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Event-Driven Platforms Critical for Next-Gen Network

#SDN #devops #Node.js is awesomesauce for the network, too. I recently stumbled across an article discussing node.js and devops in the same breath. Yes, I was in heaven, why do you ask? In any case, the article notes two primary reasons wh... Read more
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Cloud Brokers: The eHarmony of Cloud Infrastructure?

A long-lived match made in the cloud will require more detail than providers and brokers are currently offering Buried in blogs around the Internets are references to a research survey conducted by research firm ESG earlier this year on behalf of... Read more
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The Limits of Cloud: NICS and Nets

#Cloud is great at many things. At other things, not so much. Understanding the limitations of cloud will better enable a successful migration strategy. You might have noticed that in general, enterprise-grade networking solutions aren't... Read more
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Simplifying Application Architecture in a Dynamic Data Center through Virtualization

Application architecture has never really been easy, but the introduction of virtualization may make it even less easy – unless you plan ahead Most applications today maintain at least two if not three or more "tiers" within their... Read more
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The Limits of Cloud: Gratuitous ARP and Failover

#Cloud is great at many things. At other things, not so much. Understanding the limitations of cloud will better enable a successful migration strategy. One of the truisms of technology is that takes a few years of adoption before folks really... 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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Virtual Fragmentation Should Not Result in Network Fragmentation

#virtualization #VDI #SDN Multiple goals = multiple hypervisors. This complicates things a bit, doesn't it? It is quite difficult to find any environment that is truly homogeneous today. Even home networks, which at one time may have... Read more
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Filling the SLA Gap in the Cloud

#webperf #ado Meeting user expectations of fast and available applications becomes more difficult as you relinquish more and more control… User expectations with respect to performance are always a concern for IT. Whether it's monitoring... Read more
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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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Community: Force Multiplier for Network Programmability

#SDN Programmability on its own is not enough, a strong community is required to drive the future of network capabilities One of the lesser mentioned benefits of an OpenFlow SDN as articulated by ONF is the ability to "customize the... Read more
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To Err is Human

#devops Automating incomplete or ineffective processes will only enable you to make mistakes faster – and more often. Most folks probably remember the play on "to err is human…" proverb when computers first began to take over, well,... Read more
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HTML5 WebSockets Illustrates Need for Programmability in the Network

#HTML5 #SDN The increasing use of HTML5 WebSockets illustrates one of the lesser mentioned value propositions of SDN – and ADN: extensibility. It's likely that IT network and security staff would agree that HTML5 WebSockets has the... Read more
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Midokura - The SDN with a Hive Mind

#SDN #cloud #openstack Centralized control, decentralized execution comes to life with Midokura's MidoNet Whether bees or Martians, science or science-fiction, the notion of a hive mind is one that pops up frequently within the realm of... Read more
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Reactive, Proactive, Predictive: SDN Models

#SDN #openflow A session at #interop sheds some light on SDN operational models One of the downsides of speaking at conferences is that your session inevitably conflicts with another session that you'd really like to attend. Interop NY was no... 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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Load Balancing 101: Scale versus Fail

#cloud Elasticity is a design pattern for scalability, not necessarily failability. One of the phrases you hear associated with cloud computing is "architecting for failure." Rather than build in a lot of hardware-level redundancy... 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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WILS: The Data Center API Compass Rose

#SDN #cloud North, South, East, West. Defining directional APIs. There's an unwritten rule that says when describing a network architecture the perimeter of the data center is at the top. Similarly application data flow begins at the UI... Read more
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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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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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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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The Colonial Data Center and Virtualization

No, not colonial as in Battlestar Gallactica or the British Empire, colonial as in corals and weeds and virtual machines I was out pulling weeds this summer – Canada thistle to be exact – and was struck by how much its root system reminded me of... Read more
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Cloud isn't Social, it's Business.

Adopting a cloud-oriented business model for IT is imperative to successfully transforming the data center to realize ITaaS. Much like devops is more about a culture shift than the technology enabling it, cloud is as much or more about shifts in... Read more
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The Challenges of Cloud: Infrastructure Diaspora

#webperf #cloud With performance rising as a concern for cloud computing adoption, the disparity between services in the data center and the cloud needs to be addressed. One of the negative's of cloud computing is it's one-size-fits-all... Read more
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Architecting Scalable Infrastructures: CPS versus DPS

#webperf As we continue to find new ways to make connections more efficient, capacity planning must look to other metrics to ensure scalability without compromising performance. Infrastructure metrics have always been focused on speeds and... Read more
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