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F5 Friday: We've Got You (Virtually) Covered

#F5 #virtualization #SDAS #webperf You've all heard the news, right? Load balancers are dead. But that doesn't mean load balancing is dead and, in fact, it's a pretty critical piece of today's emerging technologies. That's... Read more
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F5 Friday: I am in UR HTTP Headers Sharing Geolocation Data

#DNS #bigdata  #F5 #webperf  How'd you like some geolocation data with that HTTP request? Application developers are aware (you are aware, aren't you?) that when applications are scaled using most modern load balancing... Read more
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F5 Friday: Node in the Network

#LineRate #NodeSummit #node #devops #SDN It's node. It's in the network.   I've been watching the ADC space a long time. Over a decade now, both from the publishing and vendor sides of the table. Having spent half my... Read more
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F5 Friday: SDN, Layer 123 SDN & OpenFlow World Congress and LineRate Systems (A Chat with F5's John Giacomoni)

#SDN #OpenFlow  John G (that's what we call him here on the inside) answers some burning questions about F5 and SDN before jetting off to SDN & OpenFlow World Congress.... We get a lot of questions about not just F5 and what... Read more
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F5 Friday: The Low Down on BIG-IP and VMware Stuff

#vmworld #vCloud #PHC6050 #EUC6104 #sddc How-tos and where to learn more about what's new with F5 and VMware As we're all gearing for up VMWorld (you are gearing up for the event, right?) it seems appropriate to highlight some existing... Read more
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F5 Friday: Simple, Scalable and Secure PCoIP for VMware Horizon View

#virtualization Making #VDI fast, secure and available. Improving performance and scale is - or should be - a primary motivator for those deploying VDI as well as trying to manage the continued growth of BYOD. Forrester's David Johnso... Read more
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F5 Friday on Tuesday: Federating Application Network Services with BIG-IQ

We were serious about getting serious about managing hybrid #cloud and federating application network services Last month I brought up the need to manage application network services - load balancing, acceleration, optimization, applicatio... Read more
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F5 Friday: So That DNS DDoS Thing Happened

#infosec #dns #ddos Smurfs aren't just for ICMP anymore...     DNS, like any public service, is vulnerable. Not in the sense that it has vulnerabilities but vulnerable in the sense that it must, by its nature and purpose, be... Read more
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F5 Friday: Federating Application Network Services

It's time to get serious about managing hybrid #cloud We (as in the industry) talk a lot about federating cloud. Usually solutions for federating cloud (aka hybrid cloud) are presented from the perspective of the end-user. We want to make i... Read more
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F5 Friday: Connecting Clouds as Easy as 1-2-3

#cloud #AWS F5 Cloud Connector iApp makes a hybrid cloud based on Amazon AWS a snap Hybrid cloud models continue to outpace pure-public (and pure-private) models for most organizations. There's value in being able to leverage the cloud for ... Read more
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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 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 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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