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ADFS Proxy on F5 BIG-IP Deployment

F5 BIG-IP version 13.1 can act as your ADFS Proxy, replacing the Web App Proxies (WAP), halving the number of servers required! Read more
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How to Set up F5 Application Connector

Last week we covered the basic overview of Application Connector and this week we’ll look at how to set it up. [The link to the setup guide] Settle in, this is detailed. F5 Application Connector is made up of two components: The Proxy and the... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Microsoft AD FS Web Application Proxy Using F5 BIG-IP

Many users and organizations want the flexibility and convenience of identity federation and Single Sign-On (SSO) from the corporate network to access intranet, extranet, and cloud applications... Read more
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Application Connector Overview

Application Connector connects public clouds to your application service infrastructure within cloud interconnects or data centers. Read more
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What is a Proxy?

The term ‘Proxy’ is a contraction that comes from the middle English word procuracy, a legal term meaning to act on behalf of another. You may have heard of a proxy vote. Where you submit your choice and someone else votes the ballot on you... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What is a Proxy?

The term ‘Proxy’ is a contraction that comes from the middle English word procuracy, a legal term meaning to act on behalf of another. In networking and web traffic, a proxy is a device or server that acts on behalf of other devices. It sits... Read more
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Microservices – application fragments need application services

Microservices are a cool way to build applications – cool in terms of the attention they get in blogs, marketing materials and conference speaking slots, but also cool in terms of genuinely offering a way to build applications that are more agile... Read more
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Three things your proxy can’t do unless it’s a full-proxy

Proxies are one of the more interesting (in my no-doubt biased opinion) “devices” in the network. They’re the basis for caching, load balancing, app security, and even app acceleration services. They’re also a bridge between dev and ops and the... Read more
Average Rating: 4.6
7 Reviews

Whiteboard Wednesday: SSL Proxy Solutions

In this episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, Jason continues the proxy discussion from last episode with a breakdown of the ProxySSL and SSL Forward Proxy solutions available on the BIG-IP. Resources Proxy SSL Overview Implementing Proxy... Read more
Average Rating: 4.6
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Whiteboard Wednesday: What is A Proxy Anyway?

In this episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, Jason discusses the various types of proxies and their functionality. Resources The Concise Guide to Proxies The Full-Proxy Data Center Architecture Back to Basics: The Many Modes of Proxies The Proxy is... Read more
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The full proxy makes a comeback!

Proxies are hardware or software solutions that sit between an End-user and an Organization’s server, and mediate communication between the two. The most often heard use of the term “proxy” is in conjunction with surfing the Internet. For example... Read more
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Velocity 2014 – TMOS & LineRate: A Tale of Two Proxies (feat Giacomoni)

John Giacomoni, LineRate Founder and Sr Architect, joins us to give the lowdown on F5’s TMOS proxy and LineRate proxy. John does a great job explaining the nuances of each, how they function within architecture and the associated deployments... Read more
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Programmability in the Network: Traffic Replication

#nodejs #linerate #devops Why waste time generating fake data to test when you can use the real deal? There are a plethora of tactics used to test applications as they move to production. For example, as a developer I've created data and... Read more
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The Impact of Micro-Architectures and APIs on Data Center Network Design

#SDAS #Cloud #API #devops #LineRate It has an impact. A big one, in fact. Get ready for a change... Application development trends significantly impact the design of data center networks. Today there are two trends driving a variety of... Read more
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LineRate: Some of UR Code Are Belong to the Network

#devops #NodeSummit #nodejs #F5 is putting the power of node.js in the network API versioning. API metering. URI rewriting. Cookie management. A/B testing. Canary deployments. API façades. Traditionally these tasks have been implemented... Read more
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On Building a Commercial Networking Product for the DevOps Community. A Founder's Perspective.

I’m excited for tomorrow.  Tomorrow is the day that F5 responds to the needs of the DevOps community by re-launching the LineRate brand and product line. You might be asking yourself what is so important about a DevOps networki... Read more
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Programmability in the Network: Because #BigData is Often Unstructured

#devops #node #proxy #sdn Adaptability of network-hosted services requires programmability because data doesn't always follow the rules Evans Data recently released its Data & Advanced Analytics Survey 2013 which focuses on "tools,... Read more
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Next Generation Application Architecture

And what it means to #devops One of the realities of application development is that there are a lot of factors that go into its underlying architecture. I came of age during the Epoch of Client-Server Architecture (also known as the 1990s an... Read more
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20 Lines or Less #45: FTP Proxying & Double HTTP Redirects

What could you do with your code in 20 Lines or Less? That's the question I ask (almost) every week for the devcentral community, and every week I go looking to find cool new examples that show just how flexible and powerful iRules can be... Read more
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The Multi-Generational Datacenter: From Toddlers to Teenagers

Managing a datacenters is often like managing a multi-generational family – you’ve got applications across a variety of life stages that need to be managed individually, and keeping costs down while doing so is a concern. Those who know Don and I... Read more
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F5 Friday: The 2048-bit Keys to the Kingdom

There’s a rarely mentioned move from 1024-bit to 2048-bit key lengths in the security demesne … are you ready? More importantly, are your infrastructure and applications ready? Everyone has likely read about DNSSEC and the exciting day on which... Read more
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That’s Awesome! And By Awesome I Mean Stupid

Deep packet inspection is useless when you’re talking about applications Back in the early days of networking (when the pipes were small and dumb) the concept of “Deep Packet Inspection” started to bubble up the network stack. Deep Pac... Read more
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Using Network-Side Scripting to Convert Microsoft Smart Quotes to HTML Entities

You can address the problem of converting smart quotes – and any other content - in your application if you control the code. What if you’re using third-party software for which you do not have the code? Or what if it is your code but the “defect”... Read more
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Using Network-Side Scripting to Implement Mock API Endpoints

Steve (apparently yes, we are on a first name basis) offers up his thoughts on developing APIs for the Cloud in “A Cloud Tools Manifesto.” While the inclusion of the word “manifesto” in the title raised quite the stir (“Manifestogate” is still... Read more
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X-Forwarded-For Log Filter for Windows Servers

For those that don't know what X-Forwarded-For is, then you might as well close your browser because this post likely will mean nothing to you… A Little Background Now, if you are still reading this, then you likely are having issues with... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews