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F5 + Nutanix: Invisible Infrastructure and SDAS Joining Forces

F5 and Nutanix partner to bring the power of invisible infrastructure and software-defined application servers to critical enterprise application. Joint customers benefit from improved availability, scalability, performance, and security enable... Read more
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Beyond Scalability: Achieving Availability

Scalability is only one of the factors that determine availability. Security and performance play a critical role in achieving the application availability demanded by business and customers alike. Whether the goal is to achieve higher levels or... Read more
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Partnering with Cisco: what we’ve learned

On August 12th I wrote of the announcement and subsequent release of the F5 device package for Cisco APIC. A big day for both organizations, bringing to the world a partnership able to complete the SDN vision by way of managing both low-level... Read more
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F5 Friday: What are SDAS Anyway?

I talk a lot about SDAS (that's Software Defined Application Services) with respect to F5 Synthesis and, well, F5 in general. That's because what F5 Synthesis delivers the ability to easily provision and orchestrate SDAS across a variety... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Hybrid to the Core

#SDAS #SDN #Cloud #SSL #HTTP2.0 F5 continues to pave the way for business to adopt disruptive technologies without, well, as much disruption. The term hybrid is somewhat misleading. In the original sense of the word, it means to bring together... Read more
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F5 Device Package for Cisco APIC - leave no app behind!

We are in the age of the partnership. I don’t think any single vendor claims to be all to everyone’s requirements these days. Sure, sometimes vendors get a little caught up in their own worlds, instead of stepping back and looking at the bigge... Read more
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SDN's Eventually Consistent Network Problem

#SDN #OpenDaylight #SDAS Clustering controllers to address scalability concerns introduces a well-understood problem: consistency One of the benefits of SDN is centralized control. That is, there is a single repository containing the known... Read more
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Hourly Licensing Model – F5 delivers in AWS Marketplace

#cloud #SDAS #AWS And you can try it out for free...  June 30, 2014 (The Internet) Today F5 Networks, which delivers solutions for an application world, announced it had completed jumping through the hoops necessary to offer an hourly... Read more
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Taking the driver’s seat in the App-centric journey

The app economy has taken hold of the world at lightning pace. It is as much social and cultural as it is economic. At its core is how it affects and engages the wider technology landscape. Connectivity is no longer a mere mechanism ... Read more
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The Internet of Things: The Only Winning Move is to Play

#IoT #BigData The lure of free and convenience has finally won How many of you actually fill out the registration cards that come with your kid's toys? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? That's what I thought. Me neither. Not as a... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: DNS Shrugged

#DNSSEC #Cloud #SDAS #IoT #F5  DNS Anywhere and Everywhere   "In Greek mythology, Atlas (/ˈætləs/; Ancient Greek: Ἄτλας) was the primordial Titan who held up the celestial sphere. He is also the titan of astronomy and... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: SSD is Carpooling for the Network

#sdas #webperf Sometimes it's not whether or not you use hardware, but the hardware you choose to use Everybody talks a good game with respect to changing the economy of scale, but very few explain how that's going to actually happen. ... Read more
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Habitually Successful Delivery

#devops We usually call it "continuous" but we really want is for deployment to be habitual and, more importantly, successful.  It's that time of the year, when resolutions promising grand changes in our lives are made - and... 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 Predicts: Internet of Things Drives Demand for ‘Social Intelligence’

‘Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower’, Steve Jobs once famously said. A saying that is crucial for organizations in their efforts to be a ‘global player’. There are currently lots of innovation areas in the technology space,... 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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When Programmability Extends Beyond the Platform

#SDAS #SDDC A programmable platform should be more than just lipstick on a CLI The term programmability is, like every other term associated with hype-driven trends, used to describe a wide range of capabilities. In general, when applied to... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: What Makes a Services Fabric?

#SDN #SDAS What makes a services fabric, well, a fabric? Earlier in 2013 when discussing the evolution of application delivery and F5 I posed a question to which, at the time, didn't have an answer. It was simply "What's Next?" ... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: The Real Value of Consolidation Revealed

#SDAS #SDN #NFV #CSP It's not about a "god box", it's about the platform It's often the case that upon hearing the word "consolidation" in conjunction with the network people conjure up visions of what's... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Leave no application behind

#SDAS #SDDC #devops Removing the curse of the "red shirt" from the data center. If you're a Star Trek fan (and perhaps even if you aren't) you know that anyone (except Scotty, for some reason) wearing a red shirt was... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: High-Performance Services Fabric

#SDN #Devops #Cloud #SDAS #SDDC To achieve the economy of scale necessary to ensure no application is deprived of critical application services, you need to abstract resources. In the early days of cloud computing we talked a lot about how the... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Integration and Interoperability

#SDN #OpenStack #Cloud #devops #SDAS #SDDC How F5 synthesizes third-party network and orchestration technologies The silos within IT are breaking down, at least in terms of awareness of each other and the need to coordinate provisioning and... Read more
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What an Increase in East-West Traffic Patterns Really Means

#SDN #SDAS If you know where it's coming from (in addition to general virtualization) you'll see some things have got to change in the data center. There's a lot of lip service given to east-west (intra-VM) traffic in emerging data... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Reference Architectures - Good for What Ails Your Apps

#SDN #SDAS #devops When your application isn't feeling so well you need the right prescription to get it back on track When you're not feeling so well, you probably go visit a doctor. The doctor - after asking a whole lot of probing... Read more
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