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Selective Compression on BIG-IP

BIG-IP provides Local Traffic Policies that simplify the way in which you can manage traffic associated with a virtual server. You can associate a BIG-IP local traffic policy to support selective compression for types of content that can benefit... Read more
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Velocity 2014 – BIG-IP Image Optimization (feat Parzych)

Dawn Parzych, F5 Sr. Product Manager, returns to demo BIG-IP’s Image Optimization solution. Web images can consume up to 60% of a site load and BIG-IP can significantly reduce the image file size and deliver those pictures much faster to the... Read more
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Programmable Cache-Control: One Size Does Not Fit All

#webperf For addressing challenges related to performance of #mobile devices and networks, caching is making a comeback.   It's interesting - and almost amusing - to watch the circle of technology run around best practices wit... Read more
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Bare Metal Blog: Throughput Sometimes Has Meaning

#BareMetalBlog Knowing what to test is half the battle. Knowing how it was tested the other. Knowing what that means is the third. That’s some testing, real clear numbers. In most countries, top speed is no longer the thing that auto manufacturer... Read more
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The “All of the Above” Approach to Improving Application Performance

#ado #fasterapp #stirling Carnegie Mellon testing of ADO solutions answers age old question: less filling or tastes great? You probably recall years ago the old “Tastes Great vs Less Filling” advertisements. The ones that always concluded in... Read more
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The Four V’s of Big Data

#stirling #bigdata #ado #interop “Big data” focuses almost entirely on data at rest. But before it was at rest – it was transmitted over the network. That ultimately means trouble for application performance.    The problem of... Read more
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Web App Performance: Think 1990s.

As I’ve mentioned before, I am intrigued by the never-ending cycle of repetition that High Tech seems to be trapped in. Mainframe->Network->Distributed->Virtualized->Cloud, which while different, shares a lot of characteristics with a... Read more
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Enterprise Apps are Not Written for Speed

#fasterapp #cceventThey’re written for readability, for integration, for business function, and for long-term maintenance… When I was first entering IT I had the good (or bad, depending on how you look at it) fortune to be involved in some of... Read more
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WILS: WPO versus FEO

Understanding web #acceleration techniques and when to apply them We’ve already discussed the difference between acceleration and optimization, so now it’s time to quickly dig into the difference between the two major types of acceleration: WPO... Read more
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F5 Friday: Killing Two Birds with One (Solid State) Stone

Sometimes mitigating operational risk is all about the hardware. MTBF. Mean Time Between Failure. An important piece of this often-used but rarely examined acronym is the definition of “mean”: The quotient of the sum of several quantities... Read more
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Useful Cloud Advice, Part Two. Applications

This is the second part of this series talking about things you need to consider, and where cloud usage makes sense given the current state of cloud evolution. The first one, Cloud Storage, can be found here. The point of the series is to help you... Read more
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F5 Friday: The Mobile Road is Uphill. Both Ways.

Mobile users feel the need …. the need for spe-  please wait. Loading… We spent the week, like many other folks, at O’Reilly’s Velocity Conference 2011 – a conference dedicated to speed, of web sites, that is. This year the conference... Read more
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F5 Friday: Have You Ever Played WoW without a Good Graphics Card?

Of course not, because sometimes it is about the hardware.  If the rise of Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) like WoW (World of Warcraft) taught us anything it's the lag kills. What we technically know as latency... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 02/04/2011

If your week has been anything like mine, then you’ve had plenty to keep you busy. While I’d like to think that your “busy” equates to as much time on DevCentral checking out the cool happenings while people get their geek on as mine does, I... Read more
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Deduplication and Compression – Exactly the same, but different.

One day many years ago, Lori and I’s oldest son held up two sheets of paper and said “These two things are exactly the same, but different!” Now, he’s a very bright individual, he was just young, and didn’t even get how incongruous the statemen... Read more
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Oracle OpenWorld 2010 - Optimize Oracle Database Replication

Peter Silva visits with F5's Chris Akker to discuss & whiteboard F5's solution to Optimize, Accelerate, Secure and Offload Oracle Database Replication with BIG-IP LTM and the WAN Optimization Module (WOM). Read more
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F5 Friday: Speed Matters

Google finally catches on and begins to develop what application delivery vendors have been doing for years. It’s a primary axiom of web operations and networking: speed matters. One has only to look at the number of niche products that focus... Read more
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Load Balancers for Developers – ADCs Wan Optimization Functionality

It’s been a good long while since I wrote an installment of Load Balancing for Developers, but you all keep reading them, and they are still my most read blog posts on a monthly basis, so since I have an increased interest in WAN Optimization, and... Read more
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CloudFucius Wants: An Optimized Cloud

Although networks have continued to improve over time, application traffic has increased at a rapid rate in recent years.  Bandwidth-efficient client server applications have been replaced with bandwidth-demanding web applications.&#160... Read more
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Turns Out Compression is Good for Image Heavy Sites

Think that your image heavy site won’t benefit from compression? Think again, because compression is not only good for image heavy sites, it might be better than for those without images. jetNEXUS has a nice post entitled, “What does... Read more
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The Order of (Network) Operations

Thought those math rules you learned in 6thgrade were useless? Think again…some are more applicable to the architecture of your data center than you might think. Remember back when you were in the 6th grade, learning about the order of operations... Read more
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WILS: The Many Faces of Compression

There’s compression, and then there’s compression. One of the most common means of improving application performance is to reduce the size of the data being exchanged as redress for inherent network protocol behavior that can cause excessive... Read more
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WILS: How can a load balancer keep a single server site available?

Most people don’t start thinking they need a “load balancer” until they need a second server. But even if you’ve only got one server a “load balancer” can help with availability, with performance, and make the transition later on to a multiple... Read more
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I am wondering why not all websites enabling this great feature GZIP?

Understanding the impact of compression on server resources and application performance While doing some research on a related topic, I ran across this question and thought “that deserves an answer” because it certainly seems like a no-brainer.... Read more
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Hardware Acceleration Critical Component for Cost-Conscious Data Centers

Better performance, reduced costs and data center footprint are not niche-market interests. The fast-paced world of finance is taking a hard look at the benefits of hardware acceleration for performance and finding additional benefits such as a... Read more
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