRate Systems, to talk about what LineRate offers and how it can help solve many DevOp challenges. ps Related: AWS re:Invent 2013 – Find F5 AWS re:Invent 2013 - Cloud Bursting Reference... Read more
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AWS re:Invent 2013 – Cloud Federation Reference Architecture (feat. Pearce)

Nathan Pearce and I yuck it up on camera again, this time commiserating about Cloud Federation and the challenges associated with identity and access management in the cloud.   ps Related: AWS re:Invent 2013 – Find F5 AWS re:Invent 2013... Read more
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Heading for a hybrid cloud? Here’s what you need to know

A recent report from Gartner claimed that half of large enterprises will be using hybrid cloud computing, a combination of external cloud computing and in-house management, by 2017. The report from Gartner, covered here... Read more
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FedRAMP Federates Further

FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program), the government’s cloud security assessment plan, announced late last week that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the first agency-approved cloud service provider.  The accreditation... Read more
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What banks can learn from Amazon

Banks have for some time now existed in what Tower Group refers to as a ‘multi-channel world’. What this means is that they are driving at delivering a consistent experience for their customers across the variety of interactions or touch points... Read more
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Despite Good Intentions PaaS Interoperability Still Only Skin Deep

Salesforce and Google have teamed up with VMware to promote cloud portability but like beauty that portability is only skin deep. VMware has been moving of late to form strategic partnerships that enable greater portability of applications... Read more
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Amazon Makes the Cloud Sticky

Stateless applications may be the long term answer to scalability of applications in the cloud, but until then, we need a solution like sticky sessions (persistence) Amazon recently introduced “stickiness” to its ELB (Elastic Load Balancing)... Read more
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Amazon Response to Botnet Incident: Balancing Privacy with Security in Cloud Computing

An e-mail exchange with Kay Kinton, a spokesperson for Amazon, on the subject of Amazon and its recent run-in with the Zeus botnet controller, raised two very interesting and valid points. First, there is a fine balance that must be maintained by... Read more
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Botnets, Worms, and “Open” Clouds: Can Enterprise-Class Clouds Be Far Behind?

Cloud computing environments are just as suited to illegitimate use as legitimate use. Do providers need a way to separate the chaff from the wheat to reassure enterprise-class customers that they’re doing everything they can to eliminate the... Read more
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