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F5 Friday: How to Stop Running the Project Gauntlet of Doom with DevOps

#devops #video #puppet #stack RedHat puppetizes its infrastructure to reduce inefficiency and streamline deployment I could cite various studies, pundits, and research to prove that automation improves the overall success rates of continuous... Read more
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F5 Friday: Secure Data in Flight

#bigdata #infosec Fat apps combined with SSL Everywhere strategies suggest a need for more powerful processing in the application delivery tier  According to Netcraft, who tracks these kinds of things, SSL usage has doubled from 2008 and... 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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F5 ... Wednesday: Bye Bye Branch Office Blues

#virtualization #VDI Unifying desktop management across multiple branch offices is good for performance – and operational sanity. When you walk into your local bank, or local retail outlet, or one of the Starbucks in Chicago O'Hare,... Read more
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F5 Friday: Devops for DNS

#devops #cloud Managing a global presence – especially in the cloud – can introduce additional complexity. Back in the day when virtualization and cloud were just making waves, one of the first challenges made obvious was managing IP... Read more
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F5 Friday: Enhancing Microsoft Exchange 2013

#Microsoft #Exchange load balancing is just the beginning… Throughout the years, F5 BIG-IP has been a critical component supporting Microsoft Exchange to implement a variety of performance, security, and architectural requirements. During... Read more
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F5 Friday: Automating Operations with F5 and VMware

#cloud #virtualization #vmworld #devops Integrating F5 and VMware with the vCloud Ecosystem Framework to achieve automated operations A third of IT professionals, when asked about the status of their IT cross-collaboration efforts1 (you know,... Read more
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F5 ... Wednesday: VMware Business Process Desktop and F5 BIG-IP

#vmworld #vdi #byod #infosec #F5 supports VMware’s latest VDI initiative: BPD  When remote office connectivity first became a reality there began to emerge a variety of requirements specific to needs of the business and remote users. Over... Read more
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F5 Friday: Infoblox and F5 Do DNS and Global Load Balancing Right.

#F5Friday #F5 Infoblox and F5 improve resilience, compliance, and security for global load balancing. If you’re a large corporation, two things that are a significant challenge for your Network Administrators’ are DNS management and Global Lo... Read more
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F5 Friday: The Operational Consistency Proxy

#devops #management #webperf Cloud makes more urgent the need to consistently manage infrastructure and its policies regardless of where that infrastructure might reside While the potential for operational policy (performance, security,... Read more
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F5 Friday: Programmability and Infrastructure as Code

#SDN #ADN #cloud #devops What does that mean, anyway? SDN and devops share some common themes. Both focus heavily on the notion of programmability in network devices as a means to achieve specific goals. For SDN it’s flexibility and rapid... Read more
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F5 Friday: ADN = SDN at Layer 4-7

The benefits of #SDN have long been realized from #ADN architectures   There are, according to ONF, three core characteristics of SDN: “In the SDN architecture, the control and data planes are decoupled, network intelligence and state... Read more
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F5 Friday: Building a Proactive Threat Management Infrastructure One Service at a Time

#GDI #infosec #bigdata Personalization is usually the first application mentioned for big data, but security may be of even more value to the enterprise We (as in the corporate “we”) recently postulated that it was time “time to ratchet up the... Read more
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F5 Friday: Lessons from (IT) Geese

Birds migrate in flocks, which means every individual has the support of others. IT often migrates alone – but it doesn’t have to. “Lessons from Geese” has been around a long time. It is often cited and referenced, particularly with respect... Read more
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F5 Friday: Avoiding the Operational Debt of Cloud

#F5CLP F5 Cloud Licensing Program enables #cloud providers to differentiate and accelerate advanced infrastructure service offerings while reducing operational debt for the enterprise If you ask three different people why they are adopting... Read more
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F5 Friday. Speedy SPDY

#ADO, #Stirling, #fasterapp a SPDY implementation that is as fast and adaptable as needed. **I originally wrote this more than a month ago… Coworkers have covered this topic extensively, but thought I’d still get it posted for those who read my... Read more
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F5 Friday: F5 Application Delivery Optimization (ADO)

#ado #fasterapp #webperf The “all of the above” approach to improving application performance A few weeks ago (at Interop 2012 to be exact) F5 announced its latest solution designed to improve application performance. One facet of this “all of... Read more
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F5 Friday: Are You Certifiable?

#F5TCP #interop You are now. Introducing the F5 Technical Certification Program. Can you explain the role of the Cache-Control HTTP header? How about the operational flow of data during an SMTP authentication exchange? Are you well-versed in... Read more
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F5 Friday: In the NOC at Interop

#interop #fasterapp #adcfw #ipv6 Behind the scenes in the Interop network Interop Las Vegas expects somewhere in the realm of 10,000 attendees this year. Most of them will no doubt be carrying smart phones, many tablets, and of course the old... Read more
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F5 Friday: Ops First Rule

#cloud #microsoft #iam “An application is only as reliable as its least reliable component” It’s unlikely there’s anyone in IT today that doesn’t understand the role of load balancing to scale. Whether cloud or not, load balancing is the key... Read more
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F5 Friday: Workload Optimization with F5 and IBM PureSystems

#IBMPureSystems #devops #cloud Optimizing and assuring availability of applications is critical to the success of any application architecture This week IBM announced its next-generation platform, IBM PureSystems. IBM PureSystems comprise a fully... Read more
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F5 Friday: Are You One of the 61 Percent?

#centaur #40GBE #cloud That’s those that “are still not fully confident in their network infrastructure’s preparedness” for cloud … Throughout the evolution of computing the bus speed, i.e. interconnects, between various components on the... Read more
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F5 Friday: Enhancing FlexPod with F5

#VDI #cloud #virtualization Black-box style infrastructure is good, but often fails to include application delivery components. F5 resolves that issue for NetApp FlexPod The best thing about the application delivery tier (load balancing,... Read more
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F5 Friday: Addressing the Unintended Consequences of Cloud

Operationally unified architectures able to leverage cloud computing without compromising on control and security are key to mitigating unintended consequences of cloud The adoption of cloud computing introduces operational challenges that... Read more
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Support for NIST 800-53?

#f5friday There’s an iApp for that! NIST publication 800-53 is a standard defined to help government agencies (and increasingly enterprises) rein in sprawling security requirements while maintaining a solid grip on the lockdown lever. It... Read more
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