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Mitigating Unwanted Communication On Your Service Network

With so many new and varied devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, laptops, and tablets accessing a service provider network, with a 2.9 device per-person average worldwide according to a Sophos survey, it’s no wonder there is Operator... Read more
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Optimizing IoT and Mobile Communications with TCP Fast Open

There's a lot of focus on the performance of mobile communications given the incredible rate at which mobile is outpacing legacy PC (did you ever think we'd see the day when we called it that?) usage. There's been tons of research on... Read more
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Mobile World Congress 2015 - The Preview Video

I give a preview of Mobile World Congress 2015. #MWC15 is next week, March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain at the Fira Gran Via. We got some fun stuff for next week, including a very special guest, and some of the topics we’re covering include IoT, NFV,... Read more
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F5 Friday: Should you stay with HTTP/1 or move to HTTP/2 ?

Application experience aficionados take note: you have choices now. No longer are you constrained to just HTTP/1 with a side option of WebSockets or SPDY. HTTP/2 is also an option, one that like its SPDY predecessor brings with it several enticin... Read more
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Blog Roll 2014

It’s that time of year when we gift and re-gift, just like this text from last year. And the perfect opportunity to re-post, re-purpose and re-use all my 2014 blog entries. If you missed any of the 96 attempts including 57 videos, here they are... Read more
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Enable Peak App Performance by Reducing Malicious Communication

With so many new and varied devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, laptops, and tablets accessing your network, with a 2.9 device per-person average worldwide according to a Sophos survey, it’s no wonder there is concern with supporting... Read more
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That was then, this is next. The new requirements for app delivery.

#Agility2014 #Cloud #Mobile #Devops and #SDN driving new requirements for application delivery Application delivery, as defined as its own little corner of the network industry, has been fairly focused on assuring the performance, security and... Read more
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Apps Driving Attention

The mobile platform, meaning tablets and smartphones, now account for 60% of total digital media time spent according to comScore. This is a 10 point jump from 50% just a year ago. On top of that, mobile apps accounted for 51% of all digital media... Read more
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Honey app don't care...

... but your 'network' can - and should. #webperf #mobile #IoT Pop quiz: Your development team is developing a new mobile application. Should they optimize it for use over a mobile network or over WiFi? Another way to ask that same... Read more
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DNS Reimagined keeps your Business Online

Whether your services are deployed in a data center or migrated to a hybrid cloud environment, DNS knows where to send your users to their cool new app or favorite social media experience. Invariably DNS points the way to a connected... Read more
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Roaming around at Mobile World Congress

#MWC14 #F5 #mobile #sdas Consumers, like fate, are the fickle mistresses of the service provider world. When the multitude of applications they increasingly use on their mobile devices perform poorly, they often blame the network provider... Read more
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F5 Synthesis for Service Providers: Scaling in Three Dimensions

#MWC14 #SDAS #NFV #SDN It's not just about changing the economy of service scale, it's about operations, too. Estimates based on reports from Google put the number of daily activations of new Android phones at 1.3 Million. Based on... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Fast, Fluent and Flexible

#sdas #sddc #sdn #devops #mobile F5 Synthesis 1.5 brings more performance, greater application fluency and increased flexibility for both application and mobile network providers.   Are you ready for millions of mobile visitors? With 20% of... Read more
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1-800-HTTP

#mobile Trend toward applications as value added service requires application fluency. A newish trend is quietly (comparatively speaking) increasing across the Internets. The basic premise is that end-users aren't being charged for data... Read more
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The Internet of Things and DNS

#IoT #DNS #mobile #webperf The Internet of Things will result in an increasing need for scalable DNS services.  When we talk about the impact of BYOD and BYOA and the Internet of Things, we often focus on the impact on data center... Read more
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Multipath TCP (MPTCP)

#mobile #webperf #IOS7 Two! Two connections at the same time, ah ah ah... Long ago, when the web was young, we (as in the industry) figured out how to multiplex TCP (and later HTTP which we now call message steering) in order to dramatically... Read more
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Q&A Highlights - Phone Number Normalization

DevCentraler Mike posted a question today about the best way to approach normalizing phone numbers from Active Directory. Turns out not everyone is a an of normalizing them all in AD, so Mike reached out for suggestions. Regex is always a popular... Read more
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Performance versus Presentation

#webperf #ado You remember the service, not the plating (unless you're a foodie) One morning, while reading the Internet (yes, the entire Internet), I happened upon a rather snarky (and yes, I liked the tone and appreciated the honesty) blog... Read more
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Big Data Getting Attention

According to IBM, we generate 2.5 quintillion (2.5 followed by 17 zeros) bytes of data every day.  In the last two years, we've created about 90% of the data we have today.  Almost everything that's 'connected' generates... Read more
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Programmable Cache-Control: One Size Does Not Fit All

#webperf For addressing challenges related to performance of #mobile devices and networks, caching is making a comeback.   It's interesting - and almost amusing - to watch the circle of technology run around best practices wit... Read more
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F5 Forum London 2013: Joakim Sundberg on enabling the mobile workforce

Joakim is a security solution architect for F5 in EMEA focusing on mobile access. He was the final speaker at F5’s UK customer forum at Chelsea FC’s West Stand conference centre. Access policy is a pretty important topic in application delivery... Read more
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Facebook, mobile and secure access

Facebook has been in the news again recently with an announcement that it now has more mobile users than desktop users on a daily basis - 680 million of them.  Clearly, this is fantastic news for a company which is pushing its mobile... 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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Is HTML5 the Answer to Mobile's VDI Challenge?

#HTML5 #VDI #mobile Thin is back in.  Remote display and control technology is nothing new. For decades we've had the ability to remotely access and control our desktops using a variety of technologies and protocols: X11, VNC, RDP,... 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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