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Should you focus on consolidation or standardization?

There is a difference. One is strategic, one is tactical. One lays the foundation for the future, the other sweeps the past under the rug. There is a move (again) in technology that pits consolidation as the be-all and end-all of tactical... 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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Operationalizing The Network now available with F5 and Cisco ACI

#ACI #SDN With the availability of the F5 device package for Cisco APIC, you can now rapidly provision the (entire) network from top to bottom.  A key concern of IT continues to center on provisioning of network services. Whether eliminating... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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F5 Synthesis: Massive Scale Needs Management

#sdas #virtualization Scaling virtual infrastructure is one thing, managing it is another When virtualization first took off there was a fear - and it was a valid fear - of virtual sprawl. Virtual sprawl was the end result of spawning lots and... 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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F5 Synthesis: The Reference Architectures

The next-generation App-Focused, Solution Driven model for supporting all of your business applications.  Your business uses countless applications in a given day. At F5, we built a reputation as an industry leader by helping organizations... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Software Defined Application Services

#SDN #Devops #Cloud #SDAS Completing the #SDDC stack  Everything as a Service has become nearly a synonym for cloud computing. That's unsurprising, as the benefits of cloud - from economy of scale to increased service velocity - are... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: The Time is Right

#SDN #Devops #Cloud #SDAS #SDDC The time is right for an answer to the layer 4-7 services question. "If you look at the standard SDN model, [Layer 4-7 services] are applications that can basically run on the [SDN] controller platform. But... Read more
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