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Cloud: Commoditizing End-Users

It's not just commoditization of business functions (SaaS) or IT infrastructure (IaaS) - it's the users, too.   Prioritization. It's something that's built into nearly every technology, particularly that which service... Read more
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QoS without Context: Good for the Network, Not So Good for the End user

#fasterapp #webperf #ado One of the most often mentioned uses of #OpenFlow revolves around QoS . Which is good for network performance metrics, but not necessarily good for application performance. In addition to issues related to virtual... Read more
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WILS: The Many Faces of TCP

#fasterapp Veno. Hybla. CTCP. HSTCP. Fast TCP. Not familiar with these variants? Read on… Anyone who’s involved with web application performance – either measuring or addressing – knows there are literally hundreds of RFCs designed to improve... Read more
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The Four V’s of Big Data

#stirling #bigdata #ado #interop “Big data” focuses almost entirely on data at rest. But before it was at rest – it was transmitted over the network. That ultimately means trouble for application performance.    The problem of... Read more
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Complexity Drives Consolidation

The growing complexity of managing more users from more places using more devices will drive consolidation efforts – but maybe not in the way you think.  Pop quiz time. Given three sets of three items each, how many possible combinations... Read more
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F5 and Traffix: When Worlds Collide

#mwc12 #traffix #mobile Strategic points of control are critical to managing the convergence of technology in any network - enterprise or carrier What happens when technology converges? When old meets new? A fine example of what might happen... Read more
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Moore’s (Traffic) Law

#centaur #40gbe Pop quiz time – and you get 100 geek points if you get this one right. What was the main difference between a 386SX and a 386DX? If you answered (without using Google) the data bus (16-bit for an SX and 32-bit for a DX) then... Read more
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SuperSizing the Data Center: Big Data and Jumbo Frames

#centaur #40GBE Data center transformation discussions too often overlook the impact on the network – and its necessary transformation. For many of the same reasons IPv6 migration is moving slower than perhaps it should given the urgent need for... Read more
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Oops! HTML5 Does It Again

#HTML5 #infosec A multitude of security-related solutions rely upon the ability to extract and examine mime-objects from web-content. HTML5 may significantly impair their ability to do so. The trade off between security and performance has long... Read more
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What Does Mobile Mean, Anyway?

We tend to assume characteristics upon hearing the term #mobile. We probably shouldn’t… There are – according to about a bazillion studies - 4 billion mobile devices in use around the globe. It is interesting to note that nearly everyone who... Read more
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Desktop VDI May Be Ready for Prime Time but Is the Network?

#VDI #quasar #mobile The proliferation of mobile devices is pushing VDI closer to being “the solution” of the year to resolve the increasing complexity – and costs – associated with consumerization. Considering the innate differences between... Read more
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F5 Friday: Creating a DNS Blackhole. On Purpose

#infosec #DNS #v11 DNS is like your mom, remember? Sometimes she knows better.   Generally speaking, blackhole routing is a problem, not a solution. A route to nowhere is not exactly a good thing, after all. But in some cases it’s an... Read more
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Cloud Infrastructure Integration Model: Virtualization

Examining architectures on which hybrid clouds are based… IT professionals, in general, appear to consider themselves well along the path toward IT as a Service with a significant plurality of them engaged in implementing many of the building... Read more
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Cloud Infrastructure Integration Model: Bridging

Examining architectures on which hybrid clouds are based… IT professionals, in general, appear to consider themselves well along the path toward IT as a Service with a significant plurality of them engaged in implementing many of the building... Read more
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The IPv6 Application Integration Factor

#IPv6 Integration with partners, suppliers and cloud providers will make migration to IPv6 even more challenging than we might think… My father was in the construction business most of the time I was growing up. He used to joke with us when we... Read more
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The One Problem Cloud Can’t Solve. Or Can It?

Cloud computing can’t assure availability of applications in the face of a physical network outage, can it? Cloud computing providers focus on providing an efficient, scalable environment in which applications can be deployed and provide for... Read more
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Does a Dynamic Infrastructure Need ARP for Applications?

There’s more than one way to address the rapid rate of change in infrastructure supporting a dynamic environment. We spend a lot of time talking about how software and systems and standards are the ultimate solution to addressing the rapid rate... Read more
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Taking Down Twitter as easy as D.N.S.

If they can take down Twitter via DNS, they can take your site, too. Everyone is talking about the DoS (Denial of Service) attack on Twitter but most of them are missing what really happened. We’re so used to defending against HTTP-based DoS... Read more
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Cloud Fail: Who and How is more important than What and Where

According to the definition of cloud computing used by Avanade for a recently released and often cited study on the use of cloud computing, I could claim to be a cloud computing provider. And so could you. Basically, so could just about everyone... Read more
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