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BYOD and the Death of the DMZ

#BYOD #infosec It's context that counts, not corporate connections. BYOD remains a topic of interest as organizations grapple not only technologically with the trend but politically, as well. There are dire warnings that refusing to support... 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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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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Defense in Depth in Context

In the days of yore, a military technique called Defense-in-Depth was used to protect kingdoms, castles, and other locations where you might be vulnerable to attack. It's a layered defense strategy where the attacker would have to breach... 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 Ponders: High-Availability in the Cloud

According to Gartner, “By 2012, 20 percent of businesses will own no IT assets.”  While the need for hardware will not disappear completely, hardware ownership is going through a transition: Virtualization, total cost of ownership (TCO... Read more
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Oracle Data Guard sync over the WAN with F5 BIG-IP

While at Interop 2010 this week, we shot some videos and in this one, learn how F5's WAN Optimization can enhance Oracle's Data Guard solution. I talk with Chris Akker, Solution Engineer, about the challenges of real-time database sync and... Read more
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CloudFucius Hollers: Read All About, F5’s On-Demand IT

Yesterday F5 announced a holistic approach to enable a common cloud architectural model—regardless of where IT resources actually reside.  Unifying Application Delivery, Access Control and Optimization to the cloud along with ongoing... Read more
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F5 at Interop - Ken Salchow talks about Recent Announcements

Peter Silva interviews Ken Salchow who talks about F5's recent announcements about BIG-IP LTM VE, F5's new hardware platforms, VMotion across data centers and cloud architecture. ps Read more
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F5 Long Distance VMotion Solution Demo

Watch how F5's WAN Optimization enables long distance VMotion migration between data centers over the WAN. This solution can be automated and orchestrated and preserves user sessions/active user connections allowing seamless migration. Erick... 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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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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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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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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