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When VDI Comes Calling

It is an interesting point/counterpoint to read up about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment or lack thereof. The industry definitely seems to be split on whether VDI is the wave of the future or not, what its level of deployment is,... Read more
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IBM Rational AppScan

In my last post, I introduced my role as Solution Engineer for our IBM partnership and how many exciting solutions we have coming out in our partnership.  Today I’m going to briefly cover one of our latest releases, the IBM Rational AppScan... Read more
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Distributing SAP Load using BIG-IP Advanced Monitoring

Several recent forum posts on DevCentral forums have commented on the fact that SAP Landscapes often have asynchronous batch jobs that cause higher CPU loads on certain servers. This causes problems for application delivery controllers because... Read more
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F5 Friday: NetApp SnapVault With BIG-IP WOM

Because ‘big data’ isn’t just a problem for data at rest, it’s a problem for data being transferred. Remember when we talked about operational risk comprising more than security? One of the three core components of operational risk is... Read more
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F5 Friday: There’s an App for That (And It’s In the App Store)

The consumerization of IT is well underway. Supporting secure remote access via what are traditionally “consumer” gadgets is a must.     In the days when Web 2.0 was forcing its way into IT along with the Millennials the warning went... Read more
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Talking Microsoft Lync Server Availability and Scalability

Just wrapped up a great session with the F5/Microsoft team discussing Microsoft Lync Server and designing deployments for optimal availability and scale. As companies start to deal with the major wave of mobile/remote workers (in one report, IDC... Read more
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Introducing Posh-FourSquare - The PowerShell library for FourSquare.com

Those who know me, can attest that I'm a early adopter when it comes to social networking systems.  The latest one I've been getting into lately is FourSquare.com.  FourSquare.com describes itself as 50% friend finder, 30%... Read more
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Cloud Computing’s (not so) Best Kept Secret

Cloud providers know the secret to a successful cloud computing implementation is integration between the infrastructure and virtualization Ever notice that cloud providers are v e r y reluctant to reveal on what foundation their cloud computing... Read more
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Google Enters The Load Balancing And VPN Market

Yes it's true, but it's not exactly what you would think... In mid-2007, Google acquired the "one phone number for all your phones" startup GrandCentral Communications.  The concept is that you register to get a single phon... Read more
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Building an elastic environment requires elastic infrastructure

One of the reasons behind some folks pushing for infrastructure as virtual appliances is the on-demand nature of a virtualized environment. When network and application delivery infrastructure hits capacity in terms of throughput - regardless of... Read more
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Introducing PoshTweet - The PowerShell Twitter Script Library

It's probably no surprise from those of you that follow my blog and tech tips here on DevCentral that I'm a fan of Windows PowerShell.  I've written a set of Cmdlets that allow you to manage and control your BIG-IP applicatio... Read more
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PowerShell ABC's - B is for begin

Welcome to this addition of the PowerShell ABC's where you'll find 26 posts detailing a component of the PowerShell scripting language, one letter at a time.  Today's letter is the letter "B".  For "B&quot... Read more
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Two TwitterBots Are Better Than One!

I've been working on this for a while but never got around to finishing it.  Lori's post from today reminded me of my "unfinished" work so I dug it up and brought it back to life. A while back, I wrote a Twitter Proxy fo... Read more
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Load balancing MS-Active Directory and Kerberos

You know what? You never know what you might find in the DevCentral Forums. Some pretty cool stuff happens in the Solutions Forums - a place to focus on doing interesting things with F5 gear from an application perspective (i.e. Microsoft app,... Read more
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Dear Data Center Guy

You walked past me again today without stopping. I remember when you used to stop and admire my glowing red ball every day. But that was back when I was brand new and you thought I was the center of your data center. I heard you talking to some... Read more
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Symphonic releases TrueView ADC Edition

I found out about this at our partner conference earlier this week and it looks like Symphonic's TrueView ADC Edition has made it's way out into the wild.   From the press sheet: Symphoniq, in conjunction with F5, has created a... Read more
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Scaling Ruby on Rails to 1 Billion Page Views a Month

A while ago I blogged about how F5 was making mongrels better with a Side of Mayo.  I referenced a blog post on Joyent's wonderful Joyeur blog on why Joyent uses F5's BIG-IP for their customers.  Well, those krazy kids at Joyent... Read more
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The Networking ABC's - R is for RTSP

Today's letter in the Networking ABC's is the letter "R".  I could have went with redundancy, RADIUS, rate class, router, or round robin, but I opted for a term that has to do with optimizing media transmission across th... Read more
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iControl SDK v9.6.0 is here

It's been a while since the last version of the SDK has been released and it looks like it's that time again. So, whip out your zip program, and head on over to the iControl downloads page and be the first one on your block to get you... Read more
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F5 folks in the wild

In the last few weeks there have been a few interviews with F5 folks that I thought you might be interested in. In case you don't frequent the Redmond Channel Partner Online website, Columnist Lee Pender posted a write-up of a phone... Read more
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GlassFish and BIG-IP sitting in a tree...

For those who haven't heard of Sun's GlassFish project, instead of trying to describe it myself, I'll reprint the overview from their dev site.GlassFish is a free, open source application server which implements the newest... Read more
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