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It's On: Stacks versus Flows

#OpenStack #CloudStack #OpenFlow #SDN It's a showdown of model versus control – or is it?   There's a lot of noise about "wars" in the networking world these days. OpenStack versus CloudStack versus OpenFlow-based... Read more
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F5 Friday on Tuesday: Getting You One Step Closer to a SDDC

#SDN #vmworld F5 Solutions Combine with VMware VXLAN to Support Software Defined Networking As efforts around SDN (Software-Defined Networking) continue to explode faster than the price of gas it has begun to diverge into several different... Read more
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A More Practical View of Cloud Brokers

#cloud The conventional view of cloud brokers misses the need to enforce policies and ensure compliance During a dinner at VMworld organized by Lilac Schoenbeck of BMC, we had the chance to chat up cloud and related issues with Kia Behnia, CTO... Read more
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The Dynamic Data Center: Cloud's Overlooked Little Brother

It may be heresy, but not every organization needs or desires all the benefits of cloud.  There are multiple trends putting pressure on IT today to radically change the way they operate. From SDN to cloud, market pressure on... Read more
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1024 Words: Why Devops is Hard

#devops #cloud #virtualization Just because you don't detail the complexity doesn't mean it isn't there It should be noted that this is one – just one – Java EE application and even it is greatly simplified (architectural... Read more
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SDN, OpenFlow, and Infrastructure 2.0

#infra2 #openflow #sdn #devops As cloud recedes, it reveals what it hid when the hype took it big: a focus on the network. Like cloud two or three years ago, SDN and OpenFlow dominated the talk at Interop. During a show that’s (in theory at least)... Read more
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Your Network Architecture Now on e-Bay for $9.95

Stateless infrastructure and highly dynamic networks may eliminate this issue. There is great awareness in both consumer and corporate culture with respect to data and second-hand markets. We know that data stored on devices of all shapes and... Read more
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The Full-Proxy Data Center Architecture

Why a full-proxy architecture is important to both infrastructure and data centers. In the early days of load balancing and application delivery there was a lot of confusion about proxy-based architectures and in particular the definition of a... 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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Live Migration versus Pre-Positioning in the Cloud

The secret to live migration isn’t just a fat, fast pipe – it’s a dynamic infrastructure Very early on in the cloud computing hype cycle we posited about different use cases for the “cloud”. One that remains intriguing and increasingly possible... Read more
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IT Has Shot Itself in the Foot

People vote their resentment, not their appreciation. The average man does not vote for anything, but against something. --William Bennet Munro I was thinking Monday morning about doing some development of features I wanted to add to the web... Read more
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F5 Friday: The Gap That become a Chasm

#v11 #F5agility Differences in terminology, technology foundations and management have widened the “gap” between dev and ops to nearly a chasm. There has always been a disconnect between “infrastructure” and “applications” and it is echoed... Read more
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Beware the Cloud Programmer

We need to be careful that we do not repeat the era of “HTML programmers” with “cloud programmers”. If you’re old enough you might remember a time when your dad or brother worked on the family car themselves. They changed the oil, bled the brakes,... Read more
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If a Network Can’t Go Virtual Then Virtual Must Come to the Network

#vcmp #interop Whether it’s a  need to support cloud computing or manage the myriad requirements from internal customers, the new network must go beyond multi-tenancy There has been a plethora of content lately discussing the need for... Read more
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F5 Friday: A War of Ecosystems

Nokia’s brutally honest assessment of its situation identifies what is not always obvious in the data center - it’s about an ecosystem.  In what was certainly a wake-up call for many, Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop tells his organization its... Read more
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Cloud Chemistry 101

Cloud is about achieving a steady state where dynamism is the norm but actions and reactions are in perfect balance. It’s called “dynamic equilibrium” and you’ll need to pass Cloud Chemistry 101 to get there.   When you were a kid you... Read more
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Get Your Money for Nothing and Your Bots for Free

Cloning. Boomeranging. Trojan clouds. Start up CloudPassage takes aim at emerging attack surfaces but it’s still more about process than it is product.Before we go one paragraph further let’s start out by setting something straight: this is not a... Read more
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F5 Friday: You’ll Catch More Bees with Honey(pots)

Catching bees with honey(pots) means they’re preoccupied with something other than stinging you. Pop quiz time…pencils ready? Go. Is it good or bad to block malicious requests? If your answer was “that depends on a lot of different factors” then... Read more
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Enabling The Dynamic Data Center with BIG-IP v10 – Part 4

Note: F5 BIG-IP v10 launched earlier this month with 120 features focused on the IT Agility and the Dynamic Data Center. This is the conclusion of a multi-part series on matching the needs of IT with the needs of business through IT Agility. IT... Read more
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The View from the Other Side of Interop

Everyone who is involved in networking, application networking, cloud computing, and virtualization knows about and is probably planning some kind of presence at Interop. It is “the” event for a variety of inter-related industries, all revolv... Read more
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Enabling The Dynamic Data Center with BIG-IP v10 – Part 3

Note: F5 BIG-IP v10 launched earlier this month with 120 features focused on the IT Agility and the Dynamic Data Center. This is a multi-part series on matching the needs of IT with the needs of business through IT Agility. F5 BIG-IP v10:... Read more
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Enabling The Dynamic Data Center with BIG-IP v10 – Part 2

Note: F5 BIG-IP v10 launched earlier this month with 120 features focused on the IT Agility and the Dynamic Data Center. This is a multi-part series on matching the needs of IT with the needs of business through IT Agility. F5 BIG-IP v10:... Read more
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Dynamic Data Center Agility: F5 and MS System Center Operations Manager 2007

F5 announced today the release of the new F5 Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 (sorry, wish I had an acronym or shorter name but a product this cool needs a big name like that :). In a nutshell, this new... Read more
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Enabling The Dynamic Data Center with BIG-IP v10 – Part 1

Note: F5 BIG-IP v10 launched earlier this month with 120 features focused on the IT Agility and the Dynamic Data Center. While those features are critical for administrators they’re also necessary for management on up through the CxO, albeit in a... Read more
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The days of IP-based management are numbered

The focus of cloud and virtualization discussions today revolve primarily around hypervisors, virtual machines, automation, network and application network infrastructure; on the dynamic infrastructure necessary to enable a truly dynamic data... Read more
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