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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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F5 Friday: Performance, Throughput and DPS

No, not World of Warcraft “Damage per Second” - infrastructure “Decisions per second”. Metrics are tricky. Period. Comparing metrics is even trickier. The purpose of performance metrics is, of course, to measure performance. But like most tests,... Read more
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F5 Friday: Anti-Fail

I recently expounded on my disappointment with cloud computing services that fail to recognize that server metrics are not necessarily enough to properly auto-scale applications in “I Find Your Lack of Win Disturbing”. One of the (very fe... Read more
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Development Performance Metrics Will Eventually Favor Cost per Line of Code

It is true right now that for the most part, virtualization changes deployment of applications but not their development. Thus far this remains true, primarily because those with an interest in organizations  moving to public cloud computing... Read more
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The difference between these two performance metrics is significant so be sure you know which one you’re measuring, and which one you wanted to be measuring.  It may be the case that you’ve decided that SSL is, in fact, a good idea for... Read more
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A Formula for Quantifying Productivity of Web Applications

Ever wanted to prove or understand how the network impacts productivity? There is a formula for that… We often talk in abstract terms about the affects of application performance on productivity. It seems to make sense that if an application is... Read more
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Getting Around That Pesky Speed of Light Limitation

Can intercloud intelligence eliminate the impact of intercontinental latency? Ken has always posited that it would be not only kewl but highly efficient if your data center could “follow the sun.” We all know that application performance is... Read more
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Corporate Blogging: The Fallacy of Quantity vs Quality

As a corporate blogger I rarely post "off topic". There's a reason for that, and a reason why I'm doing so now. The core reason for doing so now is that it's a subject that's near and dear to me, having spent the majority... Read more
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Welcome to F5

First post! (Okay, I had to get that cliche out of the way).  I'm pleased to be joining the illustrious group of bloggers at F5 Networks.  I'm looking forward to adding information from a former customer perspective and also... Read more
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The Open Performance Testing Initiative

Performance. Everybody wants to know how things perform, whether it be cars, laptops, XML gateways, or application delivery controllers. It's one of the few quantifiable metrics used to compare products when IT goes shopping... Read more
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