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Oracle OpenWorld 2012: BIG-IP Optimizing Oracle GoldenGate

I interview F5 Product Manager, Dawn Parzych, to learn more about F5's Optimization Solutions for Oracle GoldenGate replication software and how BIG-IP WOM can greatly reduce bandwidth and significantly improve throughput performance by... Read more
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Committing to Overhead: Proceed With Caution.

Back when SaaS was making its debut in the enterprise, I was a mid-level IT manager with a boss that was smart. It was a great experience working for him overall, and if not for external pressures, I might still be working on his team. One of the... Read more
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The Scariest Cloud Security Statistic You’ll See This Year

Who is most responsible for determining the adequacy of security in the cloud in your organization? Dome9, whom you may recall is a security management-as-a-service solution that aims to take the complexity out of managing administrative access to... Read more
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Copied Data. Is it a Replica, Snapshot, Backup, or an Archive?

It is interesting to me the number of variant Transformers that have been put out over the years, and the effect that has on those who like transformers. There are four different “Construction Devastator” figures put out over the years (there ma... Read more
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F5 Friday: CSG Case Study Shows Increased Performance, Less WAN Traffic With Dell and F5

When time and performance mattered, CSG Content Direct turned to Dell and F5 to make their replication faster while reducing WAN utilization. We talk a lot in our blogs about what benefits you could get from an array of F5 products, so when t... Read more
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Databases in the Cloud Revisited

A few of us were talking on Facebook about high speed rail (HSR) and where/when it makes sense the other day, and I finally said that it almost never does. Trains lost out to automobiles precisely because they are rigid and inflexible, whil... Read more
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It’s Show Time

Ladies and gentleman.  In tonight’s show the role of Application Delivery, normally played by Load Balancer will be replaced by ADC.  We hope you enjoy the performance.  I studied Theatre in college and have spent a good amount of... Read more
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The Golden Age of Data Mobility?

I was working for a mid-sized enterprise as an IT manager, a project that was on the cutting edge of technology at the time, and because it was on the cutting edge, we were using a whole slew of different embedded applications and their masters t... Read more
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F5 Friday: F5 BIG-IP WOM Puts the Snap(py) in NetApp SnapMirror

Data replication is still an issue for large organizations and as data growth continues, those backup windows are getting longer and longer… With all the hype surrounding cloud computing and dynamic resources on demand for cheap you’d think... Read more
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Let’s Rethink Our Views of Storage Before It Is Too Late.

When I was in Radiographer (X-Ray Tech) training in the Army, we were told the cautionary tale of a man who walked into an emergency room with a hatchet in his forehead and blood everywhere. As the staff of the emergency room rushed to treat th... Read more
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Load Balancing For Developers: Improving Application Performance With ADCs

If you’ve never heard of my Load Balancing For Developers series, it’s a good idea to start here. There are quite a few installments behind us, and I’m not going to look back in this post any more than I must to make it readable without going... Read more
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Sometimes, It Is Not The Pipe Size

You could, in theory, install 2 foot diameter pipes in your house to run water through. If you like a really forceful shower, or want your hot-tub to fill quickly, bigger pipes would be your first thought. Imagine your surprise if you had someone... Read more
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F5 Friday: THE Database Gets Some Love

The database has long been the black sheep of application infrastructure; oft dismissed with a casual hand-wave in discussions involving acceleration and scalability. Finally, the database gets some much deserved application delivery love. ... Read more
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The Right Backup Tool For The Job

Every once in a while you see something that reminds you of the old “right tool for the job” adage. I’ve probably told this story here before, but for those of you who don’t sit at the edge of your chair waiting for me to post another blog, I’ll... Read more
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Sessions, Sessions Everywhere

If you’re replicating session state across application servers you probably need to rethink your strategy. There’s other options – more efficient options – than wasting RAM and, ultimately, money.   Although the discussion of Oracle’s... Read more
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Oracle OpenWorld 2010 - Optimize Oracle Database Replication

Peter Silva visits with F5's Chris Akker to discuss & whiteboard F5's solution to Optimize, Accelerate, Secure and Offload Oracle Database Replication with BIG-IP LTM and the WAN Optimization Module (WOM). Read more
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In Replication, Speed isn’t the Only Issue

In the US, many people watch the entire season of NASCAR without ever really paying attention to the racing. They are fixated on seeing a crash, and at the speed that NASCAR races average – 81mph on the most complex track to 188 mph on the least... Read more
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Remote Backup and The Massive Failure

While there are a whole array of well-documented benefits to be found in virtualization, there is one truth to virtualization that has not escaped the experienced IT veteran. Virtualization sprawl is not just bad for operations, it is bad for... Read more
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Zombies! This Year’s Vampires Are Zombies!

A couple of weeks ago, one of the people I follow on our home Twitter account (focused on role-playing and miniature wargames) tweeted “Zombies! This Year’s Vampires Are Zombies! Oh Please Let This Year’s Vampires Be Zombies!!” as a joke aimed at... Read more
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How May I Speed and Secure Replication? Let Me Count the Ways.

Related Articles and Blogs: SMB Storage Replication: Acceleration VS. More Bandwidth Three Top Tips for Successful Business Continuity Planning Data Replication for Backup Best Practices ... Read more
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Building the Hydra – Array Virtualization is not File Virtualization

So I’m jealous that Lori works D&D references into her posts regularly and I never have… Until today! For those who aren’t gamers or literary buffs, a Hydra is a big serpent or lizard with a variable number of heads  (normally five ... Read more
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This Space Almost Intentionally Left Blank.

I had just finished writing this blog and was about to post it, taking that moment to go do other things before one final read-through, and guess what? I saw this article on Dell’s site cross my Twitter account. I’ll blame the fact that I’m the... Read more
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Like Knighthood, all things grow more complex

In the early days of Knighthood, it was a simple matter to become a knight. Save enough money, buy a horse (or four, knighthood was rough on horses) a suit of armor and some weapons, stake a claim and have those within the boundaries of your claim... Read more
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Reason #4 That You Need File Virtualization

I took the easy topic this week, and things are so crazy it’s still late in the day that I’m posting this. My apologies. This one also focuses more on ARX than previous ones – this is because replication is a differentiator for many vendors’... Read more
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Informatica: Data Integration in (and for) the cloud

After talking about data integration being the Achilles heel of cloud computing I had a chat with Informatica, who is not only providing a solution for data integration for the cloud, but is leveraging the cloud to do it. While we at F5 are... Read more
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