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Interop 2014: The Blooper Reel

All the outtakes, mistakes and behind the scenes during our Interop 2014 video shoot. Always fun. Enjoy! ps Related Interop 2014: Find F5 Pop Up Edition Interop 2014: F5 in the NOC (feat Bocchino & Wojcik) Interop 2014: F5 Synthesis... Read more
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Interop 2014: That’s a Wrap

I wrap it up from Interop 2014. Special thanks to Ken Bocchino and Joe Wojcik for some Interop NOC goodness, thanks to Tim Wagner for some Synthesis love and thanks to Natasha, Greg, Paul and Jay for their camera work. And of course, thanks to you... Read more
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Interop 2014: F5 Interop NOC Stats

We visit with Ken Bocchino and Joe Wojcik of F5 Professional Services again to get some insight on the Interop.net network stats for the week. We talk DNS (15 million DNS lookups, half via BIG-IP recursion), SPDY and IPv6 along with a little... Read more
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Interop 2014: F5 Synthesis Whiteboard (feat Wagner)

Synthesis in the Wild! Tim Wagner, Manager, Field Systems Engineering, shows how he whiteboards the F5 Synthesis story to help organizations understand the value of SDAS – Software Defined Application Services. He discusses SDN and how that works... Read more
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Interop 2014: F5 in the NOC (feat Bocchino & Wojcik)

Principal Services Architect, Ken Bocchino and F5 Consultant Joe Wojcik visit to show and tell us how F5 is integral to the Interop.net infrastructure – the world’s largest temporary network. Ken gives a brief whiteboard of the architecture, Joe... Read more
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Interop 2014: Find F5 Pop Up Edition

In a little twist for April 1, I welcome you to Interop 2014 with a fun Pop Up version of how to find F5 Booth 2227. Reporting from Mandalay Bay in Vegas! ps Related F5 YouTube Channel F5 at Interop Technorati Tags:... Read more
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Interop2013: The Video Outtakes

We had a few miscues along the way, far fewer than other shows, but none-the-less, here they are for your viewing pleasure.   ps Related: Interop2013: Find F5 Interop2013: DDoS'ing the Interop Network Interop2013: F5 Certification... Read more
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Interop2013: That's a Wrap

I wrap it up from Interop 2013. Special thanks to F5ers Ken Bocchino, Ken Salchow, Dan Kim, Sam Richman along with Christine, Courtney and Jeff for camera work. Also thanks to Brian Monkman of ICSA and Aaron Edwards of Big Switch Networks.... Read more
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Interop2013: DDoS'ing Interop Follow Up

I grab F5ers Ken Bocchino and Sam Richman to talk about DDoS’ing the Interop Infrastructure, the F5 gear used to protect the network and some of the mind blowing stats gathered over the last couple days of running Interop Net.   ps Related: ... Read more
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Interop2013: Partner Spotlight – ICSA Labs

I catch up with Brian Monkman, ICSA Perimeter Security Program Manager, to discuss certifications and testing along with how ICSA is adjusting some of their testing methodology to match some of the changes occurring in the industry…like... Read more
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Interop2013: Partner Spotlight - Big Switch Networks

Earlier this week, F5 and Big Switch Networks announced a joint solution that brings together F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), F5 iApps functionality, and the Big Virtual Switch network virtualization application. I meet with Aaron Edwards,... Read more
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Interop2013: BIG-IQ Cloud

I meet with Dan Kim, F5 Product Manager for Management Solutions, to learn more about BIG-IQ, BIG-IQ Cloud and the benefits of a management system that can span multiple cloud environments. BIG-IQ Cloud automates and orchestrates the deployment of... Read more
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Interop2013: F5 Certification Program

I catch up with F5 Certification Manager Ken Salchow to talk about how the Certification Program has grown over the last year since the announcement at Interop 2012. Ken discusses the new exams, his certification philosophy and how this all fits... Read more
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Interop2013: DDoS'ing Interop

For the 3rd year in a row F5 has a key role in the Interop NOC and this year we are showing how the F5 Application Delivery Firewall solution can protect against a DDoS attack against the Interop infrastructure. Ken Bocchino, Sr Consultant with F5... 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: 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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When Big Data Meets Cloud Meets Infrastructure

#stirling #interop #infosec #bigdata Bridging the Gap between Big Data and Business Agility I’m a huge fan of context-aware networking. You know, the ability to interpret requests in the context they were made – examining user identity,... Read more
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Get Learned: 4 Minutes on IPv4 / IPv6 from Interop

For those interested, there’s a great series of videos cropping up as the Interop folks and vendors begin staging infrastructure to support the event (starting 10-May in Las Vegas). The latest takes on the issues with IPv6 and includes a nice... Read more
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Is PaaS Just Outsourced Application Server Platforms?

There’s a growing focus on PaaS (Platform as a Service), particularly as Microsoft has been rolling out Azure and VMware continues to push forward with its SpringSource acquisition. Amazon, though generally labeled as IaaS (Infrastructure as a... Read more
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The IT Optical Illusion

Everyone has likely seen the optical illusion of the vase in which, depending on your focus, you either see a vase or two faces. This particular optical illusion is probably the best allegorical image for IT and in particular cloud computing I ... Read more
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Hindsight is Always Twenty-Twenty

There have been many significant events over the past decade, but looking back these are still having a significant impact on the industry. Next week is Interop. Again. This year it’s significant in that it’s my tenth anniversary attending... Read more
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Learn How to Play Application Performance Tag at Interop

It’s all fun and games until application performance can’t be measured. We talk a lot about measuring application performance and its importance to load balancing, scalability, meeting SLAs (service level agreements) and even to the... Read more
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At Interop You Can Find Out How Five “Ates” Can Net You Three “Ables”

The biggest disadvantage organizations have when embarking on a “we’re going cloud” initiative is that they’re already saddled with an existing infrastructure and legacy applications. That’s no surprise as it’s almost always true that... Read more
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A Hardware Platform and a Virtual Appliance Walk into a Bar at Interop…

Invariably when new technology is introduced it causes an upheaval. When that technology has the power to change the way in which we architect networks and application infrastructure, it can be disruptive but beneficial. When that technology... Read more
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F5 and the Cloud

There’s apparently been a bit of confusion over what, exactly, F5 thinks of cloud computing as an organization based on a recent blog post. I thought I’ve been fairly clear on where F5 stands in terms of cloud computing but I may be suffering... Read more
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