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Orchestrate Your Infrastructure

The digital society has emerged. Today’s always-connected world and the applications we interact with are changing the way we live. People are mobile, our devices are mobile, and by all accounts, everything that is a noun – a person, place or... Read more
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F5 Heat Plugins Release Announcement - v7.0.3, v8.0.2

Release Announcement 10 June 2016 We are pleased to announce the release of v7.0.3 and v8.0.2 of the F5 Heat Plugins for OpenStack. Please see the documentation and GitHub release page for more information.   Compatibility v7.0.3 is... Read more
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AWS re:Invent 2015 – Programmability in the Cloud (feat Applebaum)

Programmability and orchestration are critically important with cloud deployments and Alex Applebaum, Sr. Product Management Engineer, explains why and talks about ways organizations can use BIG-IP programmability in the cloud. Yet anothe... Read more
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Software Defined Data Center Made Easy with F5 and VMware

Jared Cook, VMware’s Lead Strategic Architect, Office of the CTO, visits #F5Agility15 and shares how F5 and VMware solutions can be used together in an orchestrated fashion to enable customers to spin up applications on-demand, and provision F... Read more
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Today F5 is announcing a new F5® BIG-IQ™ 4.5. This release includes a new BIG-IQ component – BIG-IQ ADC. Version 4.5 isn't just another dot release. IMHO, this release should have been numbered 5.0. With this release, BIG-IQ is finally... Read more
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The 2015 problem - Human Latency

What is human latency? No, I’m not referring to how quick you can pull a table cloth - something my mother insisted I stop trying, and failing miserably at, at a young age. In technology circles, human latency refers to the delays incurred when... Read more
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APIs and Programmability: Jailbreaking your network

#devops #SDN The importance of APIs and programmable data paths to the future of networking.   OpenStack. OpenDaylight. SDN. Cloud. It's all about abstraction, about APIs and "software-defined" (which really means... Read more
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NFV is Much More than Virtualization

There has been a lot of attention given to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and how it is driving a paradigm shift in the architecture of today’s communications service providers (CSPs) networks. NFV is a popular topic and has been getting a... Read more
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F5 Friday: Federating Application Network Services

It's time to get serious about managing hybrid #cloud We (as in the industry) talk a lot about federating cloud. Usually solutions for federating cloud (aka hybrid cloud) are presented from the perspective of the end-user. We want to make i... Read more
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To Err is Human

#devops Automating incomplete or ineffective processes will only enable you to make mistakes faster – and more often. Most folks probably remember the play on "to err is human…" proverb when computers first began to take over, well,... Read more
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HTML5 WebSockets: High-Speed Infrastructure Integration Bus?

#HTML5 #SPDY Web 2.0 style integration has become the norm with REST and SOA-based APIs – WebSockets may provide the speed and scale necessary to make it the perfect answer to infrastructure integration challenges One of the concerns that arose... Read more
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IT Chaos Theory: The PeopleSoft Effect

#cloud #devops A robust integration ecosystem is critical to prevent the PeopleSoft effect within the network In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions, where a small change at one place in a... Read more
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iApp + iControl

#iapp #iControl #orchestration In the past few years there has been a lot of talk about dynamic data centers, automation, orchestration, etc. iApp has a very large benefit in these environments that might not be completely obvious. Last... Read more
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Ecosystems are Always in Flux

#devops An ecosystem-based data center approach means accepting the constancy of change… It is an interesting fact of life for aquarists that the term “stable” does not actually mean a lack of change. On the contrary, it means that the core... Read more
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IT Has Shot Itself in the Foot

People vote their resentment, not their appreciation. The average man does not vote for anything, but against something. --William Bennet Munro I was thinking Monday morning about doing some development of features I wanted to add to the web... Read more
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Why Virtualization is a Requirement for Private Cloud Computing

Like candy bars, it’s just a lot less messier than the alternative.  Caramel. Chocolate nougat. Coconut. No matter what liquid, flowing, tasty goodness is hidden inside a chocolate bar, without the chocolate shell to hold it we’d be... Read more
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F5 Friday: Would You Like Some Transaction Integrity with Your Automation?

If you thought the integration and collaboration required new networking capabilities, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Anyone who has ever configured a network anything or worked with any of a number of cloud provider’s API to configure... Read more
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F5 Friday: Playing in the Infrastructure Orchestra(tion)

I’m sure you’ve noticed that there have been quite a few posts on the topic of automation, orchestration, and infrastructure 2.0. Aside from the fact that an integrated, collaborative infrastructure is necessary to achieve many of the operation... Read more
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Repetition is the Key to Network Automation Success

Training your data center “muscle memory” will ensure that when the pressure is on your network will make all the right moves. If you’ve ever taken dancing lessons – or musical lessons – or tried to teach yourself to type you know that... Read more
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If a Cat has Catness Does a Cloud have Cloudness?

What makes a cloud a cloud? The ancient Greek philosopher Plato might tell you“cloudness”, but what exactly does that mean?   Long before human scientists figured out that DNA was the basic building block of everything living, philosophers... Read more
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Mobility Can Be a Pain in the aaS

What does a 2-year old and cloud-based applications have in common? The Toddler has recently decided that he can navigate the stairs by himself. Insists on it, in fact. That’s a bit nerve-wracking, especially when he decides that 2:30am is... Read more
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Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner

In this case “baby” is load balancing and the corner is cloud computing. SocialCloudNow recently wrote up a pretty darn accurate (which is hard to find these days) description of “cloud computing” by walking through the components required. The... Read more
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Knowing is Half the Battle

There’s a difference between automation and orchestration, and knowing which one you’re really doing is half the battle in achieving a truly dynamic data center. Randy Heffner on CIO.Com wrote an excellent article on SOA and its value, “SOA:... Read more
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A Fluid Network is the Result of Collaboration Not Virtualization

The benefits of automation and orchestration do not come solely from virtualization. Virtualization has benefits, there is no arguing that. But let’s not get carried away and attribute all the benefits associated with cloud computing and... Read more
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Scaling Security in the Cloud: Just Hit the Reset Button

Sometimes the best answer to a problem is to hit the reset button, but it should probably be the last answer, not the first. My cohort Pete Silva attended the 2009 Cloud Computing and Virtualization Conference & Expo and offered up a summary... Read more
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