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When Applications Drive the Network

#SDDC #SDN #context When applications can dictate service invocation dynamically, then we'll have a truly dynamic network There's a lot of lip service given to the notion of applications defining the way the network behaves. That's... Read more
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F5 Agility Summit 2012 - Splunk

I meet with Splunk's Will Hayes, Director of Business Development at F5's Agility Summit. We get a look at some of the newest Splunk reports for F5's BIG-IP solutions including the BIG-IP Data Center Firewall Solution. ps ... Read more
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Kids and their Dot Coms

My daughter likes to glue pictures in a composition notebook – Disney Princesses, giraffes, fairies, Barbie scenes, herself and many other things a kindergartener gravitates towards.  Usually she asks for certain characters or a particular... Read more
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F5 International Technology Center Video Tour

I visited F5's International Technology Center in the heart of London and want to share an amazing tour with Shareef Qureshi, F5 Product Management Engineer. The facility includes a state of the art lab facility, executive briefing center,... Read more
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Who In The World Are You?

Steven Wright has said, 'It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it.' The world is getting smaller with today's 24/7 global marketplace. Businesses have offices and employees around the world to serve the needs of the... Read more
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EMC World 2011 - ARX Hybrid-Cloud Demo

I visit with Michael Fabiano, Corporate Systems Engineer with F5, at EMC World 2011 for a Hybrid-Cloud Demo featuring F5's ARX. ps Resources: Interop 2011 - Find F5 Networks Booth 2027 Interop 2011 - F5 in the Interop NOC F5... Read more
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Lost Your Balance? Drop The Load and Deliver!

It’s not named dough, melted cheese, mushrooms and pepperoni balancing.  Its called Pizza Delivery.  The user makes a request either over the phone or on-line with all the context of the ingredients and specifics of the request. ... Read more
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Choosing a Load Balancing Algorithm Requires DevOps Fu

Knowing the algorithms is only half the battle, you’ve got to understand a whole lot more to design a scalable architecture.    Citrix’s Craig Ellrod has a series of blog posts on the basic (industry standard) load balancing... Read more
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CloudFucius Dials Up the Cloud

According to IDC, the worldwide mobile worker population is set to increase from 919.4 million in 2008, accounting for 29% of the worldwide workforce, to 1.19 billion in 2013, accounting for 34.9% of the workforce.  The United States has th... Read more
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99 Blog Posts on the Wall...

...99 blog posts. You write one down syn-di-cate it around. 98 blog posts on the wall. CloudFucius is on vacation this week, and in preparation for our 100th Blog Spectacular (think of it as First Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstandin... Read more
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CloudFucius Combines: Security and Acceleration

CloudFucius has explored Cloud Security with AAA Important to the Cloud and Hosts in the Cloud along with wanting An Optimized Cloud.  Now he desires the sweet spot of Cloud Application Delivery combining Security and Acceleration.  Fe... Read more
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CloudFucius Inspects: Hosts in the Cloud

So much has been written about all the systems, infrastructure, applications, content and everything else IT related that’s making it’s way to the cloud yet I haven’t seen much discussion (or maybe I just missed it) about all the client... Read more
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F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway Performance Demo

Watch how F5 has solved the security plus acceleration challenge for remote users.  Demo shows how BIG-IP Edge Gateway is twice as fast as the competition at downloading a 5MB Microsoft SharePoint file.  A powerful example of... Read more
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Vertical Scalability Cloud Computing Style

Vertical scalability used to require optimizations inside the application, at the code level. Cloud computing changes the nature of vertical scalability and, one hopes, will lead to a new model of scalability based on the capabilities of... Read more
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Location, Location, Location

Mobile devices may still be somewhat awkward in terms of supporting rich, web-based applications but they are leaps and bounds ahead of most infrastructure in their ability to figure out where you are. GeoLocation technologies used to be used by... Read more
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WILS: Network Load Balancing versus Application Load Balancing

Are you load balancing servers or applications? Network traffic or application requests? If your strategy to application availability is network-based you might need a change in direction (up the stack).   ... Read more
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Denied!

Context, it’s always about context (or the lack thereof) I received a call recently that most people have probably received: our banking institution just wanted to verify that yes, that was Don or I making purchases at midnight in Wisconsin and... Read more
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Intercloud: The Evolution of Global Application Delivery

The concept of an “intercloud” is floating around the tubes and starting to gather some attention. According to Greg Ness you can “Think of the intercloud as an elastic mesh of on demand processing power deployed across multiple data centers. The... Read more
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Picard and Dathon at El-Adrel

The importance of context in solving the problems created by tying web applications to deeply rooted local metaphors (IP addresses). The relationship between IP addresses and web applications to most end-users is much like the metaphorical... Read more
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It’s like load balancing. On steroids.

What is this application delivery thing that everyone keeps telling me I need? Isn’t that just the latest marketing term for load balancing? A recently released Forrester report concludes that “firms must develop and integrated strategy f... Read more
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Windows Vista Performance Issue Illustrates Importance of Context

Decisions about routing at every layer require context A friend forwarded a blog post to me last week mainly because it contained a reference to F5, but upon reading it (a couple of times) I realized that this particular post contained some very... Read more
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Web Application Security: Where do we go from here?

You're standing in line at the bank when someone walks in. You instinctively look around and notice the newcomer is wearing sunglasses,  and a hooded sweatshirt. His hands are both inside the pockets of his sweatshirt, even though... Read more
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How to instrument your Java EE applications for a virtualized environment

If you're excited about the automation capabilities of cloud computing and virtualization, you are going to love this solution. In a virtualized environment where applications can ostensibly be popping up all over, and applications are no... Read more
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